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Honey-Lemon Chicken Enchiladas

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


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients. Add chicken and toss to coat.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • abashu
    Jan 21, 2021

    My husband didn't like it and it was to spicy for me.

  • lmccarthy51
    Nov 4, 2020

    One of my favorite "Taste of Home" recipes. The enchiladas aren't real spicy making it great for a person who doesn't care for really spicy food! Excellent, will make this recipe many times over!

  • whttkr3915
    Jun 2, 2020

    It was easy to make. Unique flavor but I did not really like it

  • Kathryn
    Apr 3, 2019

    REALLY GOOD and easy to make! I was lazy and didn't want to roll the enchiladas, so I cut the tortillas into quarters and did a few layers of the tortillas and the chicken mixture.

  • Lisa
    May 21, 2018

    I've made this for several years and my family LOVES it. So easy! The only thing I've changed is that I use taco seasoning instead of chili powder for a more Mexican flavor. So Yummy!!

  • debwah
    May 9, 2018

    No comment left

  • mkremenak
    May 5, 2018

    I can't get the canned enchilada sauce where I live. What's a simple way I can make it?

    May 21, 2017

    It's hard to find Mexican food that's not over spicy just savory. I loved this recipe. Mexican flavor that doesn't kill your taste buds. ??

  • bakergirl00
    May 18, 2017

    Love this recipe & have made it for years. I use the filling for quesadillas also. They are delicious with pepper jack cheese.

  • Lonipop
    Jan 5, 2015

    Outstanding with lime juice! Ridiculously easy. My husband LOVED these. I added a can of black beans to the mixture to make them healthier and more filling. I will definitely make again!