Hatch Chile Chicken Burritos

Hatch Chile Chicken Burritos

It’s been just over a week since my last post.  During that time we made it back to St. Louis – a 14 hour drive without stopping, we stopped of course! Upon our arrival we discovered that a portion of the big old tree in our backyard that was hit by lightening last year, fell onto the roof and gutters. Fortunately there’s not a tremendous amount of damage.  However, to top it off the dishwasher somehow started leaking water onto the floor.  Oh goodness, we’ve had a lot to do since we’ve arrived but all seems to be going well now. 

The good news is my friends from Melissa’s greeted me with a welcome home box of fresh Hatch Chile’s

Hatch Chile's

which I managed to nicely char on our grill, then it suddenly stopped working too!

Charred Hatch Chile's

How is it that everything happens in threes?

My chile’s were roasted, placed in a closed paper bag until cool, and the skins could be removed easily –

Roasted Hatch Chile's

just in the nick of time for the grill to need repair.  Makes me wonder if we were gone a bit too long this time.

Anyway, I decided to make the Hatch Chile Chicken Burritos from Melissa’s new Hatch Chile Cookbook and they were delicious!  I added some cheese and Greek Yogurt into the middle in place of sour cream and it was wonderful, creamy and slightly spicy.  I used the mild Hatch Chile Powder rather than the hot.

With the remaining char grilled Hatch Chile’s I placed 6 each, flat, in a zip-lock freezer bag.   I had 6 freezer bags total with 6 Hatch Chile’s in each one, ready to go for the next time.  Be sure to allow the Hatch Chile’s to thaw before using.  Hatch Chile’s can be left in the freezer for up to one year – just in time to roast up a new batch!  I didn’t opt to peel and seed those to be frozen since I’m not certain how I will choose to cook each batch.

Here’s the recipe for Hatch Chile Chicken Burritos, I hope you enjoy them. 

Hatch Chile Chicken Burritos


  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup roasted, peeled, stemmed, seeded, and chopped Hatch Chiles
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons Melissa's Hatch Chile Powder
  • 8 large (10-inch) flour tortillas (I used 8-inch)



  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, chiles, green onions, and cilantro.  Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken and cook about 2 minutes.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of water and the Hatch Chile powder to the pan and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through, about 7 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato mixture to the pan and stir to combine, then simmer the mixture for a few minutes to cook off the liquid.
  5. Spoon about 1/2 cup filling onto each tortilla, adding sour cream/plain greek yogurt and cheese if desired.  Fold in the top and bottom edges, and roll into burritos.
  6. Top with more sour cream/greek yogurt, cheese and salsa  if desired.


  • I prepared these ahead of time, placed them in a casserole dish and sprinkled with cheese.  Then placed in a 350F degree oven to warm and melt cheese prior to serving.
  • We gobbled these up so quickly I totally forgot about taken a photo of the inside.  They were very tasty though!

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  1. These burritos look mouthwatering, Vicki. I need a 2nd dinner now!

  2. Bummer to come home from vacation to find a tree on the roof and a wet floor in the kitchen! Glad things are back together! You know that I don’t have anything but praise about a green chile burrito! YUMMY!

  3. Yum! Hatch chile chicken burritos-sound so good-thank goodness you finished grilling them before the grill stopped working- some days everything breaks-the joys of home ownership!

  4. These look wonderful! My guys will love them. Have a good – incident free – day. Blessings…Mary

  5. Such a bummer to come home and find all of this stuff to do! Sorry to hear about that. But that box of Hatch chilies is such a treat! I love those, and this burrito looks terrific. Good stuff – thanks.

  6. Yum…Delicious meal and so very satisfying.

  7. This just made me so hungry!! I love finding different variations of burritos to make. They are our favorite dinner 🙂

  8. We don’t have hatch chiles hear but I’ve read great things about them. Your burrito sounds fantastic!

  9. Simple delicious and full of flavour 😀
    Love it!


  10. So sorry you came home to so many mishaps Vickie. That’s so frustrating Your burritos sound amazing. I definitely will be on the lookout for these chiles!

  11. Ugh, sorry about the house damage…no fun. But your burritos look terrific! And what a nice bunch of chiles from Melissa’s! Lucky duck!

  12. Again I wished we could get those chiles here. I bet they would grow well in this climate here, so I just need seeds. =D Looking good Vicki!

  13. Vicki , hope everything is well and good 🙂 Those are called hatch chillies ? I think what we have here is quiet similar .

    • I bet you do. I know different parts of the world have different names for the same thing. It would be nice if they had universal names. It would make things so much easier.

  14. these chicken burritos look awesome I love them!!

  15. What a welcome home you had! Yikes! I need to find some of those Hatch chilies! Your burritos sound so good.

    • You have a week or so left to find the Hatch Chile’s and that’s it until next year. I know you can order them from Melissa’s and i did see some at the store today. But not for long.

  16. Just mouthwatering….looks delicious!

  17. Oh Vicki, What a mess to come home to…so sorry. Hope things are falling back into place. Mouthwatering burritos!

  18. Can you please tell me what Melissa’ Hatch Chili powder is?

  19. Wow, it sounds like you have had quite the week!! I’m glad to hear things are going better now. These burritos sound amazing!! My fam would love them for sure!

  20. Oh my…sorry about the tree/roof, the dishwasher, then the grill. Hope everything will get fixed soon. Wow, 14 hrs is quite a drive! But hopefully, it was worth it. 🙂

    On a lighter note, these hatch chile chicken burritos sound delicious and wonderful. YUM!

    • We’ve been doing the drive for so many years now it’s not a big deal. We drive through Kansas and see all the rolling hills, wheat, corn, cows, etc. I think it’s pretty, my kids think it’s boring but it’s a great way to spend time together and talk about things we never have time to discuss.

      I’m glad too we got all our mishaps fixed and were able to enjoy those nice Hatch Chile’s.

  21. Yum! The burritos look great Vicki, and I like the idea of roasting the chiles, super tasty.
    Have a wonderful week 😀

    • After the chile’s are roasted they will continue to heat up – spice wise. They’re delicious. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to try them. I will definitely get them each year now as they come into season.

      I hope you have a wonderful week as well.

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