If you are long time follower of my blog, Facebook or Instagram, you will know that I am huge believer in meal prepping for the work week (you can read on How I Meal Prep here). I typically meal prep breakfasts, lunches and snacks for the work week. I like to keep my meal prep meals quick and easy, so that I don’t spend a large chunk of my weekend making my work week meals. So, I like to create simple yet delicious meals.
I have been making this dish for the past few months, perfecting the texture and taste. I think I am finally happy to share this recipe with all of you. It’s my brown lentils, carrot and quinoa chicken meatloaf with a spicy glaze. This dish is packed with fibre from the brown lentils, carrot and quinoa, protein from the chicken and complex carbohydrates from the brown lentils and quinoa. And most of all, it’s delicious and stays well for up to five days in the fridge. I usually have it with roast vegetables and quinoa. But it also goes well with a grain salad or even in a sandwich! So, if you are looking for an easy meal prep dish, look no further 🙂
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have. As always, please let me know what you think of this recipe. If you like what you see on this blog, you can follow me on my blog, Facebook or Instagram for some food porn. Also, if you do recreate this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @subz_foodie 🙂
For the meatloaf
- 500g minced chicken (or mince of your choice);
- 1 x 400g canned lentils (rinsed and liquid squeezed out really well – you don’t want too much moisture from the lentils);
- 1 carrot, shredded;
- 1 brown onions, sliced;
- 2-3 garlic cloves, minced;
- 1/4 cup cooked quinoa (you can also use rice);
- 3 tbsp breadcrumbs;
- 2-3 tsp garlic powder;
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs;
- 2-3 tsp San Elk chicken stock or salt to taste; and
- Pepper to taste.
For the glaze
- 1 tbsp tomato sauce;
- 1 tbsp barbecue sauce; and
- 1 tbsp sriracha/hot sauce.
- Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius and grease a bread loaf tin;
- In a large bowl, place all the meatloaf ingredients and mix until well combined. Then transfer to the greased loaf tin and place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes;
- In a small bowl, mix all the glaze ingredients;
- Once the meatloaf has baked for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and brush the glaze mixture on the top and meatloaf and place the meatloaf back in the oven and bake for a further 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked;
- Remove from the oven once baked. Serve with your favourite salad, roast vegetables or try it in a sandwich 🥪
So much of the enjoyment in cooking is good prep!
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Couldn’t agree more ❤️
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