Taco Bell Chicken Chipotle Melt
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Taco Bell Chicken Chipotle Melt

This sandwich or wrap (call it whatever you like!) is incredibly delicious and satisfying. I loved Taco Bell Chicken Chipotle Melt, but sadly, they recently took it off their menu. Many fans, including myself, were disappointed because it was such a tasty and popular item.

So, I decided to give it a shot and recreate it in my own kitchen. It might not be exactly the same, but it’s a pretty satisfying alternative. To my surprise, the taste turned out almost identical to the original Taco Bell’s Chicken Chipotle Melt.

This version is loaded with flavor, featuring tender chicken, spicy chipotle sauce, melted cheese, and crispy tortillas.

What is Taco Bell Chicken Chipotle Melt?

The Taco Bell Chicken Chipotle Melt is a favorite sandwich (or burrito, wrap, or whatever you like to call it) on Taco Bell’s menu. Lots of people love it because it’s got a yummy mix of flavors. It usually has tender chicken, spicy chipotle sauce, melted cheese that’s all gooey, and crispy tortillas.

To whip up your own version at home, you’ll just need some basic stuff like boneless, skinless chicken breasts, taco seasoning, shredded cheese, chipotle sauce, and flour tortillas. First, cook up the chicken in a pan with taco seasoning until it’s no longer pink

. Then, warm up the tortillas in the same pan. Next, spread some chipotle sauce on each tortilla, pile on the cooked chicken and shredded cheese, fold it in half, and cook it until the cheese is all melty and the tortillas are nice and crispy. Easy peasy!

Taco Bell Chicken Chipotle Melt

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup chipotle sauce
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • Tomatoes and Lettuce

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Large skillet
  • Spatula
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

How to Make Taco Bell Chicken Chipotle Melt?

Step 1:

  • Heat up some olive oil in a big pan on medium heat.

Step 2:

  • Put your chicken slices in the pan and sprinkle taco seasoning over them.

Step 3:

  • Cook the chicken real good, about 5-7 minutes on each side.

Step 4:

  • Take the chicken out of the pan and put it aside.

Step 5:

  • In the same pan, warm up your tortillas for about 30 seconds on each side.

Step 6:

  • Spread chipotle sauce on each tortilla. I like using raspberry chipotle sauce in this recipe, but you can use regular chipotle sauce for that classic Taco Bell taste. Then, put on your cooked chicken, shredded cheese, and if you like, some tomatoes and lettuce.

Step 7:

  • Fold your tortillas in half to make them into taco shapes and cook them for another 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is all melted and the tortillas are nice and crispy. Then, dig in and enjoy!
Taco Bell Chicken Chipotle Melt

Tips

The recipe normally uses regular chipotle sauce, but I prefer raspberry chipotle sauce, so that’s what I go with here. However, feel free to use any sauces you like!

  1. You can marinate the chicken with taco seasoning beforehand for even more flavor.
  2. Get creative with toppings like diced tomatoes, sliced jalapenos, or avocado to add extra flavors.
  3. For super crispy tortillas, lightly brush them with oil before heating them in the skillet.

What to Pair with this Taco Bell Chicken Chipotle Melt?

Pair your Taco Bell’s Chicken Chipotle Melt with some crunchy carrots for a refreshing bite. Or, go for a side salad with tangy vinaigrette dressing or crispy tortilla chips with fresh salsa for that classic Tex-Mex combo.

As for drinks, try a cold glass of lemonade, creamy horchata, or frosty margarita to complement the chipotle flavor perfectly. If you prefer a non-alcoholic option, a tall glass of iced tea can be just as delightful alongside your melt.

FAQ

Can I use pre-cooked chicken for this recipe?

Yes, using pre-cooked chicken, like rotisserie chicken or fried chicken, can save you time. Just shred the chicken and mix it with taco seasoning before making your melts.

Can I make this recipe vegetarian?

Absolutely! Swap the chicken for your favorite meat substitute or load up on veggies like bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms for a tasty vegetarian version.

How long can I store leftovers?

If you have any leftovers (which is rare!), you can keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat them in the microwave or oven until warm, and you’ll have a delicious meal ready in no time.

Can I use different types of cheese?

Sure! Feel free to use any type of cheese you prefer.

Conclusion

If you’re a fan of Taco Bell’s Chicken Chipotle Melt, you’ll enjoy making your own at home using this recipe. If you liked it, feel free to share it with your family and friends!

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Taco Bell Chicken Chipotle Melt

Taco Bell Chicken Chipotle Melt

Enjoy the mouthwatering taste of the Taco Bell Chicken Chipotle Melt at home with this simple recipe. Tender chicken, spicy chipotle, and gooey cheese all wrapped in a crispy tortilla—ready in just 25 minutes. Perfect for any mealtime, and the flavor is absolutely incredible!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup chipotle sauce
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • Tomatoes and Lettuce

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil in a big pan over medium heat.
  • Put chicken slices in the pan and sprinkle taco seasoning over them.
  • Cook the chicken for about 5-7 minutes on each side until it’s cooked through.
  • Take the chicken out of the pan and set it aside.
  • In the same pan, warm up your tortillas for about 30 seconds on each side.
  • Spread chipotle sauce on each tortilla. You can use raspberry chipotle sauce or regular chipotle sauce for that classic taste.
  • Top the tortillas with the cooked chicken and shredded cheese. You can also add some tomatoes and lettuce if you like.
  • Fold the tortillas in half to make them into taco shapes and cook them for another 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are crispy. Then, enjoy!

NOTS

  • Normally, this recipe uses regular chipotle sauce, but I prefer raspberry chipotle sauce for extra flavor. However, feel free to use any sauces you like.
  • Marinate the chicken with taco seasoning before cooking for even more flavor.
  • Get creative with toppings like diced tomatoes, sliced jalapenos, or avocado to add extra flavors.
  • For super crispy tortillas, lightly brush them with oil before heating them in the skillet.
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