Chicken Fajita Queso Dip – Mission Brown Bag Chips

Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

INGREDIENTS

For Fajita Chicken:

1 Chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 tsp. Chili powder
1/2 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. Onion powder
1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
1 tbsp. Cornstarch
2 tbsp. Extra-virgin olive oil
Lime juice

For Queso:

1/2 cup Diced green pepper
1/4 cup Diced onion
3/4 lb. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/4 lb. Fontina cheese, shredded
1 1/4 cup Half-and-half
1 tsp. Chili powder
1 tsp. Red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Black pepper


TOPPINGS

Chopped cilantro
Chopped tomatoes
Chopped jalapeños

INSTRUCTIONS

To cook the chicken:

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine all dry ingredients for chicken, add the oil, mix and add the sliced chicken breast. Seal and refrigerate for 15 minutes to an hour (begin queso while chicken is marinating). Remove chicken from refrigerator. Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large non-stick skillet. Empty contents of bag into the hot skillet and squeeze lime juice to taste. Cook until chicken is cooked all the way through (about 6 minutes). Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

To cook the queso:

Heat the half-and-half over medium-high heat in a medium saucepan until simmering (do not boil, milk will foam around edges when ready). Once milk is ready, reduce heat to low and begin adding the cheese in batches while constantly stirring. Once cheese is melted, stir in all remaining ingredients other than garnishes. Stir to combine.

Chop chicken into 1 inch cubes and add to queso. Stir to combine. Pour queso into large serving bowl and enjoy.

Serves: 4

Prep time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

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