chicken salsa verde dip recipe

Chicken Salsa Verde Dip Recipe

I’m not sure where my love of Mexican dips started but it’s definitely in full force and I can’t imagine it ever going away. When our kids were small many Saturday nights were spent with our neighbors and their kids ~ 4 girls total. For the adults Margaritas and a layered Mexican dip ~ refried beans, full fat sour cream, shredded cheese, lettuce and salsa. So much yummy goodness. The girls’ favorite meal was French fries and dino-nuggets. Even today get-togethers aren’t the same without some kind of dip. The one I’m sharing today is a Chicken Salsa Verde Dip Recipe which is the last recipe in the Same Ingredients/Different Results series. The series is over, but stick around ~ next week and throughout the summer we’ll be fishing and grilling and, well ~ you’ll just have to come back!

chicken salsa verde dip recipe

I’ve loved salsa verde since my poor, single girl days when I pretty much lived on Taco Bell’s bean burritos ~ extra cheese, no onions and only ‘green sauce’ please. I didn’t cook much in those days and the food at Taco Bell was cheap and good ~ a perfect combination. I still make a ‘run for the border’ on occasion for a bean burrito with ‘green sauce’. Some things don’t change.

chicken salsa verde dip recipe

This recipe is so unbelievably simple and could really easily convert to a meal. To call it dinner, just fill flour tortillas and roll them up for a Chicken Burrito. You could even add a side of black beans or rice. Feel free to customize this Chicken Salsa Verde Dip Recipe any way you like ~ black olives, tomatoes or green onions would be delicious on top too. 

The Ingredients:

  • 1 – 8 oz. brick of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 jar of salsa verde
  • 1 – chicken breast, cooked and shredded (about 1 1/4 cups) 
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 2 – tablespoons of cilantro, finely minced
  • 1 – 8 oz. package of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 – bag of whatever kind of taco chips you like for dipping 

The Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients together, reserving a small handful of cheese to sprinkle on top. Spray or grease a shallow baking dish and transfer the stuff you just mixed into the bowl. 

chicken salsa verde dip recipe

Bake at 375° about 20 minutes. If you’d like when it’s done baking you can pop it under the broiler to brown a bit. 

chicken salsa verde dip recipe

I have to tell you, Chicken Salsa Verde Dip is one of my favorite dip recipes. It’s cheesy, a little spicy without being over the top and the chicken adds a nice touch. I brought it to a party a couple of weeks ago and before I knew it, I was handed back my dish ~ empty ~ and thankfully washed. I know it’ll keep making an appearance.

chicken salsa verde dip recipe

Many of the other ingredients for this Chicken Salsa Verde Dip were also used in the 20 Minute Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe I featured earlier in the week. Hop over and take a peak at it if you haven’t already. I could, but won’t go on and on about it. It’s another really tasty super-simple recipe perfect for those days when even 20 minutes seems like a stretch.

chicken salsa verde dip recipe

Anyway, enjoy the dip!

Chicken Salsa Verde Dip Recipe
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  1. 1 - 8 oz. brick of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  2. 1/2 jar of salsa verde
  3. 1 - chicken breast, cooked and shredded (about 1 - 1 1/4 cups)
  4. Juice from 1/2 lime
  5. 2 - tablespoons of cilantro, finely minced
  6. 1 - 8 oz. package of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  7. 1 - bag of taco chips for dipping
  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together, reserving a small handful of cheese to sprinkle on top.
  3. Spray or grease a shallow baking dish.
  4. Spoon the dip into the baking dish.
  5. Bake about 20 minutes or until warm and starting to bubble on the sides.
  6. Optional: broil to brown the top.
  7. Serve warm.
  1. Thanks to a tip from Kim (see comments) - an extra sprinkle of cumin on top makes this dip even more delicious!


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    May 27, 2016

    This recipe has turned into a three-fer! Love the idea of making burritos out of this dip! I’m cooking the chicken tomorrow……this recipe for Saturday! Pinned. Thanks, Bernie for another great recipe! Have a lovely weekend.

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      May 29, 2016

      I love it Mary – a three-fear — good call! 🙂 Hope you enjoy the recipe and your weekend. Take care.

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    July 5, 2016

    Another 4th of July has gone by. Hope everyone had a special one. For my family gathering I decided to do the appetizer. I have to admit, I am one of those people that always wants to be the one that everyone rants over my dish. Going thru my Pinterest Pins, I wanted to make a new recipe. The hunt is on. I could not decide between three of them, So! The best thing to do is make all three. This recipe was one of them. We stood over the kitchen counter and did the “Taste Test” and by far this dip was the most liked. It’s a very simple dip to prepare and can be made ahead of time. It won the Taste Test. Next time I will sprinkle some Cumin for that extra punch. Thanks for the recipe.

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      July 5, 2016

      Hi Kim ~ can’t believe we’re at what I always think of as the mid-way point of summer already! Crazy how fast it’s going. I literally laughed out loud at your comment you want your dish to be the one everyone rants over ~ I’m exactly the same for every get-together!! 🙂 I’ve never thought to do a Taste Test but love that idea. It made my day knowing mine won! Every blogger loves when someone makes their recipe — and enjoys it — and I so appreciate you taking the time to comment. This recipe is a favorite at my house, but I’ll be adding the Cumin next time ~ great idea. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the day!

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        September 1, 2016

        As a follow-up to Kim’s suggestion to add a sprinkle of cumin for an ‘extra punch’. It had been a while since I’d made this dip but last weekend it was on my mind and thankfully I had the ingredients on hand. I decided to try her idea ~ wow – it definitely adds a tasty punch to the dip. I love how we can learn from eachother! Thanks again Kim!

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