Have you tried Chicken Taco Dip before? If not, I’ve got you covered. This is going to become your Game Day dip recipe for gatherings or just because.
Anytime I am somewhere where there is party food, I gravitate to the dips. I can’t help myself. Warm or cold, I can never get enough, however, the warm dips slay me! You don’t just sit around on a Tuesday night and say to yourself…I think I will whip up an ooey-gooey-delicious dip…do you?? Nope.
I personally think whoever came up with the recipe for Buffalo Chicken Dip should win a Nobel Peace Prize or something. darn is that addictive and delicious! It’s inspired me for so many buffalo chicken recipes. However, when I started thinking about that and wanting to put a twist on it for those, not into the whole buffalo sauce thing (gasp!!), I made this Cheesy Chicken Taco Dip. It’s easy, foolproof, easily transportable and I just know it will be a crowd-pleaser!
And yes…I made this on a weeknight the first time, you know…since it’s my work I can get away with that, lol!
My husband walked in the door from work and I was like, honey…” TASTE THIS“. He did, then he did again and he was like Geez Col, THIS is really good…really good! My son Connor (15) ate about half of it (and he is new to the whole dip scene).
Tips For Making Chicken Taco Dip
I didn’t have any store-bought chips on hand when I made this so I cut tortillas into chips, gave them the lightest brush of oil, seasoned them with some salt, and baked them at 375 for about 7-8 minutes. Just until crisp. Feel free to dip away with your favorite chip…or be like Connor and use a chip in one hand and a spoon in the other!
This Cheesy Chicken Taco Dip is sure to be a hit wherever you take it. I would transport it uncooked and cook it on site. I am not a crock-pot-kinda-cook, so I can’t advise you in that but I can’t see why this wouldn’t work in one of those. I will say to stick with full-fat cream cheese and sour cream. If you are going to do it…DO IT. Plus they tend to break down a bit in dips.
If you don’t like spicy dips or you like it extremely spicy, adjust the amount of jalapeno you use. AND wear gloves when mincing to avoid your skin burning after.
Mexican Chicken Taco Dip Ingredients
One of the reasons I love this recipe is because of the ingredients. They are simple and complementary to one another.
- cream cheese
- sour cream
- taco seasoning
- cooked chicken breast
- Mexican cheese
- salt and pepper
Let me know if you make this Cheese Chicken Taco Dip!!
If you dig Mexican flavors, you HAVE to try my Enchiladas!!
I tinkered with both of these Enchilada recipes for years until I deemed them the BEST, I’ll wager they are better than most places you may have has them out (in the U.S. anyway). So check out these Beef Enchiladas and White Chicken Enchiladas and let me know what you think.
Cheesy Chicken Taco Dip
- 8 oz cream cheese room temp
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 jalapeno minced*
- 1/2 TBS taco seasoning or more to taste
- 2 cooked chicken breasts shredded (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 3/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
- Salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, jalapeno and taco seasoning and mix until blended.
- Add in chicken, cheese S & P and toss until combined.
- Scoop into a small baking dish and cook for 20 minutes or until bubbly around the edges and a bit browned on top.
- Serve with tortilla chips.