Chicken Basil Meatloaf

What the fudge is up with moths invading my household? Is it “when spring has sprung, the moths will come” season? I don’t get it. But I hate it. I turn on my lamp on night to read my book and a swarm of them (meaning two) fly at the light like they are seizing. So rude. I’m trying to read my book on a Saturday night at 9pm, and these moths are acting like the own the place. And then they are seizing so much, they hit me in the face and proceed on to hit every other wall, object, and light around every room. Is that why they die? Because they give themselves so many concussions? Do I just sound like a complete idiot throughout this entire paragraph? I’ll move on. You suck moths.

So now that I’ve cursed the day a moth was born, I’m sure you’re wondering what I was reading on a Saturday night. No? Cool. Whatever. I’ll tell you anyways. I was reading the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy, “Catching Fire” and seriously could not put it down. I read it Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday morning and afternoon. All done with it now. It.Was.Awesome. Every single chapter was great. If you disagree, I curse the day you were born. Jesus, I’m kidding. Don’t leave my website. Is it weird I’m excited for Regionals to be over just so I can start the third book and have more time to commit to it? Totes weird. At least I’m committing myself to something since I can’t seem to make a commitment to any human being. Kidding again. My roommate Laura and I are committed to each other. Roommate for life.

Guess what? I’m super excited. My girlfriend Sam comes into town tomorrow and is staying with me over Regionals weekend! YAY! I’m even cleaning the house for her. Like vacuuming our carpet and sweeping the floors. I’m even going to scrub the shower. Big things going on here in the tres amigas household. I just made that up. And it was stupid. Sorry guys. Disappoint is on your face, I’m sure of it.

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Chicken Basil Meatloaf

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


  • 2lbs US Wellness Meats Ground Chicken
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup almond flour/meal
  • 1 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients for meatloaf in a bowl.
  3. Place ingredients into two loaf pans.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until there is no pink remaining in the loaf.
  5. Eat!
  6. OMG, that was easy.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


81 thoughts on “Chicken Basil Meatloaf”

  1. Sometimes the most brilliant things are simple. Mass-energy equivalence? 3 little letters and an even smaller number? E=MCsquared (can’t make my phone do the little 2). This recipe…6 ingredients, 6 steps… I smell a Nobel!

  2. I could NOT put down the 2nd Hunger Games book either! Redonkulous!! I can’t remember if you’ve written about seeing the movie or not… Regardless, the guy who plays Gale is an effing smoke showww, definitely worth the watch 😉
    Good luck at the rest of Regionals! Or is it bad to say “good luck”, like in theater you think? If they says “break a leg” because it’s the worst thing to happen, would the Crossfit version be like… “fall on a box jump!”..? No? I have no idea. And box jumps terrify me.
    Love your site! You are a kick ass chica with so much awesomeness to share! Thnx for spreading the PaleoLove! 🙂

    1. I’ve made this many times and love it! So easy and delicious. Would you have nutritional info for the recipe?

  3. wow, so no eggs or anything like that to ‘hold’ it together?! I love learning all this stuff!! It looks wonderful!
    Thank you!

    1. We DO have meatloaf in Australia – but you have to have been born pre 1960 – to appreciate it. (or know the secret paleo recipe)


      PS loving your recipes Juli. Thanks for sharing.

  4. You are hilarious Juli! And the meatloaf sounds delish. I have a couple of straggly Basil’s left in my herb garden that are not going to survive the winter. It’s destiny.

  5. I love the Paleomg cutting board that it’s on!!!! Great setup with the photography once again! oh and ps, I did my 1st ever crossfit workout yesterday! So sore!!!

      1. That’s what i’m sayin…i want the cutting board, its bomb. Legions of PaleOMG followers making awesome food on that cutting board sporting a PaleOMG shirt…genius

  6. I can’t wait to try this recipe, I might sneak it in on my unsuspecting non-paleo friends bahaha! I’m with the girls above I’d buy the cutting board 🙂 I just got my PaleOMG tanktop and headband and wore them for the WOD last night, I was stronger, faster, and had better form not even kidding!

  7. Snap! Check out those photography skills in the third picture! Did you figure out what camera you’re getting? Or maybe you already got one and I missed that? That is an AWESOME cutting board! I haven’t started those dang books yet, but I want to. & my current target of hate is freaking GNATS. They are everywhere in my apartment, no matter how many times I kill them or how clean my kitchen is! SO annoying. Moths are gross. That meatloaf looks delish!

  8. Very nice pics!!! Way to go! I just finished the 2nd book last night as well and…..whoa! Just started the third. Woohoo!! Love this series! Wow, could I use any more !!!!!!!

  9. Juli, I too was addicted to the Hunger Games…I am currently reading them for a second time!!!….question…were the moths seizing or ceasing? lol IF so, what is ceasing? (besides like stopping, I mean is ceasing like a special thing moths do that I am unaware of?)

    1. bahahahaha. thank you Stacey. Changed that. You have no idea how many times this has happened. Guess the moths are “ceasing the day”. carpe diem moths. carpe diem.

  10. I am currently eating the bison burgers with the apple/bacon chutney and I’m just letting the foodgasms roll over me. For serious, you out did yourself there.

  11. Roommates.For.LIFE. and dang, super happy i got you that cutting board for xmas!! Looks like it woudlnt be a bad idea to invest in some more there ju boo….just sayin 😉 Also, this recipe rocks. You should all try it. Eating it as we speak!

  12. 1. I’m waiting for the second movie. (Actually, I haven’t seen the first movie yet…so maybe I’ll wait for all three and have a HG trilogy movie marathon.)

    2. Ground chicken? Ewwww.

    That is all.

  13. That sounds really good and will have to try it myself. Thanks for sharing!! I love this blog page by the way….

  14. Loved Catching Fire…I was equally obsessed, it completely took over my brain haha. The third one is intense too…so make sure you have time to read it nonstop. I am amazed you can wait….I was dying and had to start the next one to know what happened next….and I’m reading them again. 😀 Anyways, awesome meal simple and yummy. Any tips on where to get Almond Flour cheaper?? I pay $10.99 for a pound at my whole food store….I am cheap and don’t like paying for it, but want to make these recipes. Thanks!

  15. I just made this using 95% lean grass-fed beef (no ground chicken to be had at whole foods today. Boo.). Completely awesome. Love it! I will definitely try it again with ground chicken.

  16. Just made this tonight, and it doesn’t get any better. It tastes amazing, and was super easy to make – just finding the ground chicken was the hardest part. I was telling the guy at the meat shop what I was making, and he wanted to follow me home, no joke. Wish I could take credit – great work, again, Julie!

  17. Mine is currently cooking with 7 minutes to go. It smells great but looks like a disaster. It’s all watery! I’m hopeful that it will turn around in the next few minutes? I’m a terrible cook.

  18. I could eat this everyday for every meal – have made this 2 times in a 9×13 pan and outstanding!

  19. I just made this for dinner and it is delicious!! I want to eat more, but I should probably save some for tomorrow. I am so happy to be able to eat food that actually tastes good and not feel deprived. Thanks, Juli!!

  20. I just made this tonight, and it was delicious!! Thank you for always sharing your creations. Everything I have tried from your website is heavenly! One thing I did differently was use ground turkey, our market didn’t have chicken, but still amazing!!!

  21. Fantastic. So easy and tasty. I recommend serving it with mashed cauliflower for a little “meat and potatoes” style dinner, or with some guacamole because guacamole.

  22. So damn delicious! I made it with 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey and unfortunately didn’t have onion or garlic powder. Just had a slice for breakfast and sooooooo good!!

  23. So happy I found your site! I used ground turkey instead of chicken, halved the recipe, and it was delicious. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes. Thanks!

  24. Hi Juli,

    Hi from Australia!! Love your site and your recipes are awesome. I made this meatloaf and it turned out dry….grrrrrrr ..can anyone help..what the hell did I do wrong? I used free range chicken breast mince, could this be the problem…not enough fat in it? Man..I can’t live on Apple Cinnamon muffins forever!

    Thanks 🙂

  25. I made this into meatballs and they were TO DIE FOR!! I could hardly contain myself and not eat the ENTIRE batch! You’re food rocks, you rock!! Oh and we hung out once…just sayin’..NBD. Anyway, I love your food and your posts! Definitely my favorite part of the day!!

  26. Made this tonight with ground turkey…yum!! Took a little longer to cook though…more like 35-40 mins.

  27. Made this today and it is AWESOME! I had to make a few substitutions based on what was in my cupboard. I halved the recipe, used diced onion instead of onion powder and panko crumbs instead of almond flour (which I’m sure isn’t paleo, but what can ya do, eh?)

  28. What a nice, simple, and very tasty recipe! I mixed 1 tbsb of flax meal with 2 tbsps of hot water to substitute for the egg and it worked beautifully. First meatloaf in a really long time -Thanks!!

  29. I absolutely love this recipe, and it’s so simple! I left out the eggs by accident (whoops), and it still turned out well! This has definitely become a go-to recipe. So glad I found your blog a while ago!

  30. Hi Juli! I’m new to the Paleo world but your blog and recipes will make it an easy transition for sure! I’m planning on making the chicken basil meatloaf tonight but was wondering how well one would freeze? Thanks!

  31. I tried this last night. I used ground turkey instead of chicken. My oldest had a second helping and said “Mom, this is really good.” My youngest also liked it and followed up the following morning with “Mom, I really liked that meatloaf last night.” How often does this happen???

  32. I just made this recipe last night and it was incredibly easy and delicious. I halfed the recipe and made two changes – added green jalapeno pepper sauce and as others have mentioned, red pepper powder. I served it with a salad. Great mid week meal that didn’t take much time at all. Thanks for the great recipe! I really enjoy your blog and creations.

  33. Hi, my daughter has nut allergies, what would you suggest substituting the almond flour with and how much? Thank you.

  34. I made this recipe last night and i added some marinara sauce to the mixture and put some extra sauce on top along with some shredded rice cheese. Now I have some left for lunches and one in the freezer. Thanks for sharing!

  35. Found this recipe today and made it tonight. It’s very basic and simple. I can see it taking me in many different directions, depending on the mood and what’s on hand to add. Dried cranberries would probably work well in it. Cheese is another possibility since we’re not totally non-dairy. Pine nuts come to mind, too. Thanks! We enjoyed it!

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