Chicken & Egg in a Mug

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Serves: 1

In a hurry many mornings? Try this protein packed “breakfast for one” cooked in a coffee mug by the microwave oven. Serve with whole-grain toast for a complete meal. How simple is that? Portable too!


1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) olive oil
2 oz (60 g) cooked chicken, diced
1 egg, medium
2 tbsp (30 mL) cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tbsp (30 mL) salsa
1 tbsp (15 mL) chives, fresh, sliced


1 Coat the inside of a mug with olive oil or non-stick vegetable spray.
2 Add diced cooked chicken.
3 Beat egg in bowl with fork. Pour into mug.
4 Top with grated cheese and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes on HIGH power or until egg puffs up and cooks through but is not dry. Timing will vary with different microwaves.
5 Top with your favourite salsa and some fresh minced chives and serve.