If you have any leftover Chili, then try this recipe. This Overnight chili with poached eggs is delicate and simply delicious.

chili with egg

Poached egg is one of my favorite ways to enjoy an egg, but often times I end up tempted to make a hollandaise sauce for it, and don’t get me wrong I absolutely love and adore the silky, smooth and delicious hollandaise sauce, but, it’s not the healthiest choice and besides, why not use what you already have in the fridge from the night before!

If you did not make the chili yet, you can find my turkey chili recipe here. You can either make it a day ahead and add poached eggs on it for breakfast the following day (I recommend this as the flavor will be infused more from resting overnight)!), however you can still add eggs to it today, it will just take a bit longer as that you are making the chili from scratch.

As always, before we get start cooking, let’s first learn about the ingredients in this dish and some of the benefits that it provides and how it affect our body as well as things to look out for specific to your personal condition if it applies.

DISCLAIMER ALERT! All of my posts are not intended to treat or override the decision to see your personal doctor or physician. I strongly advise everyone to discuss any serious condition or to your medical health provider. Everything I say and write are all based on personal experience and through reading materials provided by medical professionals. I believe everyone’s body is unique and there’s no one miracle diet or medicine for everyone! I am here only to provide and share knowledge I have learned from the general holistic wellness point of view. All of the information and recipes that I am providing are safe for majority of people. All of the information listed can be found through the reference section.
  • All of the benefits that turkey chili’s ingredient provides on the list HERE.
  • If you have just covered from a cold or illness, the egg can be very nourishing for your body.
  • Egg is low in calorie, yet high in protein and omega 3, which helps reduce the bad cholesterol.
  • Warms your body up and nourishes your body while giving you energy to get through your day.
  • Including the list from HERE.
  • If you are allergic to eggs, you can try to eat the chili with soft scrambled vegan egg.
  • It’s higher in calorie, so consume in moderation if you are watching your calorie intake.
  • If you are watching your cholesterol level, you may want to consume egg in moderation.  
  • If you have any stomach or gastro issues, you should not consume this dish too much as that the spice from the chili might agitate your gut more.


Zelman MPH, RD, LD , K. M. (2020). Health benefits of eggs. WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-eggs-health-benefits.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overnight Chili with Poached Eggs

If you have any leftover Chili, then try this recipe. This Overnight chili with poached eggs is delicate and simply delicious.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Heart Healthy, High Protein
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Author Yu-Hua Golnick


  • large pot of water
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar (This helps keep the egg whites together instead of dispersing into water)
  • 4 each eggs
  • 2 cup overnight chili recipe link be found in the post
  • Cilantro, lime, tortilla chip, sour cream and cheese for garnish (optional)


  •  In a small to medium size pot, reheat the 4 cup of chili over medium heat. Stir once in a while until fully heated through. (or microwave in microwave safe container. You may have to mix and reheat until all of the chili is properly heated through.)
  •  In a large pot, fill with water and add white vinegar. Bring to light boil. Swirl water with a large spoon clockwise.
  • Slowly crack and drop the eggs into the water, one at a time. (you can crack the egg in a ramekin and drop it in close to the surface of water or just crack closely by the water. Make sure to not burn your hand by putting your hand into the water!)  let it gently boil for about 3 minutes and remove with slotted spoon.
  •  In a plate, place about a cup of heated chili in the plate and top with two poached eggs and garnish with your choice of toppings and serve immediately.