Make a delicious Chicken Enchilada Quiche, with a corn tortilla crust filled with two cheeses, chicken, eggs, spices, onions and green chilis!
Make a delicious Chicken Enchilada Quiche, with a corn tortilla crust filled with two cheeses, chicken, eggs, spices, onions and green chilis!

If you enjoy eating quiche or chicken enchiladas, then I’m confident you’ll enjoy this Chicken Enchilada Quiche! This Mexican-inspired quiche comes together easily and then it’s cooked in a MICROWAVE! How convenient is that? That’s a big plus, especially when it’s hot outside, so your kitchen doesn’t heat up from using an oven. Hooray!

Another cool feature about this yummy quiche is that the crust is made entirely from corn tortillas. Yep… you don’t have to make a pastry crust… you use corn tortillas! They’re layered into a pie plate, then two cheeses, shredded chicken, green chilis, spices and an egg filling are added. As the filling cooks, it “bonds” with the corn tortillas, creating a nice, simple crust for this tasty quiche.

Are you a Vegetarian but want to try this recipe? If you follow a vegetarian diet or just want a “meatless” meal occasionally, simply leave the chicken out! This quiche will still taste wonderful! Here’s how easy the quiche is to make: 

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Prepare The “Crust” And Chicken Filling

For this recipe I use 6 small corn tortillas to fill a standard 9″ pie plate. There is no need for any cooking spray! Overlap the tortillas enough to cover the pie plate, being sure to leave some up on the rim, which will become the visible “crust”.  If you use larger corn tortillas, you may only need 4 or 5 of them, but using little standard sized ones require 6 to fill the dish.

Mix together the grated Jack and Cheddar cheeses, then measure out 1/2 cup of the cheese and set it aside for later (used during cooking). Once the tortillas have been arranged, sprinkle grated cheeses on top (except for reserved cheese).

Sprinkle the cheese with shredded chicken breast, sliced green onions, and diced green chilis. I use rotisserie chicken because it’s convenient, but feel free to use any  cooked chicken breast, as long as you shred it with a couple of forks. Set the pie plate aside while you make the egg filling.

Six corn tortillas form the crust for the chicken enchilada quiche.Shredded chicken, chilis, and cheeses are placed in the tortilla crust.

Prepare The Egg Filling

Combine six lightly beaten eggs, salt, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and a Tablespoon of salsa in a medium bowl. Whisk well, to fully combine these ingredients. Set the bowl aside.

In a glass measuring cup, heat milk in the microwave for 2 minutes on HIGH power, stirring once after 1 minute. Remove the milk from the microwave, and let it cool slightly. Drizzle the milk VERY SLOWLY into the egg mixture, whisking the entire time you are adding the milk. Keep whisking as you SLOWLY pour, to ensure the eggs don’t scramble from the heated milk.

Eggs, salsa and spices are combined in a medium sized bowl for the quiche filling.A cup of milk is heated slightly in a microwave before adding to egg mixture.Eggs, milk, salsa and spices make up the liquid filling for the quiche.

Prepare The Quiche For Cooking

Carefully pour the egg mixture over the top of the chicken enchilada quiche ingredients in the pie pan. Gently stir the filling, doing the best you can to combine the cheeses, onions, etc. with the egg mixture. Try to evenly distribute the chicken, etc. throughout the quiche. Once combined, the quiche is ready to be cooked in the microwave.

Egg mixture has been added to the chicken enchilada quiche in a pie pan.After the quiche filling is stirred to combine, it is ready to be cooked in microwave.

Final Step

Cook the chicken enchilada quiche (uncovered) in the microwave on 70% power for 15 minutes. NOTE: If your microwave does NOT have a carousel (that moves in a circle), rotate the quiche a 1/3 turn every 5 minutes. At the end of 15 minutes, sprinkle the reserved ½ cup of cheese evenly over the top of the quiche and put it back into the microwave.

Continue to cook for 3 minutes on HIGH (100% power), then remove the chicken enchilada quiche from the microwave. When done, the cheese should be melted and the surface will be fairly firm to the touch. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the quiche cool 5-6 minutes before slicing. This gives the filling and the melted cheeses time to firm up and solidify even more, as well.

After microwaving 15 minutes, more cheese is added to the quiche and cooked 3 more minutes.The chicken enchilada quiche is fully cooked, and cools for a few minutes before slicing.

Serving The Chicken Enchilada Quiche

Slice the chicken enchilada quiche into 6 wedges. Dollop each serving with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa, if desired. Those extra ingredients are optional, but they do add even more color and flavor to the quiche! All that’s left to do is “Dig In!” and enjoy this yummy meal.

A slice of chicken enchilada quiche, with dollops of salsa, guacamole and sour cream.A white plate with a piece of the chicken enchilada quiche, ready to be devoured.

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Recipe inspired by: Bonnie Spycher’s recipe for Acapulco Quiche in the “Cooking With Love” Monte Vista Chapel Ladies Fellowship cookbook, page 110, published in 1988

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Chicken Enchilada Quiche
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 

Make a delicious Chicken Enchilada Quiche, with a corn tortilla crust filled with two cheeses, chicken, eggs, spices, onions and green chilis!

Category: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
Keyword: chicken enchilada quiche
Servings: 6 slices
Calories Per Serving: 292 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 6 6" corn tortillas
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese grated
  • 1 large cooked chicken breast shredded
  • 1 stalk green onion (green stem and white bulb) thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces diced green chilis (4 oz.) drained
  • 6 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon salsa
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup milk
OPTIONAL GARNISHES: guacamole, sour cream, salsa, etc.
    Instructions
    1. Layer tortillas in pie pan. Overlap tortillas enough to cover bottom and sides, leaving some on the rim, to become a visible "crust". 

    2. Mix together grated Jack/Cheddar cheeses. Measure out ½ cup of cheese and set aside for later. Sprinkle grated cheese evenly on top of tortillas (except for reserved cheese). Add chicken, green onion, and green chilis. Set pie pan aside.

    3. Combine eggs, salt, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and salsa in a medium bowl. Whisk well, to fully combine. Set bowl aside. Heat milk in a glass measuring cup in microwave for 2 minutes on HIGH, stirring once after 1 minute. Remove milk; let cool slightly. Drizzle milk VERY SLOWLY into egg mixture, whisking constantly, to ensure eggs don't scramble from heated milk. Carefully pour over ingredients in pie pan. Gently stir filling to evenly distribute ingredients.

    4. Cook (uncovered) in microwave on 70% power for 15 minutes. NOTE: If your microwave does NOT have a carousel (that moves in a circle), rotate ⅕ turn every 5 minutes. After 15 minutes, sprinkle reserved cheese evenly on top; put quiche back in microwave. Continue to cook for 3 minutes on HIGH. When done, cheese should be melted and surface will be fairly firm to the touch. Transfer pan to wire rack; let quiche cool 5-6 minutes before slicing.

    5. To serve, slice quiche into 6 wedges. Dollop each serving with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa, if desired. Serve, and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Chicken Enchilada Quiche
    Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/6 of total))
    Calories 292 Calories from Fat 162
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 18g28%
    Saturated Fat 9g56%
    Trans Fat 0.02g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Cholesterol 248mg83%
    Sodium 631mg27%
    Potassium 278mg8%
    Carbohydrates 5g2%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Protein 26g52%
    Vitamin A 745IU15%
    Vitamin C 7mg8%
    Calcium 367mg37%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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