Easy Breakfast Chilaquiles Recipe

How to Make an Easy Breakfast Chilaquiles Recipe

Have you ever tried a breakfast chilaquiles recipe? I love having chilaquiles at Mexican restaurants in when I go out to eat.

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 a lazy weekend morning?

Instead, skip that step – and all that oil and mess – and use thick tortilla chips from the store in this easy chilaquiles recipe!

What makes breakfast chilaquiles recipes like this one even better is that you can make it all in one oven-safe skillet, which makes for easy clean up.

Overhead shot of a skillet of breakfast chilaquiles with avocados, eggs, crumbled queso fresco, cilantro, chorizo and salsa.

Do you make your breakfast chilaquiles green or red?

I’ve seen chilaquiles verde recipes and red sauce recipes using tomatoes with jalapeno peppers.

I chose to use salsa verde, and loved the flavor combination with the chorizo sausage.

Speaking of green, I added plenty of avocado and cilantro to this wholesome chilaquiles recipe.

With the addition of queso fresco cheese, it’s such a hearty dish, you can serve it for lunch or dinner, too!

A plate of breakfast chilaquiles with eggs and avocados

What makes this recipe breakfast chilaquiles?

This Mexican breakfast chilaquiles recipe features eggs. That makes this chilaquiles recipe perfect for a special weekend breakfast.

Serve it with some Quick & Healthy Horchata or a Pumpkin Smoothie.

Or you can serve this easy to make chorizo and egg dish for a Mexican-style breakfast-for-dinner. I don’t know about you, but I love having eggs for dinner.

A skillet of breakfast chilaquiles with eggs, salsa, and avocados.

Tips on how to make an easy breakfast chilaquiles

Salsa: I used my favorite canned salsa verde for my breakfast chilaquiles recipe.

Any store brand will do, but check the label for any ingredients you’re trying to avoid or may be allergic to.

Chorizo: Can’t find chorizo at your grocery store? Use my How to make homemade chorizo recipe! Very easy to do and you can adjust the spiciness as well.

Cilantro: 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 needed.

A breakfast serving of chilaquiles with an egg and avocados. Skillet of chilaquiles in the background with a serving spoon.

Cheese: 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.

Eggs: When making breakfast chilaquiles recipes, not everyone wants their eggs done the same way. Some want them runny and others well done.

If that’s the case, cook the eggs “to order” in a separate pan and serve individually.

Then bake your Easy Breakfast Chilaquiles without the eggs for just enough time just to melt the cheese – about 5 minutes.

Looking for another delicious way to start your day?

Try these easy breakfast recipes:

● This Best Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe is a great way to start your day!

● Blueberry French Toast Casserole Recipe can be made ahead.

● I love serving this Berry Smoothie in the morning. But it also makes a terrific afternoon snack.

● This Shakshuka with Feta is a brunch showstopper. Made in a skillet, this one pot recipe features eggs, feta and a delicious tomato sauce.


Easy Breakfast Chilaquiles Recipe

Overhead shot of a shillet of breakfast chilaquiles with avocados, eggs, crumbled queso fresco, cilantro, and salsa.

Do you make chilaquiles? Then you'll love this easy Mexican breakfast chilaquiles recipe!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3/4 cup diced white onions
  • 4 ounces chorizo sausage
  • 2 cups salsa verde
  • 4 cups thick tortilla chips
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 sliced and diced avocados


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large oven-safe skillet, sauté onions with chorizo over medium heat. Cook until the chorizo starts to brown and is nearly cooked through.
  3. Add salsa verde to skillet. Bring the 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until the whites are set and the yolks just start to set, about 8-10 minutes.
  7. Remove skillet from oven and top with cheese, cilantro, and avocado.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 593Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 234mgSodium: 1543mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 8gSugar: 8gProtein: 24g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.

Originally published on March 24, 2017. Updated with new pictures and information.

Easy Breakfast Chilaquiles Recipe

5 thoughts on “Easy Breakfast Chilaquiles Recipe

  1. Ruthann

    Excellent recipe. I used verde the first time. Someone gave me a poblano pepper so I sauted that up with some onion. Cooked up a little bacon. Mixed it all up together. Eggs turned out great. Topped with a little green onion, cilantro & cheese. Made them again today. Only had homemade red salsa. It was good but I actually think I like the green better. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ve always wanted to make them.

  2. Carol

    Hello – thanks for a great chilaquiles recipe! And I’ve tried a half dozen at least. Like you, I’ve always been an advocate of buying tortilla chips because although I enjoy making Sunday breakfasts, who needs to spend time making something you can buy (and really, they don’t taste any better when I get them up myself). I like cutting the chorizo down and adding carnitas but that’s me. Sometimes the mark of a great recipe is how well you can use it as a jumping off point.

  3. Kuismom

    I am making this recipe this morning. It looks yummy. The salsa in your pictures looks red but you state that you used verde. My question being did the chorizo turn the salsa red or are these pictures from another batch? I’m going to use regular breakfast sausage in mine, my hubby & I aren’t big fans of chorizo. Thanks for sharing your recipe.


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