Chicken Con Queso

Chicken Con Queso

This Chicken Con Queso is loaded with taco spiced chicken, white rice, queso, pico de gallo, salsa, and so much more. It’s a Mexican food lovers dream! It’s virtually fool proof and ultra delicious, you’ll be queen or king of the kitchen in no time!
  • 5 Minutes Prep
    30 Minutes Total
  • 4 Servings

Ingredient List

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 1 packet Old El Paso™ Taco seasoning mix
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup half and half or heavy cream
  • 2 cups instant white rice
  • 1 cup premade queso blanco (white queso from the store) (I really like Gordo’s brand), melted
  • 1 cup restaurant style salsa (thin salsa)
  • 1/4 fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1 small can Old El Paso™ Green Chiles
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo or chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat the chicken cubes and olive oil in a large skillet over medium/high heat.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with the taco seasoning, turning to make sure both sides are coated. Add in the 1 1/2 tablespoons water to assist with coating all the chicken.
  3. Turn the chicken as you cook, about 6-8 minutes until the chicken is just cooked through.
  4. Place chicken on a plate and cover in foil to retain heat. Set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, add the heavy cream and white rice. Stir to combine. Add in the melted queso and salsa. Stir to fully combine. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked and fluffy.
  6. Stir in cilantro, green chiles, and pico de gallo into the rice mixture. Add the chicken back to skillet and nestle into the rice.
  7. Cover with the 1 cup cheese. Place skillet under the broiler for approximately 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted on top.
  8. Garnish with more cilantro if desired.

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