The origin of the Mexican chilaquiles is uncertain, but it is with no doubt a dish with a long tradition in Mexico.
Mexican Chilaquiles can be green or red, and there is no rule for this. Mexican Chilaquiles can be served alone or with chicken and even with roast meat. It can be eaten for breakfast or dinner; there are places where they are served as a garnish for a dish, such as divorced eggs or a cut of meat accompanied by a portion of chilaquiles. An excellent way to eat them is also with a fried egg on top. Mmm, delicious!
In some parts of Mexico, it is customary that at the end of a wedding, after dinner, dancing, having fun, and drinking alcohol, guests who remain at the party are offered to eat again. This is called a “tornaboda”; it is very common to serve the famous chilaquiles, of course, they must be spicy enough and accompanied by a beer or a café de olla (coffee from the pot made with piloncillo); the goal is that after a good party, the chilaquiles helps reduce the hangover.
Ingredients: (makes four servings)
- 2 bottles of Tierra Brava Homemade Green or Red Salsa
- 500 grams of chicken breast
- 1 onion
- 200 grams of fresh striped cheese
- ¼ cream
- 1 kg of corn tortillas
- Cut the tortillas into triangles.
- Let the tortilla triangles dry overnight.
- Once the tortilla chips are dry and semi-hard, fry the tortilla chips in oil for a short time. Let them rest in a refractory with a paper napkin to absorb all the oil.
- Cook the chicken breast and shred it. (You can reserve the chicken broth to use in another dish)
- Chop the onion into fine squares.
- Have in hand the fresh cheese.
- On low heat put the tortilla chips already drained with the chicken and add to it the Tierra Brava Homemade Green Salsa and mix them.
- Add cream as you prefer, as well as a good amount of onion and at the end sprinkle fresh cheese over the chilaquiles.
- If you prefer, you can substitute the fresh cheese for striped cheese to melt.
The suggestion of consumption:
- a) Serve it on a plate with some refried beans.
We suggest that you can enjoy your “Chilaquiles” with a hot chocolate, a Mexican beer, or if you prefer a frozen tequila in a short glass.
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