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Lisa and Kelsey's Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

Serves 6

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INGREDIENTS
  • For the Marinade: 
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • Juice of 2 large limes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
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  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
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  • For the Salsa Verde:
  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced with seeds and ribs removed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups water
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  • 8-10 flour tortillas
  • 1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup half-n-half
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  • For the Garnishes:
  • 1/2 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
PREPARATION

Whisk marinade ingredients together and toss with chicken in a zip-top bag. Allow chicken to marinate while you make the salsa verde. 
 
To make the salsa verde, combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan and pour the water over the top. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to medium-high and simmer until the tomatillos are soft; about 8-10 minutes. Using a blender or a food processor, carefully purée the mixture (in batches, if necessary) until smooth. 
 
Pour about 1/2 cup of the salsa verde on the bottom of a greased 9x13” baking pan.
 
Spoon about 1/3 cup of the honey-lime chicken down each tortilla and top with shredded cheese; roll up. Reserve the marinade and about 1 cup of the shredded cheese to top the enchiladas with.
 
Place the rolled tortillas seam side down in the pan. Mix the remaining enchilada sauce with the half-n-half and leftover marinade. Pour sauce over the enchiladas. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
 
Bake at 375°F for 15 minutes until brown and crispy on top. If necessary, turn the oven to a low broil cooking until browned and bubbly on top. 
 
Garnish with crumbled cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, lime wedges, and minced onion, if desired. 

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