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Switching up Tuesday night with these Folded Crispy Chipotle Chicken Wraps. Spicy chipotle chicken, rice, peppers, spicy ranch, and a little cheddar cheese, all folded up in wraps, then pan-fried until warm and crispy. These easy wraps come together quickly. They’re crunchy on the outside, and spicy and cheesy inside. Serve them up with the most deliciously creamy, spicy ranch, and tajin. Great for both lunch and dinner, but equally fun for upcoming Cinco de Mayo.

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Well, aren’t these fun? I have been excited to share these all week long. They’re easy, but yet so delicious and so much fun! A cross between a wrap and a warm, cheesy quesadilla. They’re crispy outside, but cheesy inside, and full of so much flavor!

So the quick story, and I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but chicken quesadillas were one of the first things I made for my brothers after we moved to Colorado. They’re one of the foods that really got me hooked on cooking. They’d come home from snowboarding around four o’clock and be starving. We would usually have leftover chicken and tortillas, so I started making them quesadillas.

At first, these started out pretty simple, but over time I got better and better at making them. Soon they were requesting these quesadillas pretty much every day. They even preferred them to their beloved Chipotle burritos.

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I swear I was making them quesadillas four or five times a week. Pretty much any day they’d go out snowboarding. At some point, I started to do two things that really made my quesadillas better than any others.

First, I’d sprinkle the chicken with taco seasoning…and a lot of it. Usually the chicken was already cooked, but with no seasoning. So I’d add the taco seasoning we had in the pantry…this was the KEY. It gave everything so much flavor and a little kick too.

Second, the rice. We almost always had leftover rice in the fridge and one day I sprinkled some into the quesadillas. The day I did that, they never looked back. The rice sealed the deal and made for a complete all-in-one meal. Like a burrito with all the fixings, but better, because the crispy pan-fried tortillas are really everyone’s favorites.

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Here are the details

They are SIMPLE.

Pick up some chicken, brown the meat, add seasonings, and fold each one up into cheesy wraps with rice and spicy ranch. Pan fry until crispy!

Doesn’t get any easier, yet this is a dinner that everyone will love.

Over the years, I feel like I’ve kind of perfected the taco seasoning mix. It’s just a touch spicy, a little smoky, and hinted with garlic. I use a mix of chipotle chili powder (key ingredient) and smoked paprika to keep the chicken extra flavorful.

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Once the chicken is cooked, mix up a quick homemade ranch….but make it spicy!

I use fresh cilantro and plenty of lime in place of the usual herb mix, then I stir in some jalapeños for a spicy kick. This is the perfect sauce to swirl into each wrap.

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Now assemble.

I took a lot of photos so you could see how this is done, but guys it’s easy. Make a cut down the center of your tortillas, then add the chicken to one corner, and the rice and peppers to another corner, and finally the cheese to another. Fold it all up, then pan-fry.

So you’ve got….

One-quarter of chipotle chicken.

Another quarter of rice, peppers, and cilantro.

A quarter full of spicy ranch.

And finally a quarter full of cheese.

Fold it all up into one triangle.

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As the wraps cook, the cheese on the outer layer melts out a bit and the most magical thing happens. The cheese melts onto the skillet and becomes crispy and almost fried. It’s really good.

And then, everything else cooks together into a wrap that’s crispy on the outside, but cheesy and saucy inside.

And the final thing? A sprinkle of tajin on top of each wrap just after it comes out of the skillet. It adds a salty, spicy touch with hints of lime. SO DELICIOUS.

If you wanted to take the toppings a step further, I would recommend a little mango on the side, sprinkled with more of that tajin. But you all know me, I love a good fruity salsa. Oh, and maybe add a nice margarita too. This spicy Spicy Cucumber Margarita is my personal favorite.

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Looking for a few other fun Mexican dinner ideas? Try these…

Crockpot Carne Asada Tacos with Cilantro Lime Garlic Sauce

Queso Fundido Taquitos

The Best Jalapeño Queso

Lastly, if you make these Folded Crispy Chipotle Chicken Wraps be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Folded Crispy Chipotle Chicken Wraps

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 438 kcal

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Ingredients

Spicy Ranch

  • 1 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 jalapeño seeded (if desired) and chopped
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • 1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the chicken and onion. Cook until the chicken is browned, about 5 minutes. Add the chipotle chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and salt. Add 3/4 cup water. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly around the chicken, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.
    2. Meanwhile, make the ranch. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar and shake or stir until creamy. 
    3. To assemble, cut down from the center of the tortilla to the edge (see above photo). Spread the chicken in the bottom left corner, then add a spoon of rice, a few poblano peppers, and cilantro on the top left corner. Spread the ranch on the top right corner, and the cheese on the bottom right corner (see photos for visuals). Fold the chicken over the rice. Then, working clock-wise, folding that quarter over the ranch. And finally, fold that quarter over the cheese.
    4. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet, add 1 wrap and cook 2-3 minutes per side until crisp and golden brown. Sprinkle the wraps with tajin and lime zest. Serve warm with additional ranch, avocado, and any other desired toppings.

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  1. Ohhh, Tieghan! This is a n AWESOME recipe! I make it with chicken, but I make it more often with a pork sirloin roast that I’ve marinated and slow cooked then shredded.
    I have made it more often than I should admit…we love it!
    Thank you!!

    1. 5 stars
      I’ve used veggies like lettuce, onions, peppers, tomatoes, or beans instead of rice. This recipe is very adaptable. You could even use the beans (black, pinto, refried, etc.) in place of the chicken if you wanted a meat-free protein.

    1. Hey Amy,
      Wonderful! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for giving the recipe a try!! Sure, I would probably do 10 minutes on high pressure. xTieghan

  2. 4 stars
    Wow so spicy! Be warned! I used < 1/2 tsp of chipotle chili powder and my fam still found it super spicy. Flavor was delish for me, the one who can handle spice.

    1. Hey Helen,
      Happy Sunday! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

    1. Hey Steph,
      Happy Sunday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Kelsey,
      Awesome!! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it! xxTieghan

  3. Hi! These look really good and am thinking of making them, but I was wondering how well do these store? Can you make some for the week and just reheat them or do they not do so well?

    1. Hey Kayla,
      I’ve really never made them ahead of time, I would bake them in the oven to reheat and ensure that they are crispy. I hope this helps! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe. I like that I think you could make the chicken and dressing ahead of time and assemble later. Also could be vegetarian with black beans maybe.

    1. Hey Laura,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    Great recipe, although we live in India it was so easy. Really had a blast while cooking and eating. 🙂

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve been following for a while and finally made a recipe. This was a huge hit. I have a vegetarian in the family. Very easy to sub beans for the chicken. Love the nuisances of the lime zest and chili lime.

    1. Hey Laura,
      Happy Friday! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed:) xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    I made this for the family tonight and they looooved it Definitely going to make again. Amazing!

    1. Hey Dawn,
      Awesome! I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed and truly appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    I made this for the family tonight and they looooved ot. Definitely going yo make again. Amazing!

    1. Hey Dawn,
      Awesome! I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed and truly appreciate you giving it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Heidi,
      Wonderful! That’s so great to hear this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great Friday:) xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    This way delicious! It a bit longer to prepare but it was worth it. You could make the dressing ahead of time. The dressing is close to the Chuy’s jalapeno ranch. Yummy. Love the spices for the chicken too!

    1. Hey Wendy,
      Happy Thursday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  10. 5 stars
    I have been wanting to try this recipe for a while now and can’t believe it took me this long to make it! It was a HIT with the family and we will be making this many more times in the future!! Thank you for another delicious recipe!

    1. Hey Cindy,
      Fantastic! I am thrilled you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    Oh my Gawsh, Tieghan!! These wraps! I’m addicted! I’ve made them with chicken! With shredded, slow cooked,pork sirloin roast! With scrambled eggs! The yogurt sauce, and then folding and crisping…..Nirvana!
    Another awesome recipe!

    1. Hey Donna,
      Fantastic! I am thrilled you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have a great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Edith,
      Awesome!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    DELISH and so easy. I used cayenne instead of chili powder because that’s what I had, and for the ranch I used some of the leftover poblano pepper instead of jalepeno. These were a huge hit!

    1. Hey Kathryn,
      Happy Friday! I’m so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for giving it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Loni,
      Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a go, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

    1. Hey Hilary,
      Awesome! I am thrilled this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Robin,
      I am so so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you giving it a try!! xxTieghan

      1. These are so delicious! Going to make them for family vacation next week and was thinking about making the ranch beforehand. How long do you think it’ll keep in the fridge?

        1. Hey Kendall,
          Awesome! I am thrilled this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! I think the ranch would be fine in the fridge for a week or two. xTieghan

  13. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner and my daughter said, “This is SO good. I’m pretty sure my love language is good food.” Delicious!

    1. Hey Lisa,
      Awesome! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed and I really appreciate you giving it a try! Have the best week:) xTieghan

  14. 5 stars
    Seriously Amazing!! I made this to the letter with the exception of substituting impossible meat for the chicken. My kids went nuts for for this! Will definitely be making again soon.

    1. Hey Kathleen,
      Awesome! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed and I really appreciate you giving it a try! Have the best week:) xTieghan

  15. 5 stars
    Made these with ground turkey since we didn’t have any chicken and SO delicious!! We loved the spicy ranch addition and the crispy tortilla shell really topped everything off 🙂

    1. Hey Jane,
      Awesome! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed and I really appreciate you giving it a try! Have the best week:) xTieghan

  16. 5 stars
    Second time making this in a week. Made them last week when the kids came to town. Making today for 2 families needing a meal. Love all of your recipes!

    1. Hey Kate,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it. Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  17. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I will definitely use the chicken recipe for other things as well. The only problem was the sauce was a bit too salty, but I just added more Greek yogurt. It was probably my fault. I would use sour cream instead next time and no lime juice since I used that in my rice. These were also so filling. I will definitely make them again!

  18. 5 stars
    This was very delicious! We are slightly spice wimps, so I decreased the chipotle and made a less spicy ranch. I hadn’t had Tajin before, but our store carried it and I was pleasantly surprised at the depth of flavor it added. Worth the buy (since I’ll be making this again). Your Mexican-inspired meals make for a welcome mixup from typical Taco Tuesdays – thank you!
    (P.S. any chance Taco Bell chalupas are on the horizon?)

    1. Hey Jess,
      Fantastic! Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! xTieghan

    1. Hey Anna,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xxTieghan

  19. Hi! If I wanted to use shredded rotisserie chicken to save time, how would I need to adjust step 1 of the recipe? Thank you!

    1. Hey Monika,
      I would just make the sauce, once it has thickened you can add the chicken to warm through and coat in the sauce. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  20. 5 stars
    I haven’t tried these but we did make your crispy buffalo chicken wraps again tonight (which are a similar idea with different flavors) and they were SO GOOD! You always pack in so much flavor so I know these will be good too.

    1. Hey Kate,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  21. 5 stars
    These are sooo good! The whole family enjoyed! The spicy cilantro ranch is by far my favorite recipe, so when I saw it with this recipe I knew I had to try. This may be my new favorite recipe!

    1. Hey Julie,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  22. So delicious and 100% accurate about the Tajin being key! It added the perfect final touch to make it from great to excellent!

    1. Hey Leah,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  23. Made these during my meal prep for the week as grab and go options. These were so good fresh, but honestly they were really good reheated too. I will definitely be making these again.

    1. Hey Hillary,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

  24. 5 stars
    Made these for dinner tonight, and they were delicious! Didn’t have poblanos, so I substituted jalapeños (and the spice was perfect). Paired it with Half Baked Harvest spicy grapefruit margarita. Great combo. Will definitely be making these again!

    1. Hey Craig,
      Awesome!! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Diana,
      I would recommend using Siete burrito size tortillas, I think you will have the best turn out with those! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    2. 5 stars
      Oh my gosh! I’m not the best cook but I love to try to be chefy
      This was my first of your recipes that I tried on my family last night. I even snuck in Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, they loved it 😀
      I’m filling up my recipe box to try more.
      Thank you!

  25. 5 stars
    We made this last night and it was sooo good. My husband was still raving about it this morning. I followed the recipe, including the spicy ranch (yum!), but instead of plain rice I made a Mexican rice and used that. We’ll definitely be making this again.

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      I am so glad this recipe was a winner, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Leah,
      Unfortunately, this is not something we are able to do at this time. So sorry! xTieghan

  26. Made this tonight and it was delicious! Making again for dinner tomorrow at my daughters request. She said it’s better than chipotle! Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to try another recipe.

    1. Hey Nadine,
      I am so glad this recipe was a winner, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Em,
      I am so glad this recipe was a winner, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xxTieghan

  27. Tieghan, do you think the quesadillas could be grilled in an air fryer vs. stovetop? When I heated the buffalo chicken quesadillas in a cast iron, they didn’t get crispy and actually were a bit soggy. Great flavor and positive reviews nonetheless 🙂

    1. Hey Emily,
      Sorry I really don’t know how they would turn out in an air fryer. I feel like if they were soggy your heat needed to be higher on the stove top, also a cast iron skillet really gives the crisp you want on these:) xTieghan

  28. This looks amazing! What can I substitute in place of rice? Don’t want to add more cheese or chicken in its place.

    1. Hey there,
      You could do beans or a veggie in place of the rice. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  29. 5 stars
    Amazing! So quick, so easy, so delicious. Definitely a new favorite. Made enough for plenty of leftovers for my husband and I!

    1. Hey Kristin,
      Happy Monday! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it! xTieghan

  30. Hi! If I made vegetarian version for my daughter, would you add anything in place of the chicken?

    1. Hey Dana,
      You could add anything you like in place of the chicken….mushrooms, beans, and cauliflower would all be great ideas! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  31. 4 stars
    Made these Friday night and they were delicious. Easy to put together and so much flavor. Served them with guacamole, so good..

    1. Hey there,
      Happy Monday! I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Leah,
      Fantastic!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have a great Sunday:) xxTieghan

  32. I MADE THIS AND OH MY JESUS. Delicious, it was so so so so good. Definitely a hit in my household.

    1. Hey Karla,
      Fantastic!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have a great Sunday:) xxTieghan

  33. Made this last night and had to eat it again tonight.
    So good!
    Thanks for getting me into the folded quesadilla trend, there’s no going back now

    1. Hey Nadine,
      Awesome!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have a great weekend:) xxTieghan

  34. 5 stars
    These were absolutely delicious and so easy. The ranch sauce is amazing. I’m trying to think of other things I can use it for!

    1. Hey Mark,
      Happy Friday!! I am so excited that this recipe was enjoyed, I appreciate you giving it a try!! xTieghan

  35. 5 stars
    These were absolutely delicious. I omitted the jalapeño because we don’t love spicy. I will make these again and again. Very easy. Rave reviews from the entire family.

    1. Hey Annie,
      Happy Friday!! I am so excited that this recipe was enjoyed, I appreciate you giving it a try!! xTieghan

    1. Hey Erica,
      Happy Friday!! I am so excited that this recipe was enjoyed, I appreciate you giving it a try!! xTieghan

  36. 5 stars
    These look delicious. This folding method works well and my kids really like the novelty of it. ( Side note, I don’t know how you manage to make chicken cooked in a pan look so pretty. Your photography always comes out so visually appealing.)

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Happy Friday!! I am so excited that this recipe was enjoyed, I appreciate you giving it a try!! xTieghan

  37. Hey!
    If I did this with shrimp instead, do I still add the water to cook? Does anything need to change for the shrimp?
    Thanks!!

    1. Hey Brooke,
      I would just reduce your cooking time, the shrimp will cook much faster than the chicken. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  38. 5 stars
    These are amazing! It’s one of my favorite HB recipes with such an innovative approach to cooking. This folding process works well with other ingredients. I’m a little geometrically challenged, but the photos help:-} Definitely a new favorite.

  39. Dying to make these but. When you make the first fold (chicken over rice) how do you keep the chicken from flying everywhere? Lol, I have visions of a big chicken mess! Would love to see a video of this folding process in action!

    1. Hey Kim,
      You just have to be careful when folding, I will be doing a video on IG tomorrow if you want to watch then:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  40. Will be making this soon can i use mushrooms coconut cream as am a vegan perfect for my office snacks will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya