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Bacon-wrapped Chicken Loaf with Cranberry-Orange Sauce

Chef Talia Syrie, 
The Tallest Poppy

This hearty loaf gets a spike of citrusy tartness from cranberries and orange.

Ingredients
3 lbs ground chicken
2 Tbsp roughly chopped cranberries
3 eggs
1/2 tsp sage
1/2 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 onion, finely sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup fine bread crumbs
4 slices bacon

Sauce
3/4 cup roughly chopped cranberries
1 medium-sized orange, peeled and cubed
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 large onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Method
Loaf
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly mix together all ingredients except bacon.
3. Line a 8″ square pan with parchment paper.
4. Press mixture into pan and top with bacon.
5. Bake for 45 mins.

Sauce
1. In a medium-sized sauce pan over low heat, combine all ingredients. Cook until onions are soft.
2. Remove sauce from heat and blend in a food processor until smooth. Strain sauce through colander into pan.
3. Slice loaf, drizzle with sauce and serve.

Yield 8 servings

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