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Chipotle lime chilaquiles in a skillet with a spoon.

Chipotle Lime Chilaquiles

Teri & Jenny
A nontraditional recipe for a popular Mexican breakfast dish! Our Chipotle-Lime Chilaquiles is simple, delicious and completely satisfying!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4
Calories 497 kcal


  • 2 ears corn
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced
  • 6 ounces (thick) tortilla chips
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1/2 cup queso fresco
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Place heavy bottom skillet over medium-high heat. Add corn and sear, turning the cobs every 2minutes to evenly char. Remove corn from the skillet and slice kernels off each cob, discarding the cobs.
  • Pour oil into the skillet and sauté onion and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and continue to sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in zucchini and continue to sauté for 4 to 5 minutes. Add corn and toss together. Remove half of the mixture from the skillet and set aside.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, adobo and stock and stir together. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 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. Repeat until all chips have been added and evenly mixed.
  • Add the lime zest and juice, season with salt and pepper and gently fold together.
  • Bake for 12 to 15minute or until all liquid has been absorbed.
  • Finish chilaquiles by topping with the remaining zucchini and corn mixture, queso fresco, sliced avocados, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.


Calories: 497kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 13gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 736mgPotassium: 1043mgFiber: 10gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 1297IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 234mgIron: 4mg
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