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Chicken Enchilada Dip: Easy Baked Appetizer

This Baked Chicken Enchilada Dip is super cheesy and the perfect dip for any party or holiday!

The BEST Baked Chicken Enchilada Dip recipe! This Mexican inspired appetizer is super easy and cheesy and filled with beans, corn and tons of flavor. Top with avocado, sour cream and cilantro for the perfect finish!

We are already rounding the corner to the end of January (how the heck did that happen so fast), which means we are also approaching the end of football season. This Chicken Enchilada Dip is perfect for game days, Super Bowl parties, and of course holidays and other parties. The dip is cheesy and filled with so much Mexican inspired flavor. This will quickly become your new go-to for any gathering, or a indulgent snack on the weekend. Pair with your favorite toppings for the perfect finish.

What Do You Need To Make Chicken Enchilada Dip?

Kitchen items you will need to make Chicken Enchilada Dip:

  • A 7×11 inch baking dish
  • A large bowl
  • A fork or spoon to stir with
  • A can opener: Trust me, mine broke once and I had to pry the cans open with a knife (no fingers were lost during this incident)
  • Serving dish or platter: Optional

Note: If you only have a 9×13 or 9×9 inch baking dish those will work as well. You may need to adjust the bake time to make sure the dip is heated all the way through. 

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How Do You Make Chicken Enchilada Dip?

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This dip recipe is so simple and ready in just about 30 minutes. First, you will want to combine all your ingredients into a large bowl and mash and stir to combine. Personally, I like to has my cream cheese softened because it makes combining this dip so much easier. Once the dip is mixed add it to a baking dish and bake for 25 minutes until bubbling. Next, you can add additional shredded cheese to the top and bake for 5 more minutes, or until the cheese is melted. You can skip this step if you wish, but I love the extra cheesiness. Finally, serve your dip warm with additional toppings and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions 

I absolutely love this dip on its own with some tortilla chips, but if you want to take it up a notch here are some of my favorite extras.

  • Avocado
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream (or Plain Greek Yogurt)
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Lime Juice
  • Diced Tomatoes

If you are making this dish for a party or holiday I would suggest leaving the additional toppings on the side so that each individual can customize the dip to their liking. Of course if you know what you like then go ahead and pile everything on top!

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Leftover Ideas and Storage

Should I store this dip in the fridge?

-Yes, absolutely. Anything that has meat or dairy products in it need to be stored in an airtight container to avoid the dish from spoiling. When stored properly in the fridge this Chicken Enchilada Dip will keep for up to 4 days.

How to I re-warm this dip?

-There are two ways that you can re-warm this dip. First, you can re-warm the dip in the microwave. Simply spoon the amount you would like into a microwave safe bowl, cover, and heat for 20-30 seconds until heated through. Second, you can warm the dip by baking it in the over. Place the dip into a baking dish and bake at 375 degrees and bake for 20 minutes, or until the dip is warm and bubbling.

Can I freeze it?

Sure. I suggest just mixing the dip together and not baking it. Next, place the dip in a freezer bag for up to 1 month. Once you are ready to bake it defrost it completely either in the fridge over-night or running it under water for 30 minutes. Once the dip is completely defrosted, add it to a baking dish and bake at 375 for 25 minutes.

Can I make a meal out of this dip?

YES! This dip recipe is very similar to my Chicken Enchilada Puffs recipe filling. You can swap this dip for the filling and utilize the leftovers to make a wonderful dinner the following night.

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Chicken Enchilada Dip Recipe

The BEST Baked Chicken Enchilada Dip recipe! This Mexican inspired appetizer is super easy and cheesy and filled with beans, corn and tons of flavor. Top with avocado, sour cream and cilantro for the perfect finish!
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Chicken Enchilada Dip

This Baked Chicken Enchilada Dip is perfect for parties, game days and of course the holidays! Mexican flavors combine for the perfect cheesy appetizer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Game Days, Mexican, Party Food, Tex-Mex
Keyword: baked, Chicken Enchilada Dip
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 223kcal
Author: caitlyn

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Cooked Chicken Breasts Rotisserie Works Great!- Shredded
  • 1 Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Or Store Bought Mix
  • 10 Oz Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Diced Green Chilies
  • 3/4 Cup Black Beans
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Corn
  • 3 Cups Shredded Mexican Cheese Plus More For Topping-Optional
  • 8 Oz Cream Cheese Softened

Suggested For Serving

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Lime Juice
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a 7x11 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mash and stir to combine.  Pour dip into baking dish. Once oven is preheated cook on the middle rack for 25 minutes. 
  • Optional: After 25 minutes remove dip and top with additional shredded cheese and return to oven for another 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. 
  • Serve warm with tortilla chips and top with fresh cilantro, sour cream, avocado, lime juice, or your favorite salsa. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Enchilada Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.5g 22%
Saturated Fat 7.9g 40%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Potassium 277mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 11.6g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Sugars 1.1g
Protein 13.5g 27%
Calcium 13%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.6g | Protein: 13.5g | Fat: 14.5g | Saturated Fat: 7.9g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 1.1g | Calcium: 13% | Iron: 7%
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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Debono
    January 23, 2019 at 11:02 am


    This chicken enchilada dip looks scrumptious! Dying to give it a try! Going to pin for later!

    • Reply
      caitlyn
      January 29, 2019 at 3:20 am

      Thank you! We love it!

  • Reply
    Neli Howard
    January 23, 2019 at 10:13 am


    OMG, this recipe was AMAZING!! Within a week I had to make this dish twice. It was so delicious and tasty. Highly recommend this dip!!

    • Reply
      caitlyn
      January 29, 2019 at 3:20 am

      So glad you loved it! It is one of my favs!

  • Reply
    Dannii
    January 23, 2019 at 10:12 am


    This is my kind of dip – so chessey. Perfect for the super bowl party we are throwing.

    • Reply
      caitlyn
      January 29, 2019 at 3:20 am

      Yes! This always makes a Super Bowl appearance!

  • Reply
    SHANIKA
    January 23, 2019 at 5:29 am


    Now this Enchilada dip looks like the kind of recipe that wouldn’t survive in my house! Yum!

    • Reply
      caitlyn
      January 29, 2019 at 3:19 am

      It doesn’t survive long here either!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    January 23, 2019 at 4:58 am


    Looks so delicious and comforting! I love chicken dips! Perfect for parties too ♥

    • Reply
      caitlyn
      January 29, 2019 at 3:19 am

      Same! And yes perfect for parties!

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