Creamy Hatch Chile Chicken


Hatch chiles are in season for only eight weeks a year, 10 weeks if the weather is extra warm. Our local markets roast and sell them in 25-pound boxes. We buy 50 pounds every year, package them, and freeze them. This flavorful Hatch chile chicken recipe can be served in tortillas, over rice, or by itself.

close up view of Chile Chicken with peppers on a colorful plate, and Chile Chicken on a tortillas on a platter in the background
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 5 Hatch chile peppers

  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter

  • 1 onion, cut into strips

  • 1 cup frozen corn

  • ¾ tablespoon chicken bouillon granules

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ cups shredded rotisserie chicken

  • 1 cup Mexican crema


  1. Place Hatch chiles directly on the grates of a gas stove. Cook over medium heat, flipping with tongs occasionally, until blackened and charred, about 5 minutes. Place in a sealed plastic bag and allow to cool, 7 to 8 minutes. Peel off charred skins, remove seeds, and cut flesh into 1-inch squares.

  2. Melt butter in a pan and saute onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in corn. Add chiles and sprinkle with chicken bouillon granules and pepper. Stir until well combined. Add chicken and crema; simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Creme fraiche can be used in place of Mexican crema.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
34g Fat
21g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 220mg 5%

* 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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