Chicken Enchilada Dip is Cheesy Goodness • The Ugly Duckling House

This cheesy, creamy Chicken Enchilada Dip is a simple yet hearty appetizer that will be the star of your next get together!

Hey y’all! It’s Pam and Sara here, the mother-daughter blogging duo from Biscuits & Burlap. We’re back to share another one of our scrumptious party recipes developed just for Ugly Duckling House! We just know that you’ll love this Chicken Enchilada Dip as much as we do.

If you’ve missed our past posts, you should definitely check out our appetizers like Herbed Goat Cheese Crostini with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and cocktails like Spiked Hot Chocolate with Bourbon and Grand Marnier. Today, though, we’re bringing you chicken enchilada dip!

Southwestern flavors are just our absolute favorite and this enchilada dip has it all. That smoky enchilada sauce, creamy Monterey Jack cheese, black beans and cilantro… You really can’t go wrong! The shredded chicken and black beans make this dip hearty enough to hold over your guests until dinner is ready and if you’re taking it to a party, it won’t take long to see how addictive it is.

Here’s how easy it is: Mix together cream cheese, sour cream, enchilada sauce, cumin, chili powder, and salt. Then, gently fold in the diced or shredded chicken, 3/4 of the Monterey Jack cheese, and the green chilis. Then, add the black beans… be gentle! you don’t want them to turn to mush. Add the whole shebang to a cast iron skillet or a small casserole dish.

If you’re not yet a member of the cast iron skillet fan club, you need to get on board! They’re inexpensive, indestructible, and you can literally make anything from breakfast to dessert in these bad boys. We made our chicken enchilada dip in one because cast iron heats up quickly and it stays that way, so it’s perfect for a hot dip.

Now that you have the mixture transferred to your skillet (or casserole dish), top with the remaining cheese, and pop it in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until bubbling around the edges and in the center. Serve with tortilla chips!

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Chicken Enchilada Dip

This cheesy, creamy Chicken Enchilada Dip is a simple yet hearty appetizer that will be the star of your next get together!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked chicken, diced
  • 1/2 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 4 oz. can green chili peppers, drained
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, grated and divided
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup black beans, drained (We prefer reduced sodium)
  • cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, enchilada sauce, cumin, chili powder and salt until smooth.
  3. Stir in 1.5 cups Monterey Jack cheese, chicken and green chilis. Add black beans last.
  4. Pour into oven safe skillet or small casserole dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until hot through and lightly browning around edges and on top.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and serve with corn chips.

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This cheesy, creamy Chicken Enchilada Dip is a simple yet hearty appetizer that will be the star of your next get together!

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