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Easy Chilaquiles

Teri & Jenny
Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican breakfast. This recipe is simple, delicious and takes just 30 minutes to make! Crispy fried tortilla chips are tossed and simmered with our smoky red sauce and topped with a fried egg!
4.97 from 31 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 763 kcal


red sauce

  • 3 tablespoons neutral oil
  • ½ sweet onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 ½ cups crushed tomatoes
  • 4 chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken stock

fried eggs

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 12 ounces tortilla chips


  • ½ cup queso fresco, crumbled
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • ½ bunch cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • hot sauce optional


red sauce

  • Place oil in a heavy bottom skillet and place over medium-high heat.
  • Sauté onion and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and continue to sauté for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour mixture into a blender and add crushed tomatoes, chipotle peppers in adobe and stock. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour sauce back into skillet and simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes.

fried eggs

  • Place a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat and add oil. Swirl oil around pan and crack eggs into pan. Fry eggs for 3 to 4 minutes until edges are crispy, whites have set but yolks are still runny. Remove from heat and set aside.


  • Raise heat of sauce to medium-high and bring to a boil about 3 minutes. Add tortilla chips, a handful at a time, folding gently to coat every chip before adding more.
  • Repeat until all chips have been added and evenly coated, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and gently fold together. Remove from heat and top with fried eggs.
  • Top with queso fresco, radishes, cilantro, and hot sauce. Serve immediately.


  • *Makes 1 12” skillet
  • For a crispier texture, remove sauce from heat, add chips and gently toss together until fully and evenly coated. Top with eggs and desired toppings. Serve. 
  • Make and Freeze Ahead: Chilaquiles should be made fresh overall, but the red sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
  • When ready to serve, thaw sauce completely, in the refrigerator, before reheating and simmering or tossing with chips.


Serving: 4gCalories: 763kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 19gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 948mgPotassium: 806mgFiber: 9gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1503IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 321mgIron: 5mg
Keyword chilaquiles
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