Honey-Lemon Chicken Enchiladas

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 22, 2023
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
Honey-Lemon Chicken Enchiladas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Sliced green onions and chopped tomatoes, optional


  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.
Editor's Note: 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.

Nutrition Facts

2 enchiladas (calculated without optional toppings) : 349 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 698mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.