The Best Flat New Mexico Chicken Enchilada Recipe – I am New Mexico

The Best Flat New Mexico Chicken Enchilada Recipe


Hatch Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas / Photo by @positivelysplendid

Looking for the gold standard recipe in green chile chicken enchiladas? Look no further. If you’re a fan of green chile, this is one of the most celebrated meals by most New Mexicans. I’ve literally never seen leftovers for this particular dish. As I’ve always said, “If you don’t like green chile, there must be something wrong with you!”.


  • 1 (3-4 lb) chicken; cooked, meat removed
  • 1 lb Cheddar cheese; grated
  • 12 Corn tortillas
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock or chicken broth (boil chicken scraps, then strain)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 med Onions; chopped fine
  • 1 1/2 cups diced Hatch green chile (roasted, deskinned, seeded)


Flash fry the corn tortillas with the cooking oil, then set aside. Make a sauce with heavy creme, chicken broth, onions, Hatch green chile, and chicken. Alternate layers of tortillas, sauce, cheese in a 13-inch casserole dish. Bake uncovered at 350 for 1 hour or until bubbly. (You may use 4 chicken breasts instead of the whole chicken.)