Mexican Appetizer Cheesecake

Do you adore Mexican food as much as I do?  If so it’s time to…

whirl and twirl… 

pull out your pinata…
dust off your maracas…
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and bake a Mexican Cheesecake! 
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With a mixer, combine softened cream cheese, instant chicken bouillon, chili powder, hot pepper sauce, and mix until smooth. Add the eggs, hot water, and mix well. Stir in the chicken and chilies. Pour mixture into a 9″ springform pan. Bake at 325 degrees, for 30 minutes, till cheesecake is set. Depending on your oven it could take an additional 15-20 minutes.
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Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the inside of the pan. Carefully remove the side of the pan.

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Line a platter with curly kale and slide cheesecake onto it. Top with sliced avocado, salsa, chopped green onion, grated cheddar cheese, sliced black olives, and sour cream. Whatever you have and prefer is mucho perfecto!

My family loves sliced avocado and lots of Guacamole.

My Three Boys Salsa |
and plenty of My Three Boys Salsa on the side!

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Serve with gusto…the hit of your fiesta, I promise!

Mexican Appetizer Cheesecake

  • 3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese
  • 2 tsp. chicken instant bouillon
  • 1 1/2 chili powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 cup finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 (4 oz. ) can chopped green chilies, well drained
  • salsa
  • shredded cheese
  • sliced green onion
  • sliced black olives
  • sour cream

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat cream cheese, bouillon, chili powder, and hot pepper sauce till smooth. Add the eggs and hot water mixing well. Stir in the chicken and chilies. Pour mixture into a 9″ spring form pan that has NOT been greased or floured. Bake 30 minutes until set, (depending on your oven, it may take 15 to 30 minutes extra) Cool 15 minutes. Run a knife around the side of pan; remove the side. Line a plate with curly lettuce and slide cheesecake onto it. Top with salsa, cheese, green onions, black olives, and a dollop of sour cream in the center. Serve warm with tortilla chips. Serves 10 to 12.
Ah-ha: I made this cheesecake and there was some left-over. My smart and sassy, daughter (in-law), Jenelle, spread it on flour tortillas, and added a little more cheese. She tossed it in her hot fry pan and made crispy quesadillas to serve with my fresh salsa for lunch the next day. They were extra-delicious and gone in a flash…gracias Jenelle!

Amigas y Amigos, Happy Cinco de Mayo! 

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Red Couch Recipes

    This looks very fun! I also loved your May-Day cupcakes and became a follower. Joni

  2. Julie

    This looks delicious! Beautiful pictures.

  3. Julie Harward

    Hi there…I love your blog too and I have added you to my blog list. I LOVE Mexican food, who doesn’t?! This looks so good, I will try it! Come say hi 😀

  4. Pat

    Just found your blog and am I glad! 🙂 This looks delish. Thanks so much for sharing. Stop by and see me sometime.

    Brightest blessings,

  5. sweetpicklesandchocolate

    Sounds Delicious! I’ll be featuring this tomorrow for Rave Reviews Wednesday Fiesta Style at Sweet Pickles and Chocolate. Be sure to visit and grab the Rave Reviews button!

  6. Always Nesting

    What wonderful food choices for Cinco de Mayo! Woo Hoo! I can tell you like a party, lol. Thanks so much for linking to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and sharing your incredible pics an recipe with us.

  7. Happier Than a Pig in Mud

    This looks fantastic, a keeper that looks like great Super Bowl food too-thanks! I’m off to check out the salsa…

  8. Stacia

    This looks like something my husband might like!
    I love mexican food as well, so tonight we are having chicken tacos with homemade tortillas, rice, beans, chicken and gauc & sour cream. I can’t wait!

    P.S.- thank you for all of the lovely comments on my page. It really makes my day to sign on and read them. 🙂

  9. dale311

    I was so excited to find this recipe! Do you know how difficult it is make low-carb Mexican food? This is a perfect solution…and it sounds yummy!

  10. Rachel Lynn

    I’ve never heard of it and I think I must try it! Sounds like something my fiance will love!

  11. Pamela

    Looks yummy! Wished I had not already ran to run errands.

  12. MessyMissy

    Tasty!! Thanks for the recipe. Looks really filling. 🙂

  13. Debbie

    I want to try this! It sounds like a really perfect crowd pleaser and something that my own family would LOVE. We’re such big Mexican food eaters here.

    And btw… I must have told a dozen people about your May Day cupcakes. That is still one of the cutest ideas that I have seen on the blogs.

  14. Hootin' Anni

    I have two sisters-in-law of Hispanic descent and one taught me long ago how to cook Mexican food. I love authentic Mexican cuisine. I even make my own tortillas from scratch. Yum. Yes indeed, I LOVE MEXICAN food.


    Do come see who it is, won’t you? Happy Friday.

  15. Suzy

    That looks awesome and will definitely be going in my recipe file to try. That would be great at a party. AND I WANT that dress in the first pic lol. So pretty 🙂

  16. Sarah

    This is a new recipe to me. Looks delicious!
    This is an awesome post for Cinco de Mayo with those colorful photos.
    Muy Festivo! ~ Sarah

  17. Jerri

    What a festive post! And the food looks great! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites!


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