Chilaquiles Verdes are a sort of casserole that makes good use of leftover tortillas. This is a quick dish once you have made the sauce, which is primarily tomatillos.
Chilaquiles are very popular in Mexico since you can add anything you have in hand; use leftover corn tortillas, and even store bought tortilla chips.....we won't judge you for that 🙂
Smother it in green or red sauce, and other main ingredients such as melted cheese, corn kernels, shredded chicken, beef, shrimp, chorizo or fried eggs. Endless possibilities!
For this recipe I baked the tortilla chips to reduce the oil and cut some fat. For a quick meal I used shredded rotisserie chicken to save time from cooking the chicken.
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Make Chilaquiles Verdes with this Tomatillo Sauce recipe
Chicken Green Chilaquiles
- 12 corn tortillas cut into triangles
- 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup corn kernels
- 1 cup shredded chicken breast
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups of homemade tomatillo sauce or store bought
- 1/3 cup Chichuahua cheese or monterrey jack cheese shredded
- sliced radish optional for garnish
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Brush the corn tortillas triangles with olive oil (use 2 Tbsp or as much as needed) and place on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
- Bake for about 6 minutes or until slightly brown and crispy. Set aside
- Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in skillet on medium heat and add onions. Cook until soft.
- Add the corn & shredded chicken. Season with salt & pepper.
- Add the crispy tortilla chips to the skillet then add the tomatillo sauce and mix well.
- Cook for another minute or two and remove from heat.
- Add the cheese and cover until the cheese is melted.
- Serve while it's hot with rice or beans.
- You can make the Tomatillo Sauce ahead of time to save time for weeknight dinners.
- Using rotisserie chicken will save additional time as well!
Chilaquiles is one of my all time favorite Mexican meals and I've been making them as far back as I can remember. I think I started making them since I was 14 years old! Of course back then I didn't make everything from scratch and used tomato sauce spiced with chili powder instead of homemade sauce but it still tasted like heaven!