Chilaquiles with Fried Eggs is an easy meal and a simple recipe you can serve to the family in just a few minutes.
It's the perfect protein to start your day, with crunchy flavor, delicious cheese taste, and homemade salsa! Serve this for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or a hearty snack.
If you are looking for more egg dishes, be sure to try my Oven Baked Poached Eggs or Egg in the Hole with Bursted Tomatoes (Perfect Mother’s Day Brunch Idea), or my favorite — Air Fryer Baked Avocado Eggs. Another great breakfast recipe is Steak and Eggs Breakfast Hash.
How to Make These Easy Chilaquiles Recipe
What are chilaquiles or as they are mostly known as, chilaquiles con huevos? Crispy corn tortillas, or in our case, tortilla chips, are mixed with red salsa and fried in a large skillet over medium heat or medium-high heat. They get all soft and moist and create the perfect base to oven-fry eggs. Of course, you can also make scrambled eggs if you are more of a fan of those than a fried egg. Stale tortillas don't work for this recipe.
The chips are gently softened until they retain just a bit of crunch but dissolve in your mouth. This is the perfect excuse to eat soggy nachos for breakfast! You can use store-bought tortilla chips or you can use fresh corn tortillas instead. Cut and fry and make crispy corn tortilla chips until they are golden brown. Just let the fried tortillas drain on a paper towel before throwing them into the skillet.
Once the nachos have softened and the eggs have cooked to your liking, top the dish off with your favorite Mexican flavors — sour cream, crema, sliced onions, green onions, crumbled cheese, feta cheese, queso fresco, fresh cilantro, pico de Gallo, and lime slices. If you like refried beans, you can even add those as well. I did not add beans to mine because I am not a fan of them.
This is a super-simple dish that anyone can make. Heat some salsa in a pan. Now, crunch up some tortilla chips and throw them in with the red chile sauce. Give them a few minutes to soften.
If you want to make chilaquiles rojos, swap out the salsa for red enchilada sauce. For this, I used my homemade Pioneer Woman Salsa. You can also use green salsa, or salsa verde for this recipe.
Once the dish is complete, I drizzle a little olive oil on top and sprinkle on some flaky sea salt or kosher salt and ground black pepper.
How to Fry the Eggs
If you are using fried eggs for this dish, you can do this one of two ways. You can fry the eggs separately and place them on top. Or, you can place the skillet on a baking sheet, break the eggs on top of the tortillas, and bake in the oven for a few minutes to cook the eggs.
Other Variations of Chilaquiles
The reason I love this dish is because it is so versatile. You can use red sauce, green sauce, green salsa, red salsa, a scrambled egg, a fried egg, etc. Make this dish any way you want. It is going to be delicious regardless! If you use green sauce or salsa, it will be Green Chilaquiles, but since I used my homemade salsa roja, these are red chilaquiles.
For extra added heat, throw some jalapenos, guajillo chiles on top, or some ancho chiles. I like adding pickled jalapenos that I picked up from the grocery store. It adds some amazing flavor to the dish. Then squeeze a little lime juice on top and voila! Perfect brunch or breakfast dish.
This is an easy breakfast recipe that your whole family will love and enjoy. This is traditional Mexican comfort food at its best.
If you love Mexican food as much as I do, then you will most definitely want to add this recipe to your “must-make” list. You won't regret it.
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- 1 bag of corn tortilla chips
- kosher salt
- 2 cups of salsa
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup of sour cream
- 1/2 small onion thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
- Heat the salsa and chicken broth in a large skillet over medium heat until simmering.
- Add the chips and turn to coat with the liquid mixture. Cover the pan with a lid and set it aside to allow the chips to soften.
- In another skillet over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of oil.
- Add 4 eggs and cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny.
- Season with salt and transfer to a large plate.
- Now, stir the tortilla chips and season to taste. Serve the eggs right in the skillet over the tortillas or plate them individually.
- Drizzle with sour cream, feta cheese, chopped onions, cilantro, tomatoes, and then serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 449Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 213mgSodium: 1573mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 15g