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Honey-Lemon Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
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Honey-Lemon Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

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Honey, lemon and chili flavors blend wonderfully in enchiladas. My family devours this dish, so I also use the chicken filling for soft tacos with toppings. —Kristi Moak, Gilbert, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) green enchilada sauce, divided
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Sliced green onions and chopped tomatoes, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 enchiladas (calculated without optional toppings) equals 349 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 698 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. Add chicken and toss to coat.
  2. Pour 1 can enchilada sauce into a greased microwave-safe 11x7-in. dish. Place 1/4 cup chicken mixture off center on each tortilla. Roll up and place in prepared dish, seam side down. Top with remaining enchilada sauce.
  3. Microwave, covered, on high 11-13 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese. If desired, top with green onions and tomatoes. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a full-size 1,100-watt microwave. If your microwave does not accommodate an 11x7-in. dish, bake casserole, covered, in a preheated 400° oven for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese and top as directed.
Originally published as Honey-Lemon Chicken Enchiladas in Taste of Home September/October 2014

Nutritional Facts

2 enchiladas (calculated without optional toppings) equals 349 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 698 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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