This is an old favorite, with many variations. This version is the one we like best! I love how adaptable this is - more or less hot sauce, vary the cheeses, etc. You can make this to suit your family's tastes. :)
1Heat oven to 375. Spray or grease a 1 quart oven safe casserole dish or pie plate.
2In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a mixer until softened. Mix in the remaining ingredients except for the chicken. and 1 cup of the shredded cheese. Fold the shredded chicken in with a spoon or a rubber spatula.
3Spoon the mixture into the prepared dish, topping with the remaining shredded cheese. Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes, til hot and bubbly.
Serve with the carrots and celery, pita and tortilla chips, or just sliced french bread.