Egg Bakes & Quiche Dishes

Nested Eggs


2 tbsp (30 mL) butter or margarine
1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped onion
1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped celery
1 large baking potato, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tsp (5 mL) each dried rubbed sage and thyme
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 cups (500 mL) cubed cooked chicken or turkey (about 3/4 lb/375 g)
1/2 cup (125 mL) chicken bouillon
8 eggs


Melt butter in a 10-inch (25 cm) non-stick ovenproof skillet* over medium heat. Sauté onion and celery for 4 minutes or until softened. Stir in potato and sauté, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in parsley, sage, thyme, salt, pepper and chicken; continue cooking, stirring often, for 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Pour bouillon over vegetables and bring to a boil. Place pan in a preheated 350ºF (180ºC) oven and bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Remove the skillet from the oven and with the back of a tablespoon, make 8 “nests” in the chicken mixture. Break an egg onto a small plate and slide into each nest. Season with salt and pepper. Return skillet to the oven and continue baking for another 6 to 8 minutes or until eggs are set. Serve immediately.

*Protect skillet handle by covering it completely with a double thickness of aluminum foil.

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 282
Protein 26.2 g
Carbohydrate 9.8 g
Fat 14.9 g