Deviled Egg Chicks

I can’t imagine Easter without deviled eggs or ham. Deviled Egg Chicks make an adorable deviled egg platter perfect for your Easter brunch or dinner!

Deviled Egg Chicks take a classic deviled egg recipe and make them into Easter deviled eggs! Perfect as an Easter brunch recipe or appetizer. #deviledeggchicks #easterdeviledeggs www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Deviled Egg Chicks take a classic deviled egg recipe and make them into Easter deviled eggs! Perfect as an Easter brunch recipe or appetizer.

Perhaps one of the most traditional of Easter recipes is the Deviled Egg. It seems odd that the resurrection of Christ would be celebrated with any dish including the word “Devil”, but hey, I guess I am the only one that thinks of these types of things?

Deviled Egg Chicks take a classic deviled egg recipe and make them into Easter deviled eggs! Perfect as an Easter brunch recipe or appetizer. #deviledeggchicks #easterdeviledeggs www.savoryexperiments.com

Why is it called a deviled egg?

The deviled egg gets its name from its traditional ingredients.

Anything “deviled” includes some sort of tang or spice, such as crushed red pepper, cayenne, Dijon mustard, hot sauce or even the zesty taste of vinegar.

For a classic deviled egg recipe that would be paprika, Dijon mustard or vinegar. Acid and spice. Delicious!

Deviled Egg Chicks take a classic deviled egg recipe and make them into Easter deviled eggs! Perfect as an Easter brunch recipe or appetizer. #deviledeggchicks #easterdeviledeggs www.savoryexperiments.com

Deviled Egg Chicks uses a traditional deviled egg recipe minus the cayenne or paprika dusting. Baby chicks covered in red powder would be a little weird.

Babies don’t like spice. Which reminds me of the scene from Mr. Mom when he feeds the baby chili. Ha!

My deviled egg filling is creamy, smooth, yellow and free from large bits (like onion) or other colorful ingredients like red peppers.

Deviled Egg Chicks take a classic deviled egg recipe and make them into Easter deviled eggs! Perfect as an Easter brunch recipe or appetizer. #deviledeggchicks #easterdeviledeggs www.savoryexperiments.com

Here are some tips for perfect deviled eggs:

  • It all starts with a perfect hard boiled egg that peels easy and has a creamy yellow yolk, not gray. Check out my tips for perfect deviled eggs.
  • Grate your egg yolks. If you throw them in whole, you might end up with lumpy deviled egg mix. No one wants that!
  • If you add a little bit too much liquid and your deviled egg filling is watery or loose, add a tablespoon of instant mashed potatoes. They absorb the extra moisture and don’t take away from the flavor.
  • Stubborn yolks not want to come out? Use a potato nail or cake tester to carve out the rest.

Cut a small piece off the bottom of your eggs to get them to sit flat on a serving tray. You can also add a dab of deviled egg filling as glue to stick them to the platter.

Deviled Egg Chicks take a classic deviled egg recipe and make them into Easter deviled eggs! Perfect as an Easter brunch recipe or appetizer. #deviledeggchicks #easterdeviledeggs www.savoryexperiments.com

It all starts with a good egg free from grey yolk. Boil eggs, make eggs in the Instant Pot or buy them already cooked at the grocery store.

While totally controversial, some people add a drop of yellow food coloring to the egg mix to brighten the yellow.

Deviled Egg Chicks take a classic deviled egg recipe and make them into Easter deviled eggs! Perfect as an Easter brunch recipe or appetizer. #deviledeggchicks #easterdeviledeggs www.savoryexperiments.com

What do egg yolks turn green or gray?

Some call it green, others call it gray, but whatever it is the, the ring around an egg yolk is not very appealing. However, it is harmless.

It is caused by iron in the water and overcooking. The primary ways to prevent this from happening are not overcooking and cooling fast after cooking is done by submerging them in cold water. This also aids in peeling eggs.

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Watercolor Easter Cookies

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Deviled Egg Chicks take a classic deviled egg recipe and make them into Easter deviled eggs! Perfect as an Easter brunch recipe or appetizer. #deviledeggchicks #easterdeviledeggs www.savoryexperiments.com

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Cupcakes filled with ooey goey Cadbury Eggs!
Deviled Egg Chicks take a classic deviled egg recipe and make them into Easter deviled eggs! Perfect as an Easter brunch recipe or appetizer. #deviledeggchicks #easterdeviledeggs www.savoryexperiments.com
Deviled Egg Chicks take a classic deviled egg recipe and make them into Easter deviled eggs! Perfect as an Easter brunch recipe or appetizer. #deviledeggchicks #easterdeviledeggs www.savoryexperiments.com

Deviled Egg Chicks

4.24 from 39 votes
Deviled Egg Chicks take a classic deviled egg recipe and make them into Easter deviled eggs! Perfect as an Easter brunch recipe or appetizer.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 eggs

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place egg on a cutting board on its side. Make two cuts, one very thin one at the bottom so the egg will sit flat and another 3/4 of the way up, taking off the top like a lid. Repeat with all 12 eggs. 
  • Carefully remove yolks and place them in a separate bowl. You might need to use a potato nail or toothpick to get out all of the yolk. Mash or grate until it is fine bits. 
  • In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, blend egg yolks with dijon mustard, hot sauce and white vinegar to form a paste. 
  • Add mayonnaise, fine sea salt and white pepper, beating until smooth. 
  • Transfer mixture to a piping bag or ziploc bag with the corner snipped. Fill each egg generously up and beyond the brim. Top with the “lid.” Continue with remaining eggs.
  • Cut olives into small, square pieces using kitchen shears. Using a vegetable peeler, shave off small pieces of carrot, trimming with kitchen shears to get the desired shape. Use olive pieces for eyes and carrot shavings for the nose. It is easiest to place these using tweezers. 
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition

Calories: 143 kcal, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 190 mg, Sodium: 203 mg, Potassium: 63 mg, Vitamin A: 265 IU, Vitamin C: 0.2 mg, Calcium: 25 mg, Iron: 0.6 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 143
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: deviled egg chicks, deviled eggs for easter
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Jessica Formicola in her ktichen

About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. I love this idea so much! BUT- totally failed- I wish I could post my photo. Either my special mixture was too creamy, my eggs were not balanced well, or the hats were too heavy and big. Mine look like drunk ducks.

    1. Ugh, Emma, I’m sorry yours failed, but I am totally having a giggle about your drunk ducks. Probably that the filling wasn’t thick enough to hold the weight.

  2. I am so excited to make these!! I do have a question. I despise black olives (even though it is such a tiny amount). Anyone have any suggestions on what I could use instead? Thanks again for sharing such a cute recipe 😃

    1. You could probably use a food color pen or just a dot of frosting. You can also use something you enjoy more and your little chicks will just have a different color of eyes.

  3. can’t wait to try the ham, rolls and deviled egg recipes for Easter. Oh yes and the bunny ear bread too-it’s going to be so pretty and yummy this Easter. Better than ever!!

  4. 5 stars
    These are so cute!!!!
    My kids love deviled eggs and these are a big hit!
    We are making them for Good Friday Supper at Church, I am sure everyone else will love them too.

  5. I can’t even get to the directions because both the link from the email and the app for this recipe…devilled chick eggs ….keeps going back to start as I try to scroll down and this comment section doesn’t give me the ability to go back and change anything without deletion.

    1. Nicola, I’m sorry you are having problems, I just checked on my end and everything seems to be ok. I wonder if maybe it is a browser error?