Quiche with Chicken, Mushroom and Spinach Recipe

A savoury tart with an egg filling oven baked in a butter based crust. The quiche is lightly seasoned and combined with chicken, eggs, spinach and mushrooms


For the crust:

  • 1 ½ cups cake flour
  • 125g margarine
  • 6 tablespoons water

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 1 cup spinach, finely chopped
  • 4 large mushrooms, roughly diced
  • 1 lean chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon ginger and garlic paste
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon mixed cumin and coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs
  • ½ cup fresh cream
  • ½ cup sour cream
Picture of chicken, mushroom and spinach quiche by author.


  1. In a large bowl mix the flour and margarine together until it resembles a bread crumb consistency.
  2. Add in the water and knead well till it forms a dough.
  3. Press the dough firmly into a 23cm baking pan.
  4. Ensure that the dough is evenly distributed along the base and sides of the pan.
  5. Place the dough into the fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. In a bowl add in the chicken, salt, chilli powder, cumin and coriander powder and ginger and garlic paste, mix well.
  7. Place the cubed chicken into a pan and fry till thoroughly cooked.
  8. Combine the eggs, fresh cream, sour cream, black pepper and dried herbs together.
  9. Remove the dough from the fridge and add the mushrooms, spinach and chicken.
  10. Pour the egg mixture and bake on 180 degrees for 45 minutes. Serve hot with a side serving of green salad.