Hatch Chile Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Hatch Chile Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Hatch Chile Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Hatch Chile Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Our Hatch Chile Chicken Enchilada recipe is a tasty dish which utilizes shredded chicken and seasonal Hatch Chile peppers!


For the Sauce:
8 Hatch Chilies, roasted Roasted Hatch Chile Recipe
1/2 onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup chicken stock
1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
Pinch of cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil

For the Enchiladas:

1 large chicken breast
8 corn tortillas
2-3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 cup shredded Jack cheese


1. In a medium-sized pot, cover the chicken breast with cold water and bring to a boil.
2. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 20-minutes.
3. Set aside to cool.
4. Once cooled, shred chicken using two forks and set aside.
5. Remove the skin, stem and seeds of the peppers and add to a food processor along with a dash of chicken stock and blend.
6. In a sauté pan over medium-heat, heat oil.
7. Once oil shimmers, add all but 2-tablespoons of onion and sauté until soft.
8. Add garlic and cook for 1-minute.
9. Add blended chilies, 1 cup chicken stock, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper and simmer.
10. In a 400F oven, heat tortillas for 2-minutes.
11. Add a thin layer of sauce to a large baking dish.
12. On a plate, add a couple of spoonful’s of sauce and dredge tortilla in sauce.
13. Flip tortilla and fill with shredded chicken, leftover onion and cheese.
14. Roll tight and place seam side down in the baking dish.
15. Add remaining sauce on top of enchiladas, along with final layer of cheese.
16. Bake for 10-minutes in 400F oven until the cheese has melted.

Wine Pairings:

We preface all of our wine pairing suggestions by letting you know that it’s really a matter of personal taste. While we do offer our opinions and why we selected a specific varietal, there is no right or wrong answer when pairing a wine with your dinner.

White Zinfandel

This Hatch Chile Chicken Enchilada recipe has some nice zing that comes from the Hatch Chilies. I would recommend a White Zinfandel. The strawberry nuances of a White Zinfandel goes great with most Mexican food dishes because of the spice level. Follow the link to our wine review site to find our favorite White Zinfandel wines-LetsHaveWine.com

Published at Sat, 21 Aug 2021 17:19:00 +0000