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Easy Crack Chicken Dip Recipe

This easy to make Crack Chicken Dip recipe is the perfect party appetizer. It is made with cream cheese, spices, mayonnaise, bacon bits and chicken, then served with crackers. It is a tasty hors d'oeuvre that everyone loves and it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare!
Chicken Spread in a bowl with crackers on top.

This easy to make Crack Chicken Dip recipe is the perfect party appetizer. It is made with cream cheese, spices, mayonnaise, bacon bits and chicken, then served with crackers. It is a tasty hors d’oeuvre that everyone loves and it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare!

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What do I need to make the Crack Chicken Dip Recipe?

This recipe is super easy to prepare with just nine ingredients. Here is what you will need to make this simple chicken spread:

  • Cream Cheese: Plain cream cheese, softened is the base for this delicious dip recipe.
  • Crushed Red Pepper: The crushed red pepper gives the dip some texture and heat.
  • Paprika: Using paprika will give the dip some color and a little extra flavor!
  • Ground Cayenne Pepper: I use just a pinch of cayenne to give the recipe an extra spicy kick. However, if you are not a fan, simply leave it out.
  • Minced White Onion: There is just a teaspoon of minced white onion in the dip so it does not overwhelm the flavor.
  • Bacon Bits: You can use any kind of bacon bits you like. I love making my own bacon bits by cooking and crumbling bacon. However, if you are pressed for time the store bought ones work well too.
  • Leftover Chicken: This is a great way to use up leftover chicken. However, if you do not have any on hand, you can used canned chicken. Just be sure to drain it well and take a paper towel to press out any additional moisture. Another option is to buy a rotisserie chicken at the store, remove the skin and dice it up.
  • Mayonnaise: An alternative to using mayonnaise would be to use an equal amount of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.
  • Soy Sauce: I love adding soy sauce to this dip for a flavor boost!

Ingredients for the Crack Chicken Dip

 

Kitchen Items Needed:

Chicken Spread in a bowl with crackers on top.

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How do I make the Crack Chicken Dip?

It takes just about 10 minutes to make this simple cold chicken dip. It is a great way to use up leftover chicken. However, you can also use canned chicken if you do not have any leftover chicken on hand. Another option is to buy a rotisserie chicken, remove the skin and dice it up.

Step 1: Prepare the chicken

Use a sharp knife and cut the chicken into bite sized pieces.

Step 2: Beat the Cream Cheese

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth with a hand mixer.

A glass mixing bowl with cream cheese blended with a hand mixer.

Step 3: Add in the remaining Crack Chicken Dip ingredients

Add the crushed red pepper, paprika, ground cayenne pepper, and minced onion. Mix with hand blender on low speed until well combined. Then, add mayonnaise and soy sauce and blend together.  Fold in the chicken and bacon bits and mix well with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are well combined.

Cream cheese with spices and soy sauce in a glass mixing bowl with a hand mixer in it blending the ingredients.

Step 4: Transfer Chicken Dip to bowl, serve with crackers and enjoy!

Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped fresh parsley. Serve with crackers and enjoy!

Overhead view of crack chicken dip surrounded with crackers on a black platter.

How do I store the Crack Chicken Dip?

The Crack Chicken Dip is best eaten the day it is prepared. However, it can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

So Tell Me…

What is your favorite thing to make with leftover chicken? Have you ever made a cream cheese chicken dip recipe? Do you have a favorite appetizer you like to serve at a party?

Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!

 

 

Closeup of chicken dip on a cracker.

Chicken Spread in a bowl with crackers on top.

Crack Chicken Dip

This easy to make Crack Chicken Dip recipe is the perfect party appetizer. It is made with cream cheese, spices, mayonnaise, bacon bits and chicken, then served with crackers. It is a tasty hors d'oeuvre that everyone loves and it only takes about 10 minutes to prepare!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crack Chicken Dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 155kcal

Equipment

  • Hand Mixer

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion minced
  • ¼ cup bacon bits
  • 2/3 cup chicken cooked and diced
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Instructions

  • Use a sharp knife and cut the chicken into bite sized pieces.
  • In a medium size bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth with a hand mixer.
    A glass mixing bowl with cream cheese blended with a hand mixer.
  • Add the crushed red pepper, paprika, ground cayenne pepper, and minced onion. Mix with hand blender on low speed until well combined.
  • Add mayonnaise and soy sauce, mix until combined.
    Cream cheese with spices and soy sauce in a glass mixing bowl with a hand mixer in it blending the ingredients.
  • Fold in chicken and bacon bits. Mix well until all ingredients are well combined
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh chopped parsley (if desired).
    Overhead view of crack chicken dip surrounded with crackers on a black platter.
  • Serve with crackers and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 458IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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Saturday 30th of January 2021

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