Chicken Queso Soup

I have been wanting to make Chicken Queso soup for awhile now. I have found many versions both online and in cookbooks, but none of them were quite what I wanted.

After looking at many recipes I finally decided to tackle my own version of Chicken Queso Soup. What I ended up with was a mexican type soup that my family loves. It may not be a traditional Chicken Queso Soup, but we love it.

It is also a quick and easy dinner to serve.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Sounds great!

    If you had leftovers, I bet you could fill a pan with softened corn tortillas (rolled up or torn up, even) and cover it with the soup for an easy enchilada casserole. Bake at 350 until bubbly. I think it would work in the microwave oven too.

  2. That sounds really good and different!

  3. I must say that making this soup was quite an adventure! My youngest son dislikes tomatoes unless they are pureed. So, since this recipe calls for alot of tomatoes, I decided to puree the tomatoes and add it to the soup. The soup was going along just beautifully until I added the cream cheese, which for some reason, would not melt. I then got the “brilliant” idea of putting the soup in the blender so that the cream cheese would blend. Not so brilliant! The mixture was already runny and even with holding the lid on, it exploded and burned my thumb. I then thought that maybe I’d put too much in the blender and tried it again with a smaller amount. The mixture again burst out of the blender and burned my arm. My husband took over at that point and we finally got dinner on the table. The end result was the creamiest, most delicious soup that I’ve tasted in a long time. I just wanted to share my adventure with this recipe. Thank you for posting it, I will be using it again – but without the blender next time!

  4. This recipe was terrific. Just made it tonight and even used fat free cream cheese. Probably the best new recipe of 2011 so far. Thank you!

  5. Patti Beverlin says:

    Made this for supper tonight using some leftover turkey. We really enjoyed it! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. I’ve never had Chicken Queso Soup before. How is yours different? (Looking forward to trying yours soon.)

  7. I made this for dinner last night and not only was it really yummy, it was also really easy! Dinner was on the table within 30 minutes and some nights you just need a nice, quick recipe! Even my husband enjoyed this soup and he’s not typically a soup fan, but really what’s not to like? The only thing I changed was reducing the amount of cayenne to 1/4t. as 1t. would have been way too much for my taste, but of course everyone has a different level of preference when it comes to heat! Thanks for a great recipe!

  8. we enjoyed this sooo much but I used mexican shredded cheese and added black beans and crushed tortilla chips in it. Its all gone and about to make another batch for this chilly winter day. Thanks for the recipe :)

  9. Hi! I made this last night and it was really good. I was scared of the teaspoon of ground red pepper though, that seems like a lot! I decided to use 1 tablespoon chili powder and it was not as spicy as we would have liked. So, do you really use a whole teaspoon of red pepper?

    This recipe is a keeper for sure, very creamy and delicious. My 8 year ate two bowls and pronouced it the best soup ever.

    • We like it with that much spice, but you could start with just adding 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper and see what you think. It really depends on how spicy you like you. I am glad you enjoyed it and thanks for letting me know.

  10. This sounds delicious!! I’m curious about the red pepper. Do you use 1 tsp Red pepper flakes or 1 tsp of cayenne pepper? I can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

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