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Green Chile Egg McMuffin (copycat)

Green Chile Egg McMuffin

Green Chile Egg McMuffin – a tasty enhancement of the classic breakfast sandwich from McDonald’s – a copycat recipe with roasted green chiles added… yummy!

There’s nothing like a Green Chile Egg McMuffin for a satisfying, yummy breakfast! Face it, an egg sandwich with Canadian bacon, cheese, and … especially a great big green chile on it just makes a great way to start the day. This is really pretty simple. I started with the ingredients for a copycat Egg McMuffin, and I just added a green chile on top in the assembly process. Voila!

Green Chile egg McMuffin

Green Chile Egg McMuffin – a robust, popular variation on the classic breakfast sandwich

The big trick (and only trick) to creating this classic egg sandwich is getting the egg to be round, the right size, and the right texture. Everything else is brain dead simple. Most people would use the rings that come with canning jars – you know, the mason jars that have a metal disk on top and a threaded ring to screw on to seal it. Very easy. You can also get egg rings from Amazon (another rarely used kitchen utensil) and Bed, Bath & Beyond sells silicone ones.

I used a single egg skillet. For years, I’ve been seeing these at King Soopers hanging from hooks in the baking aisle; I’ll bet these are common impulse buys. I just got one of these as a Christmas present last year. I thought I’d never use it, but it was absolutely perfect for making an Egg McMuffin.

Single Egg Skillet

Single Egg Skillet

This is one of those really easy recipes that everyone loves. It’s definitely a keeper that I’ll make again and again!

Green Chile Egg McMuffin (copycat)
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The classic Egg McMuffin with a whole green chile nestled on top of the melted cheese.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 serving
  • 1 English muffin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice Canadian bacon
  • 1 slice American cheese
  • 1 whole green chile, peeled, seeded, split open
  • 2 tbsp butter
  1. Split open the English muffin and lightly toast in toaster.
  2. In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, in a teaspoon of butter brown the Canadian bacon on both sides for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. While the Canadian bacon is cooking, spread softened butter on both halves of the English muffin.
  4. Place the 1 slice of Canadian bacon on the English muffin bottom.
  5. Add about a tablespoon of butter to the same skillet where you cooked the bacon. (Or, if using single egg nonstick skillet, melt a pat butter or spray with butter flavored cooking spray.)
  6. Place the quart-sized canning lid screw side up (or you can use an egg ring) into the skillet. (Not needed for single egg skillet.)
  7. Spray the canning lid with non-stick spray. Crack an egg into the ring or single egg skillet.
  8. Break the yolk with a fork and lightly sprinkle with salt & pepper. Pour about 1 tbsp of water into the skillet, and place a lid on top. (For the single egg skillet, I placed a small saucepan on top to act as a lid.)
  9. Cook until the egg is set, about two minutes.
  10. Gently remove the egg and place on Canadian bacon.
  11. Top with a slice of American cheese, the green chile, and the top of the English muffin.
  12. Microwave for 30 seconds to melt cheese, then serve & enjoy!


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