Saturday, December 7, 2013

Shredded Chicken Santa Fe Dip

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I was introduced to the Philadelphia Cooking Cream Cheese packages last year when I won a "Kraft party" from House Party.  I have to tell you guys; this is the BEST STUFF EVER!  

Easy as pie to make and to create your own favorite flavors.  This recipe was a "make as we go" and let me tell you, IT WAS OUTTA THIS WORLD GOOD!! Don't believe me?  Look at my "BFF's hand", I couldn't get her arm out of the dip...
All I'm saying!!  Easy as all get out to make and absolutely delicious with the Southwestern flavors.  Add some crackers and you will have a very happy family and guests!!

Note: This REHEATS beautifully!! ♥

Ready for the recipe?  Here we go;
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 40-45 minutes
Yield: 8-10 servings

2 cans chicken (chicken breast in broth), shredded, reserve broth
1 package Kraft Santa Fe cooking cream cheese
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup green onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp garlic salt
3 tbsp sour cream
10 Ritz crackers (butter crackers)
2 cups- 1 package Kraft 4 Mexican shredded cheese (or shredded cheese of your choice)
1 jalapeno, fresh - seeds & membranes removed, diced fine

-Preheat oven to 350F.  Remove your Philadelphia Cooking Cream Cheese Santa Fe blend from your fridge and allow to come to room temp.

-Open cans of cooked chicken breasts.  Reserve chicken broth and taking a fork, shred till uniform, set aside.

-Clean and discard seeds and membranes from the jalapeno pepper, dice finely and set aside.

-Chop your fresh parsley and green onion, set aside.

-In a medium sized bowl, add your shredded chicken, sprinkle with garlic salt, add in your diced jalapenos.  Let's add in our fresh herbs, diced green onions and our Philadelphia Santa Fe Cooking Sauce. Now we add in our reserved chicken broth and mix well.

-Let's add in our sour cream and mix very well.  Taste for seasonings at this point... *what*?

- Sprinkle in 1-1/2 cups of your shredded cheese.

-In a 9 x 9 dish, spray with non stick spray.  Spread chicken mixture into pan.  Using your very clean hands, crush the Ritz crackers and sprinkle over chicken mixture.  Add the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese.

-Bake for approximately 40-45 minutes till nicely golden and crispy and the cheese has melted nicely.  Sprinkle on a few green onions for a beautiful visual appeal if you want, totally optional!  Get ready for the "mmmmm's, and OMG's"!

This dip is seriously rocking, NO I'M NOT JOKING!
That is my "Chicken Souvlaki Dip" pictured next to the dip that my BFF is constantly dipping into! Best feeling in the world!! Did I mention easy?  I know!!  You can make this in a snap, and still have time to don on your favorite sporting jersey!!

Till next time!

Dishin with Didi