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Baked Queso Chicken |

Baked Queso Chicken

  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (10 oz) can Ro*Tel, drained (diced tomatoes and chilies)
  • 1 cup store bought queso
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • cooked rice for serving


  1. Place chicken in gallon sized ziplock bag with buttermilk. Place in the fridge and allow to sit overnight or for a miniumum of 30 minutes. Drain, and pat dry.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Drain chicken and pat dry. Sprinkle chicken with taco season along with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place in a glass baking dish.
  5. Place half of the Ro*Tel on chicken. Then cover with queso and place the remaining Ro*tel on top. Top with the grated cheeses.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until instant thermometer reads 155º. They will continue to cook once removed from the oven.
  7. Serve chicken and sauce over cooked rice. Serves 4.
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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