The Best Hatch Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas

by Karen Ekstrom

I took one bite of Lois Tilley’s Hatch Green Chile and Chicken Enchilada Casserole…  and begged for the recipe.

I had to share this cheesy, chicken, hatch green chile wonder with you!

It’s easy and delicious!


Lois Tilley


1 – 27 oz can HATCH whole green chilies
1 – 15 oz cans  HATCH  green chile Enchilada sauce
1 – 15 can diced tomatoes
1  Large onion chopped
3 cups cooked chicken shredded
12 corn or flour tortillas
3 cups  Monterey Jack cheese, shredded


Combine the Hatch green chile enchilada sauce, tomatoes, onion, and chicken in a large (4 quart) saucepan.

Stir and bring to a bubble over medium heat. Allow to simmer 15 minutes. Spoon 1/3  of mixture into a 9 x 13 casserole dish.

Lay 6 tortilla on top of the mixture in the casserole dish. (tortillas will over lap)
Spoon 1/3 mixture over tortillas and spread evenly. Lay a layer of the whole green chiles (which I split open to give more coverage) Sprinkle with 1 and  ½ cups of the cheese.

 Place a layer of the whole green chiles. (which I split open to give more coverage)
Sprinkle with 1 and  ½ cups of the cheese. Cover this layer with the remaining tortillas.
Spoon remaining mixture over tortillas. Place a layer of the whole green chilies on top and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

Bake in preheated oven 400 degrees until bubbly, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Cut into serving size pieces and top with black olives and sour cream if desired goes great with refried beans, rice, beans or corn.
I usually just serve a salad

I sometimes bake in 2 dishes as it makes a HUGE  casserole. Bake one. Freeze one.  Great for a crowd!

Hope you enjoy it.

This has become one of my favorite dishes!


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Mary November 5, 2021 - 1:53 pm

This sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to fix it for my family during Christmas vacation! Know they will love it. Thanks, Mary

Lisa November 15, 2021 - 1:30 pm

Getting my grocery list ready to make these…what size tortillas did you use?

Karen Ekstrom November 15, 2021 - 7:27 pm

I used normal sized tortillas. You will love this recipe. Enjoy!


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