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italian chicken dip

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Cathie Valentine
Graniteville, SC

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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This scrumptious dip is creamy and hearty. The Italian seasonings mixed with the tangy dressing are soaked up by the chicken and make 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.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 8-12
prep time 45 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For italian chicken dip

  • 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

How To Make italian chicken dip

  • 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.