Tequila Lime Enchiladas Recipe

Tequila Lime Enchiladas Recipe

This is by far one of my favorite recipes! You can easily make the enchiladas ahead of time and freeze them- then just make the sauce when you’re ready to cook them.  I make extras to freeze and my husband will just heat them up in the microwave as easy burritos for a quick lunch or snack.  I use to make them all the time when I was single because it was a quick meal for one!
8 Flour Tortillas (Taco Size)
2 Chicken Breasts (Shredded)
2 Cups Mexican Rice
1 Cup Shredded Cheese (I use Monterrey Jack)
Tequila Enchilada Sauce:
3 TBS Salted Butter
3 TBS Flour
1/2 Cup Tequila (optional)
1 1/2Cup Chicken Broth
1 8oz container Sour Cream
1/2 can Rotel Mexican Lime & Cilantro Tomatoes
Start off by making your rice.  I cheat and use Knorr sides Mexican rice- it’s easy and tastes good.  I add in 1 cup of frozen corn while it’s cooking to up the veggie intake. 🙂


Then make your shredded chicken.  I take 2 boneless-skinless chicken breasts and boil them for about 30 minutes (until their cooked all the way through).  You can even use frozen chicken for this step!  Once cooked I tear the chicken apart with 2 forks.

Now, to form your enchiladas:

Get an 8×12 casserole dish to put your enchiladas in once you’ve stuffed them.
Layer 1: Mexican Rice

Layer 2: Shredded Chicken

Layer 3: Shredded Cheese

Roll them up and place them in your casserole dish- you can layer them if you need to.

Mmmmmm… Look how yummy!

Note: If you want to freeze ahead for easy take out just wrap each enchilada in a paper towel then in a piece of aluminum foil- place in a freezer bag and freeze. You can pull them out individually to make and eat as burritos- just remove the aluminum foil and pop in microwave for 60 seconds or continue on with making the Tequila Lime Enchilada Sauce and bake them like normal.

Now to make your Tequila Lime Enchilada Sauce:

Start off by making a roux with your butter and flour.  This step will burn so don’t leave it!  Melt your butter then add your flour.  It will form a paste like substance.  You will want to have your tequila or chicken broth ready to add before you start this step.

Once you have made the roux, you will quickly add in the tequila (this is a kid friendly recipe- the alcohol burns off- the tequila just adds a kick of flavor to your sauce)- if you don’t want to use tequila then just use 2 cups of chicken broth instead of 1.  You will add in your chicken broth at this step too.  Whisk until smooth and bring to a boil.
Add in 1/2 can of Rotel tomatoes- I like the Mexican Lime & Cilantro. Turn off the burner.  Then add in your sour cream.  Stir well.
Now pour your sauce over your enchiladas.
Add cheese if you wish. And bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
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  1. says

    Yummo! We love Mexican food! Thanks for the recipe because we used to buy a tequila lime marinade and no one carries it around here anymore! Will have to try this soon!


  2. iSavortheWeekend says

    Delicioso!! I’m so in the mood for enchiladas and with tequila?? WOW!! Did you take out the worm? LOL!! I’d love for you to share this post at my Fiesta – Cinco de Mayo Linky Party I’m having from Apri 29th – May 6th, I know if will be a hit!! Hope to see you there! and thanks for sharing your lovely enchiladas!

  3. Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm says

    This looks great Melissa! We love enchiladas,but I have never made them with rice or tequila. I’ll give it a try! The sauce sounds so good! Nice pictures too!

  4. says

    YUMMM my hubby would love me even more if I try this sounds really good.. its differant from the enchiladas I make gonna have to pin this for future reference!!!

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