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Easy Chicken Enchiladas {Honey Lime}

Easy chicken enchiladas are packed with honey lime flavor and could not be easier to make! Throw it in the crockpot and then assemble later. Delicious!

Easy chicken enchiladas are packed with honey lime flavor and could not be easier to make! Throw it in the crockpot and then assemble later. Delicious!

I am SO excited to share this recipe with you all! I discovered easy chicken enchiladas shortly after Aspen was born. Some wonderful ladies from my church made me a couple of freezer meals and this was one of them.

Actually, I don’t really know what recipe they used, since I made these based on what they tasted like and asking what was in the sauce. These honey lime enchiladas are so good, they are Andy’s new favorite and he will even take straight-up leftovers to work the next day. Which means they are a hit!

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Basically, I love everything about these easy chicken enchiladas. But I really love how the easy it is!! Enchiladas can sometimes seem complicated to make but using a crockpot to cook the filling and the easy sauce simplifies this recipe in a beautiful way.

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

The honey lime chicken filling is the perfect balance of sweet from the honey and tangy from the lime juice. Paired with the sauce, it’s the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy! Everything an easy chicken enchilada should be.

Speaking of the sauce…all you do is combine cream, salsa verde, and some lime zest. And it is dreamy. I keep thinking of other recipes I could use it in. Or maybe I should just dip chips in it. Or slurp it out of a spoon.

Ok, maybe not. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t lick my fingers while assembling these lovely honey lime enchiladas! If it seems like there is too much sauce, don’t be afraid. I tried the recipe with less sauce and it was a bit too dry for me.

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Assembling these babies couldn’t be easier. Here is what you’ll need: The chicken, the sauce, some tortillas, and a 9×13 baking pan.

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

First, spread some of that luscious sauce in the bottom of 9×13 baking dish. Then fill each tortilla evenly with the sweet honey lime chicken.

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Roll them up and place seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat until all that chicken is gone.

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Then, pour the remaining sauce over the top and sprinkle with cheese. I like to keep my cheese a bit centered. It makes for a pretty presentation and lets the edges of the tortillas get a little crispy.

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

After that, it’s ready to bake and serve. And your life will change for the better when you take the first bite.

Easy chicken enchiladas are packed with honey lime flavor and could not be easier to make! Throw it in the crockpot and then assemble later. Delicious!

Really, I can’t say enough delicious things about these easy chicken enchiladas! So easy. So honey-limy good. I think I’ll go get my crockpot started!

Baked easy chicken enchiladas in a 9x13 pan sprinkled with scallions on top.
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Easy Chicken Enchiladas {Honey Lime!}

Easy chicken enchiladas are packed with honey lime flavor and could not be easier to make! Throw it in the crockpot and then assemble later. Delicious!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 624 kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley

Ingredients

For the Filling

  • 3 chicken breasts boneless, skinless (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • Juice from 1 lime

For the Sauce

  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • zest from 1 lime

Additional Ingredients

  • 8-10 flour tortillas I use 8 inch.
  • 2 cups cheese shredded, montery jack, colby jack, or cheddar cheese.

Instructions

For the Filling

  1. Place chicken, spices and honey in the crock pot for 4 hours on low.
  2. Shred chicken and add lime juice, stir to combine.

For the Sauce

  1. Combine salsa verde, cream, and lime zest.

To Assemble

  1. Spread about 1/2 cup of the sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  2. Warm the tortillas briefly in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Fill with chicken mixture, for the size of tortillas I used (8 inch) it was about 1/4-1/3 cup for each tortilla.
  4. Place in filled tortillas in the pan, seam side down.
  5. Pour remaining sauce over the top, spreading it so each tortilla is coated.
  6. Top with cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F covered for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 more until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Enchiladas {Honey Lime!}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 624 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 1303mg 54%
Potassium 464mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 39g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 26.4%
Vitamin C 4.2%
Calcium 35.1%
Iron 13.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Easy chicken enchiladas are packed with honey lime flavor and could not be easier to make! Throw it in the crockpot and then assemble later. Delicious!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Lexie Lopez
    January 29, 2018 at 1:52 PM

    When you say cream do you mean sour cream?

    • Reply
      Alli
      January 29, 2018 at 3:00 PM

      Hi Lexie! No, it’s actually heavy cream. Thanks for the clarification! I’ll update the recipe card to be more specific.

  • Reply
    Sammi Windley
    December 30, 2017 at 6:56 PM

    I love enchiladas but have always avoided making them because they seem so complicated, but this shows me that they aren’t!

  • Reply
    Kim
    January 18, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    Made these last night and they were YUM! Cal and Sam gobbled them down. 🙂 I think we’ll be keeping this one around. 🙂

    • Reply
      Alli
      January 19, 2017 at 10:35 AM

      YAY! I’m so glad the kidddos liked them. Abe loves them too!

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