Queso Chicken Skillet Recipe

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Lily Published: July 16, 2021
Queso Chicken Skillet Recipe

How To Make Queso Chicken Skillet

This chicken skillet might just become a new family favorite. Chicken, tomatoes, chilis, queso, and yellow rice all work together to make a delicious meal.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 33 minutes
Total: 43 minutes



For Chicken Skillet:

  • 1tbspolive oil
  • cupschicken broth
  • 10ozyellow rice with seasonings,(1 bag)
  • 2lbschicken breast,boneless skinless
  • 14ozdiced tomatoes,(1 can) drained
  • 4ozdiced green chilies,(1 can) drained
  • 4ozqueso fresco,crumbled, or monterey jack
  • 2tbspfresh cilantro,chopped, optional

For White Queso:

  • 8ozwhite american cheese,cubed or shredded
  • ½cupheavy cream


  1. Slice the boneless, skinless, chicken, breast into 1-inch sized pieces and place in an oven-safe large skillet. Add the Olive Oil, Chicken Broth, and Yellow Rice to the skillet and stir to combine.

  2. Bring the contents to a boil, cover, and turn to low heat for 25 to 30 minutes.

  3. While the chicken and rice are cooking prepare the queso by melting the American Cheese and Heavy Cream in a medium-sized saucepan. Once melted completely set the burner to low.

  4. Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the Diced Tomatoes, Green Chilis, and Queso. Top with crumbled Queso Fresco (or shredded Monterey Jack if using) and place in the oven set to broil for 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese melts.

  5. Garnish with fresh chopped Cilantro.


  • Calories: 729.28kcal
  • Fat: 42.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.05g
  • Trans Fat: 0.32g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.17g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.88g
  • Fiber: 6.89g
  • Sugar: 6.08g
  • Protein: 50.74g
  • Cholesterol: 164.17mg
  • Sodium: 843.22mg
  • Calcium: 823.44mg
  • Potassium: 1129.65mg
  • Iron: 18.99mg
  • Vitamin A: 249.01µg
  • Vitamin C: 60.25mg
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