Chicken Muffins Recipe (Low Carb/High Protein)

| April 14, 2013 | 42 Comments
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Chicken Muffins

Do you like breakfast muffins? How about a delicious chicken lunch or dinner muffin? Not only just delicious but this chicken muffins recipe is extremely healthy, low carb, AND high protein as well! One of my favorite recipes to eat throughout the week.

Here is the recipe:

  • 12.5oz (354g) Canned Chicken (or 10oz Regular Chicken)
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup (60g) Chopped Celery
  • 1/4 Cup (38g) Chopped Red Onion
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Lemon & Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons (14g) Real Bacon Bits
  • 1/4 Cup (28g) Fat Free Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 518
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 2541mg
  • Carbs: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Protein: 83g

Calories per muffin (if you make 6 muffins):

  • Calories: 86
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: .8g
  • Sodium: 423.5mg
  • Carbs: 1g
  • Fiber: .1g
  • Sugar: .3g
  • Protein: 13.8g

Drain the canned chicken (or chop/process your regular chicken). Add all of the ingredients together. Mix together with your hand. Take out a muffin pan and spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon mix into muffin spots. Bake on 350 for 30:00-35:00 or until brown tint appears. Enjoy your healthy muffins!


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42 Comments on "Chicken Muffins Recipe (Low Carb/High Protein)"

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  1. Travis says:

    Very good looking recipe. Running by the store after work and will be making this for dinner. Thanks!

  2. Bryan says:

    Just made these. Told myself I was only going to eat one. Ate three, delicious.

  3. Alex says:

    dude – your recipes are awesome! Have tried tons of them, you should make a buffalo chicken muffin or something buffalo chicken. Thanks again for all your videos

  4. Erik says:

    Sir, quite possibly the best website for huge guys I have ever seen. I just made these little suckers. Devasatingly good. I’m not a formally trained cook, nor am I some food snob, but according to my senses these chicken biscuts please the palate. This could just be the bacon talking, but I’m pretty sure I’ve stubbled onto baked gold here. Keep up the good work, love the videos. I’ll be making more of these and trying out more of your magical madness.

    • Derek Howes says:

      Hi Erik! Haha, you don’t know how much I appreciate that. As long as your taste buds are happy and your macros are met, I’m happy! Thanks my friend

  5. Tawny says:

    Made these for dinner last night! So incredibly easy and they were delicious, I didn’t have bacon only turkey bacon, which I don’t think made a diferrence. I have two High School athletes in the house and they gave a thumbs up! Thanks for making this mom shine!

    • Derek Howes says:

      Haha! Anytime! I always loving hearing stuff like this. I know when I was younger I was definitely a lot pickier than I am now so to hear they like them is awesome! Starting them young.

  6. Katie says:

    I’m trying this tonight! I’ve seen another recipe adding cooking oats, have you tried it?

  7. Nino says:

    Thank you so much for these wonderfull and healthy options!
    I discovered your website last week and I love it!
    I just made the chicken muffins and they are de- lish!
    Keep up the good work!

  8. Liana says:

    I made these with diced jalapenos and real bacon – WHOA! Good stuff! I’m excited to try ‘spaghetti chicken muffins’ ‘buffalo chicken muffins’ ‘philly cheesesteak muffins’….the possibilities are endless!

  9. Bonnie says:

    Hi Derek,

    Just made these after finding the recipe on Pinterest(I so love that site)! They have turned out amazing! Can’t wait to check out the rest of your site and see what other yummy things I can find. Thanks

  10. Naveen says:


    So i’ve never cooked anything substantial before, other than scrambled eggs. Almost always eat out for every single meal but I realized I wasn’t getting enough protein.

    Had a day off today so I finally decided to get all the ingredients for this. Kind of a pain to get it at first since I had no idea where anything was, lemon pepper was a bitch.
    Just finished eating 3 of them and I have to say I am absolutely impressed with this recipe and how foolproof you made it.

    The chicken chili is in the crock pot as we speak, will comment how that goes when it’s done.

    Keep up the good work.

    Thank you!

    • Derek Howes says:

      I try to keep my recipes as simple as possible without compromising the taste so it’s always wonderful to hear stuff like this! You keep up the good work as well and let me know if you try anything else/ever have any questions about anything! Thanks Naveen

  11. Erin says:

    Holy yum! I’m in love with this recipe! I want to eat all of them! It’s almost like a quiche in a way. Good work!

  12. Christina says:

    If I use regular chicken, do I cook it already or use it raw?

  13. AmyleeD says:

    I am very picky with chicken, and I was not a huge fan of these; however, I could see these being a great snack between meals during the week. Husband liked them, and said he would like them more with fresh chicken, so I will definitely be making them again for him. Too spicy for my liking. Thanks for the recipe. I am determined to try many of your recipes to find some new ideas!

  14. Nicole says:

    How many muffins does this make?

  15. Keith says:


    Cooked these muffins today and had three of them with a tostada – delicious my friend! I tried adding a little hot sauce on top for an extra kick and it was so delicious. This is now a new staple in my diet and I’m so appreciative – keep up the great work!

  16. Cameron says:

    Thanks for this. I made these with tuna instead of chicken (had none on me at the time) and turned out really nice. Such a great way to get more tuna into my diet and you can vary the flavour so much.

    Once again, thanks Derek. I’ll look forward to more of your videos in the future. Keep up the great work, I for one appreciate it!

  17. Jennifer says:

    Hi Derek, would this recipe work for canned tuna too? We don’t have canned chicken here. If you are in the USA, I’m on the other side of the world ;)

    Thanks for the video. It helps with the visual.


  18. Mandy says:

    Added these chicken muffins to my weekend food prep and just had them today. Very good! So glad I found them on Pinterest. I enjoy following you on Facebook too!

  19. Angie Roberts says:

    A friend sent me a link to your site a while back and I’m just now getting around to trying recipes. I just made 2 batches of these, and OMG. So amazing. Perfect for lunch (2 muffins with a side of steamed veggies.) Definitely going to add to regular weekend meal prep. Plan for dinner tonight: your Bacon Cornbread Chicken recipe. Here’s hoping it’s as good as this one. :)

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