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Cheesy Chipotle Adobo Chicken Quesadillas | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
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Cheesy Chipotle Adobo Chicken Quesadillas

These chicken quesadillas are packed full of flavor and cheesy goodness!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Quesadillas, chipotle chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 553kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken tenders or small breasts
  • 1 poblano pepper, sliced
  • 1 (14 ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 cup white or brown rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • zest of 1 lime
  • diced mango, pickled red onion, jalapeños, cilantro, and limes, for serving


  • 1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium size pot over high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until seared on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Add the poblano pepper and cook 3-4 minutes or until just charred. 
    2. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the tomatoes, 1/2 cup water, the chipotle peppers, chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and then simmer 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily. Shred the chicken in the pot. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro. 
    3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. 
    4. On a baking sheet, rub the tortillas with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Lay 4 tortillas flat and then layer evenly with cheese, rice, and chicken. Add the top tortilla. Transfer to the oven and cook for 5-8 minutes, then flip and cook another 5 minutes more, or until the cheese has melted and the tortillas are crisp. 
    5. Meanwhile stir together the yogurt and lime zest. Season to taste with salt.
    6. Serve the quesadillas topped with diced mango, jalapeños, fresh cilantro, and drizzled with yogurt. EAT!


Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 1211mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 331mg | Iron: 3mg