Queso Chicken

Barbara Curry
by Barbara Curry
4 servings
40 min

Baked Queso Chicken will be your new favorite weeknight meal! It’s not only QUICK and EASY, but delicious. With just a few ingredients and a special tip, you’ll have moist and tender chicken on the table with almost no effort.

Queso Chicken

Are you looking for something to fix for dinner that doesn’t take much work and uses just a few ingredients. Queso Chicken is going to be you’re new “go-to” recipe when you can’t come up with something for dinner. Or maybe it’s your turn to cook during vacation and you want to find a meal that everyone will love without putting in too much effort.

With just six ingredients you’ve got a fabulous dinner that both kids and adults will love. While I enjoy experimenting with a ton of ingredients and making dishes with lots of steps, this is not one of those recipes. You basically just dump everything into a casserole dish and bake. A couple of things will help make this dish stand out. Start out by marinating your chicken.

Queso Chicken

You can put this together in less than 10 minutes. The tomatoes and queso combined with the juice from the chicken make a fantastic sauce that’s great over rice or pasta, or serve with a baked potato and pour the cheesy sauce over the potato!

Queso Chicken

Why you have to try Queso Chicken?

  • Super tender chicken breasts
  • A cheesy Tex-Mex flavored sauce that is great with rice or pasta
  • ONLY 10 minutes to prepare
  • On the table in 35 minutes start to finish
  • Everyone will love it

What are you waiting for!

Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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  • ▢ 1 cup Buttermilk
  • ▢ 4 boneless chicken breast
  • ▢ 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • ▢ salt and pepper
  • ▢ 10 ounces Ro-Tel tomatoes and chilies
  • ▢ 1 cup queso 12 ounces
  • ▢ 1 cup pepper jack and cheddar cheese shredded

Place chicken in ziplock bag with buttermilk and let sit overnight or at least for 30 minutes. Drain, and pat dry.
Preheat oven to 375º.
Sprinkle chicken with taco season and salt and pepper. Place in a glass baking dish.
Drain tomatoes and chilies and place half on chicken, cover with queso and place the rest of the tomatoes on top. Cover with grated cheese mixture.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until instant thermometer reads 155º. They will continue to cook once removed from the oven.
  • For tender chicken marinate in buttermilk for 30 minutes
  • If you don’t have Ro-tel tomatoes, chop fresh tomatoes and a jalapeno
  • You can find queso in the refrigerated section of the grocery or on the potato chip aisle
  • This is great served over rice
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  • Raye Boullt Raye Boullt on Jul 14, 2022

    When you say queso what exactly are you talking about , cheese or prepared

    queso dip ?

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    • Cindy Moore Cindy Moore on Jul 14, 2022

      I agree with Tracy. Don’t use the Velveta block of queso because it becomes thick and “hardens” up upon cooling.

  • Mike Mike on Jul 14, 2022

    Are there just 8 oz in a cup??? Queso.