Who Said Chicken Is Just For Dinner? Try These Great Chicken Breakfast Ideas

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Chicken does not have to be just a dinner or lunch food, and these chicken breakfast ideas prove that. If you want to start your day off with some protein, or just want to start it out with something a little different, you should try one of the tasty chicken breakfast ideas listed below this week.

Cheesy Bacon Chicken Breasts

Everyone knows that bacon is a classic breakfast food. How about combining it with some chicken?

To make this dish, cook two pieces of bacon for each chicken breast you plan on preparing.  You only need to cook one chicken breast per person. Once the bacon is cooked, put it on a paper towel to absorb the extra grease, then cut it into small pieces.

Next, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and add a little salt and pepper to each chicken breast. Cook the chicken for 45 minutes, and then pull it out of the oven.

Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken breasts, as well as the pieces of bacon previously cooked and cut-up. Let it bake for another five minutes.

Serve this with a bowl of fresh fruit or a fruit smoothie for a tasty and filling breakfast.

Sweet Potatoes Chicken Skillet With Eggs

Skillets are another classic breakfast food that can easily be made with chicken. For a little extra flavor, consider using sweet potatoes for your breakfast skillet instead of regular old potatoes.

The best part about this breakfast dish is that you can prepare it all in one pan, making the cleanup super easy.

You'll need a large oven-safe skillet. Place it on a burner over medium heat, and add in enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Then, throw in one chopped-up medium white onion. Cook the chopped-up onions for about five minutes. This will allow the onions enough time to turn a golden color.

Then, add in a cup and a half of diced and peeled sweet potatoes as well as your spices. Salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika are the best spices to use in this dish. After you add in the spices, pour in a couple tablespoons of water and cover up the sweet potatoes and onion mixture. Stir it about four times over the course of twelve minutes. This should allow the potatoes to soften up.

After the potatoes soften up, add in leftover cut-up chicken breasts. You'll want to use about a cup of diced or shredded chicken. Let the chicken cook for about two minutes with the lid off.

Now it is time to create four wells in the middle of the mixture. All you have to do to create the wells is push aside the ingredients to make four empty circles in the middle of the mixture. You should be able to see the base of the pan inside of each well you created.

Crack a single egg into each spot you created inside of the skillet. If you want, you can season each egg with a little salt and pepper. Put the lid back on, and keep everything covered up for about seven minutes, until the whites are set in the egg. Then, feel free to throw some fresh herbs from your garden on top and serve.

These two recipes prove that you can eat chicken for breakfast as well. Try one of these recipes this week for breakfast. Talk to experts like Cochran's Cafeteria for more information.