Chicken Meatloaf Muffins!

Easy, cute and tasty. Can you ask more in a recipe? I made these muffins with chicken and mozzarella cheese just a couple of days ago, then I have divided them into portions and stored them in my freezer as a ready-to-go lunch to bring with me to the office. I’ll be leaving for Italy in about 10 days so the next couple of weeks are going to be hectic with business meetings, friends, and pre-Christmas parties…

Wish me luck!

Ingredients (makes 8 muffins):

  • 1 kg of ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 150 g mozzarella cheese

for the topping

  • 1/3 cup panko
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Prepare the topping by combining 1/3 cup of the panko, 1/3 cup of the Parmesan, and the measured olive oil in a small bowl

mix until evenly moistened; set aside

In a bowl combine all the remaining ingredients

using a fork mix them all together

Divide the mixture among the wells of the muffin pan. Evenly divide the mozzarella pieces among the wells, nestling them into the center of the chicken mixture

Smooth out the tops of the muffins

Sprinkle the reserved panko-Parmesan mixture evenly over the tops of the meatloaf muffins and gently press to adhere

Bake at 200 C for about 40 min or until nice and crispy on top

Remove muffins from the pan

and serve immediately

Don’t let them cool down, enjoy the melted mozzarella heart

This could also make a great finger food idea!

Love

– LittleDani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.