Easy Chicken Enchilada Dip

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This Chicken Enchilada Dip is a great choice for any party or event.  A creamy cheese-laden dip with tons of flavor from enchilada sauce, spices, and the addition of extra protein in the chicken and black beans.  I love this version of a chicken dip as it goes so well with tortilla chips and has tons of flavor.  Definitely a different option outside the regular dips on the buffet table.

I love serving this alongside my skillet Mexican corn dip and my artichoke jalapeno dip.  They are all so packed with flavor!

Chicken Enchilada Dip

Every party needs a great dip recipe.  Whether it is a birthday party with your kids or a New Year’s Eve party with friends and family, dips are a must.  This one is loaded with bits of chicken, black beans, corn, cream cheese, and a great cheese blend.  It has jalapeno for extra spice, but of course, you can leave that out or substitute green chiles if you prefer.

If you like spicy, you’ll love this bacon jalapeno popper dip as another option for your appetizer menu.

Up close picture of cast iron chicken enchilada dip

Can I make This Chicken Enchilada Crock Pot Dip? 

Yes!  If you prefer to let this cook over a few hours and stay warm for your party, you can definitely mix this up in the slow cooker instead of in the oven.  Just make sure you allow for enough time for all of the cheeses to melt and the flavors to combine. You could even put this into a large bowl that is safe for your Instant Pot and prepare it there if you wanted!

Can I Use Canned Chicken for This Dip? 

While I would prefer to have rotisserie or cooked and shredded chicken, you can add canned chicken in a pinch.  The texture is not the same and for some, the flavor will be different.  It can work for you if it is all you have on hand, but I highly recommend using rotisserie chicken for the best flavor.

Chicken enchilada dip topped with jalapeno sour cream and salsa

What Should I Serve With This Chicken Enchilada Dip? 

Tortilla chips are the best option for serving with chicken enchilada dip. You can also use celery sticks, carrot sticks, pita chips, veggie chips, or even veggie straws.  You will want something a bit sturdier for this as it is a thicker dip.

Potato chips are another option, but they may not give the right flavor combination you want. If you adjust it and make it 100% keto-friendly, then you could also serve this with pork rinds.

You can even eat this with a spoon or inside one of these homemade tortillas as a wrap! It’s just that good!

Ingredients

  • Cream cheese
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Black beans
  • Corn
  • Jalapenos
  • Shredded chicken
  • Mexican cheese blend
  • Taco seasoning

Optional:  Chopped cilantro, salsa, sour cream, and added jalapeno slices

Ingredients for chicken enchilada dip

How to Make Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Dip

Begin by preheating the oven to 350ºF.

While the oven is heating, you will combine the cream cheese and enchilada sauce in a large bowl, then stir in the black beans, corn, chicken, and taco seasoning.

Glass bowl of ingredients for chicken dip

Mix in all but 1/2 cup of the Mexican cheese and jalapenos then pour into the cast iron skillet.

Mixing together ingredients for chicken enchilada dip

Bake for 25 minutes and then remove from the oven and top with the remaining cheese and bake for another 5 minutes.  You can broil at this point if you want to add extra color to the top of the dip.

Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro, salsa, sour cream, and added jalapenos before serving.

Overhead up close square picture of chicken enchilada dip in a cast iron skillet

Cast iron skillet of enchilada dip with rotisserie chicken

Chicken Enchilada Dip

Make Chicken Enchilada Dip for your next party! A delicious combination of chicken, cheeses, corn, black beans, and jalapenos that is ideal served with crunchy tortilla chips!
Servings: 8
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 10 oz Enchilada sauce
  • 3/4 cup Black beans
  • 1/2 cup Corn
  • 2 Jalapenos diced
  • 1 cup Rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 2.5 cups Mexican cheese 1/2 cup for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl add your cream cheese and enchilada sauce and stir to combine
  • Add black beans, corn, chicken and taco seasoning and stir to combine.
  • Mix in 1 1/2 cups Mexican cheese and jalapenos then stir to combine.
  • Pour the dip into a cast iron skillet then bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the dip from the oven and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top then bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
  • Garnish with cilantro, salsa, sour cream, and sliced jalapenos as desired.

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 691mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 911IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 265mg | Iron: 1mg

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