Poor Man's Hatch Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas • Recipe • I am New Mexico

Poor Man’s Hatch Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas • Recipe

Poor Man’s Hatch Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

New Mexico, USA – I actually created this recipe by accident, due to not having the ingredients that I thought I had. So, I had to improvise. To my surprise, they came out far better than I had imagined.

Poor Man’s Hatch Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas


  • 2 cups Hatch Green Chile (roasted, peeled, de-seeded and stemmed, chopped)
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 stick of butter (or a 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 medium-large onion
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 4 cups chicken breast cubed or cut into small strips (remove fatty portions)
  • 2 chicken flavor ramen noodle packets
  • 16 yellow or white corn tortillas
  • 1 lb. colby jack cheese (grated)

Preparation Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚ F
  2. In a large pot, melt the stick of butter on a medium heat with the flour.
  3. Wisk together till butter has melted completely.
  4. Add the heavy cream, then the onion, garlic, salt, and ramen noodle packets.
  5. simmer till the cream sauce becomes thick, then add the chicken and hatch green chile.
  6. stir the ingredients together thoroughly, then set aside.
  7. in a 15″ x 10″ Glass Pyrex Dish, lay down six corn tortillas spaced evenly across the bottom of the dish.
  8. add a layer of the creamy green chile chicken sauce.
  9. add a layer of cheese
  10. repeat step 7-9
  11. add a layer of 4 corn tortillas
  12. add a layer of the remaining cream sauce
  13. add the rest of the cheese.
  14. place in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  15. let cool for 10 minutes
  16. serve.

Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas ©2017 I am New Mexico

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