Cheesy Ranch Chicken Dip

Easy Cheesy Ranch Chicken Dip

It only takes 4 simple ingredients to make this dip that is delicious served warm or cold and is a crowd-pleasing appetizer!

One night a few weeks ago, when Justin was at a meeting, I got a craving for some time of dip, but I had no idea what to make. We were getting very low on groceries, and I had some chicken thawed that I didn’t make for dinner that night.

So I started digging through the refrigerator and pantry to see what I could throw together. I had some Wheat Thins crackers, which are always my favorite for a dip, and thought I might be able to make a chicken dip. I bought the crackers to make my buffalo chicken dip since I haven’t posted that here yet, but I didn’t know we were out of buffalo sauce.

What did I have on hand? Cream cheese, cheddar cheese, chicken, and ranch powder. And my trusty crackers.

The chicken was still uncooked, so I went ahead and boiled the chicken. While it was cooking, I got the cream cheese out so it could soften a bit. It’s not my favorite way to cook chicken, but if it’s going in something like a dip, then it isn’t too bad. And it shreds easily, especially in the stand mixer.

After I shredded the chicken, I added in the rest of the ingredients and folded it all together to make this easy cheesy ranch chicken dip. And it was delicious! I know I say the recipe makes about eight servings but I ate almost half of it in one night!

Justin tried some the next day and loved it as well. The great thing about the dip is you can eat it warm or cold, and both ways are delicious. Of course, you can use other crackers such as club crackers or Ritz crackers, but my favorite is always the Wheat Thins.

The dip took about 10-15 minutes to make, only because I had to cook the chicken. You could also use a rotisserie chicken, especially if you like both the light and dark meat, which would cut down on the prep time as well.

Step by Step

In a medium sauce pot, boil the chicken until it’s cooked through.

Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and ranch powder.

Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the pan and shred. Then, gently fold the chicken into the cheese mixture.

Serve either warm or cold with crackers.

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Dip

Recipe

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Dip

Easy Cheesy Ranch Chicken Dip

It only takes 4 simple ingredients to make this dip that is delicious served warm or cold and is a crowd-pleasing appetizer!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, chicken, cream cheese, ranch
Servings: 8 servings
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast (bonesless, skinless)
  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 pkg ranch powder
  • crackers

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pot, boil the chicken until cooked through
  • Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and ranch powder
  • Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the pan and shred
  • Gently fold the chicken into the cheese mixture
  • Serve either warm or cold with crackers
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Potassium 262mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 10.8%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 13.2%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cheesy Ranch Chicken Dip

7 thoughts on “Easy Cheesy Ranch Chicken Dip”

  1. We enjoy making all kinds of different dips. This cheesy chicken dip sounds like a keeper. Will have to make it when I make chicken, we always have leftovers and this would be a perfect way to use it up.

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