Chicken Fajita Queso Dip – Great for Football and Entertaining!

by Lisa Douglas

If you’re looking for a tasty appetizer to make for the Big Game, look no further than this ooey-gooey super-cheesy Chicken Fajita Queso Dip!

Chicken Fajita Queso Dip
How to Make Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

I don’t know about you, but when football season comes around, I’m allll about the appetizers. I subscribe to NFL Sunday Ticket on DirecTV. We love football and watch it every week. Sundays are football days and we usually make a ton of appetizers for our big family (and friends) to enjoy, like Spinach Artichoke Dip and Spinach Balls. But this Chicken Fajita Queso Dip elevates Football Sundays to a whole new level! Woot!

Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Easy Chicken Fajita Queso Dip Recipe

Buffalo chicken wings and football always go hand in hand. If the corners of my mouth aren’t littered with wing sauce dipped in ranch, it isn’t football season. I didn’t realize it until we made this easy Chicken Fajita Queso Dip recipe that an awful lot of our appetizers we make for Football Sundays have some sort of chicken involved. I don’t know about you, but this is A-OK with me! 🙂

Cheesy Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Chicken Fajita Queso Dip Recipe for Entertaining

For this recipe, we marinated the chicken beforehand in the fajita seasoning, but this recipe was truly born with a need to repurpose some chicken fajitas we’d already eaten for dinner a few nights prior. Can you believe that? For real, though! I wanted to do something different with the leftover chicken fajitas initially, and man am I ever so glad I decided to do this! This Chicken Fajita Queso Dip is incredible! You never know what’ll happen when you experiment, and I’m so excited I did with this recipe!

Simple Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Simple Chicken Fajita Queso Dip Recipe

The key to a really good cheese dip like this one is the usage of multiple types of cheese within the recipe. I love blends and blending my own for creations like these! Most of my cheese dips have cream cheese as a base, because of the incredible creaminess that cream cheese gives you, but there’s always a few more varieties added the mix. Using a shredded cheddar jack blend here in this recipe makes this Chicken Fajita Queso Dip truly incredible!

Fresh from the Oven Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Cheesy Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Cheese is my spirit animal. I worship at the altar of Gouda. I kid you not, I could eat cheese all day everyday and be splendidly happy with my life. Cheese is life for me, and making an ooey-gooey easy cheesy recipe like this super-de-duper cheesy Chicken Fajita Queso Dip gives me daydreams of cheese pulls and delicious mouthfuls of crunchy tortillas topped with melty cheese goodness. This is one recipe that’ll be made for years to come!

Homemade Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Homemade Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

I’m such a sucker for homemade dips, aren’t you? There’s something about adding a dash of this or a little of that to really make it your own. This homemade Chicken Fajita Queso Dip is that kind of appetizer recipe, one that you can truly make, try, and add to if need be. Wanna make it speecy spicy? Add a bit of diced jalapeños for a little kick! Make it pepperier with fresh ground black pepper! Or a tiny dash of chili powder! I love this recipe as it is, but there’s definitely room for you to spice it up if you’d like and make it your own!

Easy Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Easy Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

I don’t know about you, but I like my recipes easy. Especially during the week when the kids have school, we have work, and extra-curriculars are beating down on us, easy is what’s on the menu. Easy meals and recipes though might still need a little planning to be ultimately successful, such as this recipe. Marinating the chicken ahead of time can be done for about an hour, but for ultimate taste, my suggestion is to marinate the night before. You’ll love the extra fajita flavor!

Chicken Fajita Queso Dip Recipe

Chicken Fajita Queso Dip Recipe for Parties

If you’ve got an upcoming party on your calendar, even if isn’t one of those BYOP (bring your own plate) kind of shindigs, make this and bring it along! I love bringing appetizers or food to my friends as a thank you for the invitation, and this is one recipe where you’ll be getting the thank you’s right back!

Chicken Fajita Queso Dip for Parties

How to Make Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

To make this awesome Chicken Fajita Queso Dip, you will need the following ingredients:

You will also need the following items and tools:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place diced chicken, fajita seasoning and oil in a plastic bag and allow to marinate for at least an hour.

Marinating Chicken for Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Sauté chicken in a skillet until cooked.

Cooking Chicken for Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Add peppers and onions and cook until tender.

Preparing Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Place chicken and pepper mixture in the bowl of a food processor or blender.

Blending Ingredients for Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Add to the food processor the cubed cream cheese; pulse to blend.

Adding Cheese to Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Add the cheddar jack cheese to the food processor; pulse to blend. Blend until smooth and well combined.

Adding Shredded Cheese to Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Spread cheese mixture into an oven-safe dish or cast iron skillet and bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and melted.

Preparing to Bake Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Serve while still hot, just be sure to use a trivet to protect your serving surface and caution your guests about the hot pan.

Oven Fresh Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Serve warm with tortilla chips for dipping. Enjoy the ooey-gooey deliciousness while watching the Big Game! Mmmm!

Dollop of Chicken Fajita Queso Dip
Easy Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

Chicken Fajita Queso Dip

If you’re looking for a tasty appetizer to make for the Big Game, look no further than this ooey-gooey super-cheesy Chicken Fajita Queso Dip!
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Course: Appetiser, Appetizer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts diced
  • 1 package fajita seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 bag frozen pepper and onion blend
  • 8oz package cream cheese
  • 2 cups cheddar jack cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place diced chicken, fajita seasoning, and vegetable oil in a plastic bag and allow to marinate for at least an hour. (Overnight marinating is best though.)
  • Sauté chicken in a skillet until cooked thoroughly.
  • Add peppers and onions to the skillet and cook until tender and the onions are translucent.
  • Place chicken and pepper mixture into a food processor or blender.
  • Top the chicken mixture with cubed cream cheese and pulse until well-combined.
  • Add shredded cheddar jack cheese and pulse once again until well-combined.
  • Spread cheese mixture into an oven-safe dish or cast iron skillet and bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and melted.
  • Serve warm on a trivet with tortilla chips for dipping.
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What do you think? Is this recipe one that’ll win over the hearts of your friends and family? I consider it a winner at any party! If you’re still in need of some game day snackage, check out our other appetizer recipes and other football recipes!

Easy Chicken Fajita Queso Dip Recipe

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