Chicken Migas Authentic Mexican Breakfast Recipe


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Breakfast in my house has definitely gotten more fun since I started making Chicken Migas periodically. So easy and tasty, I could eat them for any meal!

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You’re not going to believe how little it actually takes to make this breakfast that everyone will love.

Even though this is traditionally only served with tortilla chips on top, the folks at your table can choose to add so many different things to customize their migas experience.

We’re talking salsa, ketchup, mayonnaise, diced tomatoes, lime, cilantro…and so many more. This is truly a customizable breakfast.

Chicken Migas on a white plate next to a fork, black and white cloth, white bowl of salsa

What You Need to Make Chicken Migas

Making chicken migas is one of those rare treats that I used to think only came from a restaurant. Turns out, you can make them at home!

And turns out that it’s such a simple chicken recipe that almost anyone can make this authentic Mexican breakfast, as long as you can follow basic cooking instructions. Here’s what you need:

  • 1 lbs shredded chicken
  • 8 large eggs
  • 8 corn tortilla chips
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Chicken Migas on a white plate next to a fork, black and white cloth, white bowl of salsa

How to Make Chicken Migas

Step 1

Combine onions, garlic and seasonings over high heat in a skillet with the olive oil. Saute until the onion is translucent.

a hand adding garlic to a onions and oil in a skillet

Step 2

Add chicken and cover, stirring periodically until the chicken is warm (about 5 minutes).

Step 3

Crack the eggs into a bowl and, with a spoon or fork, whip them.

a hand using a spoon to whip eggs in a glass bowl next to chopped onions and peppers on a cutting board

Step 4

Add whipped eggs to the chicken mixture and stir continuously until the eggs are cooked throughout before serving with tortilla chips!

eggs being poured from a glass bowl into chicken mixture in a skillet

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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: 8 Servings Chicken Migas

Chicken Migas

Chicken Migas

I can't tell you how much I LOVE chicken migas. Such a filling authentic Mexican breakfast dish that's truly fantastic.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs shredded chicken
  • 8 large eggs
  • 8 corn tortilla chips
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Combine onions, garlic and seasonings over high heat in a skillet with the olive oil. Saute until the onion is translucent.
  2. Add chicken and cover, stirring periodically until the chicken is warm (about 5 minutes).
  3. Crack the eggs into a bowl and, with a spoon or fork, whip them.
  4. Add whipped eggs to the chicken mixture and stir continuously until the eggs are cooked throughout before serving with tortilla chips!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 344mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 15g

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