Queso Baked Chicken – chicken spiced up with Southwestern spices and smothered with chopped tomatoes, green chiles, Queso sauce, topped with Cheddar (or Monterey Jack) cheese on top.
This is a great recipe for revamping your love for chicken breasts. The chicken is covered with a creamy sauce, tomatoes, green chiles and cheese which makes it moist, flavorful and super tasty, not to mention easy to make!
If you enjoy Mexican, Tex-Mex, Southwestern style recipes – you’ll love this chicken! I used store bought Chili Con Queso sauce – and it worked great.
Basically, throw the chicken in the baking dish, and then add all the ingredients on top. Here are a couple of step-by-step photos to help you visualize just how easy it is to make this Queso chicken. First, place the chicken in a deep baking dish, such as this casserole pan:
Top with spices:
Top with half of chopped tomatoes and half of canned mild chiles:
Top with Queso and the remaining tomatoes and canned mild chiles:
Top with cheese:
Bake for 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven at 375 F until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center. Then, top with more chopped fresh tomatoes and chopped fresh parsley, and serve!