Chipotle Lime Chips and Guacamole with the authentic guac recipe and freshly fried salty lime chips all in 15 minutes!
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.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.
- 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
- 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.
can i bake these instead of fry?
I’ve not tried it before but if you decide to try, I’d love to know how they turned out.
Sounds great, but do the chips carry the same amount of calories as they do in Chipotle?
I’m sorry but I’m not sure.
Hi, does it matter if I use white or yellow corn tortillas? Thanks!
Nope! Use whatever you’d prefer.
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!
wow I’m so excited to make this recipe but could I do it with flour tortillas
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!!
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.
Where did you find a 40 count pack of organic corn tortillas for $2.00???
I think it was at Sprouts when it was on sale – they have really good sales on them!
YES!! I’ve made the chipotle guac recipe before but never the chips. Must try immediately!!
Oh the chips totally round out the experience!
Never tried making my own tortilla chips. This and the guacamole will be perfect the perfect snack for our family weekend nights.
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.
This sounds delicious!! I love guacamole, it really is the perfect tailgating food. I need to try making this at home.
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.
I’m so glad I gave you a new idea! I have tried after too and it makes it a bit soggy for my liking.
Oh wow, this looks so authentic! I could get used to having these as a side for every Mexican dish.
Mmmm Chipotle’s chips and guac are the BEST! So salty. I really need to give this a try!
I hope you love it!
I love lime chips. The guac at Chipotle is so good – definitely trying these both.
Awesome! I hope you love it!
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!!!
Wonderful Judy!! I hope you love it!
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!
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.
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!
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.
I’d love a large serving of this right now! LOVE the homemade chips!
This looks so good! I love guacamole. I’m always looking for some great recipes for guacamole.
Who doesn’t love chips and guacamole?? I’m craving it now just looking at these pictures!
Aww thanks Lauren!
You are my cooking hero, you know. Not only does that guac look incredible, but you made your own chips. That’s the coolest!
Aww you’re so sweet Jennifer!
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!
Yay! You have to tell me if you like it.
Yum! Is there anything better than homemade guac?
I think if I could add bacon on top maybe 😉
This looks like a great way to save money on tortilla chips! I love chips and guac. Yummy!
YES! The tortillas were maybe $2.00 for a pack of 40 organic tortillas. Seriously, you can’t beat that!
You’ve got a guacamole girl that is dying to try this recipe! Love the homemade tortilla chips too! Perfect snack!
Aww thanks Nic!
I have never been to Chipotle before, but will have to try this so I feel like I’m there 🙂
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!