This Healthy and Easy Chilaquiles Recipe is a complete breakfast option which omits the step of frying tortilla chips from the original recipe and is delicious!
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Chilaquiles are a breakfast staple in Mexico. There are red chilaquiles and green chilaquiles, depending on the type of salsa that you decide to make. Today I am going to share a healthy and easy chilaquiles recipe with salsa verde. If you are looking instead for the classic red version, you can find that recipe here.
If you have been to Mexico, you may know that the breakfasts there are very big and elaborate. For that reason, it may seem a bit intimidating to make if you are used to busy mornings. That is why it is important to prepare and organize. I can promise that if you follow the simple steps of this recipe, you will be able to enjoy this authentic Mexican recipe without taking very much time.
You can start preparing these easy chilaquiles by making the salsa, the chicken, and even the tortilla chips the night before. For the salsa, you just need to blend all of the fresh ingredients – including tomatillo, cilantro, and of course, jalapenos -boil them, let it cool and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve the chilaquiles in the morning.
For this healthy chilaquiles verdes recipe, I added a poblano pepper to provide some extra texture and flavor. The good thing is that this doesn’t make it spicy as long as your roast it first. This is definitely a favorite dish at our house, especially for birthdays when we have a tradition of making breakfast in bed for the birthday boy or girl.
I always like to make extra salsa that I can then store in my freezer in plastic bags or in an airtight container. If you choose to do this, you will have plenty of salsa ready whenever you need it!
One thing that I love about Mexican cuisine is that it uses fresh ingredients. In addition, it uses many of the same ingredients for different recipes. Poblano peppers is one of those ingredients. To bring out all of its flavor, you need to roast it over a high heat until it is completely darkened – as if it were burned. Once that occurs, you put it in a resealable plastic bag, which will then make it easier to remove the skin and seed after about 10 minutes.
I hope that you all enjoy this recipe. Don’t forget to come back and let me know how it turned out!
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Products you may need for this recipe:
- Air Fryer: These are all the rage recently. I haven’t tried one yet, but from what I hear, they would be perfect for making these tortilla chips in a more healthy manner. Check it out here.
- Blender: You will need a quality blender to make the salsa verde for these chilaquiles. My personal preference is the BlendTec, which you can buy here. I used mine for everything and it is definitely high quality!