Chicken and Bacon Quiche

Quiches are one of the easiest and most versatile dishes you can make. They are good for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The recipe below is only a guide. Once you have the layers – let your imagination run wild.

1st Layer – pie crust (store bought or homemade)

2nd layer – 1 cup or more of grated cheese

3rd layer Рcooked meat and vegetable layer. If I was using saut̩ed mushrooms or blanched broccoli or artichokes РI would add them here.

4th layer – Egg mixture (eggs, milk, mustard, spices, salt and pepper, herbs, 1 cup or more of cheese)

I usually try to type my recipes into a recipe app but it’s not cooperating so I’ll do it the old fashioned way.

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust (if using homemade – I bake for 5 minutes)
  • 2-3 cups of shredded cheese – I had mozarella and cheddar so that’s what I used
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, chopped (we had leftover smoked chicken)
  • 3 strips of cooked turkey bacon, chopped
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk (this can be dairy, non-dairy – all the way from whipping cream to almond milk)
  • 1 Tbsp of mustard – yellow or dijon
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper – to taste
  • 2 Green Onion, sliced thin
  • Fresh herbs, chopped – if desired – I used come cilantro and basil for our garden

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spread 1 – 1-1/2 cups of cheese onto the pie crust
  • Spread meat mixture on top of cheese
  • In a separate bowl, add eggs, milk, mustard, onion, seasonings and herbs into a bowl. Mix well. Add remaining cheese and stir until incorporated. Pour over meat layer.
  • Place pie pan on top of a parchment paper layered cookie sheet. This is a tip and not necessary; but I find it is easier getting in and out of the oven.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown. Ovens vary so keep watch after 30 minutes. Use a knife, cake tester or toothpick in the center. It should come out clean.
  • Let rest on cooling rack for 20 minutes before cutting.
Homemade Crust ready for prebaking
Ready to go into the oven
Serve with a muffin, fruit or a green salad and you are good to go.
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