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Baked Chicken Keema | Chicken Meatloaf

Take chicken mince along with onions, spices and herbs and bake it to create this super easy baked chicken keema recipe. The keema bakes into a meatloaf form that can be eaten as is, sliced and added into salads, sandwiches, wraps and more. 

Course Baking, Dinner, Healthy Eating
Cuisine Italian, Pakistani
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 120 kcal


  • 1/2 kg boneless chicken cut into pieces
  • 1 onion chopped in quarters
  • 4 cloves garlic cut in half
  • 1/2 inch piece of ginger cut in half
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 2 green chilies roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes adjust to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • salt adjust to taste based on saltiness of the soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon oil divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of bread roughly torn


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 C.
  2. Put the chicken in a food processor and pulse till it turns into mince. Take the mince and place it in a bowl.

  3. Place the rest of the ingredients (vegetables, herbs, spices, egg and bread) with 1 tablespoon oil in the food processor and pulse together till a chunky paste is formed. Add the chicken in the food processor and give it a pulse to combine. Alternatively, use your hands and combine in the bowl.

  4. In case there isn’t space in the food processor for all ingredients, a small food processor can be used. Just pulse the ingredients in 2-3 parts and combine in a bowl.
  5. Grease the edges of a baking dish with a little bit of the reserved oil. Pour the chicken mixture into the baking dish, and then top with the remaining oil. 

  6. Bake for around 45 minutes till edges are golden brown and chicken is cooked through. It will be ready when the chicken loaf releases from the edges, and the juices from the chicken mince run clear. Don't overbake as it can become dry. Broil for 2 - 3 minutes at the end to given a golden-brown crust on the top.

Recipe Notes

  1. In order to check the seasonings, just make a bite sized kebab and fry it off in a saucepan. Taste, adjust and then put the whole mixture in the oven.
  2. The spices and herbs used in the recipe can be varied depending on personal preference. Add more chillies or reduce the coriander leaves. Add additional vegetables such as carrots or capsicum - just make sure to adjust salt to compensate for additional ingredients.