Chicken and Hatch Chile Stew


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 small yellow onion, diced

  • 1 c. fresh corn (from about 2 ears)*

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp. coriander

  • 1½ tsp. ground cumin

  • ¼ tsp. paprika

  • ¼ tsp. salt

  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

  • 3 roasted Hatch chiles, seeds removed and diced**

  • 1 (16-oz.) jar salsa verde

  • 4 c. low-sodium chicken stock

  • 1 c. water

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 small rotisserie chicken, pulled

  • 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped

  • ½ c. long-grain white rice

  • Optional garnishes:

  • Lime wedges

  • Avocado chunks

  • Cilantro

  • Crispy 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.