Creamy Chicken Enchilada Dip

Cheesy, a little spicy and super easy, this creamy chicken enchilada dip is guaranteed to be a hit at your next gathering. It is such an easy appetizer that's sure to become a new family favorite. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total 25 minutes

This creamy chicken enchilada dip makes an excellent appetizer or party food. It is perfectly layered with creamy cheese, chicken, and green chilies. The flavor combination is SO good, you’ll want to make it over and over again!

This ultra creamy, mild and easy to make recipe is the perfect go-to appetizer for your next party.

white casserole dish creamy chicken enchilada dip.

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  • KID FRIENDLY – It is the perfect balance of flavors, that the whole family will love.
  • VERSATILE – This recipe is a great option as an appetizer or meal. Serve it with tortilla chips at a party or drizzle it on nachos with extra fixings. Or try this dip recipe filled inside of tortillas and baked with extra cheese on top as easy chicken enchiladas!
  • MEAL PREP – This dish keeps well in the refrigerator, which means it’s perfect for making ahead of time and is perfect for serving a crowd!

scooping the creamy chicken enchilada dip up with a tortilla chip.

Ingredients

We love this recipe because it is super simple to put together. And it is full of delicious flavors — using real food ingredients! There’s nothing fake or processed in this scrumptious dip!

This recipe makes a cheesy, creamy dip that people crave.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • block cream cheese
  • chicken breasts (about 2 small breasts), cooked and shredded
  • shredded Monterey cheese – use the block and shred the cheese yourself vs buying it pre-shredded, which usually has added ingredients.
  • green enchilada sauce
  • black beans
  • green chiles
  • taco seasoning
  • ground cumin

Garnishes:

  • freshly chopped cilantro
  • finely chopped green onion

tortilla chips, for serving

ingredients for the chicken enchilada dip recipe in small white bowls and cans.

Instructions

This recipe is such a fun twist on the traditional enchilada. Learn how to make creamy chicken enchilada dip with these super simple steps.

Preheat oven to 350F, grease a 7×11 (2 quart) casserole dish.

In a large bowl beat cream cheese until light and fluffy, this makes it easier to spread and mix later.

white bowl with softened cream cheese.
whipped cream cheese in a white bowl with a spatula.
large white bowl with shredded chicken and Monterey cheese.

Stir in the shredded chicken, half of the shredded cheese, enchilada sauce, black beans, green chiles, jalapeño, taco seasoning, ground cumin to blend together .

large white bowl with the chiles, sauces, beans, and seasonings.
ingredients combined together in a large white bowl.
enchilada dip ingredients spread inside of a white casserole dish.

Pour the mixture evenly into a baking dish and top with the remaining cheese.

Cover and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling. You can broil for a few minutes after to give your cheese a nice golden color.

Garnish with cilantro, chopped green onions, and serve with tortilla chips.

shredded cheese on top of the enchilada dip.
melted cheese on top of the creamy chicken dip.
chopped cilantro and chives on top of the creamy enchilada dip.

Note: If you are using cold chicken allow it to slightly some to room temperature first, or you may want to cook it a little longer to ensure everything is equally warmed throughout.

Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

white casserole dish with the baked chicken enchilada dip and blue tea towel to the side of it.
white casserole dish with chicken enchilada dip and a bowl of tortilla chips behind it.

How to store and reheat leftovers

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container inside of the refrigerator for about 4-5 days. To heat up, add the leftover dip to a casserole dish and heat in the oven at 350 degrees, F until warmed through.

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FAQ (frequently asked questions)

Do I have to cook fresh chicken? 

No, you could use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken instead. Keep in mind if it is already seasoned, it will change the flavor of the dip.  

If I don’t have chicken breasts, what could I use instead?

If you don’t have chicken breasts you could use chicken thighs or a whole chicken, just be sure to use the same amount of chicken to not change the recipe. 

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Chicken Enchilada Dip

Cheesy, a little spicy and super easy, this creamy chicken enchilada dip is guaranteed to be a hit at your next gathering. It is such an easy appetizer that's sure to become a new family favorite. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 298 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces block cream cheese
  • 12 ounces chicken breasts (about 2 small breasts), cooked and shredded
  • 2 cups Monterey cheese shredded & divided
  • 15 ounces black beans
  • 28 ounces green enchilada sauce canned
  • 4 ounces green chiles canned
  • ½ tablespoon taco seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F, grease a 7×11 (2 quart) casserole dish.
  • In a large bowl beat cream cheese until light and fluffy, this makes it easier to spread and mix later.
  • Add in shredded chicken, 1 cup cheese, enchilada sauce, black beans, green chiles, jalapeno, taco seasoning, ground cumin, and mix well.
  • Pour evenly into pan and top with the remaining cheese.
  • Cover and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling. You can broil for a few minutes after to give your cheese a nice golden color.
  • Garnish with cilantro, chopped green onions, and serve with tortilla chips.

Notes

Note: If you are using cold chicken allow it to slightly some to room temperature first, or you may want to cook it a little longer to ensure everything is equally warmed throughout.

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 27gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 1339mgPotassium: 450mgFiber: 7gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 926IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 328mgIron: 2mg
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