Oven-Baked Chilaquiles

Here is a recipe I know you will love. It his called chilaquiles (chee-lah-KEE-lehs). It’s a traditional Mexican dish.  There are many variations on the recipe. Once you learn the basics of it, don’t be afraid to experiment.

If you think your family won’t like this, you will have to trust me when I tell you they will love it! I served this to guests one time for dinner. During the meal, there was very little conversation but plenty of clinking, scraping, and a whole lot of smacking!

The basis of this dish is corn tortillas. I posted a recipe for home made ones HERE: Wheat free tortillas

If you’re not up to the task  of making your own tortillas, then buy the already made kind, or use tortilla chips. I’ve included recipes for both.

Here is a photo of what the dish looks like. My guests and I ate ours before we could snap pictures. This happens over and over again. So I linked to the one where the recipe is found.

(Image linked in from website)


  • 32 tortillas (serves 6-8)
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1½ cups shredded chicken
  • 2½ cups oil
  • Slices of onion
  • 2 jar Salsa Verde


  • Cut tortillas into 1-inch squares or strips. I use a pizza cutter for this.
  • Fry pieces in oil and butter mix until they are slightly crispy –they cook up pretty quickly. You won’t need a lot of oil for this. Remove from pan.
  • Add onions and saute for about 2 minutes.
  • Put a layer of fried tortillas in a baking dish. Then pour over one jar of salsa verde (or any other sauce). Spread shredded chicken over that.
  • Make a second layer the same way — tortillas, salsa verde, and chicken.
  • Sprinkle grated cheese on top, enough to completely cover the dish.
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Garnish with onion slices, or chopped cilantro.

Yield, 6-8 servings
Recipe source

Option #1 — Chilaquiles de Huevos
This version is for breakfast. It uses eggs instead of chicken (HERE)

Option #2 — Chicken with Chilaquiles Chips and Salsa Verde
This recipe uses tortilla chips instead of tortillas (HERE)


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