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Easy and Quick Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas are cut into little triangles and plated with chipotle sauce.

Chicken Quesadillas with Chipotle Lime Sauce

Chicken quesadillas with chipotle lime sauce are easy and quick to make for lunch or dinner and are packed with smoky, tangy flavors and tons of cheese!

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minute meal, chicken quesadillas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 515 kcal
Author sherry brubaker


  • 1 lb chicken breasts cut to 1/2 in thickness
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Optional additions

  • red onion finely chopped
  • tomato diced
  • bell pepper diced
  • pico de gallo

Chipolte Lime Sauce

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 chipotle pepper (in adobo sauce) drained
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 garlic clove


  1. Cook the chicken. Heat a large pan over medium heat with a splash of olive oil. Place the chicken breasts in the pan and add the soy sauce. Cook for 5 minutes on each side. If you are using additional ingredients, add to the pan while the chicken cooks. Remove the breasts from the pan and place to the side. Slice the chicken into thin strips.

  2. Assemble the quesadillas. In the same pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Place a flour tortilla in the pan and place the shredded mozzarella cheese on half of the tortilla. Place the chicken strips and any other additional ingredients on top of the cheese, then fold the other side over. Let the quesadilla cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until its golden brown.

  3. Make the sauce. Combine the sour cream, chipotle peppers, lime juice, salt, and garlic in a blender and blend until smooth.

  4. Serve. Serve the quesadillas with a side of the chipotle lime sauce and enjoy! Mangia!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Quesadillas with Chipotle Lime Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 515 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 1594mg69%
Potassium 612mg17%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 848IU17%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 248mg25%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.