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Chicken Loaf with Mushroom Gravy

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 01, 2022
Try a twist on traditional meat loaf with this chicken loaf that begins in the food processor. Here, ketchup is replaced with an easy mushroom sauce for a more upscale topping. —Keri Schofield Lawson, Brea, California
Chicken Loaf with Mushroom Gravy Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • GRAVY:
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup white wine or additional reduced-sodium chicken broth


  1. Place chicken in the freezer for 15-20 minutes or until it begins to freeze. Cut into 1-in. pieces. In a food processor, cover and process chicken in batches until ground.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, soup mix, parsley, horseradish, salt, garlic powder, sage, thyme and pepper. Crumble chicken over mixture and mix lightly but thoroughly.
  3. Shape into a loaf; place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 165°, 55-60 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Add the broth, rosemary, salt and white pepper. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and wine until smooth; gradually stir into mushroom mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with meat loaf.

Can you freeze Chicken Loaf with Mushroom Gravy?

Shape meat loaf on a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet; wrap and freeze until firm. Remove from pan and wrap securely in foil; return to freezer. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Unwrap meat loaf and bake as directed, until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 165°, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours. Meanwhile, prepare sauce as directed. Let meat loaf stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Editor's Note: You may substitute 2-1/2 pounds ground chicken for the chicken breast halves and thighs.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece with 1/3 cup gravy: 290 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 118mg cholesterol, 807mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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