- 2 Chicken Breasts
- 15 ounces, canned Great Northern Beans
- 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 big handfuls Spinach
- 0.3 cup, chopped Onion
- 4 ounces Cream Cheese
- 0.5 cup, grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 0,3 cup, grated Parmesan Cheese
- 2 Tablespoons Hot Sauce
- 0.5 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 0.25 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 0.5 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Fresh Cilantro
- Hot Sauce
Not that we need a reason for queso but when it’s time to watch sports with friends it’s time to think about appetizer recipes!
There’s just something about that cheesy, gooey and warm queso dip that pairs so well with cheering on your favorite sports team.
I love adding shredded chicken to the queso for more of a filling appetizer but you can skip it if you like.
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Preheat The Oven
Preheat the oven to 375F.
Make Bean Paste
Cook The Chicken Breasts
Get a large oven safe skillet, I love using my cast iron skillet.
Add add about 2 tbsp of olive oil. Heat on medium-high heat. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
Cook the chicken breasts on medium heat for 8-10 minutes on each side.
The cooking time will vary depending on the size of your chicken breasts. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165F.
If you do not have a thermometer, see if the chicken is firm to the touch. You can also cut it in half to see if it is done.
Once the chicken is cooked, transfer to a plate to cool a bit then shred. You can use two forks but I recommend using your fingers!
Start the Queso Base
Add the chopped onion to the skillet and sauté on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Next, add the spinach, salt and ground black pepper.
Cook until the spinach is wilted.
Next, add the cream cheese, shredded chicken, bean paste, cumin, hot sauce, grated parmesan and cheddar cheese.
Stir and allow the cheeses to melt on medium-low heat.
Give it a quick taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
Using your wooden spoon or a spatula, smooth out the top of the queso and top with a bit more grated sharp cheddar cheese. 1/4 cup of cheese will do.
Bake The Queso
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