NourishedPeach: Grilled chicken with chipolte lime sour cream

This recipe was originally Smokey Grilled Chicken Quesadillas with Chipotle Lime Sour Cream but it works as well without the bread accompaniment.



For the Chicken

1 Pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenderloins

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

1 Lime, juiced

1 Teaspoon Chipotle Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

For the Chipotle Lime Sour Cream

1/2 Cup Sour Cream

1/2 Cup Heavy Cream

1 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 Teaspoon Chipotle Powder

1 Clove Garlic, grated or pressed

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher or Sea Salt

On the side


2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

4 Slices Cooked Bacon, chopped

4 Green Onions, thinly sliced

Chopped Cilantro, for garnish


For the Chicken

Preheat grill to medium high heat.

Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, chipotle powder and salt in a small bowl.  Place chicken in a shallow bowl or plastic resealable bag and cover with the marinade, ensuring the chicken is coated well.  Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes or up to 4 hours.

Remove chicken from marinade and place on the grill.  Grill, covered, for 8-10 minutes, flipping once in between cooking, or until chicken is nicely charred and thoroughly cooked through.  Let chicken rest for 5-10 minutes and then chop into small pieces.

For the Chipotle Lime Sour Cream

Add all ingredients to a medium sized bowl and whisk well to combine.  Let sit at room temperature for up to 30 minutes.  Can be made ahead and stored in the fridge up to 24 hours in advance.


Add cheese, bacon, green onion and diced chicken to each plate.   Serve topped with Chipotle Lime Sour Cream and sprinkled with cilantro.  Serves 4-6.


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