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chicken cheese ball of happiness

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Linda Mericle
Dadeville, AL

Where has this been all my life? I love this spread and want to hide it from everyone else in the family. Since I cannot trust myself, I only make it if company is coming. Serve with crackers.

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This cheese ball recipe made the whole Kitchen Crew very happy! It's definitely not a traditional cheese ball. We loved the shredded chicken and ranch flavor in each bite. We recommend adding the feta cheese. It really adds that extra cheesy flavor. Can't wait to make this again!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For chicken cheese ball of happiness

  • 1 can
    premium chunk chicken breast (or cut up some rotisserie chicken)
  • 8 oz
    package cream cheese
  • 1/2 pkg
    dry ranch dip mix
  • 1/2 c
    crumbled feta cheese (optional, but yummy)
  • 2
    scallions, diced small
  • some
    sliced, toasted almonds

How To Make chicken cheese ball of happiness

  • 1
    Soften the cream cheese to room temperature. Mix all the ingredients together, except the almonds, in a large bowl. Lightly toast the almonds in a skillet or oven.
  • 2
    Shape the mixture into a ball and roll in cooled toasted sliced almonds. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until needed, or just put on a pretty platter surrounded by her adoring crackers.