The popular triple threat flavor combination shines in this creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip. Serve it for game day, picnics and backyard soirees with crostini, pita chips, tortilla chips and vegetables for dipping.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip
If you've been with me very long, you know my family adores this trio of flavors. I've got even more recipes in my draft folder that I'll be sharing highlighting the same irresistible amalgamation. From main dishes like chicken bacon ranch potato casserole, chicken bacon ranch pinwheels and the MSSK fan favorite chicken bacon ranch pull apart rolls, this fusion of flavors is bound to remain a regular on our menu.
Rotisserie Chicken is a Busy Cook's Best Friend
It's a rare occasion that I ever leave my local Costco without bringing home at least one, and sometimes two, of their delicious chickens. They're huge, and because of that they go a long way to feed my family a variety of meals. Chicken bacon ranch stuffed bread makes a tasty appetizer or main dish and I like to use crescent rolls to make chicken bacon ranch crescent bombs which are always a hit with the kiddos when their friends are over.
- I make this dip in a 10 inch skillet but, any similar size baking dish will do.
- All of the ingredients for this dip can be assembled in advance then covered and chilled until baking.
- If made in advance, you should remove it from the fridge and allow it to sit on the counter for 20 minutes to warm to room temperature. Alternately, you can bake from cold but. you'll need to increase the baking time about 10-15 minutes and test it to be certain it's fully heated through.
- You can add a kick to this dip by adding chopped pickled jalapenos and use pepper jack cheese in place of the monterey jack cheese.
Other Skillet Dips Recipes to Enjoy
No matter the occasion, finger foods and dips are always in order. My pepper jack spinach dip with bacon is always a winning choice and four cheese hot corn and crab dip is good to the very last scoop. You may also like this recipe for beer cheese skillet dip from Delish.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip
- 1 8 oz container chive and onion cream cheese softened
- 1 8 oz sour cream
- 1 cup real mayonnaise
- 1 1.0 oz package dry Ranch dressing mix
- few dashes hot sauce optional
- 2 ½ cups shredded monterey jack cheese divided
- 1 ½ cups chopped rotisserie chicken
- ½ lb bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1 4 oz can chopped green chilies well drained
- 2 tablespoon fresh chives plus additional for garnishing
- crostini, pita chips, tortilla chips or vegetables for serving
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush a 10 inch cast iron skillet or similar size baking dish with oil. Set aside. (If using a baking dish, you may spritz with cooking spray.)
- In a medium-size mixing bowl using an electric mixer, whip together cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, Ranch seasoning and a few dashes of hot sauce. Whip until fully combined and smooth.
- To the bowl add, 1 ½ cup cheese, chicken, bacon, chilies and chives. Mix by hand until ingredients are evenly distributed. Reserve a small amount of bacon and chives for garnishing.
- Spread evenly in baking dish and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake for 35-40 minutes until bubbly around the edges and the cheese is lightly golden.
- Garnish with reserved bacon and chives. Serve warm with crostini, pita chips, tortilla chips or vegetables for dipping.