Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf

Buffalo chicken meatloaf

The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Total: 90 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
492 Calories
27g Fat
22g Carbs
40g Protein
Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 492
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 171mg 57%
Sodium 802mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 40g
Calcium 211mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Buffalo chicken meatloaf is a great twist on classic meatloaf, using the flavors of Buffalo chicken wings in a hearty and easy entree recipe. When I made it, the internal temperature was 172 F at 70 minutes; but the meatloaf was still wonderfully moist and creamy.

The trick to making a moist meatloaf, especially when using a low-fat product such as ground chicken, is to add lots of other ingredients. The vegetables, bread crumbs, salad dressing, and hot wing sauce all add moisture and keep the chicken from becoming too compact. Still, be sure to mix the mixture gently using your hands. Never use a spoon to beat meatloaf after the meat is added, and shape the loaf gently on the baking pan.

Serve this wonderful recipe with buffalo mashed potatoes and peas and carrots.) You could add a crisp and cool green salad if you'd like for a cooling contrast. Use the leftovers in Buffalo Chicken Penne Bake for another marvelous meal!


  • For the Meatloaf:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 stalks celery (finely chopped)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup buffalo wing hot sauce
  • 1/3 cup creamy blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 pounds ground chicken, white and dark meat
  • For the Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons buffalo wing hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for buffalo meatloaf
    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a slotted oven broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside or put a wire rack in a baking pan with sides.

    Broiler pan
    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck
  3. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add the celery to the skillet; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes longer. Remove the skillet from the heat.

    Melt butter
    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck
  4. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, bread crumbs, 1/4 cup hot sauce, salad dressing, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and blue cheese; mix well. Add vegetables and mix well. Add ground chicken and mix gently but thoroughly with your hands until combined.

    Combine eggs and meat
    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck
  5. Form the chicken mixture into a large meatloaf on the prepared broiler pan.

    Form into meatloaf
    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck
  6. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons hot sauce, ketchup, and honey; blend well and brush over meatloaf.

    Combine hot sauce and honey
    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck
  7. Bake for 65 to 75 minutes until internal temperature reaches 165 F.

    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck
  8. Cover with foil and let stand 10 minutes, then slice to serve.

    Cover with foil
    The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.