Taste of Tuesday : Hot BBQ Chicken Dip

Hot BBQ Chicken Dip
adapted via

2 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (fried bacon is always best but I used the package bacon pieces)
2 cups of chopped, cooked chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning (I used Tony's), or to taste
1 (8 ounce) block of cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1 (3/4 ounce) packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing and Dip Mix
1/4 cup of mayonnaise
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of shredded Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese
1 green onion, sliced, to garnish

Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a deep dish pie plate or 8 x 8 inch baking pan; set aside. Cook bacon, crumble and set aside. Toss the chicken with the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and Cajun seasoning; set aside. In a medium sized bowl, cream the cream cheese, Ranch seasoning, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise and barbecue sauce until well blended. Mix the two cheeses together and add 1 cup to the dip; stir and fold in the chicken. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes; garnish with chopped bacon and sliced green onion. Serve immediately on a warming tray with a side dish of mixed crackers, toast points, corn chips, Triscuit crackers, tortilla chips or your favorite dipper (I loved it with Ritz Crackers). Reheat in the microwave, if needed, to warm.

It's the perfect football food so be sure to make it this fall!!

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  1. Stopping by from the link-up. This looks amazing! It would go a long well with my recipe for Buffalo Chicken Potato Skins. I hope you'll check it out.

  2. YUM!!! Since you mentioned this yesterday I couldn't wait for the recipe - I can't wait to make this for a game soon!!!

  3. Holy cow! This looks and sounds amazing, even at 6 am haha!

  4. Oh I should have never seen this because I'll make it all the time now! It looks so good!


  5. I think I should make this for next Sunday's game day FOR SURE! Thanks for sharing! *pinning* xoxo

  6. OMGGGG this sounds amazing! Definitely making this for either the tailgate on Saturday or for NFL on Sunday!

    <3, Pamela

  7. We would love this at my house! :) YUM!

  8. Holy Moly this sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it out!

  9. BBQ chicken is a top favorite flavor combo of mine (and my husband hates it) ... double win ;)

  10. Ahhhh this looks so good!!!! You cook like me, bacon bit pieces and rotis. chicken! It makes life SO much easier! Especially for a dip :)

  11. Pinning this! I think this has to be the most amazing recipe Ive seen today! I have to try it asap!

  12. This sounds incredible!!! I am sure I would eat the whole thing in a single sitting..

  13. My husband would DIE over this!! Thanks for posting!

  14. You can eat this with a spoon right???!!

  15. My husband would LOVE this!! I'm making it for our next football weekend.