Perfect as an after-school snack or as an appetizer at your next gathering, this cheesy ranch chicken dip with crumbled bacon and jalapeños is dangerously addicting. Serve it alongside some fresh celery and carrots or enjoy it with tortilla chips. Either, way, this dip is guaranteed to be a hit.

What’s great is that it’s made from simple ingredients that you most likely have on hand. This entire dip recipe comes together in under 45 minutes.

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Dip – Healthyish Foods

Ingredients Needed for Cheesy Ranch Chicken Dip

Chicken Breasts – Boil a pot of water and cook your Smart Chicken chicken breasts until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Remove the chicken from the water and once it cools, shred it.

Cheese – For this recipe, you’ll need 1 (8-ounce) block of low-fat cream cheese, 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese with some extra for the top.

Sour Cream – For this recipe, you can use regular or light sour cream. I used light and it was delicious.

Ranch Seasoning – You’ll need 1 (1-ounce) package of ranch seasoning for this recipe.

Bacon – You’ll need about ½ – ¾ cup crumbled bacon.

Jalapeno – Option to add thinly sliced jalapeno on top of the dish.

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Dip – Healthyish Foods

How to Make Cheesy Ranch Chicken Dip

Preheat the oven 350 degrees.

Spray a cast iron pan with olive oil cooking spray. Set aside.

Boil a pot of water and cook the chicken.

Shred the chicken with two forks or a hand mixer. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, ranch seasoning, shredded cheddar cheese, light sour cream, and shredded chicken. Mix well.

Add the mixture to the prepared cast iron pan and spread it evenly.

Top with a touch of shredded cheddar and bake for 20-25 minutes.

While the dip is baking, fry off some bacon and chop it into crumbles.

Add the crumbles on top of the hot dip along with some thinly sliced jalapeno.

Serve hot.

Storage

Store leftover dip in the refrigerator for three to four days. Reheat in the microwave and serve hot. Looking for more recipes?

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Dip – Healthyish Foods
Cheesy Ranch Chicken Dip – Healthyish Foods

Cheesy Ranch Chicken Dip

Perfect as an after-school snack or as an appetizer at your next gathering, this cheesy ranch chicken dip with crumbled bacon and jalapenos is dangerously addicting.
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken breasts, Smart Chicken, boiled and shredded
  • 8 ounces low fat cream cheese
  • 1 ounce ranch seasoning, 1 (1-ounce) packet
  • 1.5 cups light sour cream
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese, plus extra for the top
  • ½ – ¾ cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno, thinly sliced

Equipment

  • 1 pot
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 cast iron pan
  • 1 skillet

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven 350 degrees.
  • Spray a cast iron pan with olive oil cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Boil a pot of water and cook the chicken.
  • Shred the chicken with two forks or a hand mixer. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, ranch seasoning, shredded cheddar cheese, light sour cream, and shredded chicken. Mix well.
  • Add the mixture to the prepared cast iron pan and spread it evenly.
  • Top with a touch of shredded cheddar and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  • While the dip is baking, fry off some bacon and chop it into crumbles.
  • Add the crumbles on top of the hot dip along with some thinly sliced jalapeno.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 410kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 102mg, Sodium: 630mg, Potassium: 392mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 547IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 256mg, Iron: 0.3mg