Chicken Smothered In Queso

How to make Chicken Smothered In Queso


1 tbsp Olive Oil

4 Chicken breasts, boneless, pounded to be even

1 cup orzo

2 cups Chicken broth

2 tbsp Tomato paste

2 tsp Chili powder OR Southwest Seasoning

1 bottle Baja Marinade, 30 minutes style

8 ounces Velveeta Cheese loaf, diced

1-10 ounce can of Rotel, diced tomatoes and green chiles


Place the chicken in a ziploc bag. Pour the marinade in and release as much air as possible

Seal the bag and place in the refrigerator on a flat surface, let marinade for at least 30 minutes, Overnight if possible

Cook the Chicken breasts on the grill until completely cooked

In a skillet over medium high heat, heat the Olive Oil, once heated, add the orzo and cook until browned, stirring continuously

Add in the Southwest Seasoning, tomato paste and the Chicken broth

Stir well and bring it to a boil, once the boil begins, lower the heat to low.

Cover the skillet and allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes

When it is done cooking, fluff the orzo with a fork

In a medium bowl combine the can of diced tomatoes and green chiles with the cubed Velveeta cubes

Microwave on 30 second intervals, stirring after each cycle until the cheese is melted

Place ¼ of the cooked orzo in the center of a plate

Top with one piece of grilled chicken

Pour 4 tbsp of the Queso over the chicken and orzo

Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 436 | TOTAL FAT: 22g | SATURATED FAT: 8g | TRANS FAT: 0g | UNSATURATED FAT: 11g | CHOLESTEROL: 100mg | SODIUM: 1904mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 23g | FIBER: 2g | SUGAR: 9g | PROTEIN: 35g

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