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Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

Smokey, spicy and cheesy, this chipotle chicken quesadilla recipe is the best low effort meal to spice up Taco Tuesday! Made with Colby jack cheese, rotisserie chicken and spicy chipotle peppers, it’s the perfect blend of flavors. 

Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas on a cutting board with sour cream and avocado garnish

Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla Ingredients

To make this spicy chicken quesadilla, you will need the following ingredients (see the recipe card below for exact amounts):

  • sour cream
  • chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • chicken
  • salted butter
  • large flour tortillas
  • Colby jack cheese
Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla Ingredients

How to Make Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas

  1. Add the sour cream and as many chipotle peppers as you like with the sauce to a blender then blend until smooth.
  2. Add the chicken to a large bowl then pour in the chipotle sauce and toss to combine.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat then spread some butter on a tortilla and place it butter side down in the pan.
  4. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cheese on one half of the tortilla then spread 3 tablespoons of the chipotle chicken on top of the cheese.
  5. Sprinkle 1-2 more tablespoons of cheese on top then fold the plain side over and let it fry on each side for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Make the rest of the quesadillas then serve with lime wedges, sour cream, avocado slices and chopped cilantro for garnish if desired.
Collage of steps showing how to make spicy chicken quesadillas

Storage Instructions

These quesadillas can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Stack of quesadillas on a plate

FAQs

How do I reheat quesadillas?

Reheat in a frying pan for 1-2 minutes on each side or until the cheese is gooey again.

How do I easily shred chicken?

Put your cooked chicken breasts in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Your chicken will be shredded in seconds!

Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla dipped in Sour Cream
Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

Yield: 6 quesadillas
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Smokey, spicy and cheesy, this chipotle chicken quesadilla recipe is the best low effort meal to spice up Taco Tuesday! Made with Colby jack cheese, rotisserie chicken and spicy chipotle peppers, it’s the perfect blend of flavors. 

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the sour cream and as many chipotle peppers as you like with the sauce to a blender then blend until smooth.
  2. Add the chicken to a large bowl then pour in the chipotle sauce and toss to combine.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat then spread some butter on a tortilla and place it butter side down in the pan.
  4. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cheese on one half of the tortilla then spread 3 tablespoons of the chipotle chicken on top of the cheese.
  5. Sprinkle 1-2 more tablespoons of cheese on top then fold the plain side over and let it fry on each side for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Make the rest of the quesadillas then serve with lime wedges, sour cream, avocado slices and chopped cilantro for garnish if desired.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 544Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 617mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 33g

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