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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.
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4.41 from 10 votes

Green Chili Enchilada Sauce

This flavorful and savory green enchilada sauce is so easy to make, and tastes so much better than store-bought sauce!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: enchilada, sauce
Servings: 1 jar
Calories: 444kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Puree the sauce using an immersion blender, or a blender or food processor (with the top open to let steam escape), until smooth.


Calories: 444kcal