Spicy Deviled Eggs with Minced Chicken

These spicy deviled eggs satisfy your craving for the egg appetizer and also your love for chicken. Boiled eggs are stuffed with minced chicken that is cooked with Indian spices (also called keema chicken). A healthy twist to the classic deviled eggs, this keema chicken recipe with eggs is a fun take on chicken keema, an Indian minced chicken recipe.

Spicy deviled eggs with minced chicken on a white ceramic plate.

About Minced Chicken Deviled Eggs

Chicken kheema is usually served as a side or used to make sandwiches/rolls or curry. This chicken mince recipe with ground chicken breast and eggs is an easy appetizer that can make a weekend family lunch or brunch special. It can also be made with leftover chicken. (tips below)

Keema chicken is prepared by sautéing ground chicken with onions, tomatoes, spices and yogurt. The ingredients and cooking method are almost similar to chicken keema masala.

Eggs are hard-boiled, the yolks removed, mashed and mixed with the cooked chicken mince. The egg whites are then filled with this delicious mixture. It is as easy as it sounds.

If you search on the internet for similar recipes, you won’t find one. This recipe for minced chicken deviled eggs is the first of its kind. A creative recipe for chicken deviled eggs that is easier and fancier than the classic one! Sorry for bragging, couldn’t help it πŸ™‚

Chicken kofta curry is another easy Indian recipe with ground chicken in which chicken meatballs are cooked in a creamy gravy. If you like kebabs, try these 30-minute chicken keema kababs.

If you’re looking for a quick gravy recipe with eggs, try Kerala egg roast, easy egg kuruma with coconut or egg keema masala made with just eggs, onions, tomatoes and a few basic spices.

You will rate this as one of the best Indian minced chicken recipes because

  • It is one of the easiest and healthiest low calorie chicken recipes.
  • Like most egg and chicken recipes, it is high-protein and low-carb, using lean chicken breasts.
  • Other than being a great party appetizer, this can easily be one of those egg recipes you can have not only for breakfast but also for lunch or dinner. Chop up the egg whites, mix with the filling and make lettuce wraps or tortilla wraps.
  • Chicken can be replaced with minced fish, prawns or vegetables. But it really gives you a kick to eat an egg with chicken inside! You don’t have to worry about which came first!
  • You can use the leftover chicken filling for grilled sandwiches the next day- a perfect lunch box idea. The filling keeps well for 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator (depending on the freshness of your eggs).

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Are chicken deviled eggs healthy?

THIS VERSION definitely is. The egg, being a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein and disease-fighting nutrients like carotenoids and choline, is a favorite for many of us.

So easy to cook and so good to eat! And what better way to cook than with minced chicken inside,making it more flavorful as well as healthier? Win-win!

Ingredient notes

(You can find the exact measurements and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this page.)

You will need hard-boiled eggs, minced chicken, onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, chili powder or cayenne pepper, yogurt and coriander leaves with some spring onions for garnishing.

I’ve sprinkled paprika for garnishing purposes, which is completely optional. It might seem like a lot of ingredients, but the cooking part is quite straightforward.

The only hard part is to prevent yourself from finishing off the filling before putting it into the egg whites!

How to make spicy deviled eggs with minced chicken: step by step

How to hard boil fresh eggs and peel them easily

You don’t need instructions to boil eggs, but I’ve found that boiling eggs this way gives perfectly cooked eggs and also makes them easier to peel:

Take water in a deep pot and slowly place the eggs. Water should completely cover the eggs. Bring it to a rolling boil.

Boiled eggs in a pot.

Remove from heat and keep covered for 12 minutes for medium-sized eggs. (10 minutes for small eggs and 14 for large ones.)

Boiled eggs in a covered pot.

Transfer the eggs to ice water (water should completely cover the eggs).

Boiled eggs in ice bath in a glass bowl.

After 5 to 10 minutes, peel the eggs. There you go! This way you can peel them very easily. And you get perfectly cooked egg whites with soft but well-cooked yolks.

Peel and slice the eggs into halves lengthwise. Remove the yolks carefully with a small spoon and mash. Keep aside.

How to mince chicken breast

You can buy chicken mince or make your own ground chicken from breasts. I prefer making my own mince because store-bought chicken mince may be mixed with fat sometimes and it is difficult to remove it.

Chop the boneless chicken breasts into chunks and mince using a food processor. If you don’t have one, you can mince the chicken into fine pieces using a sharp knife.

Check out the chicken mince stir fry recipe to learn how to make minced chicken from chicken breasts with or without a food processor. Or click the image below:

How To Mince Chicken (+ 5 Best Minced Chicken Recipes)

Minced chicken in a food processor jar.
This is a complete tutorial on how to mince chicken at home with a food processor or by hand. Works for boneless chicken breasts, thighs, or any other cut of chicken.
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How to make chicken keema and egg yolk filling

Heat cooking oil in a pan and saute the onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and chicken, then add the spices and yogurt. (Optionally, in addition to the above spices, I like to add coriander powder and garam masala for more flavor. See the recipe card for quantities.)

Once the chicken is cooked, which takes about 10 minutes, turn off the flame. Mix in coriander leaves. Keema chicken masala is ready.

Now add the cooked and mashed egg yolks. Mix well. Spoon the filling into the egg whites and garnish with spring onions.

Common questions about boiling eggs

1. What is the secret to easy to peel eggs?

There are a few tricks to making boiled eggs that are easy to peel:
 
Add vinegar to the cooking water: Adding a teaspoon of vinegar to the water can help to break down the proteins in the egg whites, making the eggs easier to peel.
 
Use a slotted spoon to transfer the eggs to the ice bath: After boiling the eggs, transfer them to a bowl of ice water using a slotted spoon. This will help to cool the eggs quickly and prevent overcooking, which can make them harder to peel.
 
Crack the shells gently: Once the eggs have cooled, gently tap them on a hard surface to crack the shell all over. Be careful not to crack the egg too hard, as this can damage the egg white.
 
Peel under running water: Peel the eggs under cool running water, which can help to loosen the shell and make it easier to remove.

2. Is it better to peel boiled eggs hot or cold?

It is generally better to peel boiled eggs after they have been cooled in ice water rather than when they are still hot. Here’s why:
 
When eggs are boiled, the proteins in the egg white coagulate and become firm. However, the shell and the thin membrane beneath it can still stick to the egg white, making it difficult to peel. Cooling the eggs in ice water causes the egg white to contract and pull away from the shell, making it easier to peel.
 
If you try to peel boiled eggs while they are still hot, the shell may stick to the egg white, and it can also be more difficult to handle the hot eggs without burning yourself. It’s best to let the eggs cool down before attempting to peel them.
 
To cool boiled eggs quickly, remove them from the hot water and transfer them to a bowl of ice water. Allow the eggs to sit in the ice water for at least 5 minutes before attempting to peel them. This will help the egg white to separate from the shell and make them easier to peel.

3. Is it ok to put cold eggs in boiling water?

Cold eggs might crack if added to boiling water. If you’re using eggs straight from the fridge, follow the above instructions. They work for room-temperature eggs as well.

What to serve with spicy deviled eggs

Eat these keema chicken-stuffed eggs as a starter or part of a meal pairing with:

If you like Indian ground chicken recipes, you might love chicken meatball curry, too.

Looking for oven-baked chicken recipes? Try

For easy pan-seared chicken recipes, check out lemon balsamic chicken or lemon coriander chicken with yogurt.

Keema chicken deviled eggs on a white ceramic plate.

Spicy Deviled Eggs Recipe with Minced Chicken

These spicy deviled eggs satisfy your craving for the egg appetizer and also your love for chicken. Boiled eggs are stuffed with minced chicken that is cooked with Indian spices (also called keema chicken). A healthy twist to the classic deviled eggs, this keema chicken recipe with eggs is a fun take on chicken keema, an Indian minced chicken recipe.
Author: Sheeba
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
assembling 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5
Calories 209 kcal

Ingredients
  

Deviled eggs

  • 5 eggs large

Chicken filling

  • 300 grams chicken breast (or chicken mince) (11 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • coriander leaves/cilantro a bunch, finely chopped

Garnish

  • 2 tablespoons chopped spring onions

Instructions
 

  • For making your own chicken mince, chop the chicken breast into chunks and mince using a food processor.
    If you don't have one, use a sharp knife to mince the chicken.
  • Hard boil the eggs, peel them and slice into halves lengthwise. Scoop out the yolks carefully with a small spoon. Mash well and Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and saute the onions for 5 min until it turns translucent, then add ginger and garlic. After 5 min, add tomatoes and salt.
    Once the tomatoes turn mushy, add minced chicken, chilli powder, pepper, salt and yogurt. Mix well and keep it closed for 10 min or until the chicken is cooked and the gravy turns thick.
  • Turn off the heat, add the yolks and coriander leaves. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Place the egg whites with the cut side up on a serving platter. Spoon the chicken mixture into each egg white and garnish with spring onions.

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Notes

Tips to make the best hard-boiled eggs and peel them easily:
  1. Place eggs in a deep pot and add water until it covers the eggs completely.
  2. Bring the water to a boil. Once it starts boiling, turn off the flame and close with a lid. 
  3. Prepare a pot of ice water.
  4. Open the lid after 15 minutes and plunge the eggs into ice water.
  5. Peel the eggs after 5 minutes.
  6. This way you get perfectly boiled eggs that are also easy to peel.
Leftovers:
You will be left with some extra filling you can use for sandwiches or wraps  which taste great! The filling keeps well in the fridge for 2 to 3 days (if you’ve used fresh eggs) or 1 month in the freezer.
You can also use leftover roast chicken for this recipe. Mince the chicken and add at the end of step 2, just before turning off the heat. Reduce the spices since the roast chicken may already have some flavor.
Additions: 
For more flavor, you can add 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder and 1/4 teaspoon garam masala while cooking chicken mince.
Substitutions:
  • Chicken can be replaced with minced prawns or fish.
  • For vegetarian options, replace the chicken with minced firm tofu or vegetables of your choice (grated carrots, finely chopped beans, cauliflower, peas, potatoes).
Spicy Deviled Eggs with Minced Chicken

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