Indulge in heavenly Chicken Rotel Dip, a perfect blend of tender chicken, creamy mushroom soup, spicy Rotel tomatoes and green chilies, and melted cheddar cheese. A delectable appetizer that's baked to perfection. This Rotel dip with chicken is sure to become a crowd-pleaser.
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What Makes Chicken Rotel Dip the Perfect Meaty Dip to Try
Most dips are loaded with fat and calories but aren't exactly filling. Rotel Chicken Dip is different. With tender chicken, zesty Rotel, smooth cream of mushroom soup, and gooey cheddar cheese, this dip is hearty, flavorful, and a pretty healthy snacking option.
Try this easy Chicken Rotel Dip recipe the next time you want to host a party or have a cozy movie night with your family.
Why You Should Try This Recipe
Rotel Dip with chicken makes the ultimate last-minute snack because it comes together quickly and uses food you probably already have in your kitchen. Feel free to tweak the ingredient list to suit your taste.
Check out the "Recipe Variations" section below for some great ideas you can use to change things up.
Easy Rotel Dip With Chicken Ingredients
For this recipe, you'll need:
- Cooked chicken
- Cream of mushroom soup, canned
- Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
- Cheddar cheese, shredded
You can use any leftover chicken in this dip. But if you want to pump up the flavor, select chicken with a Tex-Mex-inspired flavoring or smoked chicken. Store-bought rotisserie chicken can be a good value and works well in this recipe. Or simply boil chicken breasts in a large pot of water until they are done (internal temp is 165°F).
How to Make This Easy Chicken Rotel Dip Recipe
To prepare Rotel Chicken Dip:
- Preheat the oven to 325°F.
- While the oven is warming up, chop the cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces.
- Mix the chopped chicken, mushroom soup, and Rotel together.
- Pour the mixture into a two-quart casserole dish and top with the cheese.
- Bake the dip uncovered until the cheese melts and the other ingredients begin to bubble, about 20 to 30 minutes.
- Let the dip rest for a minute or two to stop sizzling, and then serve.
There are many ways to customize this chicken queso dip recipe to suit your taste. The easiest is using a different flavor of Rotel. Like it hot? Choose the Serrano or Hot variety. Cans of Hatch or Chipotle-flavored Rotel will add a pleasant smoky taste to the dish.
Another option is swapping a different cheese for the cheddar. Try Pepper Jack for a little bit of a kick or Queso Blanco for extra creaminess and a subtle tang. Do you want your dip extra creamy? Go with Velveeta cheese or cream cheese instead.
You can swap the mushroom soup with cream of chicken soup.
If you like loaded dips, black beans, sweet corn, chopped onions, crumbled bacon, and a dollop of sour cream are all great additions. Try sprinkling some roughly chopped cilantro over the top of the dip once it comes out of the oven to add a little freshness.
Instead of chicken, use cooked ground beef or sausage.
What to Serve With Chicken Rotel Dip
Serve this chicken rotel cheese dip with a pile of tortilla or bagel chips. Sliced toasted bread and soft breadsticks work equally as well.
Try topping a baked potato, mashed potatoes, pasta, or egg noodles with Rotel Chicken Dip to turn this recipe from a snack into a delicious and filling meal.
How to Store the Leftovers
Always toss any dip you have already served to prevent someone from getting sick. However, you can keep extra unserved dip in the refrigerator.
Let the dip cool, and then transfer it to an airtight container. Try not to disturb the dip too much so the cheese layer remains on top.
How Long Does It Last?
The dip will last up to three days in the fridge, but the sooner you eat it, the better.
To rewarm the dip, put it in an oven-safe dish and allow it to sit on the counter for a few minutes to shake off the cold. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and put it in a 325-degree Fahrenheit preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until it is hot all the way through.
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Chicken Rotel Dip
- 1 ½ pounds cooked chicken
- 1 10.5-ounce can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 10-ouce can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Combine the chicken, mushroom soup, and Rotel in a 2-quart casserole dish and mix well.
- Top with cheese and bake for 30 minutes.
- Serve with tortilla chips.