Chicken in a Basket

Chicken in a Basket

(1 serving)    Printable Version
  • 2 slices white or wheat bread
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Cheddar or Jack cheese
  • salt and pepper - to taste
  • jam (optional)
Take the bread slices and place them on a cutting board or plate. Remove a circular piece from the center of each slice by using a cookie cutter or the rim of a small glass. Don't discard the round bread pieces.

Heat the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the bread slices and round bread cut-outs in separate areas of skillet.

Crack open eggs and carefully drop one in each hole. If desired, sprinkle with salt and pepper while frying.

Flip the two slices and round pieces when their undersides have browned. Sprinkle cheese evenly over the two slices and continue cooking until the bottoms are browned and cheese is melted on top.

Flip round pieces as needed to toast.

Transfer all items to a serving plate. Spread jam or other favorite toast topping on the rounds.


A quick and easy egg dish with a bonus! It's my kids' favorite breakfast.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Gail45ca for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Chicken in a Basket?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 2 votes.

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom charli1228 (Team Breakfast Member)

Aren't eggs soon to be chickens?

Comment submitted: 12/8/2009 (#9192)

From Zach
Rating (out of 5):  

Easy and yummy... what more could you want?

Comment submitted: 5/9/2009 (#8082)

From Mythy
Rating (out of 5):  

Yummy stuff! My Mom made this for us years ago :)

Comment submitted: 1/1/2009 (#7239)

From F. Posner

ChickenLicken should relax. "Chicken in a Basket" is just a cute nickname. My family called this same dish "Toads in a Hole"... and we're not complaining because there's no toads in the recipe.

Comment submitted: 8/12/2007 (#3370)

From ChickenLicken

Excellent "Chicken in a Basket" recipe with only one minor complaint:

There is NO CHICKEN in the recipe!

Comment submitted: 8/10/2007 (#3357)

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