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Authentic Mexican Entomatadas Recipe with Chicken

Inside: Learn how to make the easy and popular Mexican breakfast recipe known as entomatadas which is easy to make and delicious. 

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Mexico is known for its large and elaborate breakfasts. Some popular Mexican breakfasts are chilaquiles rojos and verdes, huevos rancheros, machaca eggs, gorditas, empanadas, and of course, these delicious entomatadas. 

Most of these recipes use fresh, inexpensive ingredients. As long as you can make a basic roasted tomato salsa, you can use it for an infinite number of authentic Mexican recipes. 

Although this recipe is very simple, it is still delicious and quite popular for breakfast. The filling can vary. Some people like to add cheese, but I generally like to stick to shredded chicken for the filling to make it a more complete breakfast. 

The salsa that is used for these entomatadas is exquisite and the flavor is incomparable. You can choose to make it spicy or mild, depending on your personal tastes. 

entomatadas other angle.

What Are Entomatadas?

This recipe basically consists of smothering a fried corn tortilla in a homemade salsa roja with roasted tomatoes, onions, and garlic. You can then choose to fill it with cheese or chicken before topping with queso fresco or cotija, crema, and sometimes lettuce.

The popularity of this recipe is based partially on how easy it is. You can make it in 20 minutes and it is perfect for days when you are in a hurry. 

entomatadas process of dipping tortillas in salsa.

Another recipe that is similar to these entomatadas is called enfrijoladas. It is the same process, except you coat the tortillas in a black bean-based salsa instead. Those are absolutely delicious also! 

Entomatadas make for a very inexpensive breakfast that everyone will still love. My kids love it and are always asking for seconds and thirds! 

entomatadas on a plate with garnishes

You are going to love this recipe. Go ahead and try it out and let me know how it turns out. 

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Authentic Entomatadas Recipe

Learn how to make the easy and popular Mexican breakfast recipe known as entomatadas which is easy to make and delicious. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: entomatadas, mexican
Servings: 4 Servings of 5 Entomatadas
Calories: 483kcal


  • 1 Chicken Breast Boiled and Shredded
  • 1/2 White Onion Sliced
  • 20 corn tortillas
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil

For the Salsa

  • 5 Large Red Tomatoes
  • 1/4 White Onion
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 Jalapeno (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • Salt to taste


  • Queso Fresco or cotija
  • Table Cream
  • Cilantro Chopped


  • Start by roasting the tomatoes, onion, garlic and jalapeno (if you are using it) in a hot pan for about 3-5 minutes, or until they start to turn brown. 
  • Once roasted, add all of the salsa ingredients except for the olive oil to a blender and blend until smooth. 
  • Add the olive oil to a hot frying pan and add the onion slices, cooking for about  minutes. 
  • Add the salsa and let boil for about 5 minutes, adding additional salt if necessary. Set aside. 
  • In a separate pan, lightly fry the tortillas by adding them to the frying pan with the hot vegetable oil for about 5 seconds each. They should be soft but not fried like a tostada. Remove excess oil with a paper towel. 
  • Coat each tortilla in the salsa, and put on a plate. Fill with the chicken or queso fresco and fold over before topping with more queso fresco, crema, and cilantro. 


Serving: 1serving of 5 entomatadas | Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 870mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1335IU | Vitamin C: 28.1mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 2.3mg
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Learn how to make the easy and popular Mexican breakfast recipe known as entomatadas which is easy to make and delicious. 

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Concepcion Soliz

Sunday 7th of February 2021

I cook some chicken breast with garlic, salt, pepper, onion and celery to get the strong taste of the chicken out. when done, I shred the chicken and cook with a little bit of oil, add salt, pepper, little bits of onion, bell pepper and tomatoes when done I set aside for cooling and I start with the tomato sauce for the entomatadas, the way I do them at home. I use can tomato sauce mixed with garlic powder, knorr. pepper, cumin then wisk the ingredients and set aside for the moment. on a frying pan, I put a little bit of oil and start dipping the corn tortilla in the set aside sauce mix (coat on both sides then I transfer to frying pan and also coat in the oil on both si then take out and place on big plater where I then put a small amount of the fixed chicken and add some cheese (either mozarrela or plain white or Colby) then roll the corn tortilla and start the process again till I get maybe 10 or 12 roll ups and keep on until I get a couple of more then start serving with Mexican rice and some refried beans. you can also serve with a salad or homemade fries. then enjoy!!


Sunday 22nd of December 2019

I made it for dinner and it was fantastic!

Ashok Mondol

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

This is very good &standard recipes, I like &recommended for multinational clients to change their normal Breakfast.

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