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Chicken Taco Quiche

I wanted to make a quiche but didn't want the usual flavors, so I used ingredients I had in my pantry and refrigerator to come up with this recipe. I was surprised at the great taste and how well the flavors came together. My neighbor asked for the recipe and had the same success! —Tamie Bradford, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
  • Makes
    2 quiches (6 servings each)


  • 2 unbaked pastry shells (9 inches)
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning, divided
  • 2/3 cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives


  • Line unpricked pastry shells with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 400° for 4 minutes. Remove foil; bake 4 minutes longer.
  • In a small bowl, combine chicken and one envelope taco seasoning; spoon into pastry shells. Top with salsa and cheese. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, butter and remaining taco seasoning. Stir in chiles and olives. Pour over cheese.
  • Cover edge of quiches loosely with foil; place on baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 33-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked quiches. To use, remove from freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Preheat oven to 400°. Place quiches on baking sheets; cover edge loosely with foil. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary for a knife inserted in the center to come out clean.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 412 calories, 26g fat (13g saturated fat), 213mg cholesterol, 762mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein.
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  • Azdeb
    Aug 13, 2019

    I haven’t made this yet but ut sounds great! I think I will try using a 10” flour tortilla instead of pie crust.

  • JGa2595176
    Jun 11, 2019

    I really liked that this was a different sort of quiche dish. I also (like many) thought the taco seasoning was strong (was this a misprint?) Combo of green chilies, chicken, olives a winner in my book though!

  • jhon
    Jan 25, 2019

    rubbish i like beef

  • mjflowers
    Apr 16, 2018

    This was so delicious!! I used ground chicken and it was awesome! I do agree with others to maybe cut the taco seasoning back a bit, so I will try it next time. I used fat free 1/2 & 1/2, and it was still very good. Can't wait to cook up the other one I froze for next week!

  • sstetzel
    Sep 22, 2017

    Hi Jeri,Pastry shells are preformed in a pan, you buy them from the freezer section of your local market. If you were using your own pastry dough, you'd place it in a pie dish before baking.Hope that helpsSusan StetzelRecipe Support SpecialistTaste of Home Magazine

  • Jeri
    Sep 17, 2017

    I'm puzzled whether you put this pie crust in a baking dish. Do you place the crust in a pie place covered with foil and then bake?? No where in the recipe does it mention this? Maybe it is just assumed. We cooked the shells flat in the foil then placed in a glass pie plate. Hoping this was the right thing to do. No one mentioned this is any comments so I'm curious because the picture looks as if shaped in a pie plate??

  • Leslie
    Jun 21, 2017

    Delicious. I halved the recipe and made just one quiche. I had made a similar recipe before but this one turned out a lot more flavorful. Hubby and I both enjoyed it. I used canned chicken for this recipe and one ounce of jalapenos instead of green chilies and a bit more salsa than the recipe called for. Also, I used milk instead of half and half cream and my taco seasoning was homemade. Turned out amazing. Really pleased with this recipe. I recommend it.

  • Rhoni347
    May 23, 2017

    We loved this! Only thing I would do differently is to use a little less taco seasoning, felt like it was a bit grainy in texture. But the flavor was great, it wasn't overpowering or anything. Super simple and satisfying dinner.

  • redmonc1
    Feb 19, 2014

    Very good

  • donnatayhorses
    Sep 10, 2013

    Whole family really liked it.