Chicken Tinga Quesadillas With Chipotle Dressing

“This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by La Morena.”

If you are like me, I am always asking my family “what do you want for dinner?”  The typical response is “I don’t knooooow!” It’s a challenge to keep meals interesting, and at the same time, plan a meal that we can enjoy together. To make things easier, I have been taking simple family favorites and giving them a little upgrade.

So I gathered a few ingredients:  Chicken, Chipotle Peppers, Cheese, Tortillas, AND Chicken Tinga Quesadillas were born! The blend of spices and the “earthy” taste of the chipotle peppers was a hit!  My kids absolutely loved them, and I know your family will too!  

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Ingredients for Chicken Tinga Quesadillas 

4 lbs of chicken

1- 1 /2 onion

3 garlic cloves 

1 can of La Morena Chipotle Pepper

4 tomatoes

1 cup of water

1 tsp oregano

2 Bay leaves



Flour Tortillas

Monterrey cheese or Mexican blend cheese

Ingredients for Chipotle Sauce

¾ cup of sour cream

¼ cup of mayonnaise 

1 tsp of lime juice

Salt to liking

3 tablespoons of La Morena Chipotle Sauce


  1.  In a large pot, cook chicken with ½ an onion, 1 garlic clove, and salt.
  2. Shred chicken one it has cooled down.
  3. Roast tomatoes and garlic cloves.
  4. Blend tomatoes, 2 garlic cloves, 2-3 chipotle peppers with 1 cup of water. (Add some of the chipotle adobo sauce.)
  5. Set sauce aside for later use.
  6. In a large pan, fry 1 medium onion.
  7. Add oregano and bay leaves and continue frying until the onion is translucent.
  8. Add shredded chicken.
  9. Add chile sauce.
  10. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
  11. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Directions for Chipotle Dressing

Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice and salt.

Chipotle Dressing

Assembling quesadillas

  1.  Preheat griddle or pan on medium low heat.
  2. Place the tortilla on the griddle and add 2 tablespoons of chicken and a handful of cheese over the tortillas.
  3. Place a second tortilla on top.
  4. Flip carefully with a spatula once the bottom tortilla is crispy and golden and repeat with the other side.
  5. Remove from the griddle and drizzle with chipotle sauce, cotija cheese.
  6. Serve with some pico de gallo and some lime slices.
  7. Enjoy

For video of our Tinga de res, click video below:


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