Southwest Hot Chicken Dip (Extra Cheesy)

This Southwest hot chicken dip is cheesy, loaded with corn, black beans, and has just the right amount of heat from the jalapeños. Enjoy one pot recipe!

This hot chicken dip is cheesy, loaded with corn and black beans, and has just the right amount of heat from the jalapeños. I brought this southwestern dip over to my sister’s house and now she’s trying to convince me to move into their neighborhood; ha! Everyone enjoyed it.

This cheesy dip is really tasty and it’s a one pot recipe; you basically put things into the pot and stir once in awhile; pretty fail-proof!  Make this for your next party. It’s a little naughty so it’s best to share! 😉

Ingredients for Hot Chicken Dip:

8 oz cream cheese (low fat is ok)
16 oz sour cream (light is ok)
6 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups mild cheddar, shredded
12 oz can chunk chicken breast, drained or 1 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken
4 oz can Diced jalapeños (the hot variety), drained
15 oz can Black beans (or about 1 1/2 cups home- cooked black beans), rinsed and drained
15 oz can yellow Corn (or 1 1/2 cups freshly cooked corn kernels), drained
2 garlic cloves, pressed

Don’t forget Chips or crackers to Serve!

Southwest Hot Chicken Dip

Optional Garnish:

Mild cheddar, shredded for topping
1 roma tomato, diced
1 avocado, diced

How to Make Easy Spicy Chicken Dip:

1. In a medium pot or dutch oven over medium heat, combine 8oz cream cheese, 16 oz tub sour cream and 6 Tbsp unsalted butter and melt together, whisking until blended.

2. Stir in 1 cup parmesan and 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese and mix until cheese is melted. It should start to bubble.

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3. Stir in chicken, jalapeños, black beans, yellow corn and 2 cloves of pressed garlic. Bring to a light boil and remove from heat. Garnish if desired and serve warm or hot. I told ya! Easy peasy! 🙂

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Mmmm Cheesy….

Southwest Hot Chicken Dip (Extra Cheesy) @natashaskitchen

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Southwest Hot Chicken Dip (Extra Cheesy)

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
This Southwest hot chicken dip is cheesy, loaded with corn, black beans, and has just the right amount of heat from the jalapeños. Enjoy one pot recipe!
This hot chicken dip is cheesy, loaded with corn and black beans, and has just the right amount of heat from the jalapeños.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $12-$15
Servings: 8 -10 as an appetizer

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese low fat is ok
  • 16 oz sour cream light is ok
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups 6 oz mild cheddar, shredded
  • 12 oz can chunk chicken breast drained or 1 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 4 oz can Diced jalapeños the hot variety, drained
  • 15 oz can Black beans rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz can yellow Corn or 1 1/2 cups freshly cooked corn kernels, drained
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed

To Serve and Optional Garnish:

  • Tortilla chips or crackers to Serve
  • Mild cheddar shredded for topping
  • 1 roma tomato diced
  • 1 avocado diced

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot over medium heat, combine 8oz cream cheese, 16 oz tub sour cream and 6 Tbsp unsalted butter and melt together, whisking until blended.
  2. Stir in 1 cup parmesan and 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese and mix until cheese is melted. It should start to bubble.
  3. Stir in chicken, jalapeños, black beans, yellow corn and 2 cloves of pressed garlic. Bring to a light boil and remove from heat. Garnish if desired and serve warm or hot. I told ya! Easy peasy! 🙂

And here is the pinterest-friendly 😉

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Now all that’s left to do is: (1). Make it. (2). Invite me over.

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  • Olya
    January 23, 2018

    This dip is so yummy! I just change some things up, I add Mexican 3 cheese blend shredded instead of cheddar and instead of chicken I add tuna in a can and don’t add the corn . It’s soooo good, every time i make it ppl just love it, thank you Natasha:) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 23, 2018

      My pleasure Olya! I’m glad to hear the recipe is such a success. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Julie
    December 2, 2017

    Hi, Do you think this recipe will hold well in a crock pot just to keep it warm during a party?
    Thank you, Julie Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 2, 2017

      Hi Julie, yes I do think that would work well. Reply

  • D.Ramsey
    October 20, 2017

    Would frozen corn work? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 20, 2017

      Hi, yes that would work with frozen corn but I would suggest cooking it first according to the package instructions since there isn’t much cooking time on the stove with this recipe. Reply

  • Brenda Wood
    August 26, 2017

    can this dip be made ahead of time and then reheated. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 26, 2017

      Hi Brenda, yes that should work fine 🙂 Reply

  • Jasmine Staten
    August 24, 2017

    Hello Natasha I was wondering where did you get that mini cauldron from? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 24, 2017

      Jasmine, I bought it at World Market. Reply

  • August 17, 2015

    Looking forward to trying this on Thursday at a get-together. Can I make this the night before and then just re-heat?
    Thanks,
    Carol. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 17, 2015

      Yes that should work fine. Reply

  • cindy
    April 24, 2015

    this dip was amazing! Everyone in the family loved it! It’s going to be my new “go to” hot appetizer! Really tasty and worked great with some thick and crispy tortilla chips! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 24, 2015

      Thank you for the great review Cindy, I’m so happy that everyone loved it :). Reply

  • Christine
    December 4, 2014

    Any chance this can be done in a slow cooker? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 4, 2014

      I think it would work well in a slow cooker. You probably don’t want to cook it very long though and it wouldn’t be necessary since there aren’t any raw ingredients; just enough to melt everything together and then keep it on the warm setting until ready to serve. Reply

  • This… looks ahhhmazing. Just saw it on Pinterest. Holy yum. Have a great week Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 6, 2014

      I love your blog name: a little claireification! That’s adorable! Thanks Claire 🙂 So nice to meet you! Reply

  • Mary Beth
    June 13, 2014

    Sounds absolutely delish! Do you drain the beans and corn? Or ad do pot with liquid? Thx! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 13, 2014

      Oh goodness I can’t believe I missed that! Drained. Both the corn and the beans. I also quick-rinsed the beans so the liquid wouldn’t discolor my dip. Reply

  • June 10, 2014

    Wow this looks wonderful. I’m craving it just by looking at the pictures! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 10, 2014

      Thank you Elza, you might have to check your pantry if you have all the ingredients :). Reply

  • June 10, 2014

    This dip looks so cheesy and delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 10, 2014

      It tastes just as great :). Reply

  • Julie
    June 9, 2014

    Great recipe! So got to try this. Can I use mozzarella cheese in stead on cheddar cheese?? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 9, 2014

      Yes I think that would work great! Reply

  • Delicious (and spicy!) dip! Love that it has chicken in it – the guests shall not go hungry! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 9, 2014

      Protein. Check! 😉 thanks Julia 🙂 Reply

  • Larisa
    June 8, 2014

    Thank you for amazing ideas and recipes! Making this dip tonight for my husband’s potlock at work tomorrow! Your website is a stress relieve!!!! God bless your talant! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 8, 2014

      I hope all of his coworkers love it! Thank you for your sweet compliment. It means gobs to me. Seriously!! 🙂 Reply

  • Oh yum! Cheese cheese glorious cheese. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 8, 2014

      That would make a very good jingle! 🙂 Reply

  • Yumm! You had me at “extra cheesy”!!! This looks like one of those easy, delicious recipes that everyone raves about and you just stand there basking in the glow of their admiration thinking, “if only they knew how easy it was!” 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 8, 2014

      Lol I think you said it best! 😉 thanks Lindsey. Reply

  • I want this dip! And the cast iron cauldron! Love it! Pinned! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 8, 2014

      Anna thank you so much for pinning! I sure appreciate it 🙂 Reply

  • Tina
    June 7, 2014

    Oooo this looks so tempting! I love hot cheesy dips! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 7, 2014

      We are speaking the same language, girl! You’re so welcome 🙂 Reply

  • Lidia
    June 7, 2014

    Anything with extra cheese has my name written all over it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 7, 2014

      I think we could be good friends, lol. 😉 Reply

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