Hoisin Chicken Mini Meat Loaves

  • Yield servings

Ingredients

Sauce:
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
3/4 cup chopped sweet onion
3 tablespoons peeled minced fresh ginger
2 teaspoons grated fresh garlic
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 teaspoons soy sauce
Chicken Loaves:
1 1/2 pounds ground chicken (coarsely ground thigh meat)
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 -- egg
2 tablespoons whole milk
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
-- cooking spray
Wasabi and Chive Mashers:
2 1/2 pounds yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup warm whole milk
1 tablespoon wasabi powder (I used McCormick Gourmet Collection)
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup snipped fresh chives
garnish:
-- chive bundles
-- basil sprigs

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

To make the sauce, place canola oil and toasted sesame oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. When oil is hot, add onion. Cook until onion is translucent. Add in ginger and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and stir in ketchup, hoisin sauce and soy sauce. Heat until sauce is hot. Set aside.

To make the chicken loaves, place chicken, bread crumbs, egg, milk , basil, soy sauce, crushed red pepper and 3 tablespoons prepared sauce in a large bowl and mix together well, taking care not to compact meat.
Spray a 13inch by 9 inch by 2 inch pan with cooking spray.
Form chicken mixture into 6 mini loaves, measuring approximately 3 inches by 5 inches and about 1 1/4 inch thick.
Spoon remaining sauce over top of loaves.
Place in hot oven and bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes or until done.

While chicken is cooking, make the potatoes. Place potatoes in a large pot of boiling water and cook about 20 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Drain potatoes well and return to same pan. Add butter and milk to potatoes and mash well. Stir in wasabi, salt, pepper and chives and mix well.

To serve, place potatoes on a platter with chicken loaves. Garnish, as desired, with chive bundles and basil sprigs.
Yield: 6 servings

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