The Best Cheesy Chicken Chili Dip

My sister invited us over to celebrate her son’s twelfth birthday. I knew there were going to be a lot of people because we have a large family and so does her husband. She is perfectly capable of cooking for a large crowd. In fact, she also writes a blog called My Life Cookbook. Many of her posts revolve around unique and tasty low-carb options, but she also includes many family favorites. So even though she didn’t really need it, I offered to bring an appetizer to help her out. I tried to think of something my nephew, who is also my Godson, would like. I ended up with a cheesy chicken chili dip, and brought it in a slow cooker, so that it would keep warm without interfering with the kitchen.

Cheesy Chicken Chili Dip


I started this recipe the same way I make my everyday chili recipe. Saute onions and peppers in olive oil. Somewhere along the line I read, or watched on a TV show, a method that adds the spices to the sauteed vegetables first, instead of adding them in with the sauce.


Then I added meat from a rotisserie chicken that I picked up the night before. This was a big time saver. All that was left was adding some broth and lots and lots of cheese.


Served with tortillas chips and a spoon so people could scoop out as much as they wanted onto their very own plate.

Here’s the recipe:


Cheesy Chicken Chili Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 -20


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 medium-large green pepper diced
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 1 clove of garlic grated
  • 1 jalapeno finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bag of shredded Mexican cheese blend 16oz
  • 1 can white northern beans


  1. Saute the peppers, onion and garlic in olive for about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add chili powder, cumin, paprika and oregano.
  3. Continue stirring for another 2 minutes
  4. Add chicken and stir well.
  5. Add beans and chicken broth. Stir.
  6. Add cheese and stir well.
  7. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe Notes

Note: If you are taking this to a party, transfer the dip to a small slow cooker. This way it will stay warm, and you will not need to re-heat it once you get there.



This cheesy chicken chili dip is so easy to make. Great for any party or for just hanging out to watching football or a movie with the family.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. This looks great for a party–thanks!

  2. Patti – this looks like a wonderful party dip! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned, yummed and tweeted!

  3. Wow! This looks incredible! Buying the chicken already cooked makes it soooo easy which I love. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  4. Ooooh, this looks like some cheesy goodness. We love good, cheesy dips. Thanks for sharing with us at Pretty Pintastic Party and I hope you’ll join us at my Small Victories Sunday Linkup that just started for this week too!

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