Sunday, October 12, 2008

Spicy, sweet and delicious



My good friends Joe and Marie over at the DoughEatery introduced me to these really easy, really yummy honey lime chicken enchiladas. They make great leftovers, so they made for a few good lunches at work - and lots of coworkers fell in love with them the way I did. I feel like it wouldn't be fair to keep them to myself, so I've gotta share the recipe with you. I didn't have a baking dish large enough to cook all eight of them at once, but I froze half of the chicken in the marinade and was able to thaw it out and make the other four a few days later - and it worked great!

THE RECIPE:

6 Tbsp. honey
6 Tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 lb. chicken, cooked and shredded (I boil it and highly recommend doing the same)
8-10 whole-wheat tortillas
1 lb. monterey jack cheese, shredded (I used colby jack)
16 oz. green enchilada sauce (salsa verde)
1 c. cream (Land O'Lakes has a delicious fat-free version)

Mix the first four ingredients and toss with chicken in a large reusable Ziploc container. Marinate for a half-hour or more - I recommend more because the more intense the honey/lime/chili flavors are, the better these enchiladas will be. Fill tortillas with chicken mixture and cheese, reserving about 1 cup cheese to sprinkle on top. Mix green sauce with cream and any leftover marinade. Pour over enchiladas, ensuring that it seeps underneath. Sprinkle with cheese and bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

5 comments:

Marie said...

Hooray for honey-lime enchiladas! They really are amazing. We can't stop making them. Even our 3-year-old loves them. Thanks for the shout-out, Doug!

Jacelle said...

how spicy are they?

doug said...

If you get mild green sauce and use less than the recommended amount of chili powder, it won't be too hot. I, of course, like things quite spicy, so I'm not a good judge, but I didn't think they were TOO spicy, and I used medium sauce and the full amount of chili powder. (They were a little spicy, and got spicier with age.)

amelia said...

OOOO, I am going to try these!

(And this is the second time you have written a very insightful political post...I go to comment...and you have removed it!)

King Jimmie said...

I read the title of this blog and thought for sure it was going to be about me.