Queso Chicken Skillet With Vegetables

Adapted from Taste of Home 100 Family Meals (Printable recipe)
Adapted from Taste of Home 100 Family Meals (Printable recipe)
November 22, 2019
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Queso chicken skillet with vegetables is an easy, cheesy, delicious one-pot dinner the whole family will enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2-3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided (see instructions)
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into about 1-inch long strips
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and sliced into 1/4-inch half moons
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped (see notes)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup corn (fresh, frozen or from a can)
  • 1 (10 oz.) container La Terra Fina Queso Cheese Dip
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • For serving: chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, diced tomatoes, etc.
  • For serving: chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, diced tomatoes, etc.
  • For serving: chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, diced tomatoes, etc.

Instructions:

  1. Make the seasoning mixture. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Use a little more than half of the seasoning mixture to generously season the chicken pieces on both sides. Save the remaining mixture.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Add the seasoned chicken and cook 7-8 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is cooked through. Remove to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  4. Reduce heat to medium. If your pan is dry, add the remaining teaspoon of olive oil. (If you have enough liquid from the chicken, you can skip it.)
  5. Add the onion, zucchini, pepper and garlic and sauté over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, until the veggies are softened.
  6. Add the corn and stir to combine then season the veggies with the remaining seasoning mixture. Stir well.
  7. Return the chicken to pan (along with any accumulated juices) and add the entire container of queso dip. Stir well to warm everything through and get everything coated in the dip.
  8. Finish the dish with the fresh lime juice and serve hot with desired toppings.

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