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Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas

 
With Cinco de Mayo quickly approaching I thought it would be a good time to share a new recipe we tried recently that will definitely be added to our rotation of family favorites!!

I had never made, and I’m not sure I had ever eaten, enchiladas but it certainly sounded like something we’d like, and this one got two thumbs up from everyone!

Any time I find a recipe that is liked by the whole family……it’s a keeper for me!!

It doesn’t take a pretty picture, but it sure is delicious!!



Family Favorite Recipe:  Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas.  Recipe at TidyMom.net

Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas

*This recipe does require some prep time – about 45 mins if you’re using cooked chicken or about 1 hour 15 mins. if you need to cook your chicken.

Ingredients

    Chicken
  • 2 pounds chicken, cooked and shredded
  • Sauce
  • 3 T. honey
  • 1/4 c lime juice
  • 1 Tb chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 (10 oz) cans green enchilada sauce (mild)
  • 3-4 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. I put a few thawed chicken breasts in a 350° oven for about 35-40min, then shred (you could do this a head of time, even the day before) – or you could use a cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocer.
  2. Mix together sauce ingredients then add to chicken. Let it marinate with the meat for about 30 minutes.
  3. Lightly spray a 9×13 pan with no-stick spray.
  4. Pour enough enchilada sauce to cover the bottom of the pan (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup).
  5. Fill flour tortillas with chicken and *shredded cheese and just a little enchilada sauce (*be sure to save about 1 cup of cheese to sprinkle on top of enchiladas).
  6. Roll and place filled enchiladas in pan on top of sauce.
  7. Mix the remaining enchilada sauce with the cream and leftover marinade, if you have any.
  8. Pour sauce on top of the enchiladas and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  9. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until brown on top.
  10. Then turn on broiler and place enchiladas nearer the top of oven. Let it broil until cheese is slightly brown and crispy. (I forgot to do this, but can’t wait to do this the next time I make them)
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102 Responses to “Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas”

  1. Crazy Daisy posted on April 27, 2010 at 3:42 pm (#
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    These look divine! I would love you to link to Tuesday Tastes!

    http://www.crazyjayzplace.blogspot.com

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  2. Crazy Daisy posted on April 27, 2010 at 3:42 pm (#
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    These look divine! I would love you to link to Tuesday Tastes!

    http://www.crazyjayzplace.blogspot.com

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  3. Just and Kel posted on April 27, 2010 at 3:47 pm (#
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    The Sisters Cafe has a honey lime enchilada recipe that is similar to this one, except they recommend using shredded pork. I made their recipe and filled the enchiladas with pork and other enchiladas with rotiss. chicken. The chicken ones were definitely good, but the pork was AMAZING. If you eat pork, I'd try it. One night I made a pork roast, and then the leftovers were used for the honey lime enchiladas the next night, and WOW. :)

  4. Just and Kel posted on April 27, 2010 at 3:47 pm (#
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    )

    The Sisters Cafe has a honey lime enchilada recipe that is similar to this one, except they recommend using shredded pork. I made their recipe and filled the enchiladas with pork and other enchiladas with rotiss. chicken. The chicken ones were definitely good, but the pork was AMAZING. If you eat pork, I'd try it. One night I made a pork roast, and then the leftovers were used for the honey lime enchiladas the next night, and WOW. :)

  5. Stephanie posted on April 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm (#
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    Oh my these look so yummy! Definitely something I'm going to try :)

  6. Stephanie posted on April 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm (#
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    Oh my these look so yummy! Definitely something I'm going to try :)

  7. Sandy@Life Began In A Garden posted on April 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm (#
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    I will be printing this out and trying it soon!

  8. Sandy@Life Began In A Garden posted on April 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm (#
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    I will be printing this out and trying it soon!

  9. Heather posted on April 28, 2010 at 1:10 am (#
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    Looks so good, thanks for all the recipes. PS Who is mr. or mrs. rude comment at the top? That is so lame. The rude comments are always anon's

  10. Heather posted on April 28, 2010 at 1:10 am (#
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    Looks so good, thanks for all the recipes. PS Who is mr. or mrs. rude comment at the top? That is so lame. The rude comments are always anon's

  11. Aubree Cherie posted on April 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm (#
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    This looks tasty, what a fun blend of flavors!

    ~Aubree Cherie

  12. Aubree Cherie posted on April 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm (#
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    This looks tasty, what a fun blend of flavors!

    ~Aubree Cherie

  13. Brook posted on April 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm (#
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    This recipe looks fantastic!

  14. Brook posted on April 28, 2010 at 8:46 pm (#
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    This recipe looks fantastic!

  15. Robin posted on April 30, 2010 at 5:15 am (#
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    This looks like a perfect fun weekend dinner!!! YUM

  16. Robin posted on April 30, 2010 at 5:15 am (#
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    This looks like a perfect fun weekend dinner!!! YUM

  17. kirstin & jordan posted on April 30, 2010 at 4:45 pm (#
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    Ooooh, this sounds delicious… the lime and honey sound like fabulous additions to the traditional enchilada recipe!
    We have a friday fun finds party… we'd love it if you'd link to this! :)

  18. kirstin & jordan posted on April 30, 2010 at 4:45 pm (#
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    Ooooh, this sounds delicious… the lime and honey sound like fabulous additions to the traditional enchilada recipe!
    We have a friday fun finds party… we'd love it if you'd link to this! :)

  19. Natasha posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:57 am (#
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    Looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

  20. Natasha posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:57 am (#
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    Looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

  21. Anonymous posted on May 1, 2010 at 10:25 am (#
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    These are SO delicious! My husband's first reaction to them was "These are awesome!"- that's rare!! Will share and make again for sure!

  22. Anonymous posted on May 1, 2010 at 10:25 am (#
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    These are SO delicious! My husband's first reaction to them was "These are awesome!"- that's rare!! Will share and make again for sure!

  23. Sweet Bee Cottage posted on May 1, 2010 at 11:07 am (#
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    What a great sounding combination! Love enchiladas but have never marinated the chicken before. I'm definitely going to try it.

  24. Sweet Bee Cottage posted on May 1, 2010 at 11:07 am (#
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    What a great sounding combination! Love enchiladas but have never marinated the chicken before. I'm definitely going to try it.

  25. gnee posted on May 1, 2010 at 11:50 am (#
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    Delete Anonymous! These look fabulous. I am going to use 1/2 of a rotisserie chicken today and make this for tonight. Thanks for all the time, effort, and love you put into this post.

  26. gnee posted on May 1, 2010 at 11:50 am (#
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    Delete Anonymous! These look fabulous. I am going to use 1/2 of a rotisserie chicken today and make this for tonight. Thanks for all the time, effort, and love you put into this post.

  27. KarenMN posted on May 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm (#
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    Hey! Check out the anonymous post. She forgot to start her sentence with a capital letter "U".
    Her second sentence is an incomplete sentence, and it doesn't start with a capital "P". Like she says, "once is an accident but two times is simply bad editing."!

  28. KarenMN posted on May 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm (#
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    Hey! Check out the anonymous post. She forgot to start her sentence with a capital letter "U".
    Her second sentence is an incomplete sentence, and it doesn't start with a capital "P". Like she says, "once is an accident but two times is simply bad editing."!

  29. TidyMom posted on May 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm (#
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    LOL Karen you're hilarious!!!

    Thanks everyone!! ;-) ???

  30. TidyMom posted on May 1, 2010 at 5:49 pm (#
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    LOL Karen you're hilarious!!!

    Thanks everyone!! ;-) ???

  31. Stacia posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:59 pm (#
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    I love enchiladas, and the honey lime sauce looks like an amazing twist on how I usually make them! Thank you!

  32. Stacia posted on May 1, 2010 at 7:59 pm (#
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    I love enchiladas, and the honey lime sauce looks like an amazing twist on how I usually make them! Thank you!

  33. Kristin posted on May 10, 2010 at 1:29 am (#
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    Would anyone who has made this be willing to tell me where this falls on the "spicy" scale? On a scale of 1 to 5, where would these fall? TIA!

  34. Kristin posted on May 10, 2010 at 1:29 am (#
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    Would anyone who has made this be willing to tell me where this falls on the "spicy" scale? On a scale of 1 to 5, where would these fall? TIA!

  35. TidyMom posted on May 10, 2010 at 7:34 am (#
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    Kristen they're pretty spicy I'd say close to a 4. you could make it a little less spicy by not using Chipotle Chili Powder(you could even decrease the quantity as well) – just use regular chili powder, and make sure you get the mild enchilada sauce.

  36. TidyMom posted on May 10, 2010 at 7:34 am (#
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    Kristen they're pretty spicy I'd say close to a 4. you could make it a little less spicy by not using Chipotle Chili Powder(you could even decrease the quantity as well) – just use regular chili powder, and make sure you get the mild enchilada sauce.

  37. Kristin posted on May 10, 2010 at 9:32 am (#
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    Thank you for responding Cheryl. I'm a huge wuss when it comes to spicy food, but these sound really really good. I think I'm going to adapt your adapted recipe. lol :)

  38. Kristin posted on May 10, 2010 at 9:32 am (#
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    Thank you for responding Cheryl. I'm a huge wuss when it comes to spicy food, but these sound really really good. I think I'm going to adapt your adapted recipe. lol :)

  39. Adele posted on May 21, 2010 at 6:40 pm (#
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    I would've rated them "not very spicy at all" – but then, we like spicy!

    I made this recipe when I found it over at Sister's Cafe – and my family LOVED it and GOBBLED it up – ALL of it! It did fill a 9×13 and a 9×9 pan (we took the small pan to a neighbor who had just had surgery). The version at SC didn't have the cream added to the top sauce, though – and I think that sounds YUMMY – definitely going to try that the next time I make them – thanks for the addition!

    (also – just a few "hints" from when I made it – I was running behind and didn't have time to cook my chicken so I just grabbed two cans of shredded chicken – worked out perfect! Also, a Major Time Saver whenever I make enchiladas – I NEVER roll them up individually, I always just layer them (think lasagna style) – hey, it's not like they serve up in pretty individual rolls anyway usually, right? I just cut them into squares and everyone is perfectly happy!)

    Love your blog – thanks!

  40. Adele posted on May 21, 2010 at 6:40 pm (#
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    )

    I would've rated them "not very spicy at all" – but then, we like spicy!

    I made this recipe when I found it over at Sister's Cafe – and my family LOVED it and GOBBLED it up – ALL of it! It did fill a 9×13 and a 9×9 pan (we took the small pan to a neighbor who had just had surgery). The version at SC didn't have the cream added to the top sauce, though – and I think that sounds YUMMY – definitely going to try that the next time I make them – thanks for the addition!

    (also – just a few "hints" from when I made it – I was running behind and didn't have time to cook my chicken so I just grabbed two cans of shredded chicken – worked out perfect! Also, a Major Time Saver whenever I make enchiladas – I NEVER roll them up individually, I always just layer them (think lasagna style) – hey, it's not like they serve up in pretty individual rolls anyway usually, right? I just cut them into squares and everyone is perfectly happy!)

    Love your blog – thanks!

  41. gardengal1 posted on August 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm (#
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    These look very yummy. Can you share what you served them with? Rice, beans, a salad? Thx!

  42. gardengal1 posted on August 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm (#
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    These look very yummy. Can you share what you served them with? Rice, beans, a salad? Thx!

  43. TidyMom posted on August 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm (#
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    Gardengal we usually just buy the Lipton Knorr sides, they have a spanish rice that we like! Salad works too

  44. TidyMom posted on August 2, 2010 at 5:17 pm (#
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    Gardengal we usually just buy the Lipton Knorr sides, they have a spanish rice that we like! Salad works too

  45. Kim in Colorado posted on January 2, 2012 at 8:21 pm (#
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    Just found your blog by accident… Loving the recipes so far! Already emailed myself two recipes :-) thanks for sharing your talents! I will be bookmarking you for sure….

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