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Tangy Apple Chicken Loaf Recipe
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Tangy Apple Chicken Loaf

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"A twist on traditional meatloaf, this dish is sweet and savory with a tangy glaze."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the celery and onion with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and browned, about 12 minutes. Stir in the carrot, and cook for 5 more minutes; stir in the apple, and remove the mixture from the heat.
  3. In a mixing bowl, lightly mix together the ground chicken, egg, 1/3 cup of applesauce, milk, bread crumbs, poultry seasoning, sage, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and black pepper. Mix in the cooked vegetable-apple mixture. Form the mixture into a loaf, and place into the center of a 9x12-inch baking dish.
  4. In a bowl, mix together 1/3 cup of applesauce, the Dijon mustard, and honey into a smooth mixture, and spread the glaze over the top and sides of the meat loaf.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) until the internal temperature of the loaf is 180 degrees F (80 degrees C), about 30 more minutes. Allow the loaf to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 14, 2010

This is the best meat loaf I have ever eaten. The only thing that I changed was the chicken, I used turkey. Very moist. Tired this out on my boyfriend and he went back twice for more. He couldn't wait for leftovers tonight. It was better tonight. Tanks for the WONDERFUL healthy recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 10, 2011

My family really did not care for this at all. It tasted too much like stuffing. Sorry! At least it's healthy!

Nov 03, 2010

Fantastic! My partner and my son loved this recipe. In fact, my partner says it's his favorite recipe I've ever made. I served this with mushroom-garlic-herb couscous cooked in chicken broth.

Sep 23, 2010

Fantastic! That was a hit in my house for family members of all ages (and a neighbor who wants the recipe). Thanks for a recipe that I will add to my favorites :o)

Sep 27, 2010

This was great! It tasted like a chicken dinner with all the fixins - all in one loaf! It was not - knock-me-down WOW (It IS chicken) - but it had enough flavor that it was great for kids and adults. The kids loved it. I could barely tell there were apples in it. I didn't have sage or celery, but I will be sure to get those for next time. I might also add in some craisins. I fine-diced the apples, onions and carrots before I read the directions. They all got sauteed for the same amount of time - which I am glad! Next time I will just buy the Mirepoix mix at the grocery store, and save the prep time. I also scaled the recipe to one pound, no problems there. There were no leftovers! I will definitely try this again!

Jan 25, 2011

This was delicious! My husband loved it, and I will definitely make it again. I made a few minor changes. I only used about 2 tablespoons of chopped onion, and about 1 stalk of celery. I left out the pepper (my husband hates pepper), and the sage. The poultry seasoning I used already had quite a bit of sage in it, so I didn't want to overdo it. I used 1 cup of breadcrumbs instead of 1/2 cup. The mixture was too 'wet' with only 1/2 cup. Lastly, I didn't use mustard for the glaze. I'm not a big fan of mustard. So I substituted it with 2 tablespoons of Jack Daniel's Honey Smokehouse BBQ sauce instead (I'm sure any BBQ would do). It took an extra 10 minutes or so in my oven for the center to reach 180 degrees. I served it with homemade mashed potatoes and green beans. It was fabulous!

Dec 03, 2010

Everyone LOVED this dish. This is the best recipe I have found in a long time. Followed recipe as written.

Sep 24, 2010

This was wonderful. My husband and I couldn't stay away from it. He is usually leery of turkey/chicken "meat loaves". I used turkey instead of chicken and had to add about 6 oz of very lean hamburger meat (I didn't have enough turkey), but other than that, I followed directions exactly. Bravo!!


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  • Calories
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 499 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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