Chicken Bacon Ranch Meatloaf is a delicious meatloaf recipe. We have made this meatloaf with ground chicken for a different flavor, which is always fun.
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Ingredients Needed For Chicken Bacon Ranch Meatloaf:
Ranch dressing-Homemade is BEST-see below* (if making homemade-which I suggest for the best flavor-you will also need Hidden Valley Buttermilk Dressing packet, buttermilk and Best Foods Mayonnaise
Instructions For Chicken Bacon Ranch Meatloaf:
*Make Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (if using this homemade ranch dressing) by mixing one and a half tablespoons of Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch dressing mix (it is a powder) with one cup of buttermilk and one cup Best Foods Mayonnaise. Mix well. Refrigerate. I buy this dressing mix in a big Costco Container-you can also just buy a packet at most grocery stores that is measured correctly for one cup buttermilk and one cup Best Foods Mayo.
Prep Your Ingredients:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cover a bread pan in foil and then spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Shred mozzarella, unless you bought pre-shredded mozzarella. Set aside.
Cut two cheese sticks in half lengthwise or vertically and one cheese stick in half lengthwise (vertically) and then cut that cheese stick in half horizontally. Cutting them this way helps to distribute the cheese evenly. Set the cheese stick pieces aside. (see photo below)
In a mixing bowl, combine thawed ground chicken, oatmeal, eggs, milk, diced onion, bacon crumbles, parsley, minced garlic clove, salt and pepper. Mix well. I like to mix meatloaf with my hands. I feel like I can get the ingredients mixed in better that way. So, food safe gloves work great for that.
Assemble Your Meat Loaf:
When you have the meat mixed well, place half of the mixture in the bottom of the pan and press in.
Then, lay the cheese sticks in the center of the meat in the pan and press in slightly.
Place the other half of the meat mixture on top of the cheese sticks and press into the pan. Press well so the cheese stays in the middle when cooking.
Pour Ranch dressing on top of the meatloaf and then top the ranch dressing with the shredded mozzarella.
Bake Your Meatloaf:
Bake uncovered in pre-heated oven for 60-65 minutes-until cooked through.
Cheese will begin to get golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow time to cool a bit.
Lift meatloaf out of the bread pan with the foil and place on a cutting board (or just cut it in the pan and lift out pieces), slice and serve with a veggie or salad to complete your meal. Enjoy this easy comfort food recipe.
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Meatloaf
A delicious meatloaf recipe made with ground chicken.
- 1 pound ground chicken thawed
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup onion diced
- 1/2 cup bacon crumbles
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 3 cheese sticks
- 1/2 cup Ranch dressing see below for the best homemade ranch dressing
- 1/2 cup mozzarella grated
If Making The Best Homemade Ranch:
- 1 packet Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Mix or 1 1/2 tablespoons if using this mix from a larger container.
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup Best Food Mayonnaise
Mix buttermilk, mayonnaise and ranch dressing together and refrigerate.
Pre-heat oven to 350°
Line a bread pan with foil and then spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Cut cheese sticks in half vertically and then cut one cheese stick horizontally as well to fit evenly in the bread pan. Set aside.
Mix ground chicken, oatmeal, eggs, milk, diced onion, bacon crumbles, parsley, minced garlic, salt and pepper together in a mixing bowl.
Press half of the meat mixture into the bottom of the bread pan and press in.
Lay the cut up cheese sticks in the middle of the meat mixture and press slightly.
Top cheese sticks with the remaining half of the meat mixture and press in so the cheese sticks stay in the middle.
Pour the half cup of ranch on top of the meatloaf and spread to even out.
Sprinkle the shredded mozzeralla on top of the ranch dressing and bake uncovered at 350° for 60-65 minutes-until cooked through.
Allow time to cool a bit. Lift from pan using the foil. Slice on a cutting board and serve. Enjoy!
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