Mexican Chilaquiles

One of my all-time favorite Mexican dishes has to be Chilaquiles (Chee-lah-KEE-less). I love fresh tomatillo salsa with the corn chips, grilled chicken, and fresh cheese. I have been compiling many of my favorite authentic Mexican recipes to share as Cinco de Mayo draws near and was SO excited when I saw a Chilaquiles recipe on Simplyrecipes.com. I ‘tweeked’ it a little and can’t wait to share the results with you. I had a feeling this meal would be a hit with my whole family, and it was! The tomatillo salsa has the perfect mild spice for an entire family or all ages, with a little bit of sweetness. My sons now have a new favorite meal that’s not to add to their list! Yay!

Ingredients:

  • 1 dozen corn tortillas, preferably stale, or left out overnight to dry out a bit, quartered or cut into 6 wedges
  • Corn oil
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups Tomatillo Salsa

Garnishes

  • 2 Grilled Chicken Breasts Shredded
  • Cotija Cheese or Queso Fresco
  • Crema Mexicana
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Chopped red onion
  • Avocado, sliced or roughly chopped

Directions:

1. In a large sauté pan, coat pan generously with corn oil, (1/8 inch), heat on medium high to high. When the oil is quite hot, add the tortillas, fry until golden brown. Remove tortillas to a paper towel lined plate to soak up excess oil. Sprinkle a little salt on the tortillas. Wipe pan clean of any browned bits of tortillas.

*If you would like a quicker version of Chilaquiles, you can buy tortilla chips and skip all of step 1 and begin with step 2. However, the flavor of making your own chips is fantastic!

2. Add 2 Tbsp oil to pan, bring to high heat again. Add the salsa and let salsa cook for several minutes. Then add the fried tortilla quarters to the salsa. Gently turn over the pieces of tortilla until they are all well coated with salsa. Let cook for a few minutes more.

3. Next, grill and shred 2 chicken breasts to add as a garnish.

4. Remove from heat. Serve chilaquiles with garnishes and a side of beans.

Yield: Serves 4.

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Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

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  1. This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us!! We loved having you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

  2. This looks awesome! I can’t wait to try it! Pinning!

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