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Taste Experiment: Green Chile Chicken Soup

October 22, 2014

Just recently returned from New Mexico and was able to stock on Hatch green chile on the way out of town. On the way home tonight I knew I needed to get groceries for dinner and it hit me: Green Chile Chicken Soup!

This is attempt #1.


  • 1 large or 2 small chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1 potato
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cups chopped, roasted hot Hatch green chile
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste


  1. Grill the chicken breast(s) until done, and set aside to cool.
  2. Chop onion and potato fine.
  3. Peel and press garlic.
  4. Cut cooled chicken breast(s) into small pieces.
  5. In a large pot, melt butter and add flour, whipping to a smooth roux. Immediately add milk and broth to roux, mixing until smooth. Bring base just to a boil and add garlic, potato, onion, green chile, and chicken.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve with your favorite tortillas or tortilla chips. Can be topped with a dollop of sour cream and/or finely grated cheddar cheese.




Footnote: This really requires real Hatch green chile – don’t make it with anything else!



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