Polpettone di Pollo

Chicken Loaf

Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in
Cucina Ebraica: Flavours of the Italian Jewish Kitchen

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

This is not exactly a meat loaf. It more closely resembles a giant chicken burger, but served chilled. Some recipes add ground veal to the chicken or use turkey instead of chicken. Another variation stuffs the mixture into a turkey-neck skin. In La cucina nella tradizione ebraica, there’s a version that adds hard-boiled eggs and chopped pistachios to the ground chicken mixture, stuffs it into a boned chicken, and poaches it as if it were a galantine. In yet another version, a turkey