We love these super simple honey chipotle chicken quesadillas! Use rotisserie chicken to make it easy with fresh corn, sweet peppers and salsa ranch for dipping. Delish!

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honey chipotle chicken quesadillas

These honey chipotle chicken quesadillas are super easy, filled with a bunch of delish summer ingredients and toasted to perfection. Melty cheese, here I come!

honey chipotle chicken

I don’t know what has happened to us this year, but we’ve become a major quesadilla family. 

Now don’t get me wrong – I’ve ALWAYS loved a cheese quesadilla. And when I say that, I mean I grew up making them with bagged cheddar and flour tortillas in the microwave as a snack or even dinner. 

honey chipotle chicken quesadillas

But they’ve never been something I’ve made for dinner too regularly. Now, I find myself doing it almost once a week. I utilize our leftovers and with a flat top griddle, I can make a few at a time on busy weeknights. Obviously, quesadillas are so much better when they are toasted in a skillet and some butter. SO much better than my microwaved version in the 90s. 

honey chipotle chicken quesadillas

And everyone loves them. This is our current favorite summer version. I can’t explain how much we all adore these. The kids just eat them up (I’ll only add a sprinkle of the chipotle in theirs) and Eddie and I really enjoy them too.

honey chipotle chicken quesadillas

These are filled with so many of our favorite things!!

I use rotisserie chicken to keep it simple. But you could use any grilled chicken, leftover chicken – whatever you have available. Then I toss the chicken with a mix of chipotle chili powder, honey, garlic powder, salt and pepper. This is similar to how I make my weeknight chicken tacos and it’s always a hit! 

Next, I slice corn right off the cob and use it fresh. I love how sweet it is, and keeping it fresh off the cob gives it the perfect crisp and crunch. 

Sweet peppers!! We adore the tiny sweet peppers and I slice them up, toss them inside and toast the whole thing. It’s DELISH. 

honey chipotle chicken quesadillas

Finally, a mix of sharp cheddar and monterey jack cheeses round this out. It’s the cheesiest, meltiest combo that tastes legit with the chipotle honey chicken. 

I love to serve this with shredded lettuce – iceberg, of course. It’s so crisp and refreshing against the hot, toasty quesadilla. I also add some cilantro and maybe even cotija cheese. Or pickled onions

honey chipotle chicken quesadillas

Then the real kicker? Dipping it in my salsa ranch!! This is so incredibly delicious. I make my homemade ranch dressing and add salsa to it, so it’s also very simple. You can even mix your favorite store-bought ranch with your favorite salsa and go from there! 

This is such a basic but delicious recipe – or should I say method! I hope you use it for your own summer chicken quesadilla inspo. 

honey chipotle chicken quesadillas

Honey Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas

Summer Honey Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas

We love these super simple honey chipotle chicken quesadillas! Use rotisserie chicken to make it easy with fresh corn, sweet peppers and salsa ranch for dipping. Delish!
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  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon diced chipotles in adobo (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ cup fresh corn, cut from the cob
  • ½ cup sliced sweet peppers
  • 4 flour tortillas, I use soft taco size
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar, grated
  • 3 ounces monterey jack cheese, grated
  • pickled onions, for topping
  • cotija cheese, for topping
  • shredded lettuce, for serving
  • cilantro, for serving
  • salsa ranch, for serving
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter, for cooking


  • In a bowl, combine the chicken, chili powder, chipotles in adobo (this makes it hot!) honey, a big pinch of salt and pepper and garlic powder.
  • Heat olive oil or butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. To make the quesadillas, place a sprinkling of cheese on a tortilla, then some of the chicken mixture, some of the corn and peppers and top with another sprinkling of cheese. Top with another tortilla!
  • Cook the quesadilla on both sides until golden and crispy. Serve with shredded lettuce, pickled onions, salsa ranch or anything else you love!

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honey chipotle chicken quesadillas

Ahhh so crisp.