Thursday, August 4, 2011

Chicken Chilaquiles

Just a quick post tonight but I wanted to get this up because I think it's highly important that you make this dish as soon as humanly possible.

This is a Martha Stewart recipe and it meets all my criteria for fast, easy, and delicious.  It calls for a rotisserie chicken which makes it all that much quicker, but if you had the time and inclination, you could certainly roast your own.  And I think next time I make it  (and there will be a next time) I'll add a little can of those diced green chili peppers.  Oh, just to satisfy my curiosity I looked up the word "chilaquiles", and it mostly just means a dish served over crispy corn tortillas.  

Here's Martha's Recipe...go forth and make!

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes, in puree
  • 2 canned chipotle chilies in adobo, finely chopped (about 1 heaping tablespoon), plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from same can)
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 small cooked rotisserie chicken (about 1 3/4 pounds), skinned and shredded (about 4 cups), carcass discarded
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves, chopped, plus 4 sprigs for garnish
  • 4 cups (about 3 ounces) tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 3/4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)  *I used queso fresco*


  1. Combine oil and garlic in a large (3-to-4-quart) saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant and sizzling, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes with their puree (breaking tomatoes up), chipotles and adobo, and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil; season with salt. Reduce heat and simmer rapidly until lightly thickened, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Add chicken and cook, stirring, until hot, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in chopped cilantro.
  4. Divide chips among four shallow bowls; top with chicken mixture and sauce. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, sour cream, and feta. Serve.


Demonic Angel said...

It looks stuffing! I really wanna make this asap! It surely sounds so delicious!

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The Japanese Redneck said...

Looks good to me. I like your mega dollop on top too!

Brenda said...

What a great picture and these do sound amazingly good. I've never had chilaquiles before. I love trying new food - thanks Julie!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious and what a great picture! I will have to give this a try. Think we would all love it here!

Monet said...

I was wondering what to make for dinner...Thank you for sharing another inspired eat. I hope you had a good Friday...and are staying cool! I'm looking forward to a weekend of baking and relaxing. Much love!

Brownieville Girl said...

Looks and sounds amazing - my mouth is just watering!

teresa said...

right up my alley, this looks awesome!

Reeni said...

I almost made chilaquiles tonight! Now I wish I had. This looks amazing!

Chris said...

This looks right up my alley! I just want to jump in there and start eating.

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

The whole ingredient list looks delicious. I love an easy meal.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love any and all Mexican.

Do you know how to do a bbq roasted chicken?

Kim said...

Life would be perfect if I could wake up to a bowl of this tomorrow morning. I love chilaquiles.

girlichef said...

chilaquiles are pretety much a breakfast staple in our house...your look delish :D said...

looks great! I will be trying this soon.

Susan at said...

awesome - can't wait to try

Kerstin said...

I agree - looks super tasty, wish I was enjoying some right now :)

Grannie said...

Noodles with Spicy Cabbage and Pork this recipe sound so delicious. I will be trying this.