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How to Make Spicy Chicken Dip - Easy Snack Idea

By Edited Jul 19, 2014 2 2

An Easy Snack Idea that everyone will love

Spicy Chicken Dip Recipe

spicy chicken dip

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

Baking dish/Casserole


Cooling Rack

Fresh vegetables/whole wheat crackers

Chopped olives

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Dice vegetables

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.

Step 4


Add the marinated chicken to the vegetable mix, stir completely and evenly.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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.

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I've had this casserole dish for over 30 years and it's the perfect baking dish for this classic dip recipe. It's lightweight, great for oven or microwave, fitted glass lid and less than $10-$15 for made in USA is great value too.


May 26, 2011 9:02am
I love to put cayenne pepper in food ... even in my chai tea ... so I'm sure I would LOVE this recipe!
May 26, 2011 10:03am
Interesting Deborah - cayenne pepper in your tea, that one I'll have to try. Thanks for your time to read and comment, it's much appreciated.
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