Chipotle Lime Chips and Guacamole (Copycat)

Chipotle Lime Chips and Guacamole with the authentic guac recipe and freshly fried salty lime chips all in 15 minutes! You've had the Barbacoa Beef Burrito, now you can enjoy the Chipotle Lime Chips and Guacamole that go with it! Salty Lime Tortilla Chips just like you love at Chipotle served with their authentic guacamole. You'll never want pre-made chips or dip again!

You’ve had the Chipotle Barbacoa Beef Burrito, now you can enjoy the Chipotle Lime Chips and Guacamole that go with it! Salty Lime Tortilla Chips just like you love at Chipotle served with their authentic guacamole. You’ll never want premade chips or dip again!

These recipes are so easy and simple part of me feels guilty for posting them here. I only did because A: they go with the previous Burrito post! and B: They are so good I ate the whole bowl and had to fry up more for my husband who looked at me as though I had betrayed him when he saw I had eaten them all!

The guacamole is 100% spot on and authentic! The reason for that is it is the ACTUAL recipe released straight from Chipotle. I can tell you with absolute certainty they did not hold anything back. It tastes identical! The chips on the other hand were a last minute addition to the meal and I am so glad I randomly thought to make them. They totally made the burrito feel even more authentic. The lime/salt flavor completely comes through and the creamy guacamole is just divine.

If you are looking to recreate your Chipotle Meal, you can also make my Chipotle Lime Corn Salad. Bright fresh flavors, no added fat and makes a great topping to the Chipotle Lime Chips and Guacamole!

There is a secret third reason I am popping in today for a slightly less intense recipe is that this week we had a birthday celebration in the house which means THIS! We spent hours in there in the last couple of days. I think my husband and I had more fun with it than we legitimately should have as grown adults. We found ourselves playing without the kids too!

Anyway, you guys are here for some chips and guacamole, so let’s get down to business! All … oh I don’t know, ten minutes? I think I was mostly done in about 10 minutes which makes me love this recipe EVEN MORE!

Wet your clean fingers in lime juice and wipe across the tortillas. Let them sit out for five to ten minutes while you make the guacamole. Cut the chips into six even triangles. Heat your oil to 375 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, drop one chip in the oil and if it comes to the surface bubbling the temperature is good. Cook for 20-30 seconds, you aren’t looking for them to brown. Remove with slotted spoon.

That spoon I linked to is in a set of other tools for $10 and I use them pretty much every day. If you have a set like that and one set of good tongs you are good to go for most of your non-knife cooking needs. I actually own five of those tongs because I love them so much and as a chef I cook in volume. So I can’t be rinsing/washing them between foods all day long. Couldn’t recommend those two things any more than that, they are extensions of me in the kitchen. You've had the Barbacoa Beef Burrito, now you can enjoy the Chipotle Lime Chips and Guacamole that go with it! Salty Lime Tortilla Chips just like you love at Chipotle served with their authentic guacamole. You'll never want pre-made chips or dip again!Sprinkle salt over them immediately.
To make the guacamole choose two nice ripe avocados that are dark green on the outside. Cut avocados, remove pit and scoop out and into a bowl. Add two teaspoons of lime juice and salt and mash together until smooth. Add in the cilantro, red onion and jalapeno.  You've had the Barbacoa Beef Burrito, now you can enjoy the Chipotle Lime Chips and Guacamole that go with it! Salty Lime Tortilla Chips just like you love at Chipotle served with their authentic guacamole. You'll never want pre-made chips or dip again!

Mix well and serve with chips.

 You've had the Barbacoa Beef Burrito, now you can enjoy the Chipotle Lime Chips and Guacamole that go with it! Salty Lime Tortilla Chips just like you love at Chipotle served with their authentic guacamole. You'll never want pre-made chips or dip again!

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Chipotle Lime Chips and Guacamole (Copycat)

You've had the Barbacoa Beef Burrito, now you can enjoy the Chips and Guacamole that go with it! Salty Lime Tortilla Chips just like you love at Chipotle served with their authentic guacamole. You'll never want premade chips or dip again!
Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 2 limes , juiced
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 15 fresh corn tortillas , cut into six triangles each
  • oil , for frying (I used about 2 cups in a small saucepan and it was plenty)
  • 2 Hass avocados
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro , chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion , finely chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño , including seeds and finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  • Wet your clean fingers in lime juice and wipe across the tortillas. Let them sit out for five to ten minutes while you make the guacamole.
  • Cut the chips into six even triangles.
  • Heat your oil to 375 degrees.
  • If you don't have a thermometer, drop one chip in the oil and if it comes to the surface bubbling the temperature is good.
  • Cook for 20-30 seconds, you aren't looking for them to brown.
  • Remove with slotted spoon.
  • Sprinkle salt over them immediately.
  • To make the guacamole choose two nice ripe avocados that are dark green on the outside.
  • Cut avocados, remove pit and scoop out and into a bowl.
  • Add two teaspoons of lime juice and salt and mash together until smooth.
  • Add in the cilantro, red onion and jalapeno.
  • Mix well and serve with chips.

Notes

Recipe for Guacamole is straight from Chipotle! Authentic and everything!

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 970mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 11.7mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Chipotle chips, Chipotle Guacamole Copycat, Chipotle Lime Chips and Guacamole (Copycat), Chipotle recipes, chips

 You've had the Barbacoa Beef Burrito, now you can enjoy the Chipotle Lime Chips and Guacamole that go with it! Salty Lime Tortilla Chips just like you love at Chipotle served with their authentic guacamole. You'll never want pre-made chips or dip again!

You've had the Barbacoa Beef Burrito, now you can enjoy the Chips and Guacamole that go with it! Salty Lime Tortilla Chips just like you love at Chipotle served with their authentic guacamole. You'll never want premade chips or dip again!
You've had the Barbacoa Beef Burrito, now you can enjoy the Chips and Guacamole that go with it! Salty Lime Tortilla Chips just like you love at Chipotle served with their authentic guacamole. You'll never want premade chips or dip again!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. This was almost perfect on how we made them at Chipotle. The only difference was after we fried all the chips, THEN we would add the lime juice and salt together instead of the lime beforehand. I’ll have to try this. Haven’t made them homemade but have missed their chips!

  2. What chips are you supposed to buy to do this? I don’t see that in this article, if it is sorry but please help!!

    1. Sorry for the confusion Daniel, I didn’t buy chips. I bought corn tortillas that I fried fresh. It didn’t take long but I promise the flavors are awesome especially after you add that little bit of lime juice to them.

  3. Never tried making my own tortilla chips. This and the guacamole will be perfect the perfect snack for our family weekend nights.

    1. I was a bit nervous the first time I made them but it is just so easy! And SO FRESH! It just shatters when you bite it, no tough chew.

  4. This sounds delicious!! I love guacamole, it really is the perfect tailgating food. I need to try making this at home.

  5. You just reminded me why I read blogs! I always add the lime juice AFTER the chips are cooked, with the salt. And it’s never the same. Before is just genius. Thank you for sharing this, I love the lime chips from chipotle.

      1. I am in the Chipotle on the corner of my street 2 to 3 times a week just for chips, guac and tomato mild salsa. Could live on just that am on way to shop now and all of these ingredients are on my list!!!

  6. Ah! I dream about Chipotle’s chips! So glad to learn how easy they are to make at home (you cannot imagine the line sometimes at my local spot)! Thanks for sharing!

    1. My pleasure! I hate those lines!! Sometimes when they go out the door I ALMOST walk away. Depends on what is next door. If it is In n Out I leave, haha.

  7. I have not tried to make homemade chips before but it looks like something I could handle. The guacamole looks delicious, too. We love Chipotle but don’t have one it town, we’ll have to give this copycat recipe a try!

    1. Oh the chips were super easy, if you try it you’ll love it. And you can save the oil. After measuring it was hardly more than a tablespoon used.

  8. You are my cooking hero, you know. Not only does that guac look incredible, but you made your own chips. That’s the coolest!

  9. I am SO hungry for these now! WOW do they sound delicious! There is not one thing in the recipe I hate… So yeah pretty sure I will be making these soon!

  10. You’ve got a guacamole girl that is dying to try this recipe! Love the homemade tortilla chips too! Perfect snack!

    1. It will make you a fan! Then one day you’ll try theirs and be like psh, I can do this without waiting in line for an hour!