Dairy Farmers of Canada

Chicken, Spinach and Basil Quiche

This simple, nutritious quiche recipe is perfect for a weekday supper or lunch-to-go. Kids and adults will love the tasty combination of cream and Canadian Swiss cheese, in perfect harmony with chicken, spinach and fresh basil.

Yields 6 servings
chicken spinach and basil quiche


  • 9 inch unbaked pie crust (23 cm)
  • 1/2 pkg frozen spinach (10 oz/300 mL) thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) chopped cooked chicken
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh basil (or 2 tsp/10 mL dried basil)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Canadian Swiss Cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) 35% Cream or 18% Cream or 10% Cream
  • pinch nutmeg
  • to taste salt
  • to taste pepper
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Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C).

Place unbaked pie crust in a 9 inch (23 cm) pie plate. Prick pie crust all over with a fork. Bake on bottom rack of preheated oven for 10 minutes or until lightly browned; cool.

Scatter spinach, chicken, basil and cheese over pastry.

Whisk remaining ingredients together in a medium bowl. Carefully pour into cooled pie crust.

Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until set and golden.


Use leftover chicken or a pre-cooked chicken from the grocery store.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 352 Calories
Protein: 22 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Fat: 21 g
Fibre: 1.3 g
Sodium: 275 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 22 % / 240 mg
Phosphorus: 27 %
Selenium: 48 %
Vitamin A: 26 %
Vitamin B12: 54 %