Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Pockets

Smoky, spicy and oh-so-easy, these Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Pockets are a great solution to the weeknight “what’s for dinner?” dilemma. They're also the perfect way to switch up taco night! Topped with Old El Paso™ Zesty Ranch Sauce, fresh avocado, red onions and cilantro, these tortilla pockets are a guaranteed hit.
Prep 25 Minutes
Total 25 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 package (16 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1 package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 package (8 count) Old El Paso™ Tortilla Pockets, heated as directed on package
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso™ Zesty Ranch Sauce
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken strips; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink in center. Add chicken taco seasoning mix, chipotle chile powder and water; reduce heat, and cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  2. Stuff tortilla pockets with chicken filling. Top with sauce, avocado, red onions and cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • Chipotle peppers are smoked and dried jalapeños. You can often find chipotle powder in the spice section of the grocery store.
  • Don’t let a knife slip get in the way of enjoying avocados. Here’s how to cut an avocado safely: Cut in half, and remove pit with spoon. Next, use spoon to separate flesh from skin. Once free from skin, dice avocado as desired, then repeat with other half.
  • Keep raw onions as fresh-tasting and crisp as possible by placing them in a strainer and running them under water for 20 to 30 seconds before using.


2 Pockets Calories 500 (Calories from Fat 190); Total Fat 21g (Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 70mg; Sodium 1090mg; Total Carbohydrate 46g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 3g); Protein 31g

Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 8%; Iron 20%;

Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1/2 Fruit, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 3 1/2 Lean Meat, 2 Fat

Carbohydrate Choice: 3

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