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.
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!
What makes this recipe breakfast chilaquiles?
This Mexican breakfast chilaquiles recipe features eggs. That makes this chilaquiles recipe perfect for a special weekend breakfast.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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.