Easy Keema Chicken Recipe with Eggs

This keema chicken recipe with eggs is a fun take on chicken keema, Indian minced chicken recipe made with ground chicken and spices. These eggs filled with chicken mince are delicious starters that can become a family favorite!

Easy keema chicken with eggs on a white ceramic plate.

About the recipe

Chicken kheema is usually served as a side or used to make sandwiches/rolls or curry. This keto 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. 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. A creative chicken keema recipe that is easier and fancier than the classic one!

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

  • It is one of the easiest and healthiest keto chicken recipes.
  • Like most egg and chicken recipes, it is high-protein and low-carb, using lean meat.
  • 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.
  • 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).

Is chicken keema 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 chicken inside making it more flavorful as well as healthier? Win-win!

Ingredient notes

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!

Step by step instructions

How to hard boil fresh eggs and peel them easily

  • Place the eggs in a pot, cover completely with water and set to boil on high heat.
  • Once it comes to a boil, turn off the flame and close with a lid.
  • Prepare a bowl of ice water.
  • After 15 minutes, remove the eggs and plunge them into ice water for 5 minutes.
  • This way the eggs are perfectly cooked and are easy to peel.

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

How to make ground chicken

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.

How to make chicken keema and egg yolk filling

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

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 recipe card for quantities.) Once the chicken is cooked, which takes about 10 minutes, turn off the flame. Mix in coriander leaves. Chicken keema 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.

What to eat with keema chicken filled eggs

Eat these eggs with keema chicken 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 more chicken recipes?

easy keema chicken with eggs on a white ceramic plate.

Easy Keema Chicken Recipe with Eggs

This keema chicken recipe with eggs is a fun take on chicken keema, Indian minced chicken recipe made with ground chicken and spices. Eggs are hard-boiled and the whites are then filled with the chicken mince-egg yolk mixture. These eggs filled with chicken mince are delicious starters that can become a family favorite!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
assembling 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
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.

Video

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).
Easy Keema Chicken Recipe with Eggs
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