7 Ways to Eat Chicken for Breakfast

updated Apr 26, 2023
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While chicken is a staple for so many of us at dinner and lunch, it rarely makes its way to our breakfast plates. Sure, it might not ever compete with bacon as our favorite morning meat, but it can definitely make for a tasty choice. (Fried chicken and biscuits, anyone?)

Here are seven great ways to eat chicken for breakfast.

Chicken for Breakfast

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Slow Cooker Ginger Chicken Congee

This savory rice porridge is serious comfort food and a classic Chinese breakfast. It comes together easily when you lean on your slow cooker. Just let it simmer while you sleep and in the morning, serve it hot with toppings like peanuts and chopped cilantro.

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Polenta Bowl with Garlicky Spinach, Chicken Sausage & Poached Egg

This bowl takes a little bit of time to assemble between cooking the creamy polenta and sautéing the veggies and sausage, so save this for a weekend breakfast. It’s so hearty and satisfying, the effort will be worth it.

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Fried Chicken Biscuits with Honey

You can’t talk about chicken for breakfast without talking fried chicken and biscuits. This recipe calls for frying cut-up pieces of chicken breast, which is a lot less daunting than frying big pieces of bone-in meat.

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Mango Chicken Breakfast Sausage

While you may think making your own sausage sounds intimidating, it actually couldn’t be easier. Combine ground chicken with some spices and aromatics, form the mixture into logs or patties, and cook.

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Savory Grits Breakfast Parfaits

These grit, sausage, cheese, and spinach parfaits are the savory answer to sweet yogurt parfaits. Assemble them in jars over the weekend and then grab them as you need them throughout the week.

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Chicken Enchilada Omelet

This omelet isn’t messing around. Filled with two kinds of cheese and shredded chicken that’s tossed in enchilada sauce, it’s sure to keep you full for hours.

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The Best Chicken Fried Rice

While chicken fried rice is usually considered a dinner dish, we see no reason why it can’t be whipped up for breakfast. If you already have leftover cooked rice from the night before and a couple of bags of frozen veggies in the freezer, it comes together in no time.

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