Hot Chicken Swiss Dip: it's ooey, gooey, cheesy and totally addictive! This is the stuff that game day dreams are made of!
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So have you guys been enjoying the beginning of football season? I know J is super excited that it's back! It's funny because last year he claimed he wouldn't be doing much fantasy football this year. I remember looking at him and saying, "Riiiiiigggggghhhht" because he's always loved fantasy football! And of course he dove back into it, as I knew he would. I personally think it's great. It's healthy for him to have interests and do things that don't involve me and the girls.
Similar to last year, I teamed up with a group of fantastic bloggers to provide an array of delicious game day recipes to provide options for every foodie football fan out there! Unlike last year, there is no theme for the posts, besides sharing the time-honored tradition of making insanely good food- no one was assigned teams or anything like that. But all the recipes look seriously amazing! Some of my other favs in this collab include Bacon Wrapped Cheese Smokies, and Baked Brie Crescent Bites. You can check all of them out toward to bottom of this post!
Have you ever had Chicken Swiss? It's a classic dish involving boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a sauce made with cream of chicken soup, white wine, RITZ crackers and Swiss cheese. It's super heavy and comforting: perfect for a chilly autumn night (by the way, as I type this, it's amid a week full of 80 degree weather in mid-September #finallysummer).
While I think my mom made this a few times while I was growing up, I remember this dish more specifically from a close friend of ours. Much like my husband, he has a few recipes up his sleeve that he's absolutely mastered and this is one of them. Since they live right down the street from us (at least for a few more months as their house just sold!) we've enjoyed this meal quite a bit in the last few years.
And while I'm sure I'll share that recipe someday, today I want to share an interesting twist I put on that recipe. You see, I started thinking about hot dips. I mean who doesn't love a hot, creamy, cheesy dip? It's great for a party. Perfect for game day! You can even put it in a grill-safe container (like this!) and cover it with foil to make on the grill if you're outside doing your tailgating!
This is perfectly rich and creamy- the type of decadent snack that you probably don't want to eat every single day, but once in a while it completely hits the spot, and you find yourself unable to stop going back for more. I topped it with extra shredded Swiss cheese and some extra cracker crumbs to make the most perfect melty cheese crust with a bit of golden brown crunch.
I used my mini prep processor to grind the crackers into crumbs but you can also use a rolling pin and a zipper bag if you don't mind doing a little extra work. This recipe is the one I used to make my shredded chicken in advance because I don't like battling with chicken that isn't fall-apart tender (work smarter, not harder!).
I like to serve this on RITZ crackers (not sponsored, I just love them!) although you might need a spoon, as the crackers tend to break easily because the dip is so thick and dreamy. Or you can just eat it with a spoon...no judgement. 😉
Here are some of my favorite game day recipes:
- Bacon Brown Sugar Cocktail Wienies
- Artichoke Asiago Dip
- Salami Chips
- Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos
- Jalapeno Popper Pull Apart Bread
- Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa Bites
- Bloody Mary Cheeseball
- Meat Lover's Pizza Bites
- BLT Bruschetta
Here are some amazing game day recipes from some other awesome bloggers:
Chicken Swiss Dip by The Life Jolie
Creamy Pepita Dip by The Mexitalian
Traeger Pulled Pork by Or Whatever You Do
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Chicken Sliders by Cake 'n Knife
Baked Brie Crescent Bites by The Culinary Compass
Aunt Julie's Pepperoni Bread by Off the Eaten Path
Jalapeño Ranch Dip by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
Corn Dip by Me and My Pink Mixer
Chorizo Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates by Feast + West
Bacon Wrapped Cheese Smokies by West Via Midwest
Easy Roasted Veggie Fajitas by Hello Little Home
Pumpkin Pulled Pork Bowls by The Speckled Palate
Caramelized Onion Dip by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Easy Potato Chip Nachos by Honey and Birch
Apple Pie Twists by 2 Cookin Mamas
Buffalo Cauliflower + Blue Cheese Dressing by For the Love of Food
Pigskin Cheeseball by Love & Flour
Hot Chicken Swiss Dip: it's ooey, gooey, cheesy and totally addictive! This easy recipe is a great appetizer made with simple ingredients. It's the comfort food that game day dreams are made of!
10 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
40 minTotal Time
Yields 6-8 appetizer servings
- 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
- 1 10 oz. can cream of chicken soup
- ½ cup RITZ cracker crumbs, divided
- 1 ½ cups grated Swiss cheese, divided
- 2 tablespoons. dry white wine
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, place the chicken, cream of chicken soup, ¼ cup of RITZ cracker crumbs, ½ cup of the shredded Swiss cheese, wine, salt and pepper.
- Stir until well combined.
- Pour the chicken mixture into an oven safe baking container.
- Top with the remaining ¼ cup of RITZ cracker crumbs and 1 cup of grated Swiss cheese.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the dip is hot and bubbly.
- Serve immediately with RITZ crackers or sliced baguette.
I did this in a 1 quart Le Creuset baking dish but you can also your an 8x8 baking pan.
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