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Chicken & Egg in a Mug

In a hurry many mornings? Try this protein packed “breakfast for one” cooked in a coffee mug by the microwave oven. Serve with whole-grain toast for a complete meal. How simple is that? Portable too!
Serves: 1
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min


½ tsp olive oil
2 oz cooked chicken, diced
1 egg, medium
2 tbsp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tbsp salsa
1 tbsp chives, fresh, sliced

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Coat the inside of a mug with olive oil or non-stick vegetable spray.

  2. Add diced cooked chicken.

  3. Beat egg in bowl with fork. Pour into mug.

  4. Top with grated cheese and microwave for 1 ½ minutes on HIGH power or until egg puffs up and cooks through but is not dry. Timing will vary with different microwaves.

  5. Top with your favourite salsa and some fresh minced chives and serve.

Helpful Tip

Use any fresh herb you have on hand like marjoram, oregano or thyme. Sub your favourite cheese for the cheddar.

Nutrition Info

Per 155 g serving Amount
Protein28 g
Fat13 g
Saturated Fat5 g
Carbohydrate3 g
Fibre1 g
Sugar1 g
Cholesterol225 mg
Sodium380 mg
Per 155 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A6
Vitamin C4
Vitamin B625
Vitamin B1241