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Crustless Chicken Quiche – Healthy and Light Breakfast Recipe

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.)This chicken quiche no crust recipe is gluten free!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  Won’t this chicken crustless 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!Serve this chicken quiche no pasty recipe. for Mother's Day Brunch

Here is how to make 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. 

Store bought rotisserie chickens work just fine for this recipe. You can even use the rotisserie chicken container in some gardening ways later. 

Check out my rotisserie chicken mini terrarium for a few ideas.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 chicken crustless 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 quiche made with no crust

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 a gluten free quiche

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

For more quiche ideas, check out these recipes:

Pin this easy crustless chicken quiche recipe for later

Would you like a reminder of this gluten free chicken quiche?  Just pin this image to one of your healthy cooking boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.gluten free Crustless Chicken quiche

Admin note: This post first appeared on the blog in April of 2017. I have updated the post with new photos, a printable recipe card and a video for you to enjoy.

Yield: 10

Crustless Chicken Quiche

Cooked 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: 268Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 338mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 20g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.


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Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

Is there a substitute for the cream, please?

Carol Speake

Wednesday 24th of August 2022

Changing the ingredients changes the taste of the recipe both in taste and how it cooks so I don’t provide substitutes.


Monday 16th of December 2019

Is it possible to bake a quiche in a rectangular baking pan rather than a circular dish? Do I have to call it an egg bake if I do? Please let me know. This recipe looks amazing and I want to try it.

Carol Speake

Thursday 19th of December 2019

Yes, you can make it in any type of pan. I used a quiche pan for the decorative edges. It's your choice what to call it.


Monday 16th of December 2019

I think I'll try it in a spring form pan. The pie pan I have is so shallow and I've had a quiche overflow before.

Linda Mulipola

Sunday 22nd of July 2018

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


Sunday 22nd of July 2018

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


Wednesday 14th of February 2018

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


Wednesday 14th of February 2018

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


Monday 25th of September 2017

Made in my toaster convection oven 15 min.

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