Breakfast can be a challenge on Keto. That’s why I love this Keto chicken and thyme muffins recipe. It’s easy to prepare and you can make it ahead of time.
It may sound a little odd, but these aren’t the bread or cake-like muffins you might be thinking of.
No, these muffins are perfectly portioned breakfast cups held together by good old-fashioned eggs.
I love using eggs on Keto, and I’m always armed with recipes like this for when I hear people complaining that the diet is too expensive.
It can be, but it definitely doesn’t have to be. Eggs are one of the most frugal food purchases, and this recipe yields 12 servings, so it goes a long way.
Let’s Talk Thyme
The use of thyme puts a little twist on what might otherwise be an ordinary chicken egg muffin.
If you don’t use a lot of thyme in your cooking, this recipe might convince you to use it more often.
Thyme has a warm, minty taste that doesn’t overpower a dish. It’s versatile, and pairs as well with fruit as it does with meat or eggs.
Fresh thyme is awesome, but dried thyme works too. If you do have to use dried thyme, you’ll want to use less. Two teaspoons should work in these muffins.
If you’re using fresh thyme, make sure you remove the leaves from the stem before chopping it up. You should be able to pull them off easily by just pinching it at the top and running your fingers down the stem.
If you don’t toss the stems, you’ll be wondering why your muffins have tough, chewy strands in them. It’s not a good deal. Trust me.
Thyme was a utilitarian herb back in the day. It’s been used for embalming, burnt as incense, given as gifts, placed on coffins, and placed beneath pillows to chase away nightmares. Like many herbs, it’s also been tapped for supposed medicinal purposes.
In any case, I think you’ll find thyme to be a handy and tasty addition to a good many dishes. Herbs and spices are a great way to amplify the flavor of dishes and add more delight to your diet.
More Keto Breakfast Ideas
If you’re dedicated to Keto but missing the simplicity of cereal or the taste of pancakes, you’re in luck. I have a TON of great recipes for you.
Look at this list of more than 130 Keto breakfast recipes! There are savory and sweet options, and each one satisfies your low-carb Keto lifestyle.
Breakfast just got a whole lot better!
A savory perfectly portioned breakfast delight!
- 1 chicken breasts, diced
- 2 slices of bacon, diced
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) coconut oil, to cook the chicken and bacon with
- 1 carrot, grated (squeeze excess water out)
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cups (120 ml) coconut milk
- 2 Tablespoons thyme, chopped
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Add coconut oil to a frying pan and brown the diced bacon and chicken.
- Fill a large mixing bowl with the bacon, chicken, carrots, and thyme and season with some salt and pepper.
- In a bowl, whisk the eggs and coconut cream together. Combine with the chicken and bacon mixture. Pour into 1 muffin tray.
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 1 g
- Calories: 125
- Sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 10 g
- Carbohydrates: 1 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 9 g