Skillet Chicken con Queso Recipe

Skillet Chicken con Queso is the ultimate one pot meal! Cheesy rice loaded with cilantro, pico de gallo, green chiles, and cream topped with taco spiced chicken. This one pan chicken skillet recipe is so cheesy, easy, and amazing. I used to always order Pollo con Queso at Mexican Restaurants and now I can easily make it at home. Chicken and Cheese…is there anything better?

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Skillet Chicken con Queso

This pollo con queso inspired dish is one of my favorite chicken skillet recipes and I’m so excited to share it with you. Chicken and cheese, need I say more?

Every family needs a trusted, go-to one pot meal. I’ve tried so many now, and they’re one of my favorite types of recipes. There’s nothing better than a home cooked, comfort food style meal made in a skillet, with only one pan to clean at the end of the day. It just warms my heart and my stomach!

This Skillet Chicken Con Queso is one of my favorites I have ever made, and Pat agreed! It’s always a good day when Pat is as happy with a recipe as I am (he is PICKY!).

This Queso Chicken Skillet recipe is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Who can resist cheesy rice, taco spiced chicken, cilantro, and so much more, all cooked in one pan. SIGN ME UP!

We LOVE queso around here, so if you’re looking for queso dip recipes, we’ve got you covered! Be sure to try our Loaded Velveeta Queso Dip (Cowboy Dip), Crock Pot Queso Fundido, Beer Cheese Dip (Only 3 Ingredients!), Dairy Free Queso, and of course our FAVORITE Homemade White Queso Recipe (the recipe we’re using in our chicken con queso).

So get out your skillet and get ready for one of my favorite cheesy Mexican chicken dishes ever!

step by step how to make chicken con queso

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Mexican Chicken Dishes 

My readers often write and say my Mexican inspired dishes are their favorites on the site, and I agree. It’s all thanks to Old El Paso and how easy they make cooking at home! They were a brand I loved long before I started finding my way around the kitchen, and I’m honored to be working with them today.

I used their Taco Seasoning and their chopped green chiles (I cannot get enough of these) for this new skillet chicken con queso recipe and they sre the perfect flavor boosts to take it from good to great. I cannot wait for you guys to try this Pollo con Queso!

chicken skillet recipe with cheese, taco seasoning, rice, and more

pollo con queso skillet

How to Make Queso Chicken in a Skillet

Make chicken in a skillet with the BEST queso, plus rice, green chiles, salsa, and more cheese! This one pan meal is so easy and so tasty, there’s no reason not to try it.

How to Make Skillet Chicken con Queso:

  1. Start by cooking up the chicken in the skillet with taco seasoning to add that amazing flavor, then set it aside while you work on the next part of the recipe.
  2. Now use the same skillet to cook the rice with the queso and salsa, heating it until the rice fluffs up. 
  3. Then stir in the green chiles, pico de gallo, and cilantro, add the chicken back into the mix, and cover everything with shredded cheese.
  4. Place the skillet under the broiler for about 3-5 minutes to finish it off.

Check the recipe card for full instructions!

Chicken Skillet Recipes

Chicken skillet recipe are my favorite because…well, because I love chicken and I love being able to make everything in one pan. You might be surprised by how much variety you can get out of this combo but it’s foolproof! Here are some of my fave chicken dishes to make in a skillet.

Chicken con Queso (Skillet Queso Chicken) is the ultimate one pot meal! Cheesy rice loaded with cilantro, pico de gallo, green chiles, and cream topped with taco spiced chicken. This one pan recipe is so cheesy, easy, and amazing. I used to always order Pollo con Queso at Mexican Restaurants and now I can easily make it at home. Chicken and Cheese...is there anything better?

queso chicken skillet

I hope you take one look at this easy skillet chicken con queso and head straight to the grocery store for the ingredients. You won’t regret it! This is one of our favorite easy Mexican meals. You can make it without the chicken for an amazing side dish as well! Let me know how you like it.

See the recipe card below for full details on How to Make Skillet Chicken con Queso. Enjoy!

 

If you’re in the mood for Mexican chicken dishes but this pollo con queso isn’t quite right, we’ve got plenty more for you to try:

 

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