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Chicken Strip Taco with Queso-37
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Chicken Strip Tacos With Homemade Queso For A Crowd!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: chicken strips, queso, tacos
Calories: 1551kcal


For the Homemade Queso:

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoon corn starch
  • ½ cup diced fire roasted tomatoes Drained from can, chopped to small pieces.
  • 4 oz. drained & diced mild green chiles
  • 1 12oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups Queso Tipo Oaxaca Rallado Cheese monterey jack is a fine substitute
  • 1 cup mild cheddar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper


For the Queso:

  • Drain the chiles and the tomatoes. Dice the tomatoes into smaller pieces.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Once the butter is melted, add in the cornstarch and whisk, cooking for 1 minute.
  • Very slowly add in the evaporated milk. You are basically making a roux.
  • Next add in the milk, the chiles, the tomatoes, and all the spices. Stir with the whisk over medium heat until the mixture becomes thick and bubbly.
  • Stir in both cheeses and stir until there are no cheese clumps remaining.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately, or place in a small warming dish such as a crock pot to keep warm.

For the Crispy Chicken Tacos:

  • Cook Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips as directed on the package.
  • Place each cooked strip into a flour tortilla. Warm if serving immediately, if not, place the tacos in a baking dish in a warmed oven at a low temperature.
  • When ready to serve, top with queso and your choice of lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, etc.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition calculations are on queso alone. Since chicken strips, tortillas and toppings may vary. Thanks!


Calories: 1551kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 80g | Fat: 120g | Saturated Fat: 75g | Cholesterol: 354mg | Sodium: 3183mg | Potassium: 737mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 5033IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 2435mg | Iron: 5mg