4.8 from 5 votes
a white gravy boat filled with homemade green enchilada sauce. Next to the gravy boat are two white onions, a parsley bunch and a black and white checkered cloth napkin.
Green Chili Enchilada Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This flavorful and savory green enchilada sauce is so easy to make, and tastes so much better than store-bought sauce!

Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: enchilada, sauce
Servings: 1 jar
Calories: 444 kcal
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (8 ounces) diced green chilies
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened and fragrant. Whisk in the flour, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt, and cook until golden and bubbly.
  2. Slowly whisk in the chicken broth, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Whisk in the green chilies. Bring the sauce to a simmer, and simmer 10 minutes, or until thickened slightly.
  3. Puree the sauce using an immersion blender, or a blender or food processor (with the top open to let steam escape), until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
Green Chili Enchilada Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 444
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.