Salsa Chicken Meatloaf


A Mexican flavor-inspired chicken meatloaf. Chicken makes this lower in fat than regular meatloaf, and adding pork keeps the meatloaf from tasting dry.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 50 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf


  • 1 ¼ cups herb-seasoned croutons

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar salsa

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • ½ pound ground pork

  • 1 cup shredded pepperjack cheese

  • ¼ cup cilantro, minced

  • 1 egg

  • 1 ½ tablespoons taco seasoning mix

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  2. Mix together croutons and salsa in a large bowl; set aside to soften, about 15 minutes.

  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, jalapeño pepper, and garlic in hot oil until onion is translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Mix ground chicken, ground pork, pepper Jack cheese, cilantro, egg, taco seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce into crouton mixture; mash any unbroken croutons. Mix into onion mixture in the skillet, then transfer to the prepared loaf pan.

  5. Mix together barbecue sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Brush over meatloaf. Fold a 12-inch-long piece of aluminum foil into a tent and place over meatloaf.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 1 hour. Remove the foil tent for the last 10 minutes of baking. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of loaf should read at least 165 degrees F (75 degrees C). Remove meatloaf from the oven, cover with foil, and let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

393 Calories
20g Fat
22g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 393
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 897mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 177mg 14%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 526mg 11%

* 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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