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Baked Chicken and Egg Cups

Try sliced, smoked deli chicken slices to replace ham in this healthy, baked egg dish. They have great visual appeal and are a nutritious, high protein start to your day.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min


8 slices chicken, deli roasted
1 tsp olive oil
½ cup onions, diced
1 cup chicken breasts, cooked
2 tbsp basil, fresh
1 tsp basil, dried
4 eggs, medium
½ cup cherry tomatoes, cut in 8ths
½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded

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. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Oil or spray ramekins with vegetable oil cooking spray.

  2. Arrange two slices of smoked chicken over bottoms and up sides of each ramekin to cover.

  3. Heat oil over medium high heat in a small skillet. Dice onion and cooked chicken. Sauté until onions are soft – about 4 minutes. Add fresh chopped basil last minute of cooking and stir until just to wilted.

  4. Crack an egg into each ramekin. Divide the cooked onion and chicken mixture evenly among the dishes.

  5. Cut cherry tomatoes into 1/8ths and sprinkle over ramekins. Finish with a sprinkle of grated cheese.

  6. Place on baking tray and bake in preheated over 20-25 minutes or until eggs are set to your liking.

Helpful Tip

For a scrambled egg version, add a little milk to the eggs and beat.

Individual servings can be baked in small ramekins or oven-proof bowls that hold 8 fluid ounces (250 mL) and have a bit of head space as eggs puff up during baking.

Nutrition Info

Per 165 g serving Amount
Protein28 g
Fat13 g
Saturated Fat5 g
Carbohydrate3 g
Fibre1 g
Sugar2 g
Cholesterol255 mg
Sodium170 mg
Per 165 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A4
Vitamin C10
Vitamin B616
Vitamin B1237