Eggs Part 5: Mastering the Omelet (BBQ Chicken Style)

by Matt on October 23, 2010

Besides fried eggs, my favorite way to cook this delicate protein is in the form of an omelet.

Why?

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Because you can stuff it with cheese and whatever fillings your heat desires (and bacon when the mood strikes). Let’s be honest…

When doesn’t that mood strike?

I remember that I used to make omelet’s every weekend morning, but I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I would load that baby up with those disgusting bacon bits from the jar and Kraft American cheese. Oh man those were the days…

They were actually pretty good, but not even close to what I make now ;)

Over the weekend, I was teaching a girl how to cook. I’m not going to go into details YET, but we had a really good time :)

The first thing I asked was “What do you want to cook”?

Her answer: “BBQ chicken”. That is what I am talking about it ;)

Instantly in my head I thought, “Wouldn’t a BBQ chicken omelet be AWESOME?”

With those thoughts, a new recipe was born…

BBQ Chicken Omelet

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1. Before you begin, you want to make sure you have the right pan. For omelet’s, I typically use a heavy, . I use this for a single serving omelet, which is 2-3 eggs. If you are making a bigger omelet, you can use the same pan, but you will have a thicker, sturdier omelet.

2. To me, the best part about an omelet is the filling. The filling should be already prepared and hot or at room temperature before you begin the omelet process. You don’t want to skimp on the filling, but you don’t want to overload it either. The ideal amount of filling is around 1/4-1/3 cup per omelet.

3. I like to cook my eggs until they are “soft set”, meaning that they are still slightly moist on top. You can cook your eggs however you like, but this is my preference.

Ingredients

Omelet

  • 2-3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro, chopped

Filling

  • 4 ounces of grilled chicken, chopped
  • Caramelized onions
  • 1-2 ounces of cheese (I used triple crème brie)
  • 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced

Directions

1. Combine the eggs, water, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk with a fork.

2. Heat a non stick skillet over medium heat. Melt the butter until it starts to sizzle.

4. Return the heat to low, add the egg mixture, and let it sit for 10-15 seconds until the bottom is set.

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5. Using a rubber spatula, pull the set edges of the pan towards the center allowing for the unset eggs to run from the center to the sides.

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6. Continue this process until the eggs are soft set. It should take less than 2 minutes.

7. Add the herbs and filling.

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8. Take the pan off the heat.

9. Using the spatula, gently fold the third of the omelet nearest to the handle over the center third. Then, holding the handle, tilt it so that the omelet rolls out of the pan and onto a plate seam side down.

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I think this was the best omelet I have ever created.

Next time, it will have some bacon ;)

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October 24, 2010 at 12:34 AM

That omelet sounds so so so so good! Why didn’t I think to put BBQ chicken in an omelet? I’m glad I read your blog, so you can give me these genius ideas and I can attempt to recreate them in my own kitchen. :)
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MattNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 7:38 AM

Haha thanks. That recipe spoke to me ;)

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MattNo Gravatar October 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM

I know! I was like “Why the heck did it take me so long to think of this”?

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October 24, 2010 at 2:07 AM

Well done man! That looks awesome!

So did you end up taking that girl out for pizza sushi?

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MattNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 7:38 AM

We went out on Friday night.

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October 24, 2010 at 7:42 AM

A cooking tutorial date? That’s hot.
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MattNo Gravatar October 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM

LOL. You wish you were my date right?

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October 24, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Teaching a girl to cook, eh? Glad you had a nice time! Oh and the omelet is pure genius. I love chicken BBQ
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MattNo Gravatar October 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM

BBQ chicken can be turned into anything. I am dead serious.

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October 24, 2010 at 3:09 PM

This is so genius. I’m gonna try this with BBQ tofu!!
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MattNo Gravatar October 25, 2010 at 11:08 AM

I am holding you to it ;)

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October 24, 2010 at 4:15 PM

You have just given me an omelette craving!!!

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October 24, 2010 at 4:56 PM

You just made my southern heart skip a beat. Two of my favorite foods combined – love omelets, loved BBQ chicken. This is brilliant!

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MattNo Gravatar October 25, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Thanks :) All it needs is some biscuits and gravy on the side!

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