A classic Mexican dish of tortilla chips cooked in salsa, topped with fried eggs & all your favorite toppings!
Chilaquiles Verdes is a dish that always interests me when I see it on a menu. It’s traditionally a Mexican dish of chips cooked in salsa until they soften and then are topped with various ingredients. Chilaquiles are not traditionally a brunch dish but I’m finding them on brunch menus more and more often these days. Some variations are served with eggs and others are served plain. I’m partial to the egg version because I love any excuse to throw a fried egg on a dish. Who doesn’t love a runny yolk?? Well, a lot of people actually but I am not one of them!
Chino Valley Ranchers
When I got the opportunity to partner with my favorite egg farmers, Chino Valley Ranchers, I knew I wanted to make something delicious and something different. That paired with my love for ordering Chilaquiles when I’m out brunching with my friends is what landed us right here!
This dish may look fancy but it’s a few simple ingredients, thoughtfully prepared to become something insanely delicious. All of your family and friends will be impressed when you sit them down for brunch and drop this beautiful skillet full of chips, salsa and eggs down on the table in front of them!
This recipe is not the most authentic Chilaquiles recipe. It is delicious and uses ingredients and a method that are tied to the traditional Mexican dish. However, it has been Americanized to use ingredients that are readily available in our supermarkets. This is also a shortcut version of the traditional dish, using jarred salad and prepared tortilla chips. This dish can be made significant more authentic (and more delicious) by using homemade salsa and freshly fried tortilla chips.
What You Need to Make Chilaquiles Verdes
- green salsa
- tortilla chips
- Cotija cheese
FAQs about Chilaquiles Verdes
Definitely! This recipe is incredibly versatile to work with whatever ingredients you have on hand or enjoy cooking with.
Chilaquiles Verdes with Fried Eggs
- 16 oz Salsa Verde jarred or fresh
- 2 cloves Garlic smashed or grated
- 1 Lime half juiced, half cut into wedges for serving
- 10 oz Tortilla Chips
- 4 Eggs
- 1 oz Cotija Cheese
- ¾ cup Cilantro roughly chopped
- ¼ cup Radish sliced
- 1 Jalapeno fresh or pickled, and sliced
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat & add your salsa.
- Cook the salsa for a minute until it begins to bubble gently then add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the lime juice and stir to combine.
- Next, add the tortilla chips and toss to coat completely in the salsa.
- Keep cooking the chips until they have absorbed most of the salsa and begin to soften.
- Then, in a separate skillet, fry up your eggs to your liking (you can also do this with scrambled eggs).
- Remove the chips and salsa from the heat and top with the fried eggs.
- Finish the Chilaquiles with cheese, cilantro, radish and jalapeno. Serve immediately.