An Easy Snack Idea that everyone will love
Spicy Chicken Dip Recipe
Here's a recipe for a spicy chicken dip that will be a favorite of many for any time you need an easy snack idea or party food to serve a crowd. It's also a great way to use leftover chicken. The next time you cook a chicken dinner, prepare an extra breast or two for this chicken dip recipe that you can vary the spiciness to make it just as spicy as you like. Try this dip for your next picnic, party, after school snack idea, movie night snack, your favorite sports game day or other gathering. It's pretty simple and quick to make and a great way to add additional flavorful vegetables to the diet.
Instructions for Spicy Chicken Dip:
Things You'll Need:
2-2 1/2 C pre-cooked chicken
1/4 C hot sauce
1/4 C light mayonnaise
3 tsp. diced scallion/ sweet onion
2 C mixed blend shredded cheese
2 stalks diced celery
2 large diced carrots
1/4 C fresh gorgonzola cheese
Fresh vegetables/whole wheat crackers
Grilled chicken or use your leftover chicken
Use roughly 2-2/12 cups of precooked chicken (preferably broiled or grilled to keep it healthy), cut into small diced pieces or use a food processor for chopping.
Add your favorite hot sauce
Place chicken in a zip lock or other tightly sealed baggie and add 1/4 cup (or more for spicier dip) of your favorite hot sauce such as Frank's, Louisiana Hot, Tabasco or any other. Allow to marinate for 15-20 minutes or longer while you prepare all other ingredients.
* This step can also be done the night before you need it for more intense flavor from marinating. The longer it sits, the stronger the flavors.
In a separate bowl, add 1 cup light mayonnaise (your favorite brand), 3 tsp. diced scallions or other onion, 2 cups shredded cheese mixture, 2 stalks diced celery, 2 large diced carrots.
Add the marinated chicken to the vegetable mix, stir completely and evenly.
Top with fresh gorgonzola
Place mixture into a medium sized baking or casserole dish suitable for baking. Sprinkle 1/2 cup fresh gorgonzola or your favorite bleu cheese on top evenly.
Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top becomes lightly browned and bubbling. Use my favorite casserole dish with lid that helps to melt the cheese and evenly heats the dip perfectly.
Serve with fresh vegetables or chips
Remove from oven carefully, allow to cool on cooling rack for 5-10 minutes to settle and thicken. Garnish with chopped olives. Serve with your favorite dipping vegetables like celery, carrot, cucumber, zucchini, radishes, peppers or pita chips, tortilla chips or even a whole wheat cracker. Share this easy snack idea with friends and family.
Serves up to 20 easily
Tips & Warnings
Vary the types of vegetables used for variety and taste
Add 1 tsp of dried cayenne pepper or a diced hot pepper if more spice is desired
Caution while using an oven, always use oven mitts for removing items
Keep children away from hot ovens
Enjoy in moderation – this tasty dip recipe is super addictive!
Share your comments or any questions you have below and I sure hope you'll try this recipe soon.
Glass casserole dish with lid
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