Loaded Queso Fundido


Mexican fondue loaded with flavor. Additional fillings could be added to this easily: shrimp, crawfish, black olives, etc. Great over chips, baked potatoes, or just about anything.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 2 pounds shredded American cheese

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into cubes

  • 3 links Mexican chorizo, casing removed and meat crumbled

  • 1 (10 ounce) package sliced button mushrooms

  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced

  • ½ yellow onion, diced

  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and diced

  • 2 green onions, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, or to taste, minced

  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a pot; add American cheese, bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring frequently, until the cheese melts into the broth, about 5 minutes.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; saute chicken and chorizo in oil until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, 5 to 7 minutes. Add mushrooms, tomatoes, onion, jalapenos, green onions, and garlic; saute until all vegetables are tender, 7 to 10 minutes.

  3. Stir chicken mixture into the melted cheese; bring to a simmer. Stir Cheddar cheese into the mixture and cook until completely melted, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Processed cheese food (such as Velveeta(R)) works well in this recipe in place of the American cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

719 Calories
56g Fat
7g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 719
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g 72%
Saturated Fat 32g 161%
Cholesterol 175mg 58%
Sodium 2284mg 99%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 848mg 65%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 603mg 13%

* 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.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.