Southwest Chipotle Chicken Dip

Robin Dextradeur


This dip has a smoky flavor mixed with a little sweet corn crunch. It's a healthy combination of chicken with veggies and beans. It is quick and easy and can be made ahead, refrigerated and baked when needed. Baking time can be shortened by microwaving for a few minutes before putting it in the oven. You can tailor it to your taste by adding more or less of any of the ingredients. For extra fIavor, I add a few turns of a chipotle spice/garlic grinder and sometimes use chipotle in adobe sauce. Leftovers can be used as filling in a quesadilla!

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Wow, this chipotle chicken dip is gooey, cheesy and loaded with delicious flavor. The chipotle hot sauce definitely puts a Southwest spin on this dip. We had a hard time not snacking on this in the Test Kitchen. It was really good with tortilla chips and we tried buttery crackers too. Add this to your game day appetizers and you'll have a group of happy guests. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
30 Min


  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 2 c
    cooked shredded or cubed chicken
  • 1/2 c
    black beans, canned drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 c
    corn kernels off cob (canned or frozen thawed)
  • 1/2 c
    mini sweet peppers, diced small
  • 16 oz
    mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 5 oz
    bottle of tabasco chipotle hot sauce

How to Make Southwest Chipotle Chicken Dip


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Drizzle chicken with some chipotle sauce to let flavor sink in.
  2. In large bowl mix cream cheese with 1/4 cup of chipotle sauce.
  3. Add corn, beans, peppers and 1 cup of shredded cheese to the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Add chicken to to cream cheese mixture and mix well.
  5. Add to an oven-safe dish. Drizzle with remaining hot sauce.
  6. Then sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbling.
  8. Serve with your favorite crackers, corn or tortilla chips or veggies.

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About Southwest Chipotle Chicken Dip

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Collection: The Great Tailgate!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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