Italian Chicken Dip

Cathie Valentine

By
@cataharin

I love chicken, cream cheese, cheese and dips. I came up with this recipe when thinking about an upcoming party I was hosting. I always like to serve a new dip. This dip was a huge success.


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Serves:

8-12

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This scrumptious dip is creamy and hearty. The Italian seasonings mixed with the tangy dressing is soaked up by the chicken and makes this dip delicious. The cream cheese and mozzarella cheese melted together with the chicken is really what pulls this dip together. Set this hot dip out with some tortilla chips or even crusty bread slices and watch it disappear. Depending on how you serve it, you can use it for a casual evening with friends or for a holiday party.

Ingredients

4
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
2 pkg
cream cheese, low-fat
3 c
part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 tsp
tarragon, dried
1 tsp
basil, dried
2 tsp
garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
1 c
Italian salad dressing (i used olive garden signature italian dressing)
1/4 c
reserved chicken stock

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Boil chicken in large pot.
2
When done, shred chicken with 2 forks. Reserve chicken stock in case dip is too thick. (can add a little stock)
3
Take basil and tarragon and rub between hands to let the flavors come out.
4
Take the shredded chicken and mix with the salad dressing and reserved stock. Add the spices and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
5
In a large pot, heat chicken mixture on medium heat. Add the cream cheese and melt.
6
Next, add 2 cups mozzarella and melt.
7
Transfer to a casserole dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
8
Add the remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken mixture.
9
Bake at 350* for 20 minutes increase the temp to 400* and bake for 10 minutes to make golden brown. Serve with corn chips, tortilla chips or any other chip or crackers.
10
Note: Can double recipe and place in a slow cooker. Still add part of mozzarella cheese on top. Heat on low.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #cheesy, #Party, #Dip