Truly Great Chicken Quesadilla (Homemade Tortilla and Chipotle Ranch)
Truly Great Chicken Quesadilla (Homemade Tortilla and Chipotle Ranch)
Quesadilla's are my favorite! Melty cheese and marinated chicken in a homemade tortilla with chipotle ranch dipping sauce.



  • 310g or 2.5c AP Flour 
  • 8g or 1.25tsp salt 
  • 5g or 1 1/3tsp sugar 
  • 50g or 1/4c oil (canola, light olive) 
  • 180g or 3/4c water 


  1. Add ingredients to a food processor and spin until dough comes together into a cohesive ball. Alternatively you can mix in a bowl with a sturdy spoon. Flip onto work surface to knead and further develop gluten for 60-90 sec, flouring surface/dough ball if it gets too sticky. 
  2. Divide ball into four equal pieces (125g each). Round each piece into a ball then cover and set aside to relax for about 5 mins. 
  3. Roll out into about 10”/25cm diameter rounds. Cook each in a nonstick pan over medium heat for about 60 sec on first side until tortilla is bubbling. Flip to side 2 and cook for another minute. When done, cover with a towel to keep moist and pliable.


  • 2 8oz chicken breasts (or another lean meat)
  • 10g or 2 1/4tsp olive oil 
  • 10g or 1 2/3tsp salt 
  • Zest of 1 lime + juice ½ a lime 
  • 3-4 garlic loves, minced 
  • 2g or 1tsp black pepper
  • 3g or 1 1/4tsp chili powder*
  • 1g or .5tsp dried oregano
  • Splash of tequila (Tbsp or so)
  • 10g or 2 1/4tsp agave syrup

*chili powder in the US is typically a mixture of chili pepper, “spices”, garlic, and salt 


  1. Pound chicken out into about  a 1”/2.5cm thick cutlets. Add to bag with other ingredients and massage to coat. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes to marinate.  
  2. If grilling chicken, cook on a high grill for 5-6min on1st side then cook on side 2 for about 2 min. If baking, bake at 450F/230C for 12-15 min. Internal temp should reach 150F/65-66C. 
  3. Cut into small cubes, about ½”


  • 225g/.5lb Pepperjack
  • 225g/.5lb Mild cheddar
  • 125g/.25lb Provolone
  • Pickled jalapeno, chopped 
  • Neutral oil (canola, light olive, avocado, etc) 


  1. Shred cheeses using largest holes on grater and mix together. 
  2. Preheat nonstick pan over medium. 
  3. Spread cheese blend over ½ a tortilla followed by chipped chicken, pickled jalapenos, and another sprinkle of cheese blend and fold over. 
  4. Add a long squeeze of neutral oil into pan and lay folded quesadilla into pan to cook for about 90 seconds, using another pan on top to ensure good contact for max crisping. When nicely browned and crisp, flip quesadilla to side 2, returning the top pan to press down, and continue to cook for 1.5-2min. 


  • 125g mayo (i rec homemade or duke’s)
  • Juice of ½ lime 
  • 10g 2 1/4tsp hot sauce (i usually use frank’s)
  • 50g or 3.5Tbsp sour cream 
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed 

Add ingredients into a tall sided container and spin with an immersion blender until smooth. 

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