Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Queso Smothered Chicken!

Found this recipe for Queso Smothered Chicken on ziplist.  Ever heard of it?
Neither had I, but hoping to find some more tried & true recipes from this site!

While I pretty much made everything to a "T"...I dismissed the oil and used some of the leftover marinade to cook the chicken.  Worked great.
I was also unable to find the marinade this recipe called for, so used a bottle of Santa Fe Chili Lime, which was really great too.

My Ingredients:
1 bottle Lawry's Santa Fe Chili Lime 30 minute marinade
6 chicken tenders

1 cup orzo
2 cups chicken broth
2 Tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp chili powder
8 oz Velveeta, diced
1 can Ro-Tel diced tomatoes and green chilies

Directions are from Plain Chicken:

Pour Baja Chipotle Marinade over chicken and let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or overnight. 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 Ro-tel 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. 

Muy Delicioso

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