Welcome to another edition of high protein breakfast recipes. This time we’re talking about quick breakfast casseroles. These high protein breakfast recipes have easy to cook recipes with high nutritional values but are easy to follow when preparing a quick breakfast casserole. Another great thing about these high protein breakfast recipes, apart from the fact that they talk about quick breakfast casserole preparation is the fact that they are easy to digest and provide complete nutritional support for all your outdoor activities.
Before we go on to talk about these quick breakfast casseroles and the high protein breakfast recipes, let’s just say a few words about the indirectly related but just as important points of consideration.
What is a casserole?
A casserole is basically a stew cooked slowly in an oven letting a layered version or even a mixed version cook with all the ingredients sitting evenly within the mix. The blend of assortments and its layer by layer version are most enjoyed by people looking for a balanced and nutritional diet with a variety of tastes, aromas and textures meant to scintillate the taste buds.
A few tips to keep in mind
Since you are reading this, we assume that you will be in charge of preparing these high protein breakfast recipes and so you are in charge of making sure that these quick breakfast casseroles are acceptable to all members of your trail or hiking adventure. Following this, even though these high protein breakfast recipes have been measured according to standardized sizes. We know that these quick breakfast casseroles are quick to prepare and are just as quick to be devoured, so make sure that you try out these recipes at home for a measure of how much you need to prepare whether eating at home or on the go. Lastly, keep your planet clean and green, by properly disposing off the disposable equipment that you will be taking with you and using when preparing or eating. Finally, Happy munching.
What you need to make it?
- Cooking spray
- 4 boneless chickens, skinned, diced
- 5oz cilantro, fresh, chopped
- 8oz corn kernels
- 5oz cheese, of choice, cream recommended
- 5gms red pepper powder
- 5gms cumin powder
- 25gms salt
- 25gms black pepper grounded
- 15oz onions, diced
- 6 garlic cloves, chopped
- 8oz chicken broth, packaged
- 5oz salsa verde
- 2oz water
- 30gms jalapeño pepper, chopped
- 9 (6-inch) corn tortillas
- 2oz cheddar cheese, diced
And how to make it?
- Get your oven up to 425°.
- Over medium heat, warm a oven-tray. Coat the tray with your choice of cooking spray.
- Place the chicken on the tray and let both sides warm up for about 5 mins.
- Place the tray in oven and bake it for 10 minutes or until you feel the chicken is prepared according to your liking.
- Take the pan out and let it breath for about 15 minutes.
- Put all the chicken in a bowl and add the cilantro, corn kernels, cheese, red pepper powder, cumin powder, salt and the black pepper.
- Reheat the tray to medium-high heat.
- Add onions; sauté for 5 minutes.
- Add a few garlic cloves; sauté for another minute, whisking it around.
- Add this to the chicken mixture in the bowl.
- Combine all the rest of the items and saute for another 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let it breath for about 10 mins before blending in a food processor until even consistency.
- Heat the tray again on medium-high heat.
- Add tortillas and cook for 90-120 seconds for both sides.
- If single tray could not accommodate all the tortillas, repeat for the rest.
- Add the salsa mix in to a baking bowl and spray cooking spray.
- Add the tortillas, spreading the salsa mixture and the chicken mix over it.
- Repeat this to create layers of all the mixture and then back the whole thing for 15 mins at 425°.
- Remove when light brown on the top, serve while hot.
Preparation time is just above an hour. Serving size for the above listed recipe is 3-5 adults. Best practice would be to use chicken and not any other kind of meat because of preparation technique and edible purposes. Furthermore, please refrain from freezing and using later on as the thawed chicken and the defrosted cheese would not sit well and most likely cause stomach cramps. Cheese is a dairy product and the chicken will tether, something you absolutely don’t want unless you’re in the middle of a jungle with no other source of food (in which case, you wont have a freezer or oven to begin with).
Casseroles are easy to prepare offering a wide variety of ingredients and preparation techniques based on the desired nature of your dish. The biggest benefit of the casseroles in my opinion is the fact that they let you include meat and vegetables allowing for variety and nutrition. And even if you wish to opt for a vegan recipe, the number of possible combinations is literally outrageous because of the fact that its a stew. So you can add whatever you want.
The only bad thing or undesirable thing about casseroles is the technique for cooking. It’s easy but extensive and needs to be kept under check as the bottom layers need to be kept in mind as even a glass bowl won’t let you touch the contents to check the insides. This basically means, the top is the only way to check how the rest of it’s cooking keeping a very close eye on the temperature and cooking equipment.