Monday, May 14, 2012

Chicken Broccoli & Feta Quiche

Each month, for the Secret Recipe Club, we have a common reveal day when we find out who's been assigned who's blog.  It's pretty exciting since I'm always wondering who was assigned my blog, which recipe they chose to make or adapt, and why.  I'm relatively sure the other bloggers are also wondering the same thing.  This month, I have decided to remove the mystery behind this process for my new friend Danielle over at Mostly Food and Crafts.  Hey, new friend! I've been assigned your blog this month!

From the endless recipes on Danielle's site, I finally settled on one: the Broccoli Feta Quiche.  Let's get to the heart of the matter.  Why did I choose this particular recipe?  Truly, there were a number of reasons.

1. I love quiches.  I have a variety of them on my blog because this is one of my favorite dishes to make.  It all began back when I was living in the Bahamas as a kid and my mom would whip up pretty awesome quiches for dinner.  Broccoli and cheddar was a favorite.  So maybe my affinity for them is somewhat nostalgic too...

2. I had a frozen pie crust hanging out by its lonesome in the freezer.  I don't even want to discuss how long ago I bought it.  Let's not go there.  I just needed to put it out of its misery.

3. Quiches provide a simple and tasty meal in no time.  I travel 4 days a week for work and I've been pressed for free time over the past few weekends weekends, so making a quiche was the perfect solution.

4. Speaking of being pressed for time...I know why I'm having this time crunch problem.  The issue is that it's not really a problem.  I've just been more committed to working out on the weekends.  I'm at the point where I squeeze 1 or 2 workouts into each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  I'm pretty sure I can't sustain this if I want to continue to have friends.  But in the meantime, I need to fit as much protein into my diet as possible since I need it to keep up my energy level.  I had some chicken breasts just hanging out in the freezer and figured it would be easy enough to throw a layer of grilled chicken into this quiche.  And it was!

So there you have it, Danielle.  Four reasons why I chose to adapt your Broccoli Feta Quiche recipe for this month's SRC assignment.  And I was not disappointed by the taste.  Totally delicious!  Thanks for the recipe!

Chicken Broccoli & Feta Quiche
adapted from Mostly Food and Crafts' Broccoli Feta Quiche

Print Recipe
  • 1 frozen pie crust
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 lb broccoli, steamed in the microwave for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 4 oz crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup grilled chicken, lightly seasoned with salt and pepper, shredded or chopped finely
  • salt, pepper, and habanero sauce to taste

Blind bake the pie crust:

1) Use a fork to prick the bottom and sides of the pie crust.

2) Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

3) Remove from the oven and cool for a few minutes.  If the pie crust bubbled up slightly, just press it down gently.

Assemble the quiche:

1) Reduce the oven to 350 degrees F.

2) Add the extra virgin olive oil to saucepan over medium heat.  Add the onions to the pan, along with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Saute until tender, approximately 3 minutes.

3) In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sour cream, salt, pepper, habanero sauce, and nutmeg.

4) Gently stir in the feta cheese.

5) Place the broccoli in the bottom of the pie crust.

6) Add a layer of the chicken over the broccoli.

7) Spread the onions on top of the chicken.

8) Pour the egg and feta mixture into the pie crust.

9) Bake for 35 - 45 minutes.

10) Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Here's a tip: I place the quiche on a foil-lined baking sheet before placing it in the oven.  This way, if the quiche overflows, you can just crumple the foil and throw it away.  No stubborn mess to clean up!



  1. Im glad you liked my quiche and I love the addition of chicken I will need to try that. Have a great day new friend!!

  2. by the way - my sister lives in Hoboken too!

    1. So glad you liked my addition to your quiche. I'm sure it's quite a tasty recipe without the chicken too. Hope your sister loves Hoboken as much as I do!

  3. This quiche is wonderful! I love all the flavors, and it looks beautiful too! Perfect for every occasion. Great pick for SRC :-).

    I would like to invite you to share this post (and other posts :-) ) on a new photo based recipe sharing site that launched only this Monday. The idea is simple: all recipe photographs are published within minutes of submission. And, of course, the images link back to the author's site.

    It's called RecipeNewZ (with Z) -

    I hope you get a chance to visit and to share some of your delicious posts with our viewers. It would be a pleasure to have you on board :-)

  4. Mmmmmm this looks good Ellie! it might be time for me to stalk your blog again :) Visiting you from SRC! :) <3

  5. I too am a huge quiche fan! Truly you can just throw anything in them as you have demonstrated with the chicken. Honestly, you can make 'em super easily without a crust too!

    be sure to check out May is avocado and asparagus month! We'd love if you'd link up any recipes you may have!

  6. Yum! This is a great looking quiche and I love the addition of chicken. Great choice.

  7. I absolutely adore well made quiches, though I haven't made too many. I must say yours looks fantastic, have pinned it for later

  8. Hi Ellie,
    Your step by step photos are amazing. The quiche looks so awesome I'm ready to take a bite.. ( of course I'd have to make it with tofu)

    1. Thanks. I'm just starting to love tofu. Haven't cooked with it yet, but I definitely want to!

  9. This is an awesome Quiche that we just love.
    Cooking with you in the SRC-B
    Miz Helen

  10. Yum! Sounds delicious =) I love anything I can throw together quickly and then let my oven handle the rest! I'm not quite sure how I stumbled across your blog... it was a series of "oh, this link looks interesting!" and I finally ended up here. But I'm glad I did! New Follower! You can check out my site, too, if you'd like!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm always randomly stumbling onto blogs as well. I'll check yours out too!

  11. Look at that beautiful green broccoli, nice work:)

  12. A lovely product to eat hot or cold. Great for summer and with salads.
    Kind Regards
    David Head

  13. Feta Quiche! I love this! Your looks so tasty! greetings from my kitchen!