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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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

62.37 calories; 3.57 g protein; 1.42 g carbohydrates; 4.76 g fat; 16.64 mg cholesterol; 165.82 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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10/30/2011
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!
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09/18/2012
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.
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10/30/2011
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!
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08/03/2011
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.
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11/04/2011
Good queso but it may as well have been the basic Rotel variety. Processed cheese is processed cheese no matter how you dip it.
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06/10/2012
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.
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10/22/2011
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:)
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12/31/2011
This was excellent. I left out the chicken as I didn't have any but it was still very very good.
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12/30/2015
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 over chips to make some nachos or as a base for taco salad. Next time I may add in a block of cream cheese just to see how much richer and creamier I can get it. Thanks for this yummy recipe! UPDATE: I have made this a few times now and it is so good! I do always add in a bit of cream cheese (maybe half a block to a full 8 oz. block to the full recipe depending on how cheesy I want it). I really think it turns it up a notch. Most times if I want just a good cheese dip I make this without the chicken in it and it makes an excellent queso cheese dip. I do add a bit more onion. Also this was great to heat up and stay warm in a crockpot. This is my favorite all time queso dip! Thanks again for the recipe!
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04/05/2012
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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01/10/2012
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 it that much that she wanted it for the next day!
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