Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

I believe you should have one go-to meal that you know like the back of your hand…the one you know all the ingredients for, the one that you can whip up in no time, the one that you know will be a hit to everyone who tastes it.

For me, that is Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas and it’s been a big hit for everyone who has made it (or so I have been told). It’s my #1 dish to drop off when someone has a baby, moves into a new home, or has another random need for a home cooked meal. I’ve talked about my love for this dish several times previously and my friends and family are always asking for it, so I wanted to make sure I payed it forward and shared with ya’ll again, too!


Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients Needed for your Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas:

6 tablespoons honey
5 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
16 oz. green verde enchilada sauce
3-4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
8-10 flour tortillas
1 bag monterey jack cheese, shredded
1 cup sour cream (i use reduced fat)

Directions to Make your Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas:

1. Boil chicken until cooked through. Shred with a fork
2. Combine honey, lime juice, chili powder, and garlic powder together and add to shredded chicken
3. pour 1/2 cup of green verde sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish
4. fill tortillas with chicken and shredded cheese and place in baking dish
5. mix remaining enchilada sauce with the sour cream and pour over enchiladas, and then sprinkle remaining monterey jack cheese on top
6. bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes and enjoy!

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  1. June 9, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    This is one of my favorites too!! I make it every time we have guests over! I'm not huge on spicy food so the honey and lime taste is great for me.

  2. June 9, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    Oh haven't tried this variety yet!! Pinning for future use for sure!! 🙂

  3. June 9, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    That sounds delish and a spin on chicken enchiladas that I've never tried. Excited to try it this week. I bet shredded roasted chicken would be awesome and flavorful….I already have one to cut up!

  4. June 9, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    Yum! I'm going to give these a try next week!

  5. June 9, 2014 / 2:20 pm

    Oh my gosh- I make butternut squash and black bean enchiladas a lot but these look MAGICAL! Thanks for sharing!

  6. June 9, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    I'm not a big traditional enchilada loving person, so this variation sounds wonderful, especially with the honey and lime mixed in! I'll definitely add this to my list to try (and I agree about the roasted chicken)!

  7. June 9, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    Sounds yummy!! I love enchiladas or anything Mexican for that matter.

  8. June 9, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    This is great! I've seen a version of this recipe that calls for a ridiculous amount of heavy cream and I just couldn't get on board. This looks like a much healthier take on the recipe. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  9. June 9, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    Enchiladas are one of my go-to meals too, but yours is a lot different from the kind I do, so I'll have to give this a try.

  10. June 9, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    This sounds so yummy!

  11. June 9, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  12. June 9, 2014 / 8:22 pm

    Love when I get to steal dinner ideas!! Looks amazing! Thanks!


  13. June 9, 2014 / 8:41 pm

    We love this one too, it's a keeper;)

  14. June 10, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    Looks great! And perfect timing since I just signed up for a meal train for new parents next week!

  15. September 16, 2014 / 6:11 pm

    Finally tried these last night and ohhhh my…. seriously they are SOOO good!! Best chicken enchiladas ever. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. Karen Otto
    December 1, 2018 / 12:31 am

    Just made this tonight. It was delish! Definitely a keeper recipe!

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