OMG is what you will hear serving this chicken quiche. Cheesy and rich, you will be asked to make it often.
You may your favorite items like mushrooms, spinach, arugula, ham or bacon. Create your own masterpiece today.
This chicken quiche recipe is so versatile. Please feel free to substitute your favorite ingredients.
9 inch deep dish pie crust
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 strips bacon, cut with kitchen scissors into bite-sized pieces
1 cup cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken works well, cut into bite-size pieces)
1 box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
3-1/2 cups freshly grated smoked Gouda cheese
PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees.
Prick the bottom of the pie crust with a fork and bake for 10 minutes; cool. Not using a pie crust for a low-carb option? Just spray a deep dish pie plate with oil and set aside.
Evenly put the thawed spinach in towel (I use a flour sack), roll up and squeeze to remove excess moisture. Set aside in the towel until ready to use.
Heat a pan to medium and cook the bacon pieces. Remove, drain and set aside. Saute the chopped onion approximately 2 to 3 minutes in the bacon grease. Stir in the spinach. Add the chopped chicken and transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl.
In a small bowl, mix the sour cream, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper together first and then add to the chicken mixture. Finally stir in the cheese.
In another small bowl, whisk the eggs and heavy cream together and gently fold into the chicken mixture. Pour into the cooled pie crust.
Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Omit the crust, just spray a pie pan with oil before pouring in the egg mixture to make it a low-carb meal.
Use any cheese you like: Gouda, sharp cheddar, Swiss, Colby, etc.
Variation Ideas: chicken and artichoke, ham and pineapple, bacon and spinach, sausage, mushroom and pepper jack cheese, ham and Swiss; the possibilities are endless.
This recipe can easily be doubled.