Chicken and parsnip breakfast bake

When I post recipes like this, my thoughts go immediately to my sisters. Up until the past couple of years I was the world’s biggest non vegetable eater. I imagine the expression on their faces when this title appears in their inbox from me!

I wanted this recipe to achieve a number of things:

  • As much as I love my smoothies for breakfast, the mornings have been cold and I have wanted a hot breakfast that is quick and easy.
  • I want to cook one dish in advance that will last me a few breakfasts.
  • It needed to be high in protein.
  • Should contain no sweet potato (I love sweet potato but really need to work on variety in my diet).

With chicken and egg, it is certainly high in protein, it makes a large lasagne dish size meal and I used parsnips! It ticks all the boxes and even tastes great to boot!

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Chicken and parsnip breakfast bake
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4-6
  • 600 grams chicken breasts (or 600 grams of chicken mince)
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 15 eggs
  • 700 grams parsnips
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 cms ginger
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 120 grams baby spinach
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Finely grate ginger, prepare garlic for crushing and finely chop onion. Shred parsnips in the food processor and set aside. Roughly chop baby spinach
  3. Mince chicken in the food processor. Heat a large frying pan on medium heat and add coconut oil. Add onion and fry for a couple of minutes until softened. Add garlic and ginger to the chicken to the pan and cook, breaking up as you do so. Once the chicken is cooked remove from heat or turn heat off if using an electric frying pan.
  4. In a large mixing bowl add the eggs and whisk well.
  5. Add to the eggs shredded parsnip, chopped baby spinach, chicken and combine well.
  6. Line a lasagne dish with baking paper and pour the eggs mix into the dish. Add the chicken evenly to the dish.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the top is golden.
  8. Allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes before removing and cutting into pieces.

Our weekly menu plan

Lots more winter type recipes on the plan this week.


Week Commencing 29th June

MonSlow Cooker Roast LambSlow cooker roast lamb
TueSlow cooker beef stroganoff mainSlow cooker beef stroganoff
Wedslow cooker butter chicken

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Slow cooker butter chicken

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