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Smoked Nashville Hot Chicken Queso
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
2 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins

Smoked Nashville Hot Chicken Queso for a delicious, savory and spicy cheese dip!

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Nashville Hot Chicken Queso
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 777 kcal
Author: Brad Prose
  • 1 1/2 cup half and half
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temp
  • 16 ounces Velveeta queso blanco cubed
  • 1 cup finely grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup finely grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning
  • Chopped pickles and pickled jalapeños for garnish
  1. Mix the chicken with hot sauce and pickle brine. Allow to marinate in the fridge covered for at least 2 hours, up to 6 hours.
  2. Heat up the smoker for indirect cooking at 275°F.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and season generously with the Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning. Set chicken on a baking sheet lined with foil, this will help keep the chicken moist for shredding later.
  4. Prepare the queso. Add all of the ingredients to a skillet, topping with additional Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning.
  5. Place both the chicken and the queso in the smoker. After about 30 minutes, check on the queso and begin to stir it up, breaking up the cheeses and whisking together. You may need to do this a few times before it becomes completely smooth. If the queso happens to be done early, remove from the smoker and keep warm.
  6. Continue to cook until the chicken is 165°F internal temperature. Remove the pan from the smoker and cover with foil for about 10 minutes to allow it to rest.
  7. Shred the chicken and mix into the queso. Top with a combination of chopped pickles and pickled jalapenos. Serve with tortilla chips of your choosing.

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Nutrition Facts
Smoked Nashville Hot Chicken Queso
Amount Per Serving
Calories 777 Calories from Fat 531
% Daily Value*
Fat 59g91%
Saturated Fat 30g188%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 238mg79%
Sodium 2492mg108%
Potassium 682mg19%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 1919IU38%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 820mg82%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on overthefirecooking.com comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.