October 30, 2016

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Simple to make these chicken enchiladas are rolled in honey, lime and chili verde.

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas by A Teaspoon of Home

I love making dinner, especially when I can create a theme dinner! Who doesn’t like Mexican food? My family goes wild for these honey lime chicken enchiladas, and who can blame them? Anytime a recipe calls for shredded chicken, I go straight to Costco and get a whole chicken, a $5 timesaver! I always shred it before refrigerating, if I’m not going to cook it right away.

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas by A Teaspoon of Home

Honey Lime Enchiladas


  • Chicken Marinade:
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1/4 c lime juice
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken, cooked and shredded
  • Sauce:
  • 2 (10 oz) cans of green enchilada sauce
  • 1 c half and half
  • flour tortillas
  • shredded colby jack cheese


  1. Marinade chicken.
  2. Stir together honey, lime juice, chili powder and garlic powder until combined.
  3. Add chicken and let sit in marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Mix enchilada sauce with half and half.
  5. Spread roughly 3/4 c of the sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
  6. Fill flour tortillas with marinated chicken and shredded cheese, roll-up, then place side-by-side in baking dish.
  7. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the enchiladas and top with more cheese.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
  9. Recipe: Keeping Up Cookbook

These enchiladas will instantly become a favorite, consequently because they taste good and are so simple to create. Just toss the chicken in a quick marinade. Mix the chili verde and half and half. Place chicken and cheese in an tortilla and roll. Cover with sauce and bake. Depending on how you cook your chicken, it can totally be done in an hour and that is waiting 30 min for your chicken to marinade.

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas by A Teaspoon of Home

My favorite part of this recipe are the sounds that come from my families mouths. Instant confirmation that the meal was acceptable in every way to their taste buds.

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Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas by A Teaspoon of Home


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