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Cheddar, Black Bean and Chicken Quiche

Shredded chicken breast, black beans, and smoked cheddar make this chicken quiche a little more robust than your average quiche.

Looking for more hearty quiche fillings? Shredded chicken breast, black beans, and smoked cheddar make this a little more robust than your average quiche.

Looking for more hearty quiche fillings? Shredded chicken breast, black beans, and smoked cheddar make this a little more robust than your average quiche.
Quiches have the reputation of being kind of girly.  A bunch of men sitting around watching football are usually eating pizza.  A guy goes to lunch for a hamburger.  Not quiche.

I’m not going to go so far as to say this is a man’s quiche.  But maybe it’s a happy medium.  I served this to my husband and at one point he did actually exclaim, “Man, that’s a good quiche!”

Then he paused and said, “I can’t believe I actually said that.”

I find it very sexy that my man is confident enough to admit he likes quiche.

I was served a similar version at Broad Street Bakery here in Jackson and loved the combination so much I decided to recreate it at home.  The smoked cheddar and black beans give this a distinct smoky flavor.  If you would prefer less smokiness, I would suggest substituting the smoked cheese for sharp cheddar.

Looking for more hearty quiche fillings? Shredded chicken breast, black beans, and smoked cheddar make this a little more robust than your average quiche.

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Chicken, Cheddar, and Black Bean Quiche

Looking for more hearty quiche fillings? Shredded chicken breast, black beans, and smoked cheddar make this a little more robust than your average quiche.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

  • Pie crust dough for one 9-inch pie if using mini tart pans, you will need two
  • 8 ounces shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup black beans rinsed, drained
  • 8 ounces smoked cheddar cheese grated
  • 4 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Fit pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish, fluted tart pan, or six mini tart pans. Place pan(s) in the refrigerator and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove pan(s) from the refrigerator. Fill crust(s) with pie weights or line each pan with waxed paper and fill with dried rice or beans. Bake for about 12-14 minutes, remove weights or beans, then bake for an additional 8-10 minutes until crusts are golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. Do not turn off the oven.
  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, beans and cheddar. Add eggs, milk, salt and pepper, and mix until well-combined. Pour mixture into the cooked pie shell(s). Return to oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until tops are slightly browned and the middle of the quiche is set.
  • Remove from the oven and allow quiche(s) to sit for 10 minutes before serving

10 Comments

  1. How creative! That combo sounds amazing.

  2. Cheryl Barber Spires

    5 stars
    I just put a spinach, black bean, salsa, pepper jack quiche in the oven. Thanks for the framework.

  3. Carla, that’s great!! I’m so glad it was a success. And I’m glad it’s begging you to make it again!! Ha!

  4. I made a crustless version a few weeks ago, when I first found the recipe. It was amazing and has haunted me; I hear a ghostly voice in the back of my mind saying “make me again!”

  5. The Cooking Bride

    Whoops! Yes, it should have been refrigerator. Thanks for pointing that out. I have corrected the recipe.

  6. in step 1 it says to place pan in oven and refrigerate (?) 30 mins. and then in step 3 to remove pan from oven (?) and bake 12- 14 minutes….should the oven have been the refrigerater in both step 1 and 3?

  7. This looks so yummy! And I love that your man loves a good quiche. It must be the fiber-rich black beans – those seem to buff it up a bit. 🙂

  8. I’ve not come across this combination before but I like the sound of it so will definitely try it out. I also love the cute size that you have cooked them. Adorable.

  9. This looks great.Love the combination of the three! And I am sure my man will like it!

  10. Hmm… I’ve never thought of that! It’s true that man eat pizzas and burgers much more… But everybody loves a good pie, a good quiche!! Ok, maybe they’d feel a little macho saying “pie” rather than quiche!

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