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Chili con Queso with Chicken (Similar to Carlos O'Kelly's)


"I fell in love with Carlos O'Kelly's chili con queso with chicken, and experimented until I came up with something I think is a great imitation. It's often a requested appetizer dip at family functions. Serve hot with tortilla chips."
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35 m servings 62 cals
Original recipe yields 32 servings (4 cups)


  • Calories:
  • 62 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.4g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 166 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the tomato, onion, and garlic until the tomato has released its juice and the juice has become thick and syrupy, about 10 minutes.
  2. Mix in the processed cheese cubes, and stir until melted and smooth. Stir in the sour cream, shredded chicken, green chiles, salsa, seasoned salt, and oregano until thoroughly mixed, and cook until hot but not simmering, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Serve hot.

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  1. 19 Ratings

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This was very good. I did change it a little though. Used 1/2 cup of chopped onion. Sorry, a tablespoon just isn't worth it and you won't get any flavor out of it. I also used an entire small ca...

Most helpful critical review

This was ok. Too much garlic in my opinion (my guests agreed). Was creamy and had some good chunks of tomato/chili which I like.

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This was very good. I did change it a little though. Used 1/2 cup of chopped onion. Sorry, a tablespoon just isn't worth it and you won't get any flavor out of it. I also used an entire small ca...

OMG - this was so good. My family just sat around the table dipping Tostito chips in. Yum! I did not shred the chicken, just cut it into really small chunks and cooked it first in the frying ...

Good queso, but it may as well have been the basic Rotel variety. Processed cheese is processed cheese, no matter how you dip it.

I totally agree about the onion. My original submission had close to 1/2 cup of onion, but somehow it got lost between there and posting.

This was excellent. I left out the chicken as I didn't have any but it was still very, very good.

This was fantastic!!! My children love Carlos O'Kelly's queso so this was a HUGE hit! I omitted the chicken and substituted a can of drained rotel tomatoes for the diced tomato and green chilies...

OH MY this was so good! This IS the Ultimate Cheese Dip. I love the addition of chicken in this. It was great served on the side and dipping chips in. But I bet it would be so good poured ov...

This was an excellent dip. The only thing that I did differently was add more onions and additional salsa to give it a little zing.

Easy and good! Made this Sunday for the Giants game and it was well received. Would definitely make again. One guest asked to take the remainders home which I sent in a tupperware...she loved ...