Chuy’s Hatch Green Chili Sauce Recipe

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Run out of your bottled chile sauce? Nothing to worry. Now, You can make your favorite Chuy’s hatch green chili sauce at home. Chuy’s, the Tex-Mex magicians, has been serving us spicy, delightful meals since 1982. Here, I recreated their popular Hatch green chile sauce recipe.

From eggs to enchiladas you can enjoy it with many of your favorite dishes. It is spicy with the roasted hatch green chiles, sweet with the caramelized onion, and creamy with butter and chicken stock. The added spices made the sauce so flavorsome that you can not resist making it repeatedly. The recipe is so simple. I used minimal ingredients while keeping the original taste of the sauce intact. 

Chuy's Hatch Green Chili Sauce Recipe

Chuy’s Green Chile Sauce Recipe Ingredients:

Our rich and smokey Chuy’s hatch green chili sauce recipe requires readily available ingredients. Hatch green chili, onion, and chicken stock are the staple ingredients. Other ingredients are used to adjust thickness or to add flavors. 

You can make and enjoy this sauce anytime in the comforts of your home. It is the perfect way to showcase a delicious pepper. Know about the ingredients in detail :


Do you also use butter in every possible way? Sweet onion and brown sugar caramelizing in butter. Just imagine the smell of it! Butter creates the base for our green chili sauce. Use 6 tablespoons of salted or unsalted butter in the recipe.


Flour is used in sauces or gravies to add thickness and consistency. It absorbs the liquid and forms a gel-type consistency. 8 tablespoons of white flour are used in the recipe.

Hatch Green Chiles:

Hatch Green chilis are premium green chiles produced in Hatch Valley of New Mexico. These are used in sauces, soups, and dressings mostly. I used 2 pounds of roasted and diced canned green chiles in our Chuy’s green chili sauce.


Sweet, sour, and tangy, onion is a powerful spice that is a staple in many spicy and savory recipes. It complements the bitterness of hatched green chilies. You need ½ cup of sweet onion diced for the recipe.

Brown Sugar:

A little hint of sweetness increases the taste of any savory recipe, doesn’t it? Brown sugar has an intense flavor and inherent moisture to add depth to our hatch chili sauce. ½ teaspoon will be enough for the recipe.


Garlic cloves are fundamental to making a sauce flavorsome. 1 tablespoon diced garlic makes our sauce pungent.


Salt is the one ingredient without which everything tastes bland. Add 1 teaspoon of salt or according to your taste.

Chicken Stock:

Chicken stock is found from simmering chicken with bones for a long time on low flame. It adds richness and depth to any recipe. ½ cup of chicken stock gives a different dimension to our sauce.

Ancho Chile Powder:

Ancho chili powder has medium heat with smokiness and dark color. 1 tablespoon of ancho chili powder adds spiciness and a nice color to our sauce.

Ground Cumin:

Ground cumin enhances the spiciness of hatch green chilies. You need 1 teaspoon of ground cumin for Chuy’s green chili sauce recipe.

How To Make Hatch Green Chile Sauce?

I kept the roasted green chili sauce recipe simple, using only the original ingredients. It is just like it should be, simple enough to let the chilies be the star. Any savory dish is better with green chilies.

Serve this great sauce over enchiladas, grilled pork tenderloin, or other grilled meats and poultry. It will definitely be a winner in your house. Know the recipe in 3 simple steps:


Step 1 :

Melt butter in a saucepan. Put onion and brown sugar, and saute until lightly brown or caramelized. Add garlic and saute for another 2 minutes. Slowly sprinkle flour into the butter. Keep whisking on low flame.

Step 2:

Add chicken stock and all the spices. Bring them to a boil and then simmer on low flame. Keep whisking for 10 minutes until the sauce thickens. 

Step 3:

Add green chilies and tomatoes. Simmer for another 10 minutes on low flame. Keep stirring, or the sauce may get clumpy. Your Chuy’s hatch green chile sauce is ready to serve.

Chuy's Hatch Green Chili Sauce Recipe

Chuy’s Hatch Green Chili Sauce Recipe

Our copycat Chuy’s hatch green chili sauce is boiled spicy hatch green chillies and sauteed crunchy onion mixed with some magical spices. Enjoy!
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CuisineNew -Mexican
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings10 people
AuthorNaomi Rogers


  • 6 Tablespoons Butter
  • 8 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Onion diced
  • 1/2  Teaspoon Brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic diced
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Chicken stock
  • 2 Pounds Canned Hatch green chilies
  • 1 Tablespoon Ancho chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground cumin


  • Caramelize onion in butter and brown sugar. Put garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle flour and whisk continuously.
  • Add chicken stock, salt, and all the spices. Boil for 10 minutes on low flame.
  • Add hatch green chillies and tomatoes. Simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Your homemade Chuy’s hatch green chili sauce is ready to serve.


You can adjust the consistency to your preference by adding more chicken stock or flour.
Wondering what to serve it with? Spread it over a burrito or enchilada, or enjoy it as a dipping sauce with fries and grills.
You can make a double batch and store it in the freezer. Later, warm it in the microwave and serve.
Have enough time on hand? You can roast and peel freshly picked hatch green chilies to use in the recipe.
Also, you can use frozen hatch green chilies. In that case, thaw and drain them before using them in the hatch chili sauce recipe.
Do you love your sauce super spicy? Add two red jalapenos for added color and spice.


Calories: 120kcal


This Chuy’s hatch green chili sauce can be served with tacos, tamales, cheeseburgers, and eggs, or dip your tortilla chips into it. It’s delicious in each and every way. Your favorite restaurant food is just one step away.

Creamy, yet spicy and smokey, I don’t have proper words to describe the taste. Go for it. Let the chili do the talking!

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