15 Drool-Worthy Chilaquiles Guaranteed To Give You Chills

Chilaquiles (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃilaˈkiles]) from the Nahuatl word chīlāquilitl [t͡ʃiːlaːˈkilit͡ɬ] is a traditional Mexican dish. Typically, corn tortillas cut in quarters and lightly fried are the basis of the dish.[1] Green or red salsa or mole is poured over the crisp tortilla triangles, called totopos. The mixture is simmered until the tortilla starts softening. Pulled chicken is sometimes added to the mix. It is commonly garnished with crema, shredded queso fresco, raw onion rings and avocado slices. Chilaquiles can be served with refried beans, eggs (scrambled or fried), beef and guacamole as side dish.

As with many Mexican dishes, regional and family variations are quite common. Usually, chilaquiles are eaten at breakfast or brunch. This makes them a popular recipe to use leftover tortillas and salsas. They are also served as the last meal in a long wedding party close to morning in what is called a tornaboda.

Chilaquiles are frequently confused with Tex-Mex migas, as each is a dish that uses tortilla chips/strips served primarily in the morning.

1. Charred Corn and Scallion Chilaquiles


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2. Carnitas Chilaquiles with Whipped Jalapeño Cream


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3. Baked Chilaquiles with Black Beans and Kale


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4. Skillet Chilaquiles


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5. Baked Green Chilaquiles with Sweet Corn and Summer Squash


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6. Green Chilaquiles


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7. Chilaquiles Rojos


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8. Chipotle Tofu Chilaquiles


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9. Easy Skillet Chicken Chilaquiles


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10. Spicy Chipotle Chicken Breakfast Chilaquiles


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11. Chorizo Veggie Chilaquiles


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12. Green Chilaquiles with Eggs


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13. Chicken Enchilada Chilaquiles


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14. Chilaquiles with Avocado


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15. Salsa Verde Chilaquiles Casserole


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