Mexican Chicken Dip

Mexican Chicken Dip Recipe – packed with the perfect blend of zesty salsa, taco seasoning, cream cheese, melty cheese, and tender chopped chicken, this dip is a flavor explosion waiting to happen. Baked until bubbly, it’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser, whether you’re hosting a game day gathering or a fiesta with friends. Serve it with warm tortilla chips and fresh veggies.

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Easy Chicken Taco Dip

Stop what you are doing and add this Mexican Chicken Dip to your party menu! It’s a flavor explosion waiting to happen! This irresistible dip is made with a medley of simple yet bold ingredients: zesty salsa, a dash of taco seasoning, velvety cream cheese, heaps of gooey cheese, and succulent chopped chicken. When you pop it in the oven and bake it until it’s bubbling and golden, the flavors meld together in the most magical way. It’s the kind of dish that keeps you coming back for more, chip after chip. This dip is pure comfort food, a party favorite, and a game day must-have!

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How to Make Mexican Chicken Dip

This appetizer is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and taco seasoning with an electric hand mixer. Add salsa and mix well. Add shredded cheese and chopped chicken to the bowl and gently stir. Spread the chicken mixture into a small baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake in a preheated oven until bubbly. Garnish with jalapenos, green onions, diced tomatoes, and fresh cilantro.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use rotisserie chicken in this dish. You can use any chicken that you have on hand.
    • chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins or canned chicken
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Our favorite store-bought salsa is Maeto’s.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • onions
    • bell peppers
    • olives
    • black beans
    • diced green chilies
    • corn
  • I use sharp cheddar cheese. You can use any cheese that you enjoy – pepper jack cheese, Monterey jack cheese, or a Mexican cheese blend all taste great.
  • Is Chicken Salsa Dip low-carb? Yes! All of the ingredients in the dip are low-carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free.
    • Serve the dip with your favorite veggies – celery sticks, carrots, and bell pepper slices.
  • Can I make Mexican Chicken Dip in advance? Yes! Assemble the dip and cover the baking dish with plastic wrap. Store the dip in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before baking.
  • Can I freeze Mexican Chicken Dip? Yes! Assemble the dip and cover the baking panwith plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Store the dip in the freezer for up for 4 months.
    • When ready to serve, thaw and bake as directed.
  • Can I make Mexican Chicken Dip in the crock pot? Yes! Assemble the dip and spread it into a 2-qt slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW heat until hot and bubbly.
  • Store leftover dip in an airtight container in the fridge.
    • Reheat in the microwave.
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What to Serve with Mexican Chicken Dip

This chicken taco dip is a staple at our parties. I usually have to double the recipe! When it comes to serving up this dip, you’ll want to complement its creamy, zesty goodness with the perfect dippers. A bowl of fresh, crispy tortilla chips or corn chips is an absolute must – they’re sturdy enough to scoop up every bit of that cheesy goodness.

Think about setting out a colorful array of veggie sticks like crunchy bell peppers, crisp cucumber slices, and even some cherry tomatoes. They provide a refreshing contrast to the warmth of the dip. And if you’re in the mood for a little extra indulgence, consider warm, soft tortillas for a DIY dip burrito experience. Guacamole and sour cream on the side make for fantastic accompaniments, offering a cool and creamy balance to the spicy kick of the dip. Whether you’re at a party, tailgate, or just indulging at home, this dip is a crowd-pleaser, and these sides are sure to elevate the fiesta. 

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Mexican Chicken Dip

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Mexican Chicken Dip Recipe – packed with the perfect blend of zesty salsa, taco seasoning, cream cheese, melty cheese, and tender chopped chicken, this dip is a flavor explosion waiting to happen. Baked until bubbly, it's the ultimate crowd-pleaser, whether you're hosting a game day gathering or a fiesta with friends. Serve it with warm tortilla chips and fresh veggies for the ultimate dipping experience.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9×9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and taco seasoning with an electric hand mixer. Add salsa and mix well.
  • Add cheese and cooked chicken to the bowl and gently stir.
  • Spread the dip mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Notes:

  • I use rotisserie chicken in this dish. You can use any chicken that you have on hand.
    • chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins or canned chicken
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Our favorite store-bought salsais Maeto’s.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • onions
    • bell peppers
    • olives
    • black beans
    • corn
  • I use sharp cheddar cheese. You can use any cheese that you enjoy – pepper jack cheese, Monterey jack cheese, or a Mexican cheese blend all taste great.
  • Is Chicken Salsa Dip low-carb? Yes! All of the ingredientsin the dip are low-carb, keto-friendly, and gluten-free.
    • Serve the dip with your favorite veggies – celery sticks, carrots, and bell pepper slices.
  • Can I make Mexican Chicken Dip in advance? Yes! Assemble the dip and cover the baking dish with plastic wrap. Store the dip in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before baking.
  • Can I freeze Mexican Chicken Dip? Yes! Assemble the dip and cover the baking panwith plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Store the dip in the freezer for up for 4 months. 
    • When ready to serve, thaw and bake as directed.
  • Can I make Mexican Chicken Dip in the crock pot? Yes! Assemble the dip and spread it into a 2-qt slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW heat until hot and bubbly.
  • Store leftover dip in an airtight container in the fridge.

Steph

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