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Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
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Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

Directions

  1. Place shredded chicken in a bowl.
  2. Whisk honey, lime juice, chili powder, and garlic together in a bowl; pour over chicken and toss to coat. Marinate chicken in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Mix enchilada sauce and cream together in a shallow bowl. Dip 1 tortilla in enchilada sauce mixture and place in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Repeat dipping tortillas and arranging in the dish until bottom of dish is covered.
  5. Spread 1/2 the chicken mixture over dipped-tortilla layer. Sprinkle 1/3 the queso asadero over chicken layer. Dip more tortillas in enchilada sauce mixture and arrange over queso asadero layer. Spoon 2 to 3 spoonful enchilada sauce mixture over tortilla layer. Repeat layering with remaining chicken, 1/3 queso asadero, ending with a layer of dipped tortillas. Pour any remaining enchilada sauce mixture over tortillas. Sprinkle remaining 1/3 queso asadero over enchiladas.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through and cheese is melted and golden, about 30 minutes.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Monterey Jack cheese can be substituted for the queso asadero.
  • Can also be prepared like traditional rolled enchiladas. Just heat tortillas in hot oil for about 30 seconds, turning once to soften; fill with chicken and cheese. Roll and place in pan. Cover the top with sauce and cheese and bake the same.
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Reviews More Reviews

Sep 02, 2014

This is fantastic! Didn't have cream or the cheese suggested so used milk/butter for the cream and monterey jack cheese. Just the right combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy.

 
Nov 23, 2014

Turned out great! Highly recommend!

 

8 Ratings

Nov 19, 2014

Very Good! My Husband LOVED it

 
Jun 01, 2014

These were very good! The only thing I will do different next time is cut down on the honey a bit, as it was too sweet for us. Other than that, this had a great flavor...I rolled these and put them into a baking dish, topped w/ the sauce, cheese (I couldn't find the one specified anywhere, so I used a combo of cheddar and Monterey Jack), and a little chopped green onions. I will def be making these again...the family enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing. :)

 
Jan 23, 2015

This was very, very good! I did cut back on the honey by half and I also added a few chilies to the chicken as it cooked in the crockpot. That verde and cream sauce is so yummy. I used quest blanco between the layers and Colby jack on top.

 
Nov 04, 2014

Yum

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 440 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 20.1 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 507 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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