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Easy Cheesy Chicken Dip

Easy Cheesy Chicken Dip is just the ticket for game days and gatherings when you need a super quick, flavorful appetizer. This cheesy chicken dip needs only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes. No baking. Serve with crackers, chips, or veggies.

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Between game days and holidays, I’m often in the market for a super fast, very easy, boldly tasty party dip that I can whip up in mere minutes.

This Easy Cheese Chicken Dip is all that. It happens to be a gluten free dip recipe, if that matters to any of your peeps. And it needs only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes.

Maybe 6.5 minutes if you’re like me and the pantry needs a makeover. In that case, you may lose an extra minute and a half looking for the hot sauce you know you have in there somewhere. Then the thought crosses your mind that one of your people may have used it all without telling you and you suddenly feel the heat in your cheeks rising.

But then you find the hot sauce you knew you had and all is well again. Welcome to my daily life.

Thankfully, this Cheese Chicken Dip is so fast and easy, it more than makes up for any time lost. You’ll still have plenty of time to mix up this  Easy Apple Cider Sangria we all appreciate so much. It goes so well with this party dip.

Here’s how we make this creamy, cheesy, boldly flavorful chicken dip…

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How to make Easy Cheesy Chicken Dip:

  • Gather the team: Frank’s red hot sauce, good quality ranch dressing, shredded cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and cooked/shredded chicken.
  • We used 2 cans (25 oz each) of chunk chicken breast to make this recipe manageable in 5 minutes
  • If you prefer to use shredded rotisserie chicken or cook chicken to shred, that works too. It will just take longer than 5 minutes.
  • To get your cream cheese extra soft, place in glass container and microwave in 30 second increments until it’s soft enough to easily mix into the dip without any lumps. That’s my favorite tip ever; I do this for all “softened cream cheese” recipes.

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Easy Cheesy Chicken Dip

Easy Cheesy Chicken Dip is just the ticket for game days and gatherings when you need a super quick, flavorful appetizer. This cheesy chicken dip needs only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes. No baking. Serve with crackers, chips, or veggies.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 10-12 1x

Ingredients

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2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 oz whole cream cheese, fully softened*
1/2 cup good hot sauce (I like Frank’s hot sauce )
1/2 cup good quality ranch dressing
2 cans (25 oz each) chunk chicken breast, drained
[Optional: 1 bunch chives, chopped]

Instructions

In a bowl, mix together hot sauce, ranch dressing, and fully softened cream cheese until mixture is fully smooth without lumps. Add cheddar cheese and stir to combine. Add chicken and stir to shred chicken and combine. Add chives if desired. Transfer to serving dish and serve chilled or room temp, with crackers, chips, baguette slices, or veggies.

Notes

  • Soften cream cheese fully by removing from foil and placing in glass bowl; microwave in 30 second increments until fully soft and able to be mixed in without lumps
  • Use whole cream cheese and whole cheddar cheese; lowfat veresions don’t not work well for this recipe
  • Category: appetizer
  • Cuisine: american

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26 comments

    • Sara Welch

    That is a smash hit recipe! This is perfect for an appetizer or some company!

    • Jasmine – LoveLifeLaughMotherhood

    this is perfect for a sports party! love chicken dip, its usually so filling!

    • Crystal (@BusyMomDiary1)

    OMG this looks fab!!!!!! and delicious.

    • mrhappywork

    Good quick recipe. A dash of hot sauce always add a nice taste to recipes like this, too!

    • Wendy Polisie

    That is a really great looking dip! I would love to make some of this for friends.

    • ashleynicolerice

    Very interesting!! I really want to make a vegan version now. I love all things vegan cheese!

    • Eli, The Partying Traveler

    This looks amazing!! Dip is one of my favorites and I can eat all kinds and I’m definitely taking a look at all of the recipes

    • loveforlacquer

    Yum! Perfect food for those Sunday football games!

    • Sydney | A World in Reach

    This looks so good – I bet my friends would love this! I’ll have to make this for our next get-together.

    • Lisa Rios

    Making your own dips makes a party even more special, don’t you agree? I make a wonderful mango salsa that my friends love.

    • angel

    wow! this is a super easy recipe. i will definitely try this on the weekend. thanks for sharing!

    • Queen Tourmaline

    I haven’t eaten chicken in years but I imagine that this recipe would be quite the hit for a potluck or party.

    • Deserted_Queen

    So yummy! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! I’ll have to try them!

    • Alexis

    Oh goodness, this chicken dip looks absolutely amazing. What a fun dish to make for a holiday gathering. Yummy!

    • maartjevansandwijk

    Aah, I’m vegan so don’t actually eat cheese or chicken but it looks really good!

    • incalexandra

    This sounds interesting! I have never tried a chicken dip before – I will have to give it a go! 🙂

    • Create. Play. Travel.

    These dips look great! Perfect for fall parties and football season. Thanks for the ideas!

    • Terri Steffes

    I love Franks, too, and any time it is in a recipe, I know it is a good one. I’ll be making this for our Christmas party!

    • Stacie

    That is the perfect food for our game night bashes! I can’t wait to give this a try.

    • Chad

    Chicken dip is my fave and your amazing pictures make the recipe even better! Thanks a lot!

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