An easy Chilaquiles recipe is a flavorful way to repurpose leftovers from taco night. Chilaquiles ingredients are pantry staples, so it's a great meal to throw together any weeknight or for brunch on the weekend. This super-fast Chilaquiles recipe simmers tortilla chips in Old El Paso™ Mild Red Enchilada Sauce until they're softened. Then sprinkle with cheese, and top with avocado and fresh cilantro leaves.
Prep 25 Minutes
Total 25 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ Mild Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes (from 15-oz can)
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups thick tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend (2 oz)
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso™ Crema Mexicana
  • 1/2 cup diced avocado
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 30 to 60 seconds, stirring frequently, until softened.
  2. Stir enchilada sauce, tomatoes, chiles and chicken into mixture in skillet; heat to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add tortilla chips; return to a simmer. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until chips are completely coated in sauce and slightly softened.
  4. Remove from heat. Sprinkle cheese over top; cover and let stand 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with remaining ingredients; serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Rotisserie chicken is a great time-saver, but leftover cooked chicken or turkey works well in this easy Chilaquiles recipe.
  • Like it hot? Substitute Old El Paso™ Medium Enchilada Sauce for the Mild, or top with your favorite hot sauce.
  • Chilaquiles ingredients are delicious with Old El Paso™ Traditional Refried Beans, tortillas, fried eggs and crumbled queso fresco cheese.


1 Serving Calories 400 (Calories from Fat 210); Total Fat 23g (Saturated Fat 9g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 75mg; Sodium 820mg; Total Carbohydrate 26g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 6g); Protein 20g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium 20%; Iron 10%;
Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Other Carbohydrate, 1/2 Vegetable, 2 Very Lean Meat, 1/2 High-Fat Meat, 3 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices: 2

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