Hatch Chile Enchilada Pie


Tasty comfort food and a fun way to use slightly spicy, slightly sweet Hatch chiles when they're available at the grocery store.

close up view of Hatch Chile Enchilada Pie garnished with fresh herbs and a pepper in a colorful bowl
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
4 servings


  • 6 Hatch chile peppers, sliced in half lengthwise and seeded

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth, divided

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Mexican cheese blend


  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Arrange Hatch chiles, skin-side up, on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

  3. Cook under the preheated broiler until the skin of the peppers has blackened and blistered, 5 to 8 minutes. Cool; remove and discard skins. Roughly chop chiles.

  4. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken thighs until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Pour 1 cup chicken broth over thighs and bring to a boil. Cover skillet and reduce heat to medium. Cook the chicken thighs until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove from heat.

  5. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook and stir onion, garlic, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper in hot oil until onion is soft, about 6 minutes. Stir chopped chiles, tomatoes, and 1 1/2 cups chicken broth into onion mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until chiles and onion are tender, 20 minutes.

  6. Mash chile-onion mixture to a sauce consistency. Remove chicken thighs from chicken broth, reserving 1/2 cup broth. Stir thighs into chile sauce; cook until chicken is heated through, about 2 minutes.

  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  8. Spread a thin layer of chile chicken sauce on the bottom of an 8-inch pie dish. Arrange a layer of corn tortillas over sauce, spread another layer of chile chicken sauce over the tortillas, and sprinkle Mexican cheese blend over sauce. Repeat layering process until all tortillas, sauce, and cheese are used, ending with a layer of cheese. Pour 1/2 cup reserved chicken broth over the top.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

765 Calories
44g Fat
54g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 765
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 57%
Saturated Fat 20g 102%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 1262mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 477mg 37%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 493mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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