Mexican Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish dating back to the Aztecs. It's popular throughout Mexico in several variations. Indulge in crunchy, deep fried tortilla chips covered with a scrumptious tomato sauce. Your spice kit includes fruity and mild ancho peppers for a little kick.
hands-on time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3


  • 1 lb chicken breast shredded*
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels optional
  • 12 tortillas cut into strips or triangles
  • 2 cups tomato puree not seasoned
  • 1/2 cup broth vegetable or chicken
  • oil
  • salt & pepper

Suggested Toppings

  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 cup sour cream or Mexican crema
  • 1 cup shredded cheese or Mexican queso fresco
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 4 lettuce leaves thinly sliced

Chilaquiles Culinary Spice Kit

  • Ancho chili, garlic, onion, cumin, oregano, cloves


Chilaquiles Sauce

  • In a POT, add 2 tbsp oil, tomato puree, broth, Chilaquiles spices, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Cover. Bring to a boil. Turn heat to low.
  • Cook over low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Add chicken and optionally corn.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Turn off and let it rest for 15 minutes.

Tortilla Chips

  • In a PAN, fry tortillas in plenty of oil over medium-low heat until they turn slightly brown.
  • Pay close attention. They can burn easily.
  • Transfer each batch of tortilla chips to a PLATE lined with a paper towel.


  • In a large PAN, reheat the sauce over medium heat.
  • Carefully, stir in the tortilla chips. Cook for about 3 minutes.


  • Serve chilaquiles with your preferred toppings.
  • Enjoy!


* Cook the chicken the day before in salted water for about 20 minutes. Shred it with two forks.
  • Substitute chicken with beef or pinto beans.
  • Omit chicken and place sunny-side-up eggs on top.
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