Chicken and Broccoli Quiche

chicken & broccoli quiche

Chicken and broccoli combine with eggs and cheese in a tender, flaky crust. Chicken and broccoli quiche is a complete one-dish meal. Quiche sounds fussy and fancy, but it really isn’t difficult.

Quiche tends to come to mind for brunch, but it makes an excellent meal any time of day. I love that it is so versatile. You can add your favorite veggies and cheese and make it your own.

Ingredients:

Pie dough: You can absolutely use a store-bought crust. I love this easy homemade pie crust. The recipe is my go-to for sweet pies and works well for savory recipes as well.

Eggs: Four large eggs provide the base and structure for the quiche.

Milk or Half & Half: I like a combination of milk and half & half.

Chicken: I typically use chicken breast, chicken thighs would also work very well.

Cheese: Swiss is often used in quiche. Mozzarella is also excellent. You could also use a mixture.

Broccoli: Broccoli is wonderful in quiche as goes beautifully with eggs.

Vegetables: One more cup of mixed vegetables along with the broccoli. I like red bell pepper and red onion.

Thyme & Rosemary: Great fresh flavor that perfectly compliment with chicken.

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Instructions:

Start by putting your pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate. Take care to ensure the crust is pressed along the bottom and sides of the pie plate. Using a fork, poke holes all over the bottom and sides of the crust. This will help ensure the crust doesn’t bubble up when baked.

Place the pie plate on a sheet pan and bake the crust for 15 minutes. This is known as par-baking or blind baking and helps assure the crust doesn’t get soggy. We can’t have a soggy bottom! 😉

While the crust is baking, sauté the chicken and vegetables in a large skillet.

Whisk the eggs in a large bowl and add the cheese and the herbs. Add the chicken and vegetable and mix thoroughly.

Pour the mixture into the par-baked crust. Cover the edges with foil to prevent the crust from getting too brown.

Bake the quiche on a sheet pan for 45-60 minutes. Check after 45 minutes. When the quiche is done it will be puffed up and golden. A knife inserted will come back clean.

Let the quiche rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

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Chicken and broccoli quiche serves 4-6 people. Leftovers reheat very well and make a great breakfast or lunch the next day.

Chicken and Broccoli Quiche

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • Dough for 1 (9-inch) pie crust
  • 4 large eggs
  • cup milk or half & half or combination
  • 2 cups chicken chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • cup shredded Swiss or Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup broccoli chopped
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (celery, onions, peppers) chopped
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp rosemary

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400℉.
  • Transfer it to a 9-inch glass pie dish and press it firmly into the bottom and sides of the pie plate. Then fold/crimp the overhanging dough. Prick the bottom and sides of the pie crust all over with a fork.
  • Transfer the pie dish to a sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, sauté chicken along with the broccoli and the rest of the vegetables until the chicken is cooked and vegetables are somewhat tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, then add the milk mixture and the herbs. Add the chicken and vegetable mixture and pour into the par-baked pie crust.
  • Place quiche on a sheet pan. Cover the edges of the exposed crust with foil to prevent browning too much. Bake until the eggs are set and a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Check after 45 minutes, the quiche will take 45-60 minutes.
  • Let set for 10 minutes before slicing.
Keyword Comfort, Savory

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