Chilaquiles Verde con Huevo

Chilaquiles Verde con Huevo

Chilaquiles Verde con Huevo

I’ve been making a lot of breakfasts lately. In case you haven’t noticed. I think it has something to do with this chilly weather and my desire to bundle up in a million layers and a trillion fleece blankets and eat long leisurely meals on the couch on the weekends. I tend to make stacks and stacks of pancakes and waffles and then eat way too much to the point where I can barely handle moving the rest of the day. You’d think I’d learn my lesson, but I just love breakfast so much and pancakes and waffles are some of my favorite foods to create recipes around. And if I’m creating a recipe, I obviously have to make the full recipe the first couple times I make it. #foodbloggerproblems (that I secretly love).

Anyway, I was pretty excited when my blogger buddy Lauren of Healthy Food for Living emailed and let me know she was coming out with a new e-cookbook called Healthy Decadence for One. An entire cookbook of breakfast and dessert recipes that serve one. This is the best and the worst thing in the world for me. No more over-indulging in huge breakfasts, which makes me both happy and a little bit sad. But the recipes in the book all look so perfectly delicious that one serving should most definitely be enough to leave you satisfied. At least that was my theory.


I tested this theory with the Chilaquiles Verde con Huevo recipe. Chilaquiles are one of my favorite breakfast foods of all-time and I could no doubt eat a giant-sized portion on an average Saturday morning. Not only is the recipe in Lauren’s book meant for one… But it’s amazingly quick and easy to make.

Chilaquiles Verde con Huevo:
from Healthy Decadence for One

  • 1/2 t butter, organic if possible
  • 1 large egg, organic if possible
  • 1/2 t neutral-flavored vegetable oil, like canola oil
  • 1/4 C salsa verde (green salsa)
  • 1 big handful tortilla chips, slightly crushed
  • 1/4 C freshly grated jalapeno jack cheese
  • 1/4 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream for serving, optional
  • Chopped cilantro for serving, optional
  • Hot sauce for serving, optional

Chilaquiles Verde con Huevo Ingredients

The key to this recipe and many of the recipes in Lauren’s book is to use a smaller skillet, specifically a 5- or 7-inch pan. I have a 7-inch skillet, but now I seriously want a 5-inch pans. Because as I told Chris when I made this dish… eating out of a frying pan is kind of fun.

Anyway, to start, melt butter in a 5- or 7-inch skillet (it’s not a big deal if you have to use a bigger pan) over medium heat. Crack egg into hot skillet and cook to desired doneness. Transfer the egg to a plate and cover to keep warm.

Frying Egg

In the same skillet on low heat, add oil and then salsa verde and cook until bubbling. Even on low heat, my salsa verde bubbled up like crazy right away. And made my kitchen start to smell reallyyyy good. Fold the crushed tortilla chips into the salsa, making sure all of the chips are coated and cook for 1 minute.

Tortilla Chips Salsa Verde

Remove the pan from heat and scatter shredded cheese on top.

And top with the egg, avocado slices, yogurt, cilantro, and hot sauce.

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A personal pan of chilaquiles for one! Like I mentioned, I was just really, really excited to eat this breakfast with a fork right out of the little pan. I sat down at my table, put the pan right on a placemat, and dug in. Pretty fabulous.

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The only problem with this dish? I made this and ate it and then realized I probably should have made something for Chris, too. I knew he’d absolutely love this, so I simply whipped up another pan full. It took an additional 5 minutes, legit.

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I always imagine chilaquiles to be an incredibly complicated dish and not one to be tackled on a busy morning. But this was simple as pie and tasted like the real deal.

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I can see myself whipping this up a lot. Many of the recipes in Lauren’s book are the kinds of things I see myself making all the time, like a Coffee [Cup]Cake, Banana Bread Waffles, Mocha Steel Cut Oats and more.

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Can we just have breakfast for every meal? If we’re eating these single servings, it’s totally healthy and fine. Right? Same goes for all the desserts in the book, I’m pretty sure.

If you want to see more about Lauren’s Healthy Decadence for One, check out the book on Amazon. It’s only $6.99 and can be purchased for Kindle and iPad, too.

What breakfast food or dessert would it be smart for you to make just one serving of?


20 Responses to "Chilaquiles Verde con Huevo"

  1. Barbara says:

    That looks delicious! Love breakfasts like this on Sunday mornings!

  2. Joanne says:

    I love meals where I don’t have to share. I mean…sharing is caring?

    But seriously, even if this served eight I probably wouldn’t share. Love these savory flavors for breakfast!

  3. Keep the breakfast recipes coming! They’re always my fav, and this recipe looks positively perfect!

  4. Monica says:

    A good hearty breakfast makes all the difference in the world. I love anything with an egg on it! Looks like a great way to start the day (though I could eat this any time).

  5. Pam says:

    This is my kind of breakfast! YUM!!!

  6. Monique says:

    Holy Moly! I need that!
    We have a restaurant near our apartment that serves chilaquiles for breakfast! this looks better than the restaurant!

  7. Breakfast foods are my favorite, so keep ’em coming! This dish looks incredible! I love all of the flavors, with the egg on top. Perfection!

  8. Holy Moly, I love these so much that I can literally eat them any time of the day!!

  9. I love breakfast! I love it even better when I have it for dinner. This looks like the perfect dinner and I think I already have everything I need.

  10. Rachel says:

    this looks SO good! i really love the idea of a mini frying pan or skillet for one!

  11. Odetta says:

    This is an awesome breakfast! The book looks great.

  12. Beth says:

    That is such a great idea for a cookbook, and yet I can’t think of anyone else who’s done it. So glad this recipe turned out so well!

  13. Justine says:

    Ooh la la this looks yummy!!!

  14. I used to make pancakes for after gym when I lived alone but it’s been so long since I’ve cooked for one. This book sounds perfect for anyone though 🙂

  15. I love breakfast food any time. This one is different and a winner with me since I live alone. Well done.

  16. This is one of my favorite meals when I’m cooking by myself. Stunning photos.

  17. Victoria says:

    I love chilaquiles! I usually scramble my egg into the tortillas, but there’s nothing quite like the runny yolk of a fried egg on top. These looks so tasty and would make the perfect breakfast on a chilly weekend morning (or afternoon, haha).

  18. Wow, this breakfast looks absolutely absolutely absolutely delicious! Can you believe that I’ve never made anything Mexican inspired for breakfast yet I’m borderline obsessed with Mexican food? Definitely need to change that and make this .

  19. I had chilaquiles verdes every day when I was in Mexico. They’re the best with a runny egg on top!

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