Chicken Taco Dip Recipe


Chicken Taco Dip Recipe

I have three children, and they all want to help cooking. I decide that is a perfect idea especially when I would rather eat and watch the game then get up and make food for everyone. I took them to Save -A- Lot. We found the ingredients we needed for the  Chicken Taco Dip. Save-A-Lot cost 40% less than my average supermarket.


 We also found paper goods and drinks for the biggest game of the year with prices everyone can cheer for. I was especially impressed with the ease of which I was able to find the things I needed as my little football players enacted spring training down aisle two. I was grateful to get in and out of the store with a flag or a holding call. This recipe will turn all your haters into fans no matter what team they support everyone is ready for a chicken taco dip for the win!

My Superbowl hack is to make a recipe that you can take apart for your guest with allergies. I have a husband that is gluten, egg, and dairy free, so I am easily able to adapt this recipe to meet his needs while making the original recipe for my other guests. It makes life easier to be able to make a single recipe two ways instead of two different recipes.

I really love this recipe because all the steps are very kid friendly. If you have several sets of little hands, you can easily assign each child a different task. If you only have one set of hands don’t worry each step can be accommodated for all ages.

Chicken Taco Dip


Easy Chicken Taco Dip Ingredients

1 cup cooked chicken
1/2 cup refried beans
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup diced black olives
1/2 cup salsa
2 cups shredded Mexican Cheese


1. Spoon Soft Cream Cheese into bottom of casserole dish and spread to cover the bottom of the dish.

Little Hands Tip – Use a sandwich spreader to make spreading easier

2. Chop Cooked Chicken into bite sized pieces and place on top of Refried Beans.

Little Hands Tip – Have your child use a child safety knife and cut into small pieces.

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3. Top with Refried Beans

Little Hands TipUse the same method as you did in the Salsa.

4. Top with Salsa

Little Hands Tip- 8 Tbsps = 1/2 cup, Practice their math skills by having them scoop out 8 Tbsps with a 1 Tbsp measuring spoon

5. Slice Black Olives and place on top of the dip. (I do not slice my olives since one of my kids hates them,  but I love them)

Little Hands Tip – Use Extra Large Black Olives and let your child use a safety knife to cut into pieces.


6. Top with Shredded  Cheese

Little Hands Tip – Take Shredded Cheese out of the bag and place in a bowl. Let them sprinkle it on top.

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7. Cook in Microwave for 5-10 minutes until warm. You can also put it in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

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8. Serve with Nacho Chips.

Chicken Taco Dip Recipe

You can simply take out the cheese and cream cheese from this recipe to make it gluten and dairy free. I used a hotter salsa for my husband’s version because it needed some additional flavor without the cheese. I have also added peppers to his sliced which helped with the flavor development.

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  1. I love this take on taco dip! Never thought of using chicken instead of the same old ground beef mixture. This will be a nice addition to my game day table.

  2. Can’t wait to try this dressed up version of taco dip! I never thought of using chicken instead of the same old seasoned ground beef.

  3. I like making nachos with ground turkey, green onions, cheese, tomatoes, olives and lots of sour cream. I would love to try your chicken taco dip.

  4. I make sweet and sour Kielbasa. I use Kielbasa, BBQ sauce and grape jelly. This is always the first thing to go. I can buy all of the ingredients for less than $7.00 at Save_A-Lot.

  5. I do a lot of prep work before hand. I also move small what nots so we have more room to spread out in the tv room. Then I make tons of dips and snack stuff with a cooler brought into the tv room for the game

  6. I like to serve my home-made guacamole. Multiply the number of ingredients and adjust to the number of guests you are serving. Mash avocado, add juice of 1 lemon, finely chopped tomato and onion, add no salt seasoning to taste. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until time to serve.

    • The best tip I have is to stock up triple on napkins & paper towels. For some odd reason no matter what you are serving for this it becomes a messy experience. I think they forget they are eating while watching with food in mid air.

  7. We like to make nachos. I just use tortilla chips, cheese, and ground beef. Throw some tomatoes and sour cream on and it is delicious!

  8. We love cream cheese stuffed mushroom, super easy to clean night before and make stuffed. Then we microwave them day of the game and BOOM all gone.

  9. My favorite game day tip is to make as much in advance as possible and use crockpots! The less you have to do the day of and during the game the better! Also, buffalo chicken dip goes with everything; it’s our favorite game day dish!

  10. Usually I make wings and chili..sometimes..7 layer dip and or hot Italian subs..cheese brownies..fruit veggies.