Chicken Chilaquiles Authentic Mexican Breakfast


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If you like savory breakfasts, you’re going to love this authentic Mexican breakfast recipe for chicken chilaquiles. They’re so full of flavor, you’ll wish you could have them every day!

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One of the best parts about chicken chilaquiles is the customizability of it.

The kids LOVE to smear a bit of sour cream over the top of theirs. Me? I’m more of “give me a bite of avocado with each forkful”.

And my husband? Salsa all the way.

So, you can make this easy Mexican breakfast dish pretty much any way you like!

close up of Chicken Chilaquiles on a black plate

What You Need to Make Chicken Chilaquiles

And because there’s nothing super hard about making chicken chilaquiles, just about anyone can make it. If you can make shredded chicken, you can make chilaquiles.

Plus, being a one-pan dish, you can bet that clean-up is a cinch. Just be prepared to make it again once the folks in your family have had a taste, because they’ll be asking for it for sure.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 lbs shredded chicken
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup corn tortilla chips
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
chips, shredded chicken in a glass bowl, tomato sauce in a glass bowl, an egg in a white ramekin, all on a wooden cutting board next to a gray and white cloth

How to Make Chicken Chilaquiles

Step 1

Combine tomato sauce and spices in a small bowl. Place this mixture in a pan over high heat.

Step 2

Add chicken and stir to combine.

shredded chicken being added to tomato sauce and seasoning in a skillet

Step 3

Add tortilla chips and cover while you prepare the eggs.

tortilla chips, shredded chicken and tomato sauce in a skillet

Step 4

Crack each egg individually into a pan and fry on both sides.

an egg being poured into a frying pan

Step 5

Once the eggs are fried, place them over the chicken mixture and serve!

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If you love this easy chicken recipe, but you’re not quite ready to bust out your cutting board, just pin this to your favorite easy weeknight dinner ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it quick later!

Yield: 6 Servings Chicken Chilaquiles

Chicken Chilaquiles

Chicken Chilaquiles

For anyone who loves savory breakfasts, making chicken chilaquiles is a no-brainer. So full of flavor, I am definitely on board for eating it at least once a week.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs shredded chicken
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup corn tortilla chips
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Combine tomato sauce and spices in a small bowl. Place this mixture in a pan over high heat.
  2. Add chicken and stir to combine.
  3. Add tortilla chips and cover while you prepare the eggs.
  4. Crack each egg individually into a pan and fry on both sides.
  5. Once the eggs are fried, place them over the chicken mixture and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 237mgSodium: 761mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 43g

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