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A recipe for Chilaquiles. Its been awhile since I’ve made a big breakfast-y/brunch-y type of dish at home. Weekdays don’t usually allow for it, since my fiance and I are both usually up by 5:45-6am and it’s just get up, snuggle the dog, make coffee, snuggle the dog, get ready to go, snuggle the dog, drink coffee, snuggle the dog, and begin our work days. Coffee (and a couple extra snuggles to our sweet, precious dog, Dexter!) is just about all we have time for in the mornings, during the week.

So this weekend we’re putting everything on pause for just a couple hours, to get into the kitchen and make breakfast together. It’s also been awhile since I’ve had Chilaquiles and I’ve had a pretty intense craving lately. A few months ago we posted our Green Chilaquiles recipe, but for the weekend we’re going back to one of our oldest recipes, a basic (but super tasty) Chilaquiles, simmered in a luscious red sauce and topped with all the fixin’s. This dish is so easy to throw together, but is also just such a satisfying meal! Enjoy! xx, Jenny
Chilaquiles recipe. Chilaquiles. Hi All! So it’s starting to get really warm in LA, which makes me think of a few things: how I still haven’t lost all of my “holiday weight” (whoops), wishing my apartment had central air (“an ocean breeze” just isn’t the same) and last but not least….brunch! Not that brunch isn’t awesome all year long, because it totally is, but I love warm weather brunch in particular…that’s all :) One of my favorite brunch dishes, that isn’t necessary something you see everywhere or all the time, is chilaquiles. If you don’t know what it is, it’s pretty much really tasty, soggy, baked chips…yep, awesome.

This is a super easy and basic version of a dish that has hundreds of variations. You can seriously add anything to it, corn, black beans, diced avocados, carne asada, diced chayote, ANYTHING! The key is really coating the chips in liquid and having a good balance between liquid and chip….you don’t want the chips swimming in liquid even after they’re out of the oven, but you also don’t want to bite into a pile of dry, “stale-like” chips. It’s a great dish to make for a group of people. This recipe makes a lot and it’s pretty filling. Everyone should definitely make this dish for brunch this weekend; total crowd pleaser. Enjoy!
xx Jenny

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Super Simple Chilaquiles
Makes 1 12” skillet

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 sweet onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles, drained
2 1/2 cups prepared salsa
2 tablespoons adobo sauce (optional)
1 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
14-15 ounces yellow corn tortilla chips
3-5 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup queso fresco, crumbled
1-2 radishes, thinly sliced
1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
hot sauce

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Place oil in a heavy bottom skillet and place over medium-high heat.
3. Saute onion and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and continue to sauté for 2 minutes.
4. Stir in green chiles and continue to sauté for 2 minutes. Add salsa, adobo (is using) and broth and stir together.
5. Bring mixture to a boil and begin adding tortilla chips, a handful at a time, folding gently to coat every chip. Allow chips to soak up some liquid before adding more.
6. Repeat until all chips have been added and evenly mixed. Season with salt and pepper and gently fold together.
7. Crack eggs atop mixture, place in oven and bake for 12 to 15 minute or until all liquid has been absorbed and eggs have set.
8. Top with queso fresco, radishes, cilantro, and hot sauce. Serve immediately.

  1. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga Not Specified Not Specified

    These look wonderful…perfect looking eggs, and lovin the big radish slices. Yum. The colors of the plates with the food..make me wanna dive in!

  2. Connie @ Daydream In Color Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow this sounds so good. I want it now!

  3. ileana Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks good and reminds me of the eggs my mom would sometimes make for me. They’re different, but she crisps up pieces of tortilla in a pan and then adds the eggs. It’s salty and so delicious. :)

  4. Ashley Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my goodness! I’ve never heard of this, but I’m 100% sold, especially with the eggs on top. We’re having a bit of a warm spell here [Ft. Collins, CO] with 3 days in the 60’s but snow on Wednesday. :) I love the texture of the surface you shot this dish on.

  5. E Not Specified Not Specified

    Wow, they look really tasty!

    Congratulations on your pictures. I’ve just opened my personal blog and I wish I could take such wonderful pictures one day… :)

  6. Aaron from The Amused Bouche Blog Not Specified Not Specified

    Chilaquiles! Hands down, one of my top 3 favorite breakfasts!

  7. Heather (Heather's Dish) Not Specified Not Specified

    you just spoke to this Texas girl’s heart with this one…chilaquiles are one of my FAVORITE breakfast foods ever!

  8. fawn Not Specified Not Specified

    I love chilaquiles. They are so easy and remind me of Mexico.

  9. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    Whoa! Never heard of this dreamboat of a brunch. Yum.

  10. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    This is really neat! Love this idea!

  11. Nicole Franzen Not Specified Not Specified

    I LOVE CHILAQUILES, we ate them everyday in Mexico. I have yet to attempt them at home in fear that I will never accomplish that bad ass sauce and that delightful crema. Divine, I must try now.

  12. Chase l Oh The Cuteness! Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh man are you kidding me that looks so good!

  13. thelittleloaf Not Specified Not Specified

    Brunch is one of my favourite meals of the day and this looks awesome – your fried egg is perfect!

  14. Eva {not your mama's dinner} Not Specified Not Specified

    Damn! I’ve never heard of chilaquiles before but now I HAVE TO try them out. They look devine!

  15. Mirauncut Not Specified Not Specified

    I love chilaquiles! Yum! I love to eat them with a big dollop of sour cream. Soooo good!

  16. Lucie (Thursday Night Dinner) Not Specified Not Specified

    i saw these made on an episode of chopped and i cant wait to try them! thanks for the recipe!!

  17. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    Yeah… I am ghostly white and have yet to lose that extra holiday weight as well! Guess I will start to diet or something after I make this recipe!!! Looks delicious!

  18. Erin Not Specified Not Specified

    Just made this tonight…was really pleased with the result. Yummy stuff!

  19. Jessica Not Specified Not Specified

    I just made this! Topped with corn, black beans and cheese! Can’t wait to make it again, maybe this time with a few nice green things on top and maybe the radishes :) Thanks for the recipe!

  20. liz Not Specified Not Specified

    YO IM SO MAKING THIS OVER THE WEEKEND. thanks for the recipe!

  21. La Petite Gigi Not Specified Not Specified

    I have been obsessed with chilaquiles ever since trying them in San Francisco at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market. This is something I absolutely MUST attempt to make. Thanks for the great recipe!

    La Petite Gigi

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  23. A Duck's Oven Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks fantastic! I’ll have to mix it up for breakfast soon and give chilaquiles a try.

  24. branny Not Specified Not Specified

    Man I would love it if someone served this to me for brunch!

  25. Kerry Not Specified Not Specified

    I only like my eggs scrambled, and have had this dish that way, but how can I make them scrambled in this recipe? Sounds soooo yummy.

  26. kat Not Specified Not Specified

    Ahh this is my favorite! My boyfriend makes the best chilaquiles! I always ask him to make this for me :)

  27. Jeannie Not Specified Not Specified

    Looks delicious even though I have never try this before, love the photo!

  28. myfudo Not Specified Not Specified

    With that sunny side up on top…This’ll sure be a breakfast favorite!

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  32. Dave Not Specified Not Specified

    Sounds good to me. I’m going to try this next weekend

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  40. Adri Not Specified Not Specified

    I LOVE Chilaquiles, and yours look so tempting. It looks particularly good in the frypan, and your close-up of the chips is a terrific shot. I’d love to have this for breakfast. Thanks for the inspiration.

  41. kita Not Specified Not Specified

    BRING ON SUNDAY BRUNCH. This girl loves a savory dish like this to wake up to (who am I kidding? I’d eat this for dessert too)

  42. Rachel Not Specified Not Specified

    Chilaquiles are always a good idea, and this version looks delicious!

  43. Kathy Connolly Not Specified Not Specified

    The recipe looks great, but I wanted to see a pic of Dexter! :)

  44. Emily Not Specified Not Specified

    I just made this for a group of friends for brunch – it was super easy to do and a huge success! Thank you!

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