For weeks, I’ve been craving for this dish my grandmother used to make, embotido. Back then, if i remember correctly, she used ground pork. I’ve tried it again with ground chicken, and I loved it just as much. If you’re wondering what this log of meat is all about, think filipino flavored, chicken meatloaf.

When I was in my teens, I had this when my grandmother was still alive, and the next time I had it was less than a year ago, when my sister-in-law’s family  made it, and gave us some. I was day dreaming while eating it, hence the reason of me eating it ALL!

You can cook it using the oven or steamer. And although I haven’t tried this baked, (only because I NEED to use my steamer, otherwise, my husband will prove himself right, that I “flood our kitchen with things we don’t need”)  having it steamed was delicious!

I love this dish because it tastes great, and you don’t get that nasty feeling after eating a kilo of meat… you somehow still feel like you can still go for a walk.

Here’s what you need:


  • 1 kilo ground chicken
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely minced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely minced
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup gluten free bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup sweet relish
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely minced carrots
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar



  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Using a sheet of foil, Place about 1 cup of the mixture in the center, forming a log, then twist the sides. It should resemble the wrapping of a tootsie roll. Repeat until mixture is gone
  3.  Steam for about 40 minutes. Allow to cool completely before serving or freezing.
  4. Serve with sweet and sour sauce, or banana ketchup, enjoy!


*I usually cut a few slices, toast/grill, and it gets nice and crispy on the outside.