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It’s time to fall in love (Gluten-Free Chipotle Chilaquiles)

with brunch.

Oh, you thought I was going to tell you that there was some handsome and worthy gentleman caller  in my life? I appreciate you thinking that I am a worthy lady, but that is not where I am going with this.

Unless you are a handsome and worthy gentleman caller. Then, by all means, send me an email. I’ll bake you some cookies. It could be fun.

Besides, a lady never kisses and tells.

I just want to talk about food today.

Not about who I go out to dinner with. Or who I want to see again. Or who I managed to mess things up with. Even though there are some pretty funny stories there. I am just not ready to share those with you.

I don’t want to talk about football, and how the Illini are still not any good at it. (At least those Bears are doing alright…)

I don’t want to talk about those teeth that got pulled Monday because of a paralyzing fear of the dentist.

And definitely not about the friend who is losing her mom to cancer.

I want to talk about the food.

Just the food. There is no deeper meaning here. No search for something better. Just some good food.

I want to talk about the warmth of a breakfast with my parents on a Sunday morning. The crisp, cool breeze of an October morning tempered by a cozy sweater and a hearty brunch.

I want to talk about breakfast nachos. It is a real thing with a name: Chilaquiles.

You cook up some tortilla chips in a sauce, top it with some more things like chicken, cilantro and cheese. Then, if you are really hungry you can add an egg.


gluten free chilaquiles a.k.a. breakfast nachos

Gluten-Free Chicken Chipotle Chilaquiles

Recipe Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Mary Fran Wiley
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 6
This recipe is adapted from Rick Bayless, and was made with [url href=”http://gowaybetter.com”]Way Better Snacks[/url] tortilla chips (which were provided for me to use by the company and which I wouldn’t use if I didn’t love eating them).
  • 1 28-ounce can whole fire roasted tomatoes (regular is fine if that is all you can get
  • 3 chipotles in adobo
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt
  • 1 bag each Whole Grain & Blue Corn Way Better Snacks Tortilla Chips (~12 ounces of chips)
  • 4 cooked chicken thighs, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • Sliced radishes to garnish (optional)
  • One egg per person (optional)
  1. In a blender, combine the tomatoes and the chipotles. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a very large, deep skillet or dutch oven (I would recommend a 5 quart), heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the 2/3 of the onion and cook until transparent and starting to brown, 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. Pour the blended tomatoes and chipotles into the skillet and cook until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the broth and cook for an additional 2 minutes – you want the sauce to thicken back up.
  6. Stir in the chips and make sure they are evenly coated in the sauce. Cook for a minute or two, really making sure they are all covered.
  7. Now is when you should fry up the eggs if you are making them.
  8. Divide up the chips into individual bowls or put them into a large serving dish.
  9. Top with the chicken. If you are making this ahead of time, you can stop here and place in a warm oven (150 degrees Fahrenheit)
  10. When ready to serve, top with remaining onion, cheese, cilantro, radishes (if using) and eggs (if using).

[box] The chips used in this recipe were provided by Way Better Snacks. I met some of their staff at the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo back in April, and frankly, I was hooked on the Sweet Chili flavor of chips the minute I tried them. I wouldn’t have used them in a recipe if I didn’t actually like and purchase the product. however, this recipe will work if you just have plain old every day tortilla chips. [/box]



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