Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Sweet and Zesty enchiladas stuffed with a cheesy refried bean mixture and a honey lime chicken mixture covered in melted cheese. Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner!

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These enchiladas redefine the concept of enchiladas. They are SO good! I have perfected the recipe to exactly the way I love it. Normally enchiladas are drenched in sauce, which makes the tortilla soggy. In these enchiladas I added 1/2 can green enchiladas sauce to the honey lime chicken mixture and an then drizzled the other half on top. It’s the perfect amount of sauce to infuse the flavor without making the tortillas too “saucy,” as my little brother put it.

Another thing I love about these enchiladas is that I combine all the ingredients so that there are only two layers in the enchiladas – a refried bean mixture and a honey lime chicken layer.

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In the refried bean mixture it’s simply refried beans, shredded cheese, and water. The water makes the refried bean thinner and spreadable. You can add more cheese if you think the beans need it. you can also season the beans, but I tend to leave them plain because the cheese gives them all the salt they need, and if you add too much Mexican seasoning, the honey lime flavor will be overpowered.

For the cheese I used Off The Block Sargento® Fine Cut Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican… because the more cheese = more flavor, am I right. You can grab yourself some at your nearest Kroger in the cheese/dairy section… aka my favorite section of the grocery store.

Good quality, fresh cheese makes all the difference in this recipe, so you definitely want to go for a cheese like this Sargento® Fine Cut Shredded 4 Cheese Mexican with off-the-block freshness.

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In the honey lime chicken mixture has onions, shredded chicken, honey, lime juice, chopped green chiles, green enchilada sauce, and chili powder. It all comes together to make this incredible zesty/sweet flavor with a little kick from the green chiles and chili powder mixture to stuff your enchiladas with.

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You can make these enchiladas using flour or corn tortillas. Corn tortillas hold their shape a little better, but flour tortillas are easier to fill because they are bigger. All the flavors from the filling are absolutely delicious on their own that you really can’t go wrong after that. So suit yourself!

Your family will love you for making this incredible dish on a weeknight! And I promise you can… it’s THAT easy!

Enjoy!

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Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Sweet and Zesty echiladas stuffed with a cheesy refried bean mixture and a honey lime chicken mixture covered in melted cheese. Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner!

Ingredients:

1/2 onion, thinly sliced
1 whole rotissere chicken, shredded (about 2 cups)
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup lime juice
1 (10 oz) can green enchilada sauce
1 (4.5 oz) can diced green chilis
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 (16 oz) can refried beans
1/2 cup water
2 cups Mexican Four Cheese Blend, shredded (Such as Sargento)
8-10 flour tortillas or 12-15 corn tortillas

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spary a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Coat with olive oil and add onion. Cook until onion is golden brown and translucent.
  3. To the skillet, add chicken, honey, lime juice, 1/2 can enchilada sauce, green chilis, and chili powder.
  4. In a small sauce pan stir together refried beans, water, and 1 cup cheese over medium heat until the cheese is melted and the mixture is completely combined.
  5. Lightly spray 2 pans with non-stick baking spray. (I usually use one 9×13 and one 9×9 but it may vary with how thick you stuff your enchiladas) Fill tortillas with shredded meat and refried bean mixture. Make sure to not over stuff enchiladas because that will make them hard to roll up. Roll and place folded side down in dish.
  6. Pour remainder of sauce over enchiladas and sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese on top.
  7. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Then turn on broiler and place enchiladas nearer the top of oven. Let it broil until cheese is slightly brown and crispy.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sargento®. The opinions and texts are all mine.


Look for Specially Marked Packages of Sargento® Shredded Cheese for $1 Savings at your local Kroger.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sargento®. The opinions and texts are all mine.