Chicken Ranch Dip, An Easy Crowd Pleasing Appetizer


Chicken Cream Cheese Dip

This Chicken Ranch Dip appetizer is a crowd pleaser.  I can attest to that because it pleased the crowd when Larry et al were here for our back yard BBQ.  Almost everyone commented on how good it was.  Cream cheese, shredded chicken, Ranch dressing and salsa, isn’t that a  a great lineup of flavors?

Cream Cheese, Chicken, Salsa Appitzer

As soon as the cream cheese comes to room temperature and soft enough to stir everything up, it’s ready in about 5 minutes.  It’s easy because it’s made with a can of white meat chicken, a package of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing and bottled salsa.  I used my home made salsa recipe, but use your favorite brand.  Done…really, it’s that easy.

Ranch Chicken

Right before serving, sprinkle with Chimayo Chili Powder. Omit if you don’t have Chamayo, most chili powders are pungent strong and would change the light and perfect flavor of this dip.  Serve it up and be ready to share the recipe.  Everyone will ask for it.

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Chicken Ranch Dip
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Total time
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  • 2-8 oz. packages Philadelphia cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 large can of white meat chicken, drained, reserving 1 tablespoon liquid to add to thin the dip
  • 1 package of Hidden Valley Ranch Dessing mix
  • ¼ to ½ cup salsa (depending on heat and flavor) I started with ¼ cup and added salsa until I liked the flavor combination
  1. Mix all ingredients together until well-blended. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

Chicken Ranch Dip…It’s What’s For An Appetizer

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