Thursday, November 20, 2014

BBQ Chicken Dip

BBQ Chicken Dip

Well, it seems that I can’t really get into a groove right now.  Here I am posting BBQ chicken dip when I “should be” posting my favorite Thanksgiving appetizers, side dishes, and desserts.  But I have to be honest:  I just can’t make myself do it.

I have had this BBQ Chicken Dip made and photographed for a couple of weeks now, and just haven’t really had the motivation to sit down to write a blog post.  And it’s a shame because it was SO good.  Especially for a Kansas Citian-at-heart like myself.  Sweet and spicy all in one.

What finally made me write was a sweet church member named Marilyn.  Paul and I were at a meeting on Tuesday night and Marilyn came up to me and asked if I was still blogging, that she hadn’t seen anything new in a while.  If I can be melodramatic for a minute…I honestly didn’t think anyone had noticed my blogging break.  And Marilyn’s comment made me remember that I have to stop blogging for the masses.  I need to blog for myself, and for my local friends and family who actually wait for – and read – my posts, and like my recipes.

So to my lovely friends, neighbors and family, this BBQ Chicken Dip is for you!  Thank you for your support and undying love!

BBQ Chicken Dip

So about this dip: it definitely won’t win the award for prettiest dip.  But it’s for sure a top contender for taste, and for simplicity.  You mix everything up, bake it, and then enjoy it.  And you probably have most of the ingredients in your fridge and pantry right now!  We actually ate this for lunch the day I made it and Paul ate the leftovers, cold, out of the fridge and he thought it was just as good cold as it was hot out of the oven.  However you choose to enjoy it, it’s sure to please!

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BBQ Chicken Dip

Yield: Serves 8-10 as appetizer

Total Time: 25 min

Super simple, but crowd-pleasing chicken dip with BBQ sauce, tons of cheese, onions and cilantro.

Ingredients:

8 ounce cream cheese
6 ounces white cheddar cheese (I love Cabot Seriously Sharp White Cheddar), divided
1 cup cooked shredded chicken
3/4 cup BBQ sauce (store-bought or homemade)
1/4 cup chopped red onion, 1 Tablespoon reserved
1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro, 1 Tablespoon reserved
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt (more or less to taste)
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a small (1 or 2 quart) baking dish. I spray mine using a Misto Sprayer.

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, reserving 2 ounces of the cheddar cheese, 1 Tablespoon of the onion and 1 tablespoon of the cilantro.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and top with the remaining cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, then turn on the broiler for an additional 2-3 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubble. Top with the remaining cilantro and red onion as garnish and serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, veggies, etc.

Refrigerate any leftovers.

BBQ Chicken Dip

 

17 Responses to “BBQ Chicken Dip”

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — November 20, 2014 @ 10:05 am

    (raises hand) I noticed too friend! Remember when I asked what happened to Tuesday Things? I felt like a stalker for asking but I check your page every couple of days if I don’t see it on my reader.. So glad you shared this dip and so nice hearing what’s going on with you!

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    Jamie | Jamie's Recipes — November 20, 2014 @ 3:44 pm

    Isn’t it sweet when someone checks in? This dip looks fantastic!

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    Jennifer+@+Show+Me+the+Yummy — November 20, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

    Um. Yes. Yes. Aaaaaand yes. I only needed to read the title to know that I will be making this in the near future 🙂

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — November 21, 2014 @ 7:57 am

    It’s so refreshing to see a non-Thanksgiving recipe, actually — and this one especially. I might just skip the chips and go face-first into this dip. 😉

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — November 21, 2014 @ 8:54 am

    This is EXACTLY the kind of recipe my family would want to see on the app table at Thanksgiving as a matter of fact. And it is so sweet that she checked in. Glad you are getting a break, but good to see you back too!

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    Meagan+@+A+Zesty+Bite — November 21, 2014 @ 9:36 am

    Love that someone asked you about the blog. Thanks to Marilyn we all get to enjoy this delicious dip.

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    Sandy@ReluctantEntertainer — November 21, 2014 @ 11:54 am

    This sounds so good, Cassie. My family would LOVE LOVE this! Fun for the day before or after TG, too! 🙂

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    Candace @ Cabot — November 21, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

    This is already earmarked for the next big game! Then I’ll be singing “my BBQ Chicken Dip brings all the boys to the yard.” 🙂

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    Jessica+@+A+Kitchen+Addiction — November 21, 2014 @ 3:31 pm

    So perfect for snacking on during football games!

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    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — November 23, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

    Cassie I bet your friends will love this and I know that my friends will love this yummy dip!

  11. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — November 24, 2014 @ 2:00 am

    I miss your blogging too:) and it’s nice to see something that’s not a thanksgiving recipe!

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — November 24, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

    i say…post whatever you like! this dip looks awesome. i may just make it for my husband this saturday 🙂

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — November 24, 2014 @ 10:40 pm

    Excuse me while I unceremoniously faceplant into this!

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — November 25, 2014 @ 12:39 am

    This sounds amazing, and I’m so with you – there’s nothing better than knowing family and friends are happy to see a post and are enjoying and making the recipes!

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    Kristen — November 25, 2014 @ 10:01 am

    Yay for Marilyn – I’m so glad she talked some sense into you 🙂 I miss you when you are not here!

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    jenna wingate — December 26, 2014 @ 4:33 pm

    LOVE this dip! I don’t eat meat, but I love some cheesy dip- and nobody has ever missed there was supposed to be chicken! Always a hit!

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    Kendrick — November 22, 2016 @ 4:25 pm

    Great recipe,
    It looks amazing and so delicious.
    I think I will cook it tomorrow.
    Thank You!

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