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 Time 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 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups thick tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup from 1 package (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend
  • 1/2 cup from 1 container (7 oz) 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


  • 1 Serving Calories 400 (Calories from Fat 210);  Total Fat 23g (Saturated Fat 9g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 75mg;  Sodium 820mg;  Potassium 410mg;  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 Choice: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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