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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Loaf

Type: Chicken, Poultry
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs 681g / 24ozGround chicken
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozCooked white rice
1 cup 160g / 5.6ozRinsed and drained canned black beans
1 cup 237mlThinly sliced scallions
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozFirm white bread crumbs
2 tablespoons 30mlLime juice
1 tablespoon 15mlSeeded and minced fresh or pickled - up to 2 jalapeno
3   Garlic - minced
2 teaspoons 10mlGrated lime peel
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped fresh thyme - or 2 teaspoons dried
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped fresh sage - or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlGround allspice
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCayenne
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cinnamon
1   Egg
3 tablespoons 45mlJalapeno jelly

Recipe Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, use your hands to gently but thoroughly combine the ground chicken, rice, beans, scallions, bread crumbs, lime juice, jalapenos, garlic, lime peel, thyme, sage, allspice, cayenne, cinnamon and egg.

2. In a 13-by-9-inch baking pan, shape the mixture into a 9-by-5-inch loaf, or pat it into a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan, smoothing the top. In a small saucepan or in a microwave oven, heat the jelly until melted, then spread it over the top of the loaf.

3. Bake until the loaf is firm, the top is richly browned and a meat thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf registers 160 degrees F, about 1 hour. Let the meatloaf stand in the pan for 10 minutes before slicing to serve.

Leftovers Make sandwiches on Italian bread spread with mayonnaise mixed with a little jalapeno jelly. Add shredded lettuce or sprouts.

"Everybody Loves Meatloaf" by Melanie Barnard


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