The Easiest Recipe for Chilaquiles {10 MINUTES}

The Easiest Recipe for Chilaquiles

This Recipe for Chilaquiles is easy and delicious. You can make it in just one pan or skillet, use pantry staples (like jarred salsa) to remove extra prep time. And best of all, this vegetarian chilaquiles recipe is low in calories!

I make this chilaquiles recipe easy by using good jarred salsa as the base. This also means you can make this easy dish anytime!

The Easiest Recipe for Chilaquiles

Homemade chilaquiles with eggs are perfect for breakfast… But I also love them for dinner!

Perhaps the best thing about this extra easy dish is the use of stale chips. Now the chips can be fresh, but if you have stale tortilla chips, this dish will help you use them up. Saving you money and helping you “shop” your pantry for fast meals.

I make this recipe for chilaquiles easy by using jarred salsa as the base! That means you can make this dish in just 10 minutes!

The Easiest Recipe for Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles recipes are often served at breakfast, but I think this makes a great dinner or brunch dish as well.

This recipe for breakfast chilaquiles with egg is a great vegetarian dish, perfect for Meatless Mondays, or all my vegetarian readers!

Here’s What You will Find in this Article:

  • Chilaquiles Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Chilaquiles
  • The Easiest Recipe for Chilaquiles (printable recipe card!)
  • Chilaquiles Nutrition

Below you will find a shopping list, how to guide, nutrition and even a printable recipe card for this easy chilaquiles recipe.

What is a Chilaquiles? Chilaquiles is a Mexican breakfast dish, often served with an egg on top. You cook chips in a red sauce, top it with an egg, and serve it with salsa, avocado, and cilantro.

Chilaquiles Ingredients

In this section you will find out what is chilaquiles made of. I think you will be very happy with the ease of this simple vegetarian breakfast!

Egg chilaquiles make a great breakfast, brunch, or even dinner! And considering this easy chilaquiles recipe uses several pantry staples, you can whip it up in a flash!

The Easiest Recipe for Chilaquiles

Now I know this is not the traditional way to make chilaquiles egg recipes… This is the “easy” version. Usually when you make the Mexican breakfast recipe, you cook down some jalapeños, onions, and tomatoes.

I figured: Hey, that’s just salsa! What if I just used a jar of good salsa?! And let me tell you, it’s amazing!

Shopping List for Simple Chilaquiles Recipe:

  • Salsa homemade or store-bought
  • Broth, chicken or vegetable
  • Corn tortilla chips
  • Cotija cheese
  • Eggs
  • Avocado sliced (optional topping)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro (optional topping)
  • Hot sauce or salsa (optional topping)
  • Sliced jalapeños (optional topping)
  • Sliced green onions (optional topping)

This simple chilaquiles recipe only required 5 ingredients, making it both easy to make, and inexpensive!

In the next section I will show you how to make an incredible meal with some stale tortillas, store-bought salsa, and a few eggs!

How to Make Chilaquiles

In this section I will show you how to make chilaquiles with just 5 ingredients!

You’ll learn how to turn some stale tortilla chips, a jar of storebosugh salsa, and a few eggs into a delicious meal you’ll want to eat at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Easiest Recipe for Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles, also know as chilli chillies, can be made fast and easy with my cooking hack… Just use a jar of salsa!

How to Make Chilaquiles:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add in the salsa and broth and cook for 5 minutes, until bubbling.
  2. Add in the chips and mix well to coat all over with sauce. Lower the heat to medium.
  3. Make 4 wells in the tortilla chips, and crack an egg in each well. Sprinkle all over with crumbled Cotija cheese.
  4. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes for over-easy eggs, or longer on the desired doneness of you eggs.
  5. Serve with desired toppings, or just as is.

Now that you know what are chilaquiles breakfast made of… Let’s move onto the sharable recipe card with measurements, cook times, even nutrition and extra toppings!

Up next is the recipe card, and below that the calories in chilaquiles as well as all. the nutritional information.

The Easiest Recipe for Chilaquiles

This is by far the easiest recipe for chilaquiles you will find! We cut the majority of the cook time and all of the prep time by swapping sauce for store-bought salsa.

And let’s be honest here, chilaquiles sauce is tomatoes, jalapeños, onions, and cumin… Guess how many of those ingredients are in a jar of salsa? ALL OF THEM!

I love this easy chilaquiles hack, and I bet you will too!

The Easiest Recipe for Chilaquiles

The Easiest Recipe for Chilaquiles

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This recipe for chilaquiles is easy and fast! Best of all, it's only 141 calories per serving and takes only 10 minutes from start to finish!
These homemade chilaquiles with eggs is made with pantry staples like salsa, and chips. You get to use jarred salsa instead of making an elaborate sauce (which is usually just a homemade salsa!) It's the easiest recipe for chilaquiles you'll ever make!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch, dinner, lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 141 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of salsa homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup broth chicken or vegetable
  • 30 corn tortilla chips
  • 1 tablespoon Cotija cheese
  • 4 large eggs

Optional Toppings:

  • 1 avocado sliced
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Hot sauce or salsa
  • Sliced jalapeños
  • Sliced green onions

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add in the salsa and broth and cook for 5 minutes, until bubbling.
  • Add in the chips and mix well to coat all over with sauce. Lower the heat to medium.
  • Make 4 wells in the tortilla chips, and crack an egg in each well. Sprinkle all over with crumbled Cotija cheese.
  • Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes for over-easy eggs, or longer on the desired doneness of you eggs.
  • Serve with desired toppings, or just as is.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cupsCalories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 9.3gProtein: 9.2gFat: 7.7gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 190mgSodium: 635mgPotassium: 286mgFiber: 1.5gSugar: 2.5gCalcium: 74mgIron: 1mg
Keyword breakfast, Mexican Food
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Chilaquiles Nutrition

I was shocked when I ran the nutrition on this easy chilaquiles recipe… I actually rechecked it twice!

Here’s the bottom line, you get to have two servings if you like. I know that 141 calories is not enough for a “meal” and if that means you get to have seconds… that’s even better in my book!

The Easiest Recipe for Chilaquiles

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