In an authentic Mexican chilaquiles (chee-la-KEE-les) recipe, corn tortillas are cut in quarters or strips and fried. Basically, what you’re doing is making tortilla chips. And who has time for that even on weekend mornings?
Instead, skip that step – and all that oil and mess – and use thick tortilla chips from the store in this Easy Breakfast Chilaquiles Recipe!
What makes breakfast chilaquiles recipes even easier is that you can make it all in one oven-safe skillet, which makes for easy clean up.
Do you make your chilaquiles green or red?
Speaking of green, I added plenty of avocado and cilantro to this healthy chilaquiles recipe. With the addition of queso fresco cheese, it’s such a hearty dish, you can serve it for brinner (breakfast for dinner), too!
What makes this an easy breakfast chilaquiles recipe?
It’s all about the eggs!
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As a cook and foodie, I love the gorgeous, golden yolks and the delicious taste of their eggs. Taste is the #1 reason why people continue to purchase their eggs after first trying them.
You can truly say “happy egg” isn’t just about the humanely raised hens on their farms, but about their satisfied customers, too!
This Mama’s tips for how to make an easy breakfast chilaquiles recipe
I used my favorite canned salsa verde for my easy breakfast chilaquiles recipe. Any store brand will do, but check the label for any ingredients you’re trying to avoid.
Can’t find chorizo at your grocery store? Use my How to make homemade chorizo recipe! Very easy, healthy, and you can adjust the spiciness, too.
If you’re serving this Easy Breakfast Chilaquiles Recipe for guests, not everyone likes cilantro. So ask first and serve the cilantro on the side.
If you can’t find queso fresco cheese for your Mexican breakfast chilaquiles recipe, a shredded Mexican blend or Monterey Jack cheese will work as a substitute.
When making breakfast chilaquiles recipes, not everyone wants their eggs done the same way. Some want them runny and others well done. (I love my happy eggs runny!) If that’s the case, cook the eggs “to order” in a separate pan and serve individually. Then bake the chilaquiles without the eggs for just enough time just to melt the cheese – about 5 minutes.
Easy Breakfast Chilaquiles
- 3/4 cup diced white onions
- 4 ounces chorizo sausage
- 2 cups salsa verde
- 4 cups thick tortilla chips
- 4 eggs from the happy egg co.
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 3/4 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 sliced and diced avocados
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a large oven safe skillet, sauté onions with chorizo over medium heat. Cook until chorizo starts to brown and is nearly cooked through.
- Add salsa verde to skillet. Bring temperature up to medium high and bring mixture to a slow boil. Scrape up any brown bits. Simmer for 3-5 minutes until sauce thickens. Stir occasionally.
- Add tortilla chips by the handful to the skillet. Toss with a spatula to completely cover the chips in the sauce. Don’t worry about breaking some of the chips.
- Remove skillet from heat. With a large spoon, make a well in the sauce and chips. Then crack 1 egg into it. Repeat with the remaining 3 eggs. Season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer skillet to oven and bake until the whites are set and the yolks just start to set, about 8-10 minutes.
- Remove skillet from oven and top with cheese, cilantro, and avocado.
- Serving size: 1/4 of skillet