bbq chicken pizza dip
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BBQ Chicken Pizza Dip

Everything we love about BBQ Chicken Pizza in dip form. 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder light sprinkle
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 1/4 cups smoked Gouda cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped divided
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup bell peppers sliced (any color)
  • 3 tablespoons red onion chopped

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Generously season the chicken with salt and pepper, lightly sprinkle with garlic powder then add the chicken to the skillet, searing on both sides.
  • After the chicken is seared (it won’t be cooked through at this point), spread 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce over the top and bake at 375° 15-20 minutes or until it’s cooked through.
  • In a bowl blend the cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing ½ cup of smoked Gouda, all of the mozzarella, 2 tablespoons of cilantro and the lime juice. 
  • Lightly grease an approximately 8 x 8" shallow baking dish then spread the cream cheese mixture onto the bottom of it.
  • When the chicken is finished cooking shred it using two forks or your fingers and blend it with the remaining sauce in the pan.
  • Layer the chicken over the cream cheese blend.
  • Top with the remaining smoked Gouda cheese, onions and bell peppers then drizzle the remaining barbecue sauce over the top.
  • Bake at 375° 15 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining cilantro and serve right away with bread, crackers or tortilla chips.