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Ground Chicken, Spinach & Egg Skillet

A delicious, one-pan chicken and egg dish complete with veggies. It is great any time of day but works nicely for breakfast as a quick, high fibre, high protein start to your day.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min


1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup onion, diced
1 each garlic, clove, minced
½ lb ground chicken, lean
4 oz mushrooms, fresh, ready-sliced, package
10 oz (300 g package ) spinach, cooked, frozen, defrosted
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp oregano, dried
¼ tsp red hot chili pepper flakes (optional)
4 eggs, medium
¼ tsp salt

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. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the diced onion, minced garlic and ground chicken. Stir and use the back of a wooden spoon to break the ground chicken into smaller pieces. Sauté until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink – about 8 minutes.

  2. Stir in the sliced mushrooms and defrosted chopped spinach with any juices. Sprinkle with ground nutmeg, dried oregano and red hot chili pepper flakes (optional). Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until the mushrooms have softened – about 5 minutes.

  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Make four wells in the mixture to hold the eggs. Break an egg into each well, sprinkle with salt, cover and continue cooking until the eggs are done to your liking. It takes about 5 minutes for medium set eggs. Serve right from the pan.

Helpful Tip

That is not too much nutmeg! Try it.
You can also substitute diced chicken breast or thighs for the ground chicken.

This skillet dish cooks up beautifully in a larger, cast iron fry pan. Cooking in cast iron is a good option for those that need to increase their iron intake as some of the iron from the cast iron cookware is transferred to the food.

Nutrition Info

Per 240 g serving Amount
Protein19 g
Fat15 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Carbohydrate9 g
Fibre4 g
Sugar3 g
Cholesterol205 mg
Sodium310 mg
Per 240 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A170
Vitamin C8
Vitamin B613
Vitamin B1226