Here's a collection of ideas to have chicken for breakfast. Enjoy one of these chicken breakfast recipes on a weekday morning or on the weekend for brunch.
10+ Chicken for Breakfast Ideas
Is chicken good for breakfast? Yes!
Chicken often gets overlooked for breakfast, but it's a versatile ingredient that works well in many recipes. I really hope you enjoy one of these chicken breakfast ideas below.
1. Chicken Breakfast Quesadillas
We love this healthy breakfast quesadilla that's filled with chicken, eggs, beans and cheese. Top it with fresh tomatoes and avocado for extra veggies too.
This is an easy chicken breakfast recipe because you can essentially use any leftover chicken - but our favorite is leftover rotisserie chicken!
2. Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Congee
Congee is a delicious way to have chicken for breakfast. This recipe uses chicken thigh, and gives you a very nourishing meal.
I top this Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Congee with a hard boiled egg to get extra protein and flavor. You can also eat it plain for a more simple breakfast.
TIP: Don't skimp on this Chili Oil with Crunchy Garlic! It goes so well with this congee. We always have a jar on hand because it's delicious on everything - even just topped on eggs.
Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Congee
3. Chicken Breakfast Enchilada Bake
There are plenty of leftover rotisserie chicken recipes out there – but look no further! This Chicken Breakfast Enchilada Casserole is a delicious chicken breakfast recipe.
Imagine taking a bite of this fluffy enchilada filled all your favorite breakfast ingredients. And the best part? You can actually make this overnight breakfast enchilada bake at any time – night before or morning of.
4. Chicken and Chives Rolled Crepes
These delicious Chicken & Chive Rolled Crepes make a hearty breakfast or brunch. It's filling, beautiful and delicious! This recipe uses chicken breast.
You'll impress any brunch guest with these rolled crepes. It's also a delicious breakfast for dinner too. The recipe is from my friend, Bonnie at Thirsty for Tea.
Chicken & Chive Rolled Crepes
5. Chicken and Ginger Congee
I crave this Chicken and Ginger Congee every time I start feeling a bit sick. It is incredibly nourishing, comforting and delicious.
This recipe is easy to make too. It just requires one pot and some patience while it simmers. I use 6 chicken thighs in this recipe.
Chicken and Ginger Congee (GF)
6. Savory Oatmeal with Bone Broth
This nutritious savory oatmeal is best made with bone broth, and chicken bone broth works great. It’s packed full of nutrients.
You can add leftover chicken pieces into this breakfast, but plain and simple with chicken broth is delicious. Stay healthy with a bowl of this Savory Breakfast Oatmeal.
Savory Oatmeal with Bone Broth (GF)
7. Healthy Breakfast Bowl
If you are looking for a healthy way to have chicken for breakfast, add a chicken breast into this Healthy Breakfast Bowl.
You can grill the chicken breast separately, and mix it in at the very end. Or you can use canned chicken (I've linked to it so you can see it, but I'm not sure Amazon is the best price for it).
Healthy Breakfast Bowl with Beans and Sweet Potatoes (GF)
8. Steamed Chicken Sticky Rice
This delicious Steamed Chicken Sticky Rice comes from Delightful Plate. It's a favorite Asian breakfast that uses chicken.
To make this recipe, steam chicken, sticky rice, shiitake mushrooms and sweet sausages (lap cheong) together in a bamboo steamer. While this is a typical breakfast recipe, you can also eat it for lunch or dinner.
9. Coronation Chicken
This Coronation Chicken recipe comes from The Petite Cook. The recipe for couldn’t be easier, requiring just 10 minutes to make and a few simple ingredients.
This might not be the typical breakfast recipe. But Coronation Chicken is delicious served on toast, so you can have this as a quick morning meal.
10. Mango Chicken Breakfast Sausage
This Mango Chicken Breakfast Sausage comes from Heart Beet Kitchen.
These juicy Mango Chicken Breakfast Sausage are just as irresistible as sausages from a local diner, but they have been reinvented with a little less grease and more diverse flavors.
You only need 5-ingredients to make this chicken breakfast recipe, and it uses 1 pound of ground chicken meat.
11. Chicken and Mushroom Crepe Bake
This Chicken and Mushroom Crepes recipe comes from Grits and Pinecones.
Make-ahead Savory Chicken Crepes with Mushrooms are perfect for an indulgent brunch. These easy savory chicken crepes blanketed in a cheesy mornay sauce and are sure to impress.
The recipe calls for an entire rotisserie chicken, so it is sure to leave you full!
If you have any other favorite ways to have chicken for breakfast, please do leave your idea below. We'd love to find more ways to eat chicken in the morning.