Qdoba Chicken Recipe

Qdoba Chicken Recipe

Qdoba offers Mexican style food. Qdoba is one of the most famous Mexican food chains in the U.S. and Canada. Besides, Chipotle is a leading competitor of the Qdoba food chain. However, I love Qdoba’s food. 

In this covid-19 situation, I’m trying to keep food refreshing for my family. Therefore, I tried a couple of Qdoba chicken recipes.  Fortunately, Qdoba copycat chicken turned to be super-delicious.

My family loved the rich taste of Qdoba grilled chicken. The first word which each member screamed “yummiest” Especially my children enjoyed Qdoba grilled chicken pieces.

If you can make the finger-licking Qdoba chicken recipe at your home, why not got give it a try? You will love and praise each bite taken!

Interestingly, Qdoba copycat chicken is a bit spicy. The seasoning and sauces make it delicious. If you appreciate spicy food, Qdoba copycat chicken is the best one for you. Along with this, you can use qboda copycat grilled chicken to prepare chicken bowls, wraps, and salads. It’s up to you. 

I couldn’t wait to share this recipe with you. Let me share my tested yet unique recipe of Qdoba chicken! You will surely cherish this mouth-watering chicken recipe.


Boneless chicken (prefer skinless): 1 pound/2.5kg

Salt: 1/2 teaspoon

Black pepper: 1/2 teaspoon

Oregano: 1/2 teaspoon

Red chili powder: 1/2 Tablespoon

Cumin (crushed): 1/2 teaspoon

Olive oil: 1-2 Tablespoon

Grounded Garlic: 1-1.5 cloves

Adobo Sauce: 1 Tablespoon

Instructions (step by step guide recipe)

Step 1 

Take a large bowl, mix boneless chicken, garlic, adobo sauce, spices, and olive oil. Cover the bowl with a covering sheet. However, you may use either foil paper or a zip lock bag. 

Step 2 

Place the marinated chicken in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 2 hours. You can preserve it for 1-2 days. But marinate your chicken for at least 25-30 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat a pan over medium to high flame.  Add one teaspoon olive oil to your large pan. Put your marinated chicken in the pan, and keep the flame medium.

Cook thoroughly. Keep your flame low to medium while cooking. The chicken pieces can take 5-6 minutes on each side for proper cooking.

Step 4

Remove chicken pieces from the cooking pan. Now, place them on a cutting-board. Let the chicken stay for few minutes. Cut and chop the grilled chicken into fine pieces.

Step 5

Ta-da, your Qdoba copycat grilled chicken is ready to serve. Serve the dish to your family and friends.

Fun facts:

You can also serve this Qdoba chicken with rice. You can enjoy it as a burrito bowl along with cooked vegetables. All you need to prepare a bowl of boiled rice, put Qdoba chicken, seasonings, and cooked vegetables. That’s it. Your burrito bowl is ready.

Besides, you may give a try to our Freddy’s fry recipe. You’ll surely love it too. Have Fun!

Keywords: Qdoba chicken recipe, Qdoba copycat chicken

Cuisine: Mexican

Cuisine type: appetizer 

Servings: 4 persons

Preparation time: 5-7 minutes

Cooking time: 30-35 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes