Pollo Asada Quesadilla

How to make Pollo Asada Quesadilla


Pollo Asada Quesadilla from Chronic Taco is one of the most ordered dishes of the restaurant that includes grilled marinated chicken wrapped in a flour tortilla and served with  

If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the below recipe that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients that you need during the preparation.




Pollo Asada Quesadilla from Chronic Taco includes marinated and grilled chicken as its main ingredient. Besides this, the dish also features a few other ingredients that you need to keep handy during the preparation.


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 12 to 14 small flour tortillas, warmed
  • Pico de gallo, sour cream and fresh cilantro, for topping
  • Lime wedges, for serving



Method of Preparation


  1. To begin with the recipe, first whisk the olive oil, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken thighs and onion in a large resealable plastic bag and pour in the marinade, toss well so that the marinade combines the chicken properly.
  2. Seal the bag and refrigerate the chicken for at least 1 hour and up to 4 hours.
  3. Place a rack in the top of the oven and preheat to 450˚. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place the chicken, onion and marinade onto the prepared pan and bake for about 15 minutes. 
  4. Turn the oven to broil and cook until the chicken becomes golden brown and cooked through, which will take you about 5 to 10 more minutes. Let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes. Now your chicken is ready.
  5. Now, slice the chicken and toss with the onion and pan juices. 
  6. To serve the quesadilla, place the chicken on the tortilla and top with pico de gallo, sour cream and cilantro. Fold the tortilla in half and press slightly to give it the shape of the quesadilla. Heat oil in a skillet and place the quesadilla on it. Flip it when one side is done. Then cook the other side for about 1- 2 minutes. Serve hot and fresh to enjoy the dish.


Nutrition Facts


There are 1030 calories in 1 serving of Pollo Asada Quesadilla from Chronic Taco; most of the calories come from carbohydrate and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Pollo  Asada Quesadilla from Chronic Taco.


  • Calories: 1030
  • Calories from Fat: 500 
  • Total Fat: 56g (86%)
  • Saturated Fat: 32g (160%)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 200mg (67%)
  • Sodium: 2750mg (115%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 69g (23%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g (16%)
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein:62g (24%)
  • Vitamin A: 1%
  • Vitamin C: 25%
  • Calcium: 13%
  • Iron: 222%


* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Nutrition Facts Source: https://www.menuwithnutrition.com/chronic-tacos-menu-nutrition/






Yazmin S.

Pacific, San Bernardino, CA


I was really excited to try this place out.. but was very disappointed. I asked for a carne asada quesadilla with no onions JUST cilantro. When I got home I was surprised with a quesadilla WITH onions and NO MEAT. A quesadilla with cilantro and onions, All bad.


Kristine C.


Having Mexican like foods in Hawai'i has come a long way from not having any. I'm thankful for any Mexican food like restaurants and Mexican restaurants that open on the Aina. With that said, I appreciate Chronic Taco making their first foundation on O'ahu. Chronic Taco's from what I've gathered is a California based chain. I've never tried them when I was living back in San Diego because I love mom and pop shops so much better. However I can honestly say Chronic Taco's is fairly similar to Chipotles style and I actually like them enough to keep coming back. Here are my thoughts... Chronic Taco's (CT's) is located in Kapahalu within the Safeway shopping center along with a few other eateries. Parking is free and available above Safeway or in front of CT's brick and mortar. Order to sit inside, outdoors or to go. The shop is well kept and clean. Customer service has always been good here and the people are fun to talk to. Remember this is similar to Chipotle's and Subway's set up. It's a build your own type menu with a plethora of baja style options to apply to any chosen protein. This is also helpful for anyone with restricted diets. Specialty items like potato taco's, fries, and nachos and Cali Burrito's and baja style options are available. My go to whenever I need some comfort food is the small burrito with freshly beer battered fish, or the baja style shrimp and beef taco's in corn tortilla and it's spicy! I like it! The sauces are delicious and the guac is real not cheap from the mix. The small burrito is perfect for me because the regular size is humongous. How to Order 1) Pick your Base-taco/burrito-small or large, bowl-rito (without flour tortilla or corn shell), tostada, salad, quesadilla, torta 2) Choose from a variety of proteins- Pollo, carnitas, al pastor, carne asada, fish or shrimp (beer battered or broiled), vegetarian 3) Pick your carbs (beans, rice, spanish rice) 4) Veggies 5) Sauces (the guac is made fresh guys! But cost extra) **Check in via the Yelp app and score free Churro Bites** It's a great place for breakfast lunch and dinner. I've not tried their breakfast menu yet. Nutrition information is available on their website. My happy half frequents CT's and have scored a few free burrito's through the app. Download the Chronic Taco mobile app, earn 1 point per every $1 spent. Skip the line and order ahead like Starbucks style and walk in and out like you're VIP by also ordering from the app. IG: Chronic Tacos/Chronic Tacos Hawaii


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What makes pollo asada chicken red and orange?

Ans: Pollo Asada is Mexican grilled chicken that is usually marinated in a mixture of citrus juices, spices like cumin, oregano, and paprika powder, which gives the chicken its signature orange and red color.


What is the difference between grilled pollo asada and oven roasted pollo asada?

Ans: Pollo Asada is a Mexican take on grilled chicken where citrus juices tenderize chicken, and herbs, spices make it juicy and flavorful. The beautiful orange color of the dish looks so tempting. In oven roasted pollo asada, chicken is roasted on a sheet pan and in grilled pollo asada, chicken is grilled on a grill.


Latest News 



Chronic Tacos Celebrated National Burrito Day

March 30, 2021: The SoCal taco shop offers exlcusive deal on Grubhub for National Burrito Day on April 1st, reported by RestaurantNews.com.

What are you getting with this offer?

On Thursday April 1, 2021, celebrate National Burrito Day the right way, at your local Chronic Tacos. Order Chronic Tacos through GrubHub and get $7 off any order of $20 or more. That’s right, anything on the menu, including the California Burrito made with French fries, Surf & Turf Burrito and authentic potato tacos!

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Thursday, April 1, 2021 – All Day.                       

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You can avail this offer at all Chronic Tacos locations.


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