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Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

These Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas are an easy dinner idea with a combination of a sweet and spicy flavor and a creamy enchilada sauce on top. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Marinate Time 30 mins
Servings 6


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 large chicken breasts) cooked and shredded
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (or 2 large limes, juiced)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
  • 12 corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 cups Mexican shredded cheese blend
  • 1 can green enchilada sauce, 15 oz
  • 1/2 or 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • chopped cilantro to garnish


  • Place the cooked and shredded chicken in a medium bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine the honey, lime juice, chili powder and minced garlic or garlic powder and whisk together. Pour the mixture over the chicken and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to marinate 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • In a medium bowl combine the enchilada sauce and the heavy cream. Spread about a 1/2 cup of the mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish that is lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Warm the tortillas in the microwave.
  • On each tortilla, add a large spoonful (about 2 tablespoons) of the chicken mixture and sprinkle a tablespoon of cheese on top of the chicken. Roll the tortilla up, and place it seam side down in the baking dish.
  • Repeat with the remaining tortillas, chicken and cheese.
  • Add any remaining marinade chicken mixture to the enchilada sauce and cream mixture. Pour this mixture evenly over the top of all the enchiladas. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake the enchiladas at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until the cheese is melted. Garnish the top with chopped cilantro if desired. Serve with black beans, rice, sour cream, guacamole, or Pico De Gallo.