Chili con Queso with Chicken (Similar to Carlos O'Kelly's) Recipe -
Chili con Queso with Chicken (Similar to Carlos O'Kelly's) Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

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

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 30, 2011

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 can of chopped chilies. I took this to book club and it was the first dish completely gone! Served it with the scoop Fritos. YUM!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 18, 2012

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.

Aug 03, 2011

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 pan, then added the rest of the ingredients as per the recipe.

Nov 04, 2011

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

Dec 31, 2011

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

Jun 10, 2012

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.

Oct 22, 2011

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 because that's what I had on hand. Will try the recipe as written next time :)

Apr 05, 2012

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.


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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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