Easy Chicken Queso Dip Recipe
Queso Blanco Dip
We love this easy Chicken Queso Dip. It's a delicious and hearty dip that is perfect for potlucks, game day or any get togethers. We also share how you can make it a Smoked Chicken Queso Dip. Serve with your favourite dippers whether that's tortilla chips, crackers or a baguette.
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This is a great recipe to make ahead and either pop it in the oven or on the grill when you're ready or freeze the baked dipped, defrost and warm it up in the microwave or oven! If you love cheese, creamy and gooey dips then this Easy Chicken Queso Dip Recipe is for you!
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Tajin Seasoning for Chicken Queso Dip Recipe
One of the ingredients that we love in this recipe is the Tajin Seasoning. If you haven't used it before you should be able to find it at Safeway (Sobey's back east), Save-on foods, Walmart, Amazon and more in Canada and the US. It contributes to giving this chicken queso dip its amazing flavour.
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Smoked Queso Chicken Dip
Do you love that smoked flavour in your dips? I know I do and it's easy to do with this dip. You can just put it on the smoker for about 30 minutes. You'll want the temperature to be about 350 and once the cheese is all melted you should be good to go. For a more intense smoked flavour you can lightly season the chicken with some smoked paprika which is another of of my favourite spices for a lot of smoked food or your favourite dry rub which I bet it includes paprika.
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What is Queso Blanco?
You will see for this recipe that we've used Velveeta's Queso Blanco. It is a versatile, unaged white cheese that is salty and firm with a more rubbery texture. So the texture is different than say feta or Ricotta but you can also crumble it over salads and cooked dishes. You can also slice it for a snack or in tacos or like we have here melt it for dips or quesadillas and other Latin American dishes.
Queso Blanco Substitutions
If you're good with use an "orange" cheese then you can substitute with regular Velveeta cheese or I personally would go with cubing some blocks of cheddar cheese combined with sour cream or better yet in my opinion cream cheese.
If you'd like to stick with a white cheese the closest substitute that works (but tastes nowhere near the same imo) is some good ole Monterey Jack Cheese, even better I like one with jalapenos in it. If you can get Queso Blanco though use it because I think it's the best one for this particular dip.
Now let's get to this delicious recipe shall we?
- 16 oz. of Velveeta Queso Blanco
- 2 Jalapenos (diced)
- ½ a Medium Sized Red Onion (chopped)
- 1 (10 oz.) can of Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
- 2 tablespoons of Tajin Seasoning
- 2 Chicken Breast (cooked and shredded)
- ¾ cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Tortilla Chips (for dipping)
- Start by adding all ingredients to an aluminum 8x8 baking dish.
- Bake or Grill (or smoke) at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until all your cheese is melted.
- Stir until everything is combined.
- Serve warm with tortilla chips.
See recipe for full notes.
Substitute Velveeta Queso Blanco for regular Velveeta or Cheddar Cheese and Cream Cheese.
For a smokier flavour use a rub on your chicken with smoked paprika.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 2164mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 33g
Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy right? Whose ready to make this delicious dip?
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