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A cast-iron skillet on a dishtowel with jalapenos, eggs, and cheese.

Cheater Chilaquiles

If you've ever wondered how to make chilaquiles, this chilaquiles recipe is super easy and is a great breakfast for dinner idea!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword back to school, easy breakfast recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 583kcal


  • 3 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • 1 cup canned green enchilada sauce
  • 2 ounces Pepper Jack cheese grated
  • 1 cup coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Spray a 10 inch deep skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium high heat.
  • Add the crushed chips to the skillet and cook until warmed.
  • Stir in the beaten eggs to coat the chips. Continue cooking and stirring until eggs are scrambled and chips are only slightly moist looking.
  • Pour in the enchilada sauce and stir to combine. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the shredded cheese on top, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking until the cheese melts.
  • Add the cabbage, cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil to a small bowl and toss to combine.
  • Remove from the heat and serve with the slaw mixture on top. Season with salt and pepper as desired.


Calories: 583kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 1033mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 291mg | Iron: 3.4mg