Crack chicken deviled eggs is the best Easter or Super Bowl appetizer ever. Use rotisserie, leftover or canned chicken. Easy and delicious.
If you’re looking for the best chicken appetizer ever, crack chicken deviled eggs are just that! Just 4 ingredients and your friends will be blown away. Add bacon bits to take them over the edge of YUM and enjoy our newest creation. (affiliate links present)
Million Dollar Deviled Eggs
If you have ever made our Crockpot crack chicken you know how amazing this filling is. Because we wanted them to resemble “classic” filled eggs we swapped one ingredient and WoW they were great too. One of the best Easter appetizer ever, but they were so popular we have made them even more often than that holiday.
You can make this as a leftover chicken recipe, a precooked rotisserie chicken recipe, or there is always canned. Make a dozen, half a batch or for a large crowd. It is pretty cheap and always a huge hit with kids and adults.
Deviled Eggs Miracle Whip
You have a few choices when it comes to the mayonnaise. Some will NOT use anything else other than Miracle Whip, if that is you go right ahead with that. I used to be that way until a few years ago when I opted for Best Foods. The biggest difference is the latter doesn’t have a vinegar taste to it, personal preference really.
If you want a lower fat version you could swap out some Greek yogurt instead. Want it to taste just like the slider version? Use room temperature cream cheese instead. There is a lot you can tweak with this. You’re going to need:
- Ranch dressing mix, dry
- Bacon bits
- Pre-cooked chicken, canned was used here for ease but any grilled, leftover fried chicken even diced up will work
- Shredded cheese
As far as seasonings go I would taste it with everything together. Add a pinch of salt and pepper if you think it needs it. You may want a sprinkle of paprika on the top for that classic deviled eggs look.
Around the holidays you could make colored deviled eggs, just because that is fun.
Can you make deviled eggs the day before?
Yes and no. I have done this but you have to store them correctly in the fridge in order to maintain the right texture. So you can prep them by slicing the egg as you see here above, then slide them into a freezer bag. Suck all of the air out and lay flat in your fridge.
Mix all of your ingredients for the filling in a bowl and spoon it into a pint size freezer bag. Suck all of the air out of that one and refrigerate that as well. The next day move the hollow egg whites on a plate. Squeeze the filling into one edge of the bag. Snip the end off and use it like you would a pastry bag.
Squeeze the filling into the holes until they are full and all of it is used up. Sprinkle with paprika or dill on top and serve immediately for best results.
If you have leftovers beyond that you can save them to eat as is later or smash them up as a deviled egg sandwich. I’d eat them up by the next day for best results. Wrap in plastic wrap so there is no air trapped inside and store in the fridge again.
Christmas Deviled Eggs
If you are looking for the best holiday appetizer this has been voted that in our family. I guess it is because they’re so different from Grandma’s version. 😉 I wouldn’t say you should replace that, but make both versions when you have a bunch of people coming over. You can’t have enough finger food choices if you ask me.
- Make hard boiled eggs. I suggest after cooking them you cool them in a bowl of ice cold water so the shells slide right off. When cooled slice in half lengthwise.
- Remove the yolks into a small bowl. Use a fork to smash egg yolks into smaller grainy pieces.
- Add all other ingredients into the bowl and mix yolk mixture together until well combined.
- you could add a drop of hot sauce if you wanted a little heat now
- Set empty egg white shells on a plate so openings are facing up. Use a spoon or piping bag to fill inside of egg halves until all filling is used up.
- Can sprinkle with paprika on top and serve.
I kid you not these were gone in less than 15 minutes after I set them out the first time. I learned I needed to make two batches at Thanksgiving because they were so popular.
Deviled Egg Recipe with Bacon
Yes I add diced cooked bacon into these. You could omit this but WHYYYYyyyyyyy??? If you do leave it out you’ll likely need to add salt. With it I wouldn’t bother, there is typically plenty. If you want a seafood flare instead, try crab deviled eggs too.
Want to make another fun finger food everyone will go crazy over?? Try our air fryer crab cakes made with canned seafood so you can make them anywhere you live.
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Crack Chicken Deviled Eggs
- Peel hard boiled eggs and slice in half lengthwise. Pop cooked egg yolks into a bowl. Use a fork to smash into smaller grainy pieces.
- Add all other ingredients into the bowl and mix together until well combined.
- Set empty egg white shells on a plate so openings are facing up. Use a spoon or small cookie scoop to fill inside of egg halves until all filling is used up.
- Can sprinkle with paprika on top and serve.