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. Also, it's easy to use leftover chicken for breakfast too.
We love adding chicken to our morning routines. It's a great source of protein. These recipes will help keep you full all the way until lunch.
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. Our favorite is leftover rotisserie chicken!
2. Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Congee
Congee is a delicious way to have chicken in the morning. 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. It gives it 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. It's even good just topped on eggs, for instance.
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 recipe to make on hungry mornings.
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. As such, you can make it the night before or in the morning.
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.
Here's also a recipe for Chicken Congee made in a slow cooker.
Chicken and Ginger Congee (GF)
6. Chicken Breakfast Sausage
These chicken apple sausages have become a staple in my household for three simple reasons:
- Healthy and packed with protein
- Easy to make ahead of time (and can even be frozen)
- My family loves them!
Chicken Breakfast Sausage
7. Savory Oatmeal with Bone Broth
This nutritious savory oatmeal is best made with bone broth. For example, chicken bone broth works great. It’s packed full of nutrients.
You can add leftover chicken pieces into this recipe. But plain and simple with just chicken broth is delicious. Stay healthy with a bowl of this Savory Breakfast Oatmeal.
Savory Oatmeal with Bone Broth (GF)
8. Healthy Breakfast Bowl
If you are looking for a healthy chicken breakfast recipe, 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)
9. 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.
10. Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Omelette
This Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Omelette is super delicious. It's also perfect as a breakfast for dinner too. The recipe for couldn’t be easier. It requires just a few minutes to make and you can use any leftover chicken.
Chicken Omelette Asparagus
11. Chicken Fajita Omelette
This Chicken Fajita Omelette is packed with protein and veggies for a filling start to the day.
Rotisserie chicken is particularly easy and convenient to use for this recipe. As such, we often make this omelette when we have leftover chicken to use up.
It's quick, it's flavorful and it's very easy to make.
Chicken Fajita Omelette
12. 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.