Fiesta Grilled Queso Chicken Recipe

Without a doubt, this fiesta grilled queso chicken recipe will be your family’s new favorite weeknight meal! It’s not only quick and simple to make, but absolutely delicious as well. With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll have tasty, tender chicken in no time.

Fiesta grilled queso chicken is a dish that will quickly become one of your “go-to” options. Whether you’re not sure what to make for dinner, or you need something that can feed a bunch of family and friends (without requiring a ton of effort.)

In truth, the trick to this recipe how you prepare the chicken. All you need is chicken, buttermilk, and about 30 minutes of marinade time, although overnight is even better. Simply pour the buttermilk over the chicken and let the magic of the buttermilk do it’s thing. Because buttermilk has some slight acidity, it makes the chicken tender and juicy without breaking down the protein or making it chewy and tough. Once the chicken is marinated, drain the buttermilk and pat the chicken dry. It’s as simple as that!

Fiesta Grilled Queso Chicken


  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 8 boneless chicken breast
  • 4 tsp taco seasoning
  • Salt and pepper
  • 20 oz. Ro-Tel tomatoes and chilies
  • 2 cups queso dip
  • 2 cups pepper jack and cheddar cheese, shredded


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375º. Then, put the chicken in ziplock freezer bag (or reusable silicone bag) with buttermilk and let sit overnight, or at the very least for 30 minutes. Drain the buttermilk, and pat the chicken dry.

Step 2

Next, sprinkle the chicken with taco seasoning and salt and pepper. Then, place the chicken in a glass baking dish.

Step 3

Afterwards, drain the tomatoes and chilies and dump half on the chicken, followed by the queso, and then the remaining tomatoes on top. Cover each chicken breast with the grated cheese blend.

Step 4

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Serve warm, and of course, enjoy!

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I've explored many different fields within physical therapy, including acute care and oncology at Troy Beaumont Hospital, elementary through high school levels in the Troy School District, and outpatient physical therapy. As the office manager and marketer, I am able to combine my love for health and exercise science with my people skills, all with a dash of marketing and personal training. My hobbies include spending time with friends and family, baking, crafting, and watching my favorite movies or tv shows.

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