I’ve got a quick and easy post and recipe for you today. I am busy in the kitchen preparing a Julia Child inspired 50th birthday feast for a good friend of mine – stay tuned for more details next week.
Today’srecipe is not new to the blogosphere. I have lost count of how many of my favorite food blogs I have seen this recipe posted on over the last year or so. Since I am pretty much a “cheese enchilada only” type of girl I hadn’t paid a lot of attention to it even though it was getting rave reviews from everyone!
When a friend gave me the recipe a few weeks ago I couldn’t ignore it any longer.
Now I can see what everyone was raving about – they are yummy! They are easy to put together and I loved the combination of the honey and lime.
Enchiladas are not the prettiest food to photograph but they are yummy!
Several of the recipe versions I saw added 1 1/4 cup heavy cream to the enchilada sauce but I didn’t – I prefer a less creamy sauce. I also poured a little of the left over enchilada sauce over them after they came out of the oven. It made them photograph better and taste better!
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Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas
6 Tbsp honey
5 Tbsp fresh lime juice (1-2 limes)
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
2-3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
8 – 10 flour tortillas (depending on size)
1 lb of a Mexican blend cheese (monterey jack, colby, cheddar), shredded
1 large can of green enchilada sauce
Mix the honey, lime juice, chili powder and garlic powder together with the shredded chicken. Allow it to sit for at least 1/2 hour or you could do it hours before and just cover and refrigerate.
Pour 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce into bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Place chicken and cheese into middle of a tortilla and spoon about 1 tablespoon of enchilada sauce over it and roll up. Place seam down in the pan. Reserve about 1-2 cups of cheese to sprinkle on top of enchiladas. Pour enchilada sauce over the top of rolled enchiladas (reserve a little bit to add after they are baked) and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.