WHAT ARE CHILAQUILES?
Chilaquiles pronounced, “chee-lah-KEE-less“ are a traditional Mexican breakfast that’s made of corn tortillas cut into quarters, lightly fried (we like it extra toasted) and served with eggs. It’s either made using a red or green salsa. I grew up eating it with a red salsa and the eggs were typically scrambled with the crispy tortillas. I now top the tortillas with an egg over easy because I like gooey eggs. It used to be one of my favorite breakfasts as a child. I’ve always considered this a comfort food. You can top them with chicken, beef or pork, I will be using left over air fried chicken (if interested, the recipe for the chicken is in a separate post). However, you don’t have to add meat, you can just top it with eggs and cheese.
Chilaquiles are easy and versatile to make and is the perfect opportunity to use leftover protein like chicken or beef. If you’re short on time, you can swap the homemade fried tortillas with a bag of stale tortilla (just make sure you get extra thick and crunchy chips or they will turn out soggy.
I have an aunt and cousin who make it really delicious and I used their recipe but modified it a little, this is the recipe that I will be sharing. It can be made using a green salsa but I will be making it with a red one. The salsa recipe can be as spicy as you like or as mild as you like, this recipe is medium to hot.
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