Monday, September 30, 2013

Chilaquiles with Chicken and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa


Chilaquiles are popular breakfast food
in Mexico, but we like them for a quick

They originated as a leftover dish using up
the stale tortillas and leftover red or green
sauce, meat and cheese.  Sometimes they
have scrambled eggs on top for a 
breakfast dish.  Our favorite is
with green sauce and chicken then topped
with cheese.

I chose to fry my own corn tortillas but we have made
them with tortilla chips when we were in a hurry.

I also made my own salsa verde but you can use
a bottled or canned variety too.

The tortillas are topped with the salsa and chicken
and then cheese is added and melted on top.

You can cook your finished chips in the salsa verde but
I like to keep mine crispier so I just top them with the salsa.

Chilaquiles with Chicken and 
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

1 dozen corn tortillas cut into strips or triangles
oil for frying tortillas or tortilla chips

2 C. cooked chicken, cubed
salsa verde (homemade recipe follows or
we like World Table Salsa Verde from Wal Mart 
or Herdez Salsa Verde)
3 C. monterey jack cheese

Fry the corn tortillas in oil brought to 350 degrees in
small batches until crisp.  Drain on paper towels

Layer the chips, salsa verde, and chicken and top
with lots of cheese on an ovenproof or microwave proof
dish.  Drizzle a little additional
salsa verde on top.  Heat until the cheese is melted
in a 350 degree oven or in the microwave.

Dig in and enjoy.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
1 1/2 C. fresh tomatillos, rinsed
2 cloves garlic
1 jalapeno chile, seeded
1 1/2 tsp. chicken bouillon powder
3/4 C. water
1 medium white onion, chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped

Place cleaned, chopped tomatillos, garlic and
seeded jalapenos in a large skillet.  Cook over
medium high heat until tomatillos are blackened
and soft.  Do not use oil.  Remove and let cool
a few minutes.  

Place the water, bouillon and the chopped onion
in a saucepan and cook until the
onions are soft. Remove and let cool a few minutes.
Place the tomatillo
mix and the onion mix in the food processor
with the cilantro and puree.
Transfer the salsa to a saucepan and
bring to a 
boil and simmer until a nice salsa consistency. 
 Best if refrigerated for
about 3 hours, but it is great right away.

Makes about 1 quart

This salsa verde has a great fresh tangy
flavor.  We loved it.
a cookbook printed in 2005 that was left in 
our Cabo home for me to inherit - fabulous. You can 
buy it from Amazon.  Everything we have made in it is great.)

Don't miss out on this traditional Mexican favorite.
It is super quick if you use tortilla chips
and canned salsa verde.  I really like Wal Mart's
World Table (my favorite) or Herdez's Salsa Verde.
You can have it with or without chicken and you
can also serve it with scrambled egg, but this is
our favorite way to serve it.


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  1. Yummm...this is my favorite kind of food. Fast and cheesy.

  2. Love this kind of food....cheesy, chicken and chips. It's also great, because it's easy. Love your cooking skills. xo Linda

  3. Looks like a great meal! Thanks for the salsa verde tips, I'll see if my Walmart has the one you mention:@)

  4. MMM sounds yummy! And finally something different to try! Thanks!

  5. These look so good! Love all of that melty cheese, and the fact that it's quick and easy is just icing on the cake. :)

  6. I must be living in the dark ages..I had never heard of these..I bet try are really good:-)

  7. Until yesterday I'd never heard of this dish, and now I've seen two recipes. Thank you for the tips for making this a little easier - I think it's something I'd like to make but I'd never make Salsa Verde (actually I don't really know what it is, but I will look for it).

  8. My, my, simply my! 8:30 is to early in the morning to be craving these.

  9. Looks like a great recipe. I have heard of them, but never had them. How could this be? I would like to make them, with chips, for a quick Sunday dinner. Thank you for all your wonderful support and example. You are an amazing sister. I could have been blessed with no better!

  10. I would love some of those while I am at this computer...LOL. You are the Your house must smell like heaven.
    PS I love your namesake doll. I just bought an old Susan Wakeen doll the other day a Antique Mall.
    Her eye lashes have to be replaced, but she was to precious to pass up.
    Take care Dear,
    Marie Antoinette

  11. I could tell from the little bitty picture on my page that I was going to like this recipe! This sounds so good and I always pick a green over a red sauce when I can!

  12. Yummmo!
    I love your lipstick signing your name! So clever!
    Can't wait to try this stuff....looks yummy and it is gluten Free!


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