Creamy Velveeta cheesy chicken chili

I have a confession: I am a liquid gold digger. Yes, I would rather spoon with a yummy bite of melted cheese than my husband. There, I said it! If you’re like “What are you talking about?!” then you better head over to Velveeta’s FB page to see if you’re a liquid gold digger, too! LOL

We had the opportunity to review Velveeta’s 2lb. loaves and create something yummy. I make a taco soup variation at least once a week so I thickened it up, removed a few ingredients, added a few more and ended up with a creamy cheesy chicken chili, (inspired by Velveeta’s chili recipe.)

Delicious creamy Velveeta cheesy chicken chili #cbias #shop

I made this meal for a friend who is having a new baby this week and simply doubled the original recipe for her family of 6. It made plenty for them and an extra large bowl for my hubby (since I “taste tested” my meal! Oops! Sorry I’m not sorry! Ha!) Of course I love a good bowl of Velveeta mac ‘n cheese or queso dip (holy moly, have you tried their queso blanco?! To die for delish!) but this dish provided a full meal that brought creamy comfort to their dinner table, I’m sure…. paired with spanish rice and bag of tortilla chips + salsa, it is for sure on my weekly menu rotation. Oh, and it only took 20 minutes to make! (Check out more easy recipes at

I headed to Walmart to pick up all of the ingredients, which you can read more about here. As you know, Lolly Jane is not a foodie blog by any means BUT, we do love to eat so making quick meals is right up our alley. This meal is mostly canned items but you can replace the canned chicken with chicken breast, soak your own beans and add in some ripe tomatoes to freshen it up a bit.

Creamy Velveeta cheesy chicken chili in progress! Yummers!

The cheese really makes the meal. I’ve never soaked my chili in cheese before, usually just adding a sprinkle on top but man alive! My taste buds came to life and the Velveeta is what makes this instantly creamy. And delish. And addicting. (;

Creamy Velveeta cheesy chicken chili

You can keep up with Velveeta on Twitter and Facebook (their posts are seriously hilarious!)

Creamy Velveeta cheesy chicken chili
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Lolly Jane
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Serves: 6
Quick and easy creamy chili, perfect in a crock pot simmering all day or toss in a pan to warm up ingredients and serve. Mmm!
  • 1 Lb. Velveeta (cut in 1″ cubes)
  • 1 can Ro-Tel diced tomatoes and green chili
  • 1 jumbo can of pinto beans
  • 1/2 C. Stokes green chili sauce
  • 2 large cans of chicken breast OR 1 lb. of shredded chicken breast
  • McCormick white chicken chili powder
  • 1 large onion (optional)
  1. Add chicken with onion and cook until onions are browned (around 7 minutes.)
  2. Toss is remaining ingredients, except Velveeta.
  3. Stir occasionally until all ingredients are warmed.
  4. Add Velveeta and stir until melted.
  5. Simmer on the LOWEST setting until ready to serve.
  6. Enjoy! (:  Please pin for your friends to try this too!
cCheesy Velveeta chicken chili, easy and full of flavor! |

Well, we are off glamping for the weekend, which reminds me: if you have a Dutch oven, this recipe would be fab to serve around the campfire! Mmmm!

If you like this dinner idea, you’re sure to love more of our recipes like our 6 can taco soup,

Delicious and easy 6 can taco soup! Perfect for last minute dinner!

or our Southwestern Club Sandwich!

Southwestern Club Sandwich with avocado spread via @myrecipeconfessions


Happy eating!

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Lolly Jane
Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO
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  • Shannon - Yum! Thanks for the recipe. Always looking for a delicious lower carb meal idea.ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - You’re welcome, Shannon! Enjoy! (:ReplyCancel

  • Mique - Bwwwhahahaha! I’m a liquid gold digger too. Our poor husbands. This looks so good Kristi. Can’t wait to try it! xoxoReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Lol Mique! My husband scolded me for adding the cheese because he’s trying to be more healthy but it was too good to resist! (; Hope you like it! xxxooReplyCancel

  • Tina - Yummm! This looks simple AND fabulous :DReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Thank you, Tina! Super easy peasy, too! (:ReplyCancel

  • Angelina-JoJo and Eloise - WHAT!?!?! I want to be a Liquid Gold Digger.. Sounds YUMMY and FUN!! :)
    This looks DELICIOUS!

    • lollyjane - Bahaha you crack us up, Angelina! Off to see those banana bites of yours…… chili for dinner, naner bites for dessert! :D


  • Maria - Mmmm your chili looks SO GOOD!!!! Ever since I started making chicken chili a couple of months ago, I like it so much more than regular beef chili! And I love the cheesy flavors you added to yours – it sounds like the best comfort food!!! Thanks for sharing, you gave me some great ideas!! :)ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Thanks, Maria. So glad you like it!! (:ReplyCancel

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