Chicken and Hatch Chile Stew

This bold and flavorful Chicken and Hatch Chile Stew is ready to go in just 1 hour! It’s loaded with shredded chicken, fresh corn, rice and of course, hatch chiles!

Chicken and Hatch Chile Stew

I like to think of this warm & cozy chicken and hatch chile stew as the perfect rainy day meal! We’ve had a few cold spells over the past few weeks, but the weather is still in the 80’s and 90’s. I’m dying guys. I want it to be sweater/boot/hot cocoa weather already! Who’s with me?!

So when it stormed the other day we headed to the store, grabbed a rotisserie chicken and made a huge pot of this stew! I don’t know about you, but I love when it’s hatch chile season. Our local grocery store roasts them and sells them along with all of their hatch chile goodies and I can’t ever seem to get enough (watch out because next year I’m gonna make a killer loaf of bread with them in it)! I chopped some of ours up and added them to the chile verde base, which added a nice little kick. Normally I don’t think of them as being very spicy (the canned ones are very mild) but the fresh ones were amazing!!

Chicken and Hatch Chile Stew

I couldn’t help but go back for seconds. I needed more!! Seriously though, we licked our bowls clean! My husband loved the addition of the rice and so did I (I contemplated adding beans but then thought… that’s basically this soup), it made it a bit more hearty and filling. Plus I didn’t feel like I had to make anything else to go along with it (I just sliced up some fruit and a threw together a side salad). Of course if you want to, I’d highly suggest my buttermilk cornbread– it’s the best!

Chicken and Hatch Chile Stew

Next time you’re at the store, grab a rotisserie chicken, some corn, chile verde and hatch chiles and make this stew! You won’t regret it, I promise!

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Chicken and Hatch Chile Stew Recipe

This bold & flavorful chicken and hatch chile stew is ready to go in just 1 hour! It's loaded with shredded chicken, fresh corn, rice and of course, hatch chiles!
4.73 from 124 votes
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Course: Main Dishes, Soups
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Andrea
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion - diced
  • 1 cup corn - (from about 2 ears)*
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 Hatch chiles - (fire roasted), seeds removed and diced (If you can't find fresh, then use cans - see notes below)**
  • 1 (16 oz) jar salsa verde
  • 4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lime - juiced
  • 1 small rotisserie chicken - pulled
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro - chopped
  • 1/2 cup long grain white rice

Optional Garnish

  • lime wedges
  • avocado chunks
  • cilantro
  • tortilla strips
  • sour cream


  • In a large large stock pot or Dutch oven set over medium heat, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion and corn, cook until fragrant, about 6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, then sprinkle in the coriander, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper and continue stirring/cooking for an additional minute or so.
  • Add the hatch chiles, salsa verde, chicken stock, water and lime juice. Turn the heat up and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the chicken and cilantro, simmer for 20 minutes. Pour in the rice, cook until tender, about 15 minutes or so. Garnish and serve immediately.


*About 1 c. fresh-frozen corn
**About 2 (4-oz.) cans work well instead of the 3 fresh hatch chilies. Many grocery stores stock these in the Latin foods section. If yours doesn't just order two of these cans from Amazon here: 


Serving: 6serving | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Just got done making this recipe! I didn’t have a jar of salsa verde but had a ton of tomatillos from my garden so made my own. I also used two cans of chicken, didn’t want to make the 30 min drive into town. So dang good!! Definitely a keeper for our crazy sw Colorado weather!

  2. This sounds delicious. I was wondering if I can make this in my Instant Pot, or my Crockpot? Which changed instructions would I need? Thanks so much.