Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip Appetizer Recipe

April 19, 2020

Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip is a cheesy and creamy appetizer dip. Seasoned chicken and crispy bacon are mixed with cream cheese and sour cream and baked to perfection.

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip Appetizer Recipe

This chicken dip is so warm and melty, you won’t be able to stop eating it! It is so good, you could even use it as a topping on baked chicken breast or mixed in with your favorite noodles for a cheesy pasta dish.

Using store-bought rotisserie chicken breast makes this a super easy chicken appetizer to make. 

If you love warm cheese dips, try my Jalapeno Popper Dip.

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Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip Ingredients

To make this savory cheese dip, you will need the following ingredients (go down to the recipe below for quantities and directions):

  • Bacon: buy quality center cut bacon that crisps really well
  • Cream Cheese and Sour Cream
  • Ranch Dressing Mix
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Rotisserie chicken breast
  • Garlic powder
  • Fresh parsley and green onion: these are both ingredients in the dip and garnishes

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip Appetizer Recipe

How to Make Chicken Dip

  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  2. Prepare the bacon. Cook bacon in the oven or in a pan until crispy. Set aside on paper towels and dab excess grease.
  3. Mix all ingredients. Add cream cheese, sour cream, ranch seasoning and garlic powder to a mixing bowl and mix well. Shred chicken and crumble 7 pieces of bacon (save 2 pieces for garnish). Add to the bowl and mix. Add Monterey Jack (reserve about ⅓ cup to put on top). Add in green onion and parsley. Mix well to combine and add to an 8×8 baking dish.
  4. Bake the dip. Bake for 10 minutes. Take out and top with cheese. Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is browned nicely. Keep an eye on it!
  5. Garnish with bacon, green onion and parsley.

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Dip Appetizer Recipe

Tips for Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip

I like to use center cut bacon. It doesn’t have the fatty ends so it gets crispier. 

Bake in individual ramekins for a cute personalized touch.

If you can’t find rotisserie chicken, you can use plain chicken breast or barbecue chicken. 

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip Appetizer Recipe

What to Serve with Chicken Bacon Dip

This warm dip is versatile and can be served so many ways.  I’m even tempted to just eat it by the spoonful! Here are some ideas of what to serve with cheesy chicken dip:

  • Carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Ritz crackers
  • Pita chips
  • Toasted French bread
  • Tortilla chips

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip Appetizer Recipe

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip

Cheesy Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip

Yield: 4.5 cups
Prep Time: 18 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes

Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip is a cheesy and creamy appetizer dip. Seasoned chicken and crispy bacon are mixed with cream cheese and sour cream and baked to perfection.

Ingredients

  • 9 pieces bacon
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 ounce packet ranch dressing mix
  • 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (plus extra for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion (plus extra for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  2. Cook bacon until crispy, about 18 minutes. Set aside on paper towels or a paper bag.
  3. Add cream cheese, sour cream, ranch mix and garlic powder to a mixing bowl and mix well.
  4. Shred chicken and crumble 7 pieces of bacon (save 2 pieces for garnish). Add to the bowl and mix.
  5. Add Monterey Jack (reserve about ⅓ Cup to put on top). Add in green onion and parsley. Mix well to combine and add to a baking dish.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Take out and top with cheese.Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is browned nicely. Keep an eye on it!
  8. Garnish with bacon, green onion and parsley.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 424mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g

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