Easy Queso Smothered Chicken Recipe

Easy Queso Smothered Chicken - Tex-Mex grilled chicken smothered in Queso and served over southwest seasoned orzo. SO quick and easy to make.This chicken is AMAZING! #queso #Quesochicken ##grilledchicken #texmex #easychickenrecipe #mexicanfood #mexicanrecipe #easychickenrecipe #maindish #easydinnerrecipe

Easy Queso Smothered Chicken - Tex-Mex grilled chicken smothered in Queso and served over southwest seasoned orzo. SO quick and easy to make.This chicken is AMAZING! #queso #Quesochicken ##grilledchicken #texmex #easychickenrecipe #mexicanfood #mexicanrecipe #easychickenrecipe #maindish #easydinnerrecipe

Ingredients:
2 cups chicken broth
4 boneless chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
2 tsp Southwest Seasoning or chili powder
1  bottle Lawry's Baja Chipotle 30 minute marinade (or Mesquite)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup orzo
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 (8-oz) package Velveeta, diced
1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes and green chilies

Instructions:
First, pour Baja Chipotle Marinade over chicken and let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or overnight.
Then, when ready, grill chicken until done (165 degrees).
While the chicken is grilling prepare the orzo.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add orzo.
Cook, stirring constantly, until lightly browned. 
Stir in Southwestern Seasoning or chili powder, tomato paste and chicken broth; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
Combine diced tomatoes & green chiles (undrained) and Velveeta in a medium bowl. 
Heat on HIGH in the microwave in 30 second intervals until cheese is melted.
To assemble the Queso Smothered Chicken - place 1/4 of the orzo on a plate, top with grilled chicken.
Pour 3-4 Tbsp cheese dip over chicken and orzo.
Serve & enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: https://www.plainchicken.com/2012/10/queso-smothered-chicken.html

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