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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Chicken Enchilada with Cilantro Lime Rice

I love Pinterest. I don't say it enough, and I definitely don't tell it everyday that I love it, but I think I should start. I love you, Pinterest. If you have no idea what Pinterest is and think I've gone crazy, I suggest you Google it right away. Find someone that is already on the site (at this point, who isn't??), and have them send you an invite. It will change your life and you will become addicted. Yes, ADDICTED!!! I promise you. If you don't get sucked into the vortex that is Pinterest, please be sure to let me know.

Anyways, I love signing onto the website because there are so many amazing recipes all in one place. I know, I know, it's like that anywhere on the internet, but it's really not. It has given me so many great recipes and some great ideas. This is where I got my recipe inspiration for tonight's dinner, chicken enchiladas with cilantro lime rice.

Chicken enchiladas with cilantro lime rice
I don't use any tortillas with this recipe because I was trying not to make it a carb overload, and I wanted to keep it mainly protein. It was really an easy recipe, but I was talking on the phone so it went a lot slower. (Hiiiiii, Lauren!! ;-)) I'm really proud of myself because my intentions were to buy a jar of enchilada sauce. Quick and easy. I actually never got it today, so I decided to look up a recipe and make my own, and it was delicious! I'm so happy I didn't buy it. You can find that recipe here. It's really a quick and flavorful sauce. The chicken and cilantro lime rice are my favorite part of this dish. Chicken, cheese, and a spicy can you not love that? Mmmmm cheese. Actually I think the rice is my favorite part. (I have an obsession with rice. I'm not sure if that has been made apparent or not. :-p) My only suggestion with the rice is to make sure you taste it after you add the lime juice. Rice tends to be a blank canvas and needs a lot of flavor. I wanted to drive home the taste of lime, so I made sure to make it really flavorful. I did, however, add less cilantro than needed. Cilantro is a strange herb. Either you like it or you really don't. For some reason I think it tastes like dish soap sometimes. lol. I'm sorry! That's just my opinion. I gave it some cilantro flavor, but that's about it.

Try this dish, and hopefully you'll make your own sauce too. If you don't, I promise I won't tell. Just pretend you made it so you can get lots of compliments. ;-)


  1. I love anything with cilantro and lime!

    1. Then you would love this recipe! It was really easy and VERY flavorful. I love rice so much and wish it wasn't a carb sometimes. :-)