Chicken keema-filled eggs are hard-boiled eggs stuffed with seasoned chicken mince. An easy egg appetizer and a crowd-pleaser for any party, these keto eggs can also be made with leftover chicken. (tips below)
About the recipe
This is an easy Indian recipe with minced chicken cooked with delicious spices and stuffed into eggs. A healthy recipe with ground chicken breast and eggs that can make a weekend family breakfast or brunch special. A breakfast par egg-cellence!
CHICKEN KEEMA is prepared by sautéing chicken mince 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 “spicy deviled egg” recipe that is much healthier than the classic one!
You will rate this as one of the best ground chicken recipes, Indian-style because
- It is one of the easiest and healthiest chicken keema 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!
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
(Detailed instructions in the recipe card below)
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 chicken keema stuffed eggs
Eat these chicken-filled eggs whenever you want, for breakfast, lunch or dinner, pairing with:
- lentil salad or chickpea salad.
- chickpea curry soup or lentil soup.
- cauliflower rice stir-fry.
- lemon rice.
If you like Indian ground chicken recipes, you might love chicken meatball curry, too.
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