Saturday, February 15, 2014

Best Homestead Chicken, Blossom, and Veggie Quiche EVER!

Best Quiche EVER!

So I am a big quiche fan, and I have had lots of quiche over the years, but this quiche is absolutely the best quiche you will ever put into your mouth or serve to friends and family. I've never had a bad review with this--nothing but clean plates. It's loaded full of fresh goodies. One feature flavor here is the squash blossom, and that's a wonderful addition to so many dishes if you have the blossoms in your garden in the spring and summer, sometimes even into the fall. Feel free to substitute and experiment if you need to. You can add mushrooms if you like, but I haven't done so here. You can even change this to a vegetarian only dish if you like (omit the chicken). Simply prep, bake, and have some yum fun!

Ingredients (very important)--the fresher, the better!

2 tablespoons butter (fresh goat's milk butter would be great!)
3 chopped green onions (or 1 small minced onion)
1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
1 cup fresh chopped broccoli
1/2 cup fresh chopped red/orange/yellow sweet peppers  
1/2 cup fresh, cleaned and chopped, squash and/or pumpkin blossoms
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
3/4 cup fresh goat's milk mozzarella
3/4 cup cheddar (fresh if you have it!)
1/2 cup fresh panir (paneer) *See my blog or website if you need the recipe
4-7 farm fresh eggs (large eggs work well, so if they are small eggs, you will need more)
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup grilled chicken breast
1 1/2 cups fresh goat milk
1 tsp pink sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp parsley
1 tablespoon melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Prepare all veggies by chopping, mincing, etc. For squash blossoms, remove stems and stamens. Wash petals well. Chop the petals. 

3. Next, over medium-low heat, melt butter in a large saucepan.Add onions, garlic, peppers, squash blossoms, broccoli, and paneer. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft. 

4. When veggie and paneer mix is softened, toss in grilled chicken. It's best to pre-grill the chicken and then just warm it with the vegetables before adding it to the crust.
At this point, if you want a vegetarian dish, simply skip the chicken.
5. Prepare pie crust according to instructions on package. When crust is ready and vegetable mix is tender, spoon mix into the crust and sprinkle with cheeses and grilled chicken breast.

6. Combine eggs and milk into a mixing bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and parsley. Stir in melted butter. 

7. Pour egg mixture over the vegetable, chicken, and cheese blend.

8. Bake in preheated oven for 30-50 minutes (depends on your oven), or until center has set. Check the center with a fork to see when it has set.


This quiche goes great with homemade goat's milk potato soup. That recipe coming soon! :) 

*Note: This recipe calls for goat milk products. If you do not have these, that is fine. You may substitute cow's milk or butter. You can make paneer with cow's milk, as well, but be sure the milk is not ultra pasteurized. See my website ( ) for a paneer recipe.

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