Garlic lime chicken enchiladas

Garlic Lime Chicken Enchiladas - a great variation from the standard Mexican fare.


3 cloves minced garlic
1 thinly sliced red onion
juice of 1 lime
2 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
2 cups rice
1 can enchilada sauce
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. butter
6 large flour tortillas
1 cup cheddar jack cheese
3 Tbsp. minced cilantro


Step 1:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2:

Heat butter and olive oil in a sauce pan over medium-high heat.
Saute the onion until slightly soft.

Step 3:

Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add in lime juice, cayenne and tomato paste. Stir well to combine.

Step 4:

Remove from heat. Add in chicken, rice and 2 Tbsp. cilantro and stir to combine.

Step 5:

On a clean surface, assemble your tortillas. Put about 2 heaping spoonfuls of filling on each tortilla and wrap tightly. Place seam down in a glass baking dish.
Pour enchilada sauce on top of the tortillas, covering evenly.

Step 6:

Top with cheddar jack cheese and remaining 1 Tbsp. cilantro.

Step 7:

Heat in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes until cooked through and cheese is melted.

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