10 minute prep Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken and Rice Bake bursting with cheesy sweet heat the whole family will go crazy for.
While Homemade Salsa usually gets all the love, have you tried Salsa Verde?!! It’s fresh, bright, tangy, with a kick from the jalapenos or serrano peppers. It is stand alone delicious like in my 3 Ingredient Salsa Verde Chicken or I love pairing it with honey like in my Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas and many more because it is more tart than red salsa.
These chicken enchiladas continue to be one of my most popular 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.
Looking for more Salsa Verde Recipes?
- Homemade Salsa Verde
- Creamy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
- Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas (READERS FAV!)
- Salsa Verde Pepper Jack Macaroni and Cheese
- Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken and Rice Bake
- Salas Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Queso Verde Corn Dip
- Chicken in Coconut Mango Verde Sauce (READERS FAV!)