Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Dip Recipe

December 28, 2017

Whether you are heading out to a gathering with friends or staying at home as a family, when it comes to New Year’s Eve celebrations, there seems to be just one big requirement: good eats!

Last year for the occasion, I made up a batch of my Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Dip and was shocked at how fast it was devoured – by both the adults and kids! See below for the complete recipe. This dip is yummy, easy to make, portable and can even be made ahead of time, which is perfect for a busy mama like me! With chicken, cheese and tons of flavor, what’s not to love?!

Chicken Enchilada Dip Recipe


  • 16 oz. plain cream cheese (usually 2 packages), softened
  • 1/2 cup diced green chilis (drained if canned)
  • 2 cups mild red enchilada sauce
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 3-4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, plus extra for sprinkling on top once cooked
  • 3 cups shredded chicken (more or less depending on preference)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

* You will also need tortilla chips to dip! – Buy your favorite store-bought ones, or make your own!


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients above and mix, mix, mix!
  3. Transfer dip mixture to a cast-iron skillet and bake until warmed through and bubbly; 25- 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven, sprinkle with additional cheddar cheese if desired, and salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve warm with chips and get dipping!

* Please note: this recipe makes a large, party size batch of dip, so get ready to share! And… Happy New Year!

Chicken Enchilada Dip Recipe


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