It makes a dynamite dip for relaxing in front of the big game or starring at a party.
This chicken cheese dip is made for a crowd and is easy to prepare ahead of time and bring along.
Serve it with your own or purchased tortilla chips – my favorite is the chili lime chips – or serve with warmed corn tortillas. I spied someone at a tailgate party rolling it up in a flour tortilla and eating it burrito style!
Make it spicier with extra chilies and hot sauce, or turn down the heat to suit your taste buds. Making this in the crockpot saves time, and you’ll be asked to bring this potluck favorite over and over again.
Slow Cooker Chicken Breast And Cheese Dip
2 large boneless skinless cooked chicken breasts, about 1 pound, shredded
1 can (14-ounce) diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 pound loaf Velveeta cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup green onion, diced
1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix, purchased or your own
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
2 medium jalapenos, minced and seeds removed
Put the canned tomatoes in the bottom of a crockpot and add the Velveeta cheese chunks. Turn the heat to high and add the shredded chicken, sour cream, jalapenos and the taco seasoning. Stir occasionally to blend the ingredients, and let simmer about 2 hours.
Add the green onions and the black beans, simmer another 15 minutes until the beans are heated through. Serve warm.
Serves 12 to 15 as a dip
On Your Own – Change up the cheese: For something a little tangier, use half Velveeta and half sharp cheddar.
Add some extra heat with Tabasco or other hot sauce.
If you’re making this early in the day for a late arriving crowd, don’t add the green onions until your guests are ready, then sprinkle them on top for a colorful garnish.
Make your own taco seasoning blend – so much better than anything in a package.
Try the following recipe:
Taco Seasoning Mix
4 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, such as Lowry’s
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried onion
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Whisk all the ingredients together until they are well combined. Save any extra in a covered container. This recipe is so good, why don’t you double or triple it and always have some on hand.
Food For Thought – You can save a few calories by using fat free sour cream and low fat cheeses. Serve with baked tortilla chips rather than fried and consider using whole grain crackers, even celery sticks. Also, try using rotisserie chicken from the market – it’s already seasoned, roasted and ready to shred.
Good To Know – I mention some items by brand name, but feel free to substitute what similar items are available to you. Rotel makes canned tomatoes with diced green chilies that is a favorite of many cooks, and so do other manufacturers.
Use your tried and true brands and really make this Slow Cooker Chicken Breast recipe your signature crowd pleaser.