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Cheesy Chicken Dip Recipe

Cheesy Chicken Dip is an easy appetizer the whole family can enjoy. This creamy dip is the perfect comfort food to enjoy for special occasions, holidays, and watching sporting games.

This recipe is:

  • Easy to make
  • Quick to prepare
  • Uses simple ingredients
  • Flavorful
  • Creamy
  • Cheesy

Shopping List

The following ingredients will be needed to make this chicken dip recipe. You will need canned chicken, cream cheese, sour cream, parsley, oil, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and cheddar cheese.

Chicken – I used canned chicken for this recipe. It is quicker than having to cook the chicken before making the dip.

Cream Cheese- This makes the dip creamy.

Sour Cream- Adds an extra flavor and also makes the dip creamy.

Garlic- Used minced garlic for this recipe.

Parsley- A small amount is needed.

Red Pepper Flakes- Adds a slightly spicy taste to the chicken dip.

Cheddar Cheese- Used to top the dip with. Makes it extra cheesy.

How Long Does It Take To Make Cheesy Chicken Chicken Dip

It takes about 20 minutes to make this chicken dip recipe. You will first heat your ingredients in a frying pan and then you move to the oven to bake for a short amount of time. Top it off with a quick broil and your dish is all set to enjoy.

Do You Have To Broil In The Oven

Yes, I switch to broil for a short amount of time to brown the top of the chicken dip.

Storing Instructions

Refrigerator: Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

How To Reheat

You can reheat chicken dip in the oven, microwave, or on the stove.

cheesy chicken dip

How To Make Cheesy Chicken Dip

  • The first thing to do is to gather all the ingredients so that you have everything that you need close by.
  • Preheat the oven to 400.
  • Open the cans of chicken and drain out all the water.
  • Heat a large frying pan with oil. Then add the minced garlic to the frying pan and stir around. Cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Don’t burn the garlic.
  • Add the canned chicken to the frying pan and break up the chunks, so they are more smooth. Sir around and cook for 1 minute.
  • Next, you will add the cream cheese and break it apart and stir around. It will soften as it is heated. Then add the sour cream and stir around.
  • Then add the red pepper flakes and parsley. Mix everything around to combine all the ingredients. Cook for 3 minutes or until warmed.
  • Grease a baking dish and add the chicken dip to the dish. Top with the cheddar cheese.
  • Then place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. After that time switch to broil and broil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven.
  • Your dish is now ready to enjoy.

Tips

  • Watch the broiling time so you don’t burn the top of the chicken dip.
  • Don’t burn the garlic.

Can I Use Other Ingredients

I get this question a lot and here are some of my suggestions for substitutions.

Chicken: I used chicken canned chicken for this recipe. You can also use cooked chicken and then shred it before making the dip.

Spices: If you don’t have parsley you can omit it from the recipe.

Garlic: If you don’t have minced garlic you can use a clove of whole garlic. Cut the garlic into small pieces. You would need to cook the garlic a bit before adding the rest of the ingredients if you will be using a whole clove of garlic.

Spicy: I used red pepper flakes to make this dip slightly spicy. You could also cut up jalapenos into small pieces and add them to this dish if you really like your dips extra spicy. Hot sauce will also work.

chicken dip

What To Serve With

There are a lot of things that go well with the chicken dip. Some suggestions are:

Crackers- This is my favorite thing to eat with the chicken dip.

Toast- You can dip the toast in the chicken dip or make a sandwich with it.

Celery Sticks- My kids like to dip celery sticks in the dip and eat it that way.

Carrot Sticks– Carrot sticks work well with this recipe.

Cucumbers– Slice up some cucumbers and dip them in the chicken dip.

Chips- Tortilla or potato chips go well with this recipe.

This cheesy chicken dip recipe is a great appetizer to make for any occasion. Make the dip and then top with cheddar cheese. Enjoy with toast, crackers, chips, or veggies.

Cheesy Chicken Dip

Cheesy Chicken Dip is an easy appetizer the whole family can enjoy. This creamy dip is the perfect comfort food to enjoy for special occasions, holidays, and watching sporting games.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Dip
Servings: 6
Calories: 310kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 12.5 Oz. Cans of Chicken Breast
  • 8 Oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 3 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley
  • 2 Teaspoons Oil
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  • Gather all your ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven to 400.
  • Heat a large frying pan with oil. Then add the minced garlic to the frying pan and stir around. Cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Don’t burn the garlic.
  • Add the canned chicken to the frying pan and break up the chunks, so they are more smooth. Sir around and cook for 1 minute.
  • Next, you will add the cream cheese and break it apart and stir around. It will soften as it is heated. Then add the sour cream and stir around.
  • Then add the red pepper flakes and parsley. Mix everything around to combine all the ingredients. Cook for 3 minutes or until warmed
  • Grease a baking dish and add the chicken dip to the dish. Top with the cheddar cheese.
  • Then place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. After that time switch to broil and broil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven.
  • Your dish is now ready to enjoy.

Notes

Storing Instructions

Refrigerator: Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-3 days.

How To Reheat

You can reheat chicken dip in the oven, microwave, or on the stove.

Tips

  • Watch the broiling time so you don’t burn the top of the chicken dip.
  • Don’t burn the garlic.

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