Here are tips for Roasting Green Chiles on a Grill and even if you can’t find chiles from Hatch, New Mexico, roasted green chiles are tasty! And check out the 24 recipe ideas for using your roasted green chiles!

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Nothing makes people start to think about roasting green chiles more than having Hatch Green Chiles start showing up in grocery stores, and some people wait every year for those amazing chiles. But even if you can’t find Hatch Chiles, roasted green chiles are so tasty and can be used in a variety of ways. I love roasted chiles, and since I have that new natural gas grill, I thought it would be fun to try Roasting Green Chiles on a Grill.

Before I get into the roasting instructions, I want to issue a warning. The Hatch green chiles are a relative of Anaheim chiles, and both those are a very mild variety. You can use these instructions for roasting hotter chile varieties, but for chiles that are very hot, wear latex or rubber globes when handling. Even with the mild Hatch Chiles or Anaheim chiles, be careful not to rub your eyes or put your hands near your face while you’re handling the chiles.

Everyone got that? Okay, now let’s roast some chiles. And you can use Grilling to find more recipes like this one!

What ingredients do you need?

  • 10 large Hatch Green Chiles or Anaheim Green Chiles

What if you don’t have an outdoor grill for roasting the chiles?

If you don’t have an outdoor grill, green chiles can also be roasted on a Stovetop Grill Pan (affiliate link). Some people also roast them over the flame on a gas grill, but I haven’t tried that!

How do you store the roasted green chiles?

Roasted green chiles will keep for at least a week in the fridge. They can also be frozen to use later, although the frozen and thawed ones will be a bit softer.

More about using Roasted Green Chiles:

Roasted green chiles are good in many dishes, and if you don’t have access to fresh green chiles, you can buy them in a can either whole or diced. In the U.S. this type of mild Anaheim chiles are usually just called “Green Chiles” when sold in a can. The canned ones usually have some or all of the seeds, so they’re hotter than the ones you roast yourself. Canned Chiles labeled “Hatch Chiles” are from Hatch, New Mexico, and that variety of chiles has great flavor. See the 24 recipe ideas below for using green chiles, or you can enter “green chiles” into the search bar to see all the recipes on my blog with green chiles.

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Tips for Roasting Green Chiles on a Grill:

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  1. The first photo chiles from Hatch, New Mexico that I bought at Whole Foods. If you’re growing your own Anaheim chiles, they might not get this big.
  2. Start by preheating your gas or charcoal grill to high.
  3. Then prep chiles by cutting off the stem end and cutting the chiles in half lengthwise. 
  4. Use a small paring knife to cut out the seeds and membrane inside the chiles.
  5. Put chiles on the grill skin side down. (I turned the ones in these last two photos over so you could see how they looked when they started to blister.)
  6. The small photo is after 5 minutes. The larger photo is after ten minutes. You want to leave the chiles on until nearly all the skin is blistered and browned, about 13-15 minutes for most of my chiles.
  7. It doesn’t matter if they look burned, in fact the charred parts add a lot of flavor. 

collage photo showing How to Peel Green Chiles After Roasting:

How to Peel Green Chiles After Roasting:

  1. As the chiles get done, take them off the grill and put in a glass or plastic bowl.
  2. When all chiles are done, cover the bowl with cling-wrap or lid and let chiles steam for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Then use your fingers to gently peel off the skins from the roasted chiles. (Remember to be careful not to get hands near your face.)
  4. Some of the skins will come off all in one piece like the one in the third photo. (Peeled chile is on the right and skin on the left.)
  5. The fourth photo shows the whole batch of roasted green chiles after I peeled them.
  6. You might want to rinse your hands a few times while you’re peeling, but never rinse the chiles, because that washes off a lot of the flavor.

24 Recipes Using Roasted Green Chiles:

(Some are not low in carbs; check nutritional information.)

Green Chile Turkey Enchilada Soup

Instant Pot Green Chile Pork Enchiladas

Green Chile and Cheese Keto Breakfast Casserole

Green Chile Shredded Beef Cabbage Bowl

Cheesy Sausage and Green Chile Breakfast Bake

Green Chile and Chicken Mock Enchilada Casserole

Green Chile and Cheese Egg Muffins

Mexican Casserole with Beef, Beans, and Chiles

Chile Rellenos Bake

Vegetarian Mexican Casserole

Green Chile Chicken Burrito Bowl

Baked Chicken Stuffed with Green Chiles and Cheese

Green Chile Turkey Taco Salad

Green Chile Chicken Tacos

Zucchini and Green Chile Breakfast Casserole

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Savory Zucchini Muffins with Green Chiles

Bobbi’s Egg Casserole with Cheese and Green Chiles

Twice-Cooked Chicken with Green Chiles and Cheese

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon and Green Chiles

Slow Cooker Rice Casserole with Green Chiles and Cheese

Beefy Cheesy Green Chile Bake

Green Chile Chicken Quesadillas

Ground Turkey Green Chile Tacos with Avocado Salsa

roasted green chiles with charred skin shown in bowl
Yield: 10 roasted chiles

Roasting Green Chiles on a Grill

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

This post can show you all about Roasting Green Chiles on a Grill. And if you can get your hands on the amazing chiles from Hatch, New Mexico, they are amazing for this method.

Ingredients

  • 10 large green chiles (see notes)

Instructions

    1. Start by preheating your gas or charcoal grill to high (you can only hold your hand there for about one second at that heat.)
    2. Then begin prepping chiles by cutting off the stem end and cutting the chiles in half lengthwise. (Some chiles are fairly flat, and if the chile is flat cut so you have two flat pieces.) You can roast the small ones whole, but when I tried roasting red bell peppers on the grill, I found it was easier to get all the skin charred if you cut the peppers.
    3. Then use a small paring knife to cut out the seeds and membrane that's inside the chiles.
    4. Put chiles on the hot grill skin side down and roast them until nearly all the skin is blistered and browned. It doesn't matter if they look burned, in fact the charred parts add a lot of flavor.
    5. Most of this batch of chiles took about 13 minutes to get done, but turn them over and check occasionally as they roast.
    6. As the chiles get done, take them off the grill and put in a glass or plastic bowl.
    7. When all chiles are done, cover the bowl with cling-wrap or a tight fitting lid and let chiles steam for at least 15 minutes.
    8. Then use your fingers to gently peel off the skins from the roasted chiles. (Remember to be careful not to get hands near your face.) If you're lucky, some of the skins will come off all in one piece.
    9. You might want to rinse your hands a few times while you're peeling, but never rinse the chiles, because that washes off a lot of the flavor.
    10. Roasted green chiles can be stored in the fridge for about a week or frozen to thaw and use later.

Notes

You can use large green Anaheim Chiles or Hatch Green Chiles for this recipe, but the Hatch Chiles are great if you can find them!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Roasted green chile have a few carbs but you eat them in small amounts and they would be great for low-carb eating plans, including Keto. They are also fine for the original South Beach Diet.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This was first posted in 2009. It was last updated with more information in 2022.

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