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BBQ Chicken Polenta with Fried Egg Recipe

BBQ Chicken Polenta with Fried Egg Recipe

In college, BBQ chicken with polenta warmed me up before class. Now I cook it for brunch with friends and family. — Evan Janney, Los Angeles, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tube (1 pound) polenta, cut into 8 slices
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 4 eggs


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine chicken, barbecue sauce and cilantro; heat through over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add polenta; cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Transfer to a serving plate; keep warm.
  • 3. In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Break eggs, one at a time, into pan. Reduce heat to low. Cook until desired doneness, turning after whites are set, if desired. Serve over polenta with chicken mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 367 calories, 15 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 265 mg cholesterol, 923 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.