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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Rock Your World: Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas


Well, it is late, life is crazy and the pictures of these enchiladas I bring you just really don't do them justice. Melanie at My Kitchen Cafe always has the most wonderful dinner recipe ideas that are right in line with the way I like to eat. Before I even had a chance to make these I knew they would be good.

What I didn't know was that they were going to be The Best Enchiladas Ever. Seriously. I have made several different versions before, but these now go down in history for me as the best. It was like all the planets aligned.

They were super easy to make, didn't require a lot of ingredients and were ridiculously delicious. I hardly made any real changes to the recipe, mainly just switched it up a tiny bit because of what I had on hand. I never seem to have tortillas on hand so I had to make homemade flour tortillas (which is what I generally prefer to do anyway). I served the enchiladas with "Spanish" Rice and black beans. Seriously, you HAVE to make these as soon as possible.

A huge thanks to Melanie and Brittany for sharing the recipe!


Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas
(From Brittany at The Sisters' Cafe via Melanie at My Kitchen Cafe)

6 tablespoons honey
5 tablespoons lime juice (approx. 1 large lime)
1 tablespoon chili powder (use a little less for a milder version)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (I used 3 cloves fresh garlic, crushed)
1 pound chicken, cooked and shredded (I used 2 large chicken breasts)
8-10 flour tortillas (I made 12 smaller ones)
1 pound monterey jack cheese, shredded (I used cheddar and monterey jack)
16 ounces green enchilada sauce
1 cup heavy cream (I only used about 1/2 cup)

Mix the honey, lime juice, chili powder and garlic together and toss with the shredded chicken. Let it marinate for at least 1/2 hour (or toss together in a ziploc bag and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours).

Pour about 1/2 cup enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 9X13 baking pan. Fill flour tortillas with chicken and shredded cheese, saving about 1 cup of cheese to sprinkle on top of enchiladas. Mix the remaining enchilada sauce with the cream and leftover marinade. Pour sauce on top of the enchiladas and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until brown and crispy on top.

Serve with sour cream, rice and black beans.


Mary Ann said...

Those do look really great. My fam has been begging for chicken enchiladas, I might have to try these!

Peabody said...

Well I would have to leave out the chiles but this sounds good.

Manggy said...

Enchiladas are *always* what I order in Mexican restaurants. With you just having eaten one and looking at your ooey-gooey pics I don't have to explain that to you! ;)

culinography said...

Oooh. I've had enchiladas on the brain lately and these look fantastic!

CB said...

Oh man. I made Melanie's enchilada recipe before and they are FABULOUS! Now you got me craving them again. I think I know what I am making for dinner tonight! ;)

Melanie said...

Wow Holly...a shout out from your blog is always so flattering. And I'm so glad you liked these babies. I just made them a few weeks ago and am always reminded how delish they are. Now for the homemade tortillas...I'll pay you to teach me!! We need to talk.

Erin said...

These looks delicious! I love love love enchiladas (all Mexican food really) and I can't wait to try out this version!

Deborah said...

I'm a huge fan of Melanie's blog - I have so many of her recipes bookmarked. This looks so delicious right now!

Jaime said...

yum! i have to try these, esp after your glowing review of them!

Cristine said...

What a great recipe! It was delicious! Thanks! Love your blog!

Katie B. said...

Holy cow! Took your recommendation and made these for dinner tonight - outstanding!!!

koopermom said...

I made these for dinner last night and I am still drooling. They were sooooooooo goooooood! Can't wait for lunch today so I can eat leftovers. Thanks for the great recipe!!!

angie said...

Just hopped over from Koopermom's blog. I'm making these tonight! They look delicious!

A~Zmom said...

These are mui delicioso! I have made them twice, since you appeared on Good Things! Everyone has loved them, including my 4 year old! We love mexican and this was a nice variation. Thanks for sharing!

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