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Tangy Apple Chicken Loaf


Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons butter

2 stalks celery, finely chopped

2 stalks celery, finely chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 onion, chopped

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon salt

1 carrot, grated

1 carrot, grated

1 apple – peeled, cored, and chopped

1 apple – peeled, cored, and chopped

1 ½ pounds ground chicken

1 ½ pounds ground chicken

1 egg

1 egg

⅓ cup applesauce

⅓ cup applesauce

2 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons milk

½ cup dry bread crumbs

½ cup dry bread crumbs

2 teaspoons poultry seasoning

2 teaspoons poultry seasoning

1 teaspoon ground sage

1 teaspoon ground sage

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

⅓ cup applesauce

⅓ cup applesauce

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons honey

2 teaspoons honey

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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.

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.

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 9×12-inch baking dish.

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 9×12-inch baking dish.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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