Tempt My Tummy Tuesday: Honey – Lime Chicken Enchiladas

by Lisa on February 14, 2011

First, I want to apologize for the mix up with the Linky Tool, over At The Well, last week.  Many sites were having similar problems.  Anyway, I appreciate your faithfulness to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, and a special thanks to those who still linked up and or shared your link in the comments.  Way to problem solve, ladies!  Now… on to the food!

I first discovered this recipe, last April.  Cheryl @ TidyMom.net posted the recipe.  As soon as I saw the recipe, I knew it would be a winner and it is.  This variation on chicken enchiladas has become my hubby’s favorite.  So, it is only fitting I would make his favorite meal for Valentine’s Day.  I know I share a lot of Mexican food recipes. This one, for real, is a MUST!   Although, I caution you. The Chipotle Chile powder does have a little “kick” to it. So, this is a spicy dish.

Honey – Lime Chicken Enchiladas (from TidyMom.net)



  • 2 lbs chicken, cooked and shredded (I used a rotisserie chicken from the grocer.)
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp Chipotle Chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 (10 oz) cans green enchilada sauce -mild
  • 3-4 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, and shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 heavy cream
  • 6 flour tortillas


  1. tasty Honey-Lime marinade

    Mix together honey, lime juice, Chipotle Chile powder, and garlic powder.  Add the shredded chicken and let it marinade for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Lightly spray a 9×13 dish with non-stick spray.   Now pour enough green enchilada sauce to cover the bottom of the dish.  (About 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup.)
  3. Fill flour tortilla with chicken, shredded cheese, and a small amount of enchilada sauce.  (Make sure to leave some shredded cheese to cover the top of enchiladas.)
  4. Roll and place filled tortillas in pan, on top of the sauce.
  5. Mix the remaining green enchilada sauce and heavy cream with leftover marinade (if any remains).
  6. Pour sauce on top of enchiladas and cover with remaining cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until brown on top.  Then turn on the broiler, and put the dish on the top shelf.  Let it broil until the cheese is browning and crisping up.

Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Of course  you can also refer to Cheryl’s recipe at TidyMom.net.  🙂

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

bj February 14, 2011 at 8:21 pm

I really enjoy linking up with your meme. Getting lots of good recipes. :))


Miz Helen February 14, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Your enchilada’s look so good. I am ready for some good Mexican food. Thank you for sharing and hosting us today. Have a great week!


Kankana February 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Happy Valentines day 🙂 I linked my devil egg dish this Tuesday


Jackie February 15, 2011 at 12:03 am

I don’t see a linky?

Here is mine…… http://www.lovingmydomesticlife.com/2011/02/trick-to-homemade-nachos.html

Have a great week!


Wendy (The Local Cook) February 15, 2011 at 1:38 am

I am newly in love with my pressure cooker http://thelocalcook.com/2011/02/13/pot-roast-under-pressure/

thanks for hosting! Honey & lime sounds wonderful.


April @ The 21st Century Housewife February 15, 2011 at 2:42 am

That does sound like a lovely recipe – honey and lime makes such a wonderful flavour combination! Don’t worry about last week’s linky – I think most everyone has had problems with their linkys this week. Thank you for hosting, Lisa!


City Share February 15, 2011 at 5:42 am

Thanks for hosting. Those enchiladas look great. What a great one pan dish for a cold day. This week I’m sharing a recipe for smashed potatoes that we love.


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy February 15, 2011 at 7:18 am

These look really good! I’m saving these to make, we LOVE enchiladas here, thanks!


Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect February 15, 2011 at 7:51 am

Mmmm…I love enchiladas! Here’s my post (it’s an oldy but goody!): http://www.givinguponperfect.com/2009/04/mmmmcarbsmmmmcheese/


Julie@comehaveapeace February 15, 2011 at 8:04 am

I always get so much inspiration from TMTT. And you always remind me to find my inner Latino when cooking! 🙂


Lisa February 15, 2011 at 8:25 am

Thanks, Julie! 🙂


Ashlie February 15, 2011 at 8:29 am

Here’s my link to a recipe for heart healthy biscotti! thanks for being such a gracious host, I love taking part in TMTT!



Melissa @ The Vintage Homemaker February 15, 2011 at 8:30 am

Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing another easy homemade bread recipe…

Amish White Bread – http://melissaringstaff.blogspot.com/2011/02/amish-white-bread.html



Cranberry Morning February 15, 2011 at 9:23 am

Honey lime chicken enchiladas sound wonderful! Definitely on the menu for next week! Thanks.


Michelle February 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Mmmm I love anything with lime. I’ll definitely have to try this – I bet the wee ones would even eat this, or a portion of it. Yum!


Jane February 15, 2011 at 1:09 pm

This recipe sounds yummy!

Thanks for hosting today.



jo@blog-diggidy February 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

these sound heavenly…i am a fan of chicken an dlime together!! thnx!


Amy W. !! February 15, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Those look good. I will have to try them out on my family!!


Dorothy February 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

We are crazy about Mexican at my house. Enchiladas are actually my signature dish : – ) Thanks for letting us hook up on your site Lisa – always fun to see and try new recipes and read a little about the gals behind the recipe. I am sharing oatmeal cookies on my blog:


Candace February 15, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Thanks so much for hosting! I’m a little late but I’ve linked up my Carrot Cake Cupcakes and the rest of my special Valentine’s Day/Birthday dinner. Your enchiladas look amazing. I need to make these soon!

Have a great Wednesday,


alex at a moderate life February 16, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Hi Li! What a great group of recipes here! I seriously love enchiladas so I will have to bookmark yours for future use! I am linking a fun panna cotta recipe from mark bittman that i snazzed up with nutella center. Yum! All the best! Alex


Raquel April 20, 2011 at 1:30 am

Oh my WORD!! Lisa, I had no idea what a blessing your blog would be!! LOVE having these recipes at my finger tips! You’re amazing my sweet friend. Love and blessings to you!


Lisa April 21, 2011 at 3:04 pm

THANKS, Raquel. I LOVE all the recipes people post each week. 🙂 I am so glad you came by. You are a blessing as well. 🙂


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