Crustless Chicken Quiche

This Crustless Chicken Quiche is loaded with the amazing flavors of eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese. The recipe is my gluten free version of the classic Cheese Quiche, but without the crust, which saves a lot of calories. This crustless chicken quiche is full of flavor. You won't miss the crust at all, and will be happy to save on calories.

Most of the time, at breakfast, there are also bagels, muffins or rolls, so why add a crust to the quiche, particularly when it is the cheesy egg goodness that we are after?

I decided to omit the crust from my quiche and it worked out just fine.  The eggs set and the quiche cut nicely without the need of a crust, so saving calories is the name of the game today. (See another recipe for a bacon crustless quiche here.)Crustless chicken quiche on a pretty plate

Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  Won’t this quiche make a great breakfast or brunch option for mom on her special day? Add in a planter of begonias or a pretty single rose like Osiria Rose and your mum will be smiling for days!This crustless chicken quiche is perfect for Mother's Day Brunch

Here is how to make this crustless chicken quiche.

Cook your bacon first and then crumble it. I like to cook my bacon on a rack in a baking dish in the oven. It crisps up nicely and lets me lose the fat that drips into the pan below. While the bacon was cooking, I heated the oil in a skillet and cooked the onions until they were translucent. Then, I added the garlic and cooked another minute and then set the pan aside.Cooked onions and garlic

My patio garden has just started growing fresh herbs.  I love knowing that this flavor is going into my quiche to add some home grown flavoring.Fresh thyme, basil and chives

Combine the eggs, and heavy cream in a large bowl.  Mix well and stir in the chicken, fresh herbs, bacon crumbles, cheese and onions mixture. Mixture for the crustless chicken quiche

Everything gets poured into a prepared pie plate or quiche dish.  Crustless chicken quiche ready to cook

Into the oven it goes for about 40 minutes or so.  The quiche smells and looks amazing! Be sure to allow it to set for about 10 minutes or so before you try to cut it.Cooked crustless chicken quiche

Time for tasting!

OH MY…what a flavor! Each bite is full of cheesy goodness with pieces of chicken and bacon, all beautifully flavored with fresh herbs.Take a bite of this crustless chicken quiche

Knowing that I have saved a lot of calories by omitting the crust is so satisfying.  It gives me a chance to have a little something extra later today without feeling guilty.Brunch time with this crustless chicken quiche

Have you ever tried to make a quiche with no crust?  How did you like it?Slice of crustless chicken quiche

For more quiche ideas, check out these recipes:

Yield: 8

Crustless Chicken Quiche

Crustless Chicken Quiche

This Crustless Chicken Quiche is loaded with the amazing flavors of eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups cubed cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp fresh basil, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh chives, minced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 5 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives to garnish.


  1. Grease a 9 inch pie plate or quiche dish. Preheat the oven to 375 º F.
  2. In a small skillet, saute the onion in olive oil until it is tender and translucent.
  3. Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the eggs and heavy cream.
  5. Stir in the chicken, herbs, cheese, bacon and onion mixture.
  6. Pour into the prepared pie plate.
  7. Bake at 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the quiche to stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Garnish with fresh chives

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 538 Total Fat: 41g Saturated Fat: 20g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 282mg Sodium: 743mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Protein: 37g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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  5 comments for “Crustless Chicken Quiche

  1. Lisa
    09/25/2017 at 4:49 pm

    Made in my toaster convection oven 15 min.

  2. Lynne
    02/14/2018 at 8:48 am

    I think there’s an error in your recipe “2 tsp fresh bacon, minced”. Guessing this should be some herb.

    • Carol
      02/14/2018 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Lynne. Thanks for alerting me to the type. Yes, it should have been 2 tsp fresh chives. I’ve fixed the recipe card. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know. Carol

  3. Linda Mulipola
    07/22/2018 at 9:10 pm

    Please I order the Ketogenic Cook book already paid for and I haven’t received it thank you

    • Carol
      07/22/2018 at 9:40 pm

      Hi Linda. You have me confused with another website. I don’t sell any cookbooks at all. Carol

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