Chicken Chilaquiles Recipe

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Nellie Hopkins Modified: March 24, 2022
Chicken Chilaquiles Recipe

How To Make Chicken Chilaquiles

Chicken chilaquiles is a delicious Mexican dish that comes with tortilla chips in chile sauce. Plus cheese and sour cream for topping.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • tbsppaprika
  • tbspchili powder
  • ½tspcayenne
  • ¼tspground cumin
  • 1tspsugar
  • ½tspsalt
  • 3tbspcooking oil
  • 3tbspflour
  • 2clovesgarlic
  • 3cupslow-sodium chicken broth,canned, or homemade stock
  • 1lbchicken,boneless, skinless
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • ½lbtortilla chips
  • ¼lbfeta
  • ½cupsour cream
  • 1red onion
  • ½cupcilantro leaves


  1. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, chili powder, cayenne, cumin, sugar, and ¼ teaspoon of the salt.

  2. In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over moderately low heat.

  3. Add the flour and cook for about 3 minutes, whisking until golden. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

  4. Add the paprika and chili powder mixture and then, add the broth slowly, whisking, until smooth. Bring to a simmer.

  5. Simmer covered for about 25 minutes until thick enough to coat a spoon.

  6. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over moderate heat.

  7. Season the chicken with the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and the pepper and cook for about 5 minutes per side until browned and just done.

  8. Remove the chicken from the pan and let it rest for 5 minutes. Cut crosswise into slices.

  9. Add the tortilla chips to the chile sauce and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring, until the chips are soft but not falling apart.

  10. Put the sauce on plates and top with the feta, sour cream, onion, cilantro, and chicken.


  • Calories: 850.68kcal
  • Fat: 54.69g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.39g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.15g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 13.38g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.36g
  • Fiber: 7.38g
  • Sugar: 6.33g
  • Protein: 35.74g
  • Cholesterol: 125.23mg
  • Sodium: 1023.58mg
  • Calcium: 294.82mg
  • Potassium: 854.89mg
  • Iron: 4.82mg
  • Vitamin A: 369.32µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.66mg
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