Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sweet & Spicy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

I made these a couple of weeks ago and Corey said that they are one of the best things I've ever made. He's been begging me to make them again, so I obliged and whipped up another batch tonight. They're the perfect balance between sweet, spicy, and creamy. Unfortunately this time I didn't have any fresh cilantro, so I had to use dried. I definitely recommend buying it fresh, it takes this meal over the top. I apologize that I couldn't get a better picture...but Corey was ready to eat and it's hard to keep a hungry husband at bay at 7:20 at night.

Sweet & Spicy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

1 pound chicken, cooked and cubed
1/4 cup honey
2 medium limes, juiced
1 1/2 tsp. chipotle chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 Tb. vegetable oil
8 flour tortillas
1 (10 oz) can green enchilada sauce
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (or substitute half and half or fat free half and half)
1/4 cup salsa verde
3 cups shredded pepper jack or monterey jack cheese, or a combination of both\
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 avocado, sliced

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 inch glass pan with cooking spray.
2. Combine honey, lime juice, chili powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Add cooked & cubed chicken and stir well to coat. Set aside.
3. In large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add sliced onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions soften and brown, about 10 minutes.
4. Pour about 1/2 cup enchilada sauce into glass pan, spread to coat evenly.
5. Heat tortillas for 1 minute in the microwave. Fill each tortilla with 1/8 of the chicken (about 1/4 cup), 1/8 of the onions (about 2 Tb.) and a small handful of cheese. Roll up and place seam side down in the baking pan. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
6. Combine remaining enchilada sauce, cream, salsa verde, and remaining sauce from the chicken. Mix well and pour over the top of the enchiladas.
7. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Remove cover and top with remaining cheese. Cook for 5 - 10 more minutes or until cheese is melted as edges are slightly crispy. Top with chopped fresh cilantro and avocado slices.


Sara @ Our Best Bites said...

I just stopped by to say that I'm glad you like my frosting- but I can't stop staring at this ingredient list because it sounds SO yummy! I'm going to have to try these for sure- they've got so many of my favorite things in them. Honey, lime, chipotle powder, and cream, well can't ever go wrong with cream ;) Looks awesome!

Sarah Millett said...

I made these with a few adjustments and my husband LOVED them. I have a different recipe I usually use and he said these were way better. Thanks

Berrybritt said...

These were the best enchilada's i have ever had. I made them with Bajio sweet rice. My kids gobbled them up. Thank you so much. Love your blog

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