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Queso Chicken Skillet

Queso Chicken Skillet

You can make this flavorful Queso Chicken Skillet dinner in one-pan and in about 30 minutes. Winner winner chicken dinner!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword queso chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 501kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 1 large jalapenos or 2 small, seeded and finely diced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 small chicken breasts or fillets
  • 15 oz petite diced tomatoes
  • 10 oz mild or original Rotel
  • 12 oz velveeta cubed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


  • cilantro
  • avocado
  • lime wedges


  • In large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Saute onion and jalapenos until browned and tender, 6 minutes or so. Set aside.
  • Replace skillet back on heat and add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken and brown in hot pan 4-5 minutes per side {or about 2 minutes per side for fillets}. Remove from heat.
  • Replace skillet and reduce heat to low. Add in velveeta, Rotel and diced tomatoes. Stir constantly until velveeta is all melted and sauce is smooth. Pour in sauteed onion and jalapeno and slide in chicken. Coat each piece in cheese sauce and serve over rice. Top with cilantro, avocado, lime wedges or anything else you'd like.


Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1630mg | Potassium: 1205mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1218IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 563mg | Iron: 3mg