Keto & Low-Carb Lean and Green Skinny Chicken Queso

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Skinny Chicken Queso
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Queso is one of our favorite guilty pleasures and this Skinny Chicken Queso recipe is perfect for your next fiesta! Add this delicious side dish with bell peppers to your next social event for a healthy on plan option!

Do you love to dine on
food at almost every meal? Complete this lean and green
Skinny Chicken Queso
recipe to give you and your family a
meal that is completely on plan and 100% delicious!




Cooking Time
20 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes

About Chris Sloan

Chris Sloan, OPTAVIA Coach 75lbs weight loss

My name is Chris Sloan and I, like so many others struggled with my weight for years not realizing the toll being overweight was taking on my body. At the beginning of 2021 I began to take my weight loss efforts seriously and have lost 75 lbs so far on the OPTAVIA optimal weight 5 in 1 Plan! It's been amazing, and while my journey isn't over, I'm well on my way!

When I started I had a hard time finding the top OPTAVIA 5&1 recipes, so I was so inspired to build this website to help compile some of what I felt are the best OPTAVIA recipes around. I'm happy to share it with you as well!

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Lean & Green Skinny Chicken Queso Ingredients

  • 12 oz Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Shredded
  • 1 1/2 cup Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 3/4 cup Low-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 4 tbsp Reduced-Fat Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Rotel Diced Tomatoesw/ green chilies
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro Chopped
  • 1 lbs Mini SweetPeppers Halved
  • 2 1/2 cup Celery Halved

Lean & Green Skinny Chicken Queso Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Cook and shred the chicken, add the sharp cheddar cheese, cream cheese (softened), and Greek plain yogurt into a bowl, mix together and then pour into a lightly greased casserole dish.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes until heated thoroughly.
  4. While the cheese is heating chop the cilantro, mini sweet peppers (halved lengthwise, stems and seeds removed), and the celery into halves used for dipping.
  5. Serve hot.

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Cooking Time
20 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes

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