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5.02.2012

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas


   I have another delicious recipe in honor of Cinco de Mayo! These enchiladas are one of the greatest things I've had the pleasure of eating. It was one of those meals where after every bite I took, I was moaning and telling Kale how unbelievabley great they were! ( I'm sure in his head he was rolling his eyes at me, hoping I'd be quiet so he could enjoy his enchilada too)


   I saw these enchiladas all over the food blogs back when I first started mine. I've been wanting to make them ever since, but kept forgetting to. When I finally made them the other week I was so happy I did. I can't begin to describe how good they are. I am normally a red enchilada sauce lover but now after having these, I am a green sauce convert for sure. 



Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas


3 Tablespoons honey
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pound chicken, cooked and shredded
10 flour tortillas (soft taco size)
16 ounces monterey jack cheese, shredded
2 cans (10 oz each) green enchilada sauce
1/4 cup heavy cream


Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the honey, lime juice, chili powder and garlic powder together and then mix with the shredded chicken. Let marinate for 30 minutes.

Spray a 9x13 pan and a 8x8 pan with cooking spray. Pour a little bit of the green enchilada sauce on the bottom of each pan. Take one tortilla and fill with chicken and a few tablespoons of cheese. (Make sure to save atleast 1-1/2 cups cheese to sprinkle over top of enchiladas)  Roll up tortillas and place in prepared pans. Repeat with all tortillas, chicken and cheese.

Mix together the remaining enchilada sauce and cream. Pour sauce over the tops of enchiladas (depending on how saucey you like your enchiladas, you may not need to use all of the sauce. Eyeball it)  Sprinkle the reserved cheese evenly over the tops.

Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Serve with sour cream, salsa, guacamole or any toppings you love. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: The Sisters Cafe



14 comments:

Emily @ She Makes and Bakes said...

I love the addition of the honey and lime. My enchilada recipe is similar, but I'm excited to try this one! Thanks.

Cassie/Bake Your Day said...

Awesome flavor combo, Holly. I love the addition of honey, such a great idea!

Miranda J. said...

my familys favorite enchiladas! I love your photos!

Aimee said...

Oh my, this is going into our dinner rotation for next week! Pinned!

Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

My husband is going to love you for sharing this. It looks like the perfect enchilada recipe for him. Thank you!

A Lovin' Forkful said...

Love the honey and lime idea! I have never seen that combo before in enchiladas. Love it!

Jocelyn said...

I love the green sauce better than the red sauce in enchiladas. Love that this has honey in it too!!! Very yummo!!!

Mandy said...

I have these on my blog, too, and they are amazing! Yum!

Becki's Whole Life said...

Ok, now I definitely have to try these. I have seen them on Sisters Cafe before and they are bookmarked. So now I am making them just to see what the rave reviews are all about!

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Anonymous said...

These were really good! Served them with the knockoff cilantro lime rice from Chipotle. Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

@ Anonymous- so glad they turned out for you! I can't wait to make them again.

@Yummychunklet- I accidentally deleted your comment when I was viewing comments from my phone. Sorry!!

So Domesticated said...

Ummm..... yeah... yum! These are literally making my mouth water : )

Becky said...

I made this last night, and it was excellent. My small grocery store didn't have green enchilada sauce, so I used salsa verde and blended it smooth. A big hit here!