Chilaquiles is a traditional dish of which cuisine?
Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish consisting of corn tortillas cut into quarters and lightly fried.
Typically, corn tortillas cut into quarters and lightly fried or baked for a lighter version are the basis of the dish. Green or red salsa is poured over the crisp tortilla triangles. The mixture is simmered until the tortilla starts softening. Pulled chicken is sometimes added to the mix. It is commonly garnished with crema, crumbled "queso fresco" (white cheese in Spanish), sliced onion, and avocado slices.
As with many Mexican dishes, regional and family variations are quite common. Usually, chilaquiles are eaten at breakfast or brunch. This makes them a popular recipe to use leftover tortillas and salsas.