Monterey Chicken Quiche

Monterey Chicken Quiche – chicken, spinach, french fried onions, Monterey Jack cheese, garlic powder, eggs, heavy cream, and sour cream baked in a deep-dish pie crust – SO easy and SOOO delicious! Everyone cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!!! Can make ahead and freeze unbaked for a quick meal later.

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Easy Quiche Recipe

This Monterey Chicken Quiche recipe is a weeknight favorite. I always have the ingredients on hand to whip this up at a moment’s notice. We ate this for lunch and had the leftovers for dinner the same day. Chicken, spinach, french fried onions, and Monterey Jack cheese. YUM! This quiche comes together in a snap and is ready to eat in about an hour. If you are making this for a crowd, you might want to double the recipe. I promise it won’t last long.

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How to Make Monterey Chicken Quiche

This recipe is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Place the cooked chopped chicken and french fried onions in the bottom of a deep-dish pie crust. Sprinkle with shredded Monterey Jack cheese. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, heavy whipping cream, garlic powder, and sour cream. Season with salt and black pepper. Pour the egg custard mixture into the pie crust. Place quiche on a baking pan and bake until a toothpick or knife inserted into the middle of the quiche comes out clean or with a few crumbs.

Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use a rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken in this recipe. You can use any cooked chicken that you have on hand: chicken breasts, chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins all work fine.
  • There is no need to thaw or prebake the frozen pie crust before filling and baking.
    • You can substitute a homemade pie dough or refrigerated pie crust for the frozen pastry.
  • Can add chopped onionpepper, or tomatoes to the quiche mixture.
  • Use Pepper Jack cheese for a little kick!
  • Cover edges of the pie crust with foil if they start to get too brown.
  • Can Quiche be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the quiche ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight.
  • Can Homemade Quiche be frozen? Yes! You can make this quiche ahead of time and freeze it baked or unbaked for later.
    • I prefer to freeze the quiche unbaked. Assemble the quiche and place in the freezer. Once the quiche is frozen place it in a freezer bag. When ready to bake, thaw the quiche in the refrigerator before baking as directed below.
    • To freeze the baked quiche, cool the quiche completely and wrap the pie plate with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. When ready to reheat, thaw and reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
  • How long will Homemade Quiche last? The quiche will keep 3 to 4 days covered in the refrigerator.
    • Store leftovers in airtight plastic containers in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Homemade Quiche

This chicken quiche was a huge hit at our house. It is already back on the menu again this weekend! We like to serve the quiche with some green beans, a green salad, or asparagus. This dish is great for dinner, potlucks, or brunch. You must add this to your menu ASAP!

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Monterey Chicken Quiche

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Monterey Chicken Quiche – chicken, spinach, french fried onions, Monterey Jack cheese, garlic powder, eggs, heavy cream, and sour cream baked in a deep-dish pie crust – SO easy and SOOO delicious! Everyone cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters!!! Can make ahead and freeze unbaked for a quick meal later.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (9-inch) frozen deep-dish pie crust
  • 1 cup cooked chopped chicken
  • cup  frozen chopped spinach,  thawed and drained
  • ½ cup french fried onions
  • ¾ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream or milk

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Spread cooked chicken, spinach, and french fried onions on the bottom of the pie crust. Top with shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Whisk together eggs, heavy cream, garlic powder, salt, black peper, and sour cream. Pour egg mixture over chicken mixture in pie crust.
  • Bake 1 hour. Allow quiche to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving

Notes:

  • I use a rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken in this recipe. You can use any cooked chicken that you have on hand: chicken breasts, chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins all work fine.
  • There is no need to thaw or prebake the frozen pie crust before filling and baking.
    • You can substitute a homemade pie dough or refrigerated pie crust for the frozen pastry.
  • Can add chopped onion, pepper, or tomatoes to the quiche mixture.
  • Use Pepper Jack cheese for a little kick!
  • Cover edges of the pie crust with foil if they start to get too brown.
  • Can Quiche be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the quiche ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight.
  • Can Homemade Quiche be frozen? Yes! You can make this quiche ahead of time and freeze it baked or unbaked for later.
    • I prefer to freeze the quiche unbaked. Assemble the quiche and place in the freezer. Once the quiche is frozen place it in a freezer bag. When ready to bake, thaw the quiche in the refrigerator before baking as directed below.
    • To freeze the baked quiche, cool the quiche completely and wrap the pie plate with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. When ready to reheat, thaw and reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
  • How long will Homemade Quiche last? The quiche will keep 3 to 4 days covered in the refrigerator.
    • Store leftovers in airtight plastic containers in the refrigerator.
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Steph

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  1. this is awesome and the only thing I might change is to try and make or find a frozen deep dish cauliflower crust – might not find that but a100% whole wheat would be great too – thanks for this great recipe God’s Blessings

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