Southwest Queso Chicken & Rice

This is one of those dishes the family will be requesting all the time. With the rich flavors, tender chicken and queso topping, it is phenomenal!

Ingredients

  • 16oz salsa
  • 14.5oz can chicken broth (regular or low-sodium)
  • 6.8-7oz package Mexican, Spanish or Arroz Con Pollo rice & seasonings
  • 2 tbsp butter, cut into thin slices
  • 2-2 1/2lb boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 cup queso
  • Optional add-ins/toppings: sliced olives/pickled or fresh jalapeño and pico de gallo/salsa
  • Recipe

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. To a 13”x9” baking dish, whisk together salsa, broth and the contents of the rice box. Disperse butter on top followed by the chicken. Optional, add sliced olives and jalapeño. Sprinkle cheese on top, cover tightly with foil and bake 1 hour 15 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and bake another 15 minutes. Serve topped with queso and your favorite toppings.

    Approximate Nutrition Information for 1 serving (serves 8): 404 calories, 23g fat, 22g carbs, 29g protein

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    This is one of those dishes the family will be requesting all the time. With the rich flavors, tender chicken and queso topping, it is phenomenal!