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queso chicken bake

Queso Baked Chicken

Queso Chicken Bake - chicken spiced up with Southwestern spices and smothered with chopped tomatoes, green chiles, Queso sauce, topped with Cheddar (or Monterey Jack) cheese on top.  Mexican, Tex-Mex, Southwestern style recipe. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Southwestern, Tex-Mex
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 425 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts , skinless and boneless
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 4 oz mild green chiles
  • 1 cup Chile Con Queso sauce , medium (I used Desert Pepper brand)
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese , shredded, or, use Monterey Jack cheese, or Cheddar & Monterey Jack mix
  • 1 roma tomato , chopped, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley , chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a deep baking dish, like a casserole pan.
  3. Sprinkle chili powder, cumin, and salt over chicken.
  4. Top chicken breasts with half of chopped tomatoes and half of canned green chiles.
  5. Spread Queso sauce evenly over each chicken breast.
  6. Top chicken breasts with the remaining half of chopped tomatoes and canned green chiles.
  7. Top chicken with shredded cheeses.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven at 375 F for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center.
  9. Top with chopped tomato and chopped fresh parsley. Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Queso Baked Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 425 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 146mg49%
Sodium 1553mg68%
Potassium 769mg22%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 1590IU32%
Vitamin C 20.3mg25%
Calcium 446mg45%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.