Green or Red Chilaquiles Recipe | Mexican Recipes | PBS Food

Green or Red Chilaquiles


Chilaquiles, or tortilla casserole, is a traditional Mexican dish usually served during breakfast or brunch, although it can be eaten at any time of day. Lightly fried corn tortillas are simmered in a green or red salsa and topped with cheese and/or pulled chicken to create a perfectly simple morning meal. Many regional variations of this dish exist so feel free to add your own twist to this delicious Mexican tradition!


Yield: 4 servings



  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded chicken (optional)
  • 1 cup grated cheese (use a combination of cheddar, mozzarella, and muenster or Monterey jack to create a taste similar to Mexican cheese)
  • Salt


  1. Rip the tortillas into small pieces and place them in a pan coated in olive oil. Turn them over so they don’t get too toasted and add salt.
  2. Add salsa verde or roja (see previous recipe) and let simmer for 2-3 minutes, mixing so that the tortillas are coated in salsa.
  3. Add cheese and shredded chicken, if desired.
  4. Add some water to the pan to deglaze it and to thin out the sauce, otherwise the tortillas will get too dry.


Recipe Courtesy of Casa Romero in Boston, MA

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