10 minute prep Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken and Rice Bake bursting with cheesy sweet heat the whole family will go crazy for.
So apparently I am still in vacation time warp because I totally didn’t realize Easter was this Sunday – ah! So I finally got my act together and have in my oven right now a crazy moist Cream Cheese Stuffed Carrot Cake with probably the best Orange Glaze you have ever licked the bowl of. I cannot wait to share it with you! I’m sorry it is going to be so late for Easter, but I wanted to give you a heads up now that the cake will be here Friday in case you were still wondering what to make for Easter Dessert (if you hadn’t already set your heart on these Key Lime Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups beauties).
Now on to this beauty.
Once upon a time I concocted the most tantalizing, cravilicious Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas. They continue to be one of my top recipes, receive rave reviews and pin like crazy. So I thought it time I spin all of the palate pleasing sweet and spicy flavors of those enchiladas into an uber quick and easy rice bake that is sure to become another family favorite – especially when you don’t feel like stuffing and rolling tortillas.
Like in my enchiladas, your cooked chicken (you can a rotisserie, or whatever you have on hand), gets marinated for 10 minutes in salsa verde, honey, lime and a handful of my favorite Mexican spices such as cumin, smoked paprika and chipotle pepper. If you have been following along, you will notice I use a lot of the same spices in my Mexican dishes, so if you don’t have them all on hand, they are definitely worth collecting. I promise you will use them again and again!
In 10 short minutes, the chicken soaks up mega flavor and you are ready to add your cheese, green chilies, corn and sour cream. Mix it all together, (it will look kind of “wet” which is how it should be) top with more cheese and bake. Easy peasy!
Spicy honey lime enveloped layers of chicken and rice. One of my favorite flavor combinations with one of my favorite texture combinations.
Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken and Rice Bake. Easy never tasted so complexly delicious.
Never miss a Carlsbad Cravings Creation:
You might also like:
Chipotle Sweet Pulled Pork