Queso Flameado Chicken

My family loves this recipe, even the picky ones! I usually serve it with my Mexican Rice.


  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • 1/2 pound Chorizo, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried cilantro
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces shredded monterey jack cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
  2. Pound the 2 pieces of chicken with a meat tenderizer, then salt and pepper. Melt butter in large skillet over high heat. Brown chicken on both sides until nearly done then remove from pan.
  3. Add crumbled chorizo and brown, crumbling as small as you can as it cooks. Add the onions and bell pepper and saute until they are tender.
  4. Lower heat to medium low and add cream, water and cilantro. Simmer a couple minutes to reduce a bit.
  5. Sprinkle half the cheese over the sauce and lay chicken on top of sauce, then add remaining cheese to top of chicken.
  6. Pop into preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly and the meat is at least 170°. Serve 1/4 of the sauce over each portion of meat.