Monday, November 11, 2019

Chicken and Spinach Quiche #BakingBloggers

Tender chunks of chicken, cheddar cheese, and spinach covered in a chicken based custard and baked in a flaky crust.  This is the perfect addition to your Holiday Brunch.


The Baking Bloggers are sharing Holiday Pies with you today.........

Sue of Palatable Pastime put together this fun group where we bake according to a theme chosen by popular vote.  This month's winning category is Holiday Pies.

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Holiday Pies


Years ago, circa:1974, when I was a young bride and mother, I picked up one of those cookbooks found while waiting in checkout at the grocery store.  Well, to be honest, I picked up one nearly every week when I did my shopping and for years they along with my BHG that I got as a wedding gift were my sole inspiration for cooking for my family each night.

I kept those little cookbooks for years until my real cookbook collection amassed to a huge level, at which time I tore out the recipes I used most often and disposed of the rest.  One of the recipes I kept came from Campbells  Soup Company.  This neat little cookbook gave you a chart to work from.

For Quiche it listed 1 can of cream soup, 1 cup shredded cheese, meat, 1/2 c. vegetable and then it gave you different ideas of items you could mix and match depending on what you had in the house.  It has been my go to recipe for quiche for many years.


The quiche I'm sharing today uses cream of chicken soup for the custard base. 


A blend of 3 different types of Cheddar Cheese.


Leftover chicken breast from a sheet pan dinner I had made earlier in the week and spinach that I had in my freezer.


The great thing about Quiche is that it is a wonderful way to use up bits and pieces of leftovers.  You don't need a lot of anything and you can mix and match whatever ingredients are in your refrigerator.  Turkey quiche with leftover corn, broccoli and cranberries is a wonderful breakfast over the Thanksgiving weekend.  

I often like to serve up several different kinds of quiche at a brunch buffet.  Quiche, fruit salad, sweet breads and mimosas make for a perfect festive meal.  If you are adverse to using the canned soup I have plenty of recipes that don't call for it and that will make a great selection at your Holiday Brunch Buffet.


Vegetable Quiche for those who like to go meatless.









Whatever type of quiche you decide to make I send you happy thoughts for a safe and happy Holiday season.  Join me tomorrow when I meet up with the Bread Bakers to share Indian Flatbreads.



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Brunch, Entrees, Chicken, Eggs
American
Yield: 6 servings
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Chicken and Spinach Quiche

Chicken and Spinach Quiche

Tender chunks of chicken, cheddar cheese, and spinach covered in a chicken based custard and baked in a flaky crust. This is the perfect addition to your Holiday Brunch.
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 50 Mtotal time: 60 M

ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (11 oz) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 c. half and half
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cooked and seasoned chicken breast, diced
  • 1/2 pkg. (about 5 oz) frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • crust for 1 pie

instructions:

How to cook Chicken and Spinach Quiche

  1. Whisk together the eggs, cream and soup until frothy.  Set aside.
  2. Line a pie pan with the crust and crimp the edges.  Place a layer of cheese on the bottom then sprinkle the chicken and  spinach over the top.  Pour the soup mixture over all.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 45-50 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center removes cleanly.  Let sit for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

NOTES:

Recipe inspired by Campbell Soup Company.
Calories
210.51
Fat (grams)
12.08
Sat. Fat (grams)
4.99
Carbs (grams)
11.51
Fiber (grams)
0.63
Net carbs
10.88
Sugar (grams)
4.48
Protein (grams)
13.71
Sodium (milligrams)
420.06
Cholesterol (grams)
155.72
Created using The Recipes Generator

12 comments:

  1. I love your quiches! This one with spinach would be perfect for Christmas brunch.

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  2. I am a fan of quiche period. Add spinach and chicken and you've got a real winner, Wendy! I have a post on my blog called "omelets with super powers" because they clean your fridge and make a whole new meal. I employ the same philosophy for quiches.

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    1. Exactly Stacy. I love being able to repurpose leftovers into a whole new meal.

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  3. Thanks for the great idea of using canned soup. You just gave me lots of ideas. I think I'll be trying this out soon, especially since it's been a long time since I've made a quiche.

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  4. I haven't made a quiche in forever. I need to remedy that!

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    1. Great way to repurpose leftovers for brinner another night.

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  5. So smart to do a Quiche! I keep saying I'm going to steer away from "sweet" baked goods when the opportunity presents itself, and it just never occurred to me! What a terrific combination of ingredients!

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    1. Thanks Rebekah, this time of year I try to do as much savory as I can because sweets seem to dominate blogsville.

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  6. Your quiche looks so easy to make than what I made, looks super yummy too!

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