Delicious Yuletide Appetizer – Chicken Enchilada Dip

by Trenda


Here’s a delicious appetizer that takes just minutes to assemble and is ready to pop into the oven for a hearty snack after an “intense” day of shopping … after looking at Christmas lights … or to share after candlelight service and before hanging your “stockings by the chimney with care.”  Put your feet up and dip your chips into this creamy, melted goodness of cheese and chicken.

Chicken Enchilada Dip Ingredients …


Directions:  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Shred chicken. (I stewed 6 chicken breasts and made a double recipe of this dip, and still had 1 1/2 cups of chicken left over to make chicken salad! (:  but you could use a 13 oz can chicken breast or use a rotisserie chicken)  Place 13 oz. cooked chicken in a medium bowl and mix in softened cream cheese,  8 oz. (1 cup) Miracle Whip, 1 cup cheddar cheese, and 1 small can diced green Chile peppers.  Transfer the chicken mixture to a lightly greased medium baking dish.  Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until edges are golden brown …


Before serving sprinkle top with paprika and garnish with cut bell pepper, for holly leaves.  Drain and roll small pieces of roasted red peppers, for berries.  Sprinkle top with grated cheese.


Enjoy these last few days of hustle and bustle … “in the air, there’s a feeling of Christmas.” (:


“O come let us adore Him …”

From my cottage to yours  ~  Trenda

Thank you so much for spending some time with me today!  I’d love to hear from you!  Please leave any questions or comments you have in the “COMMENT” section.


Author: cottagegreenonthelake

I hope the pictures of tablescapes, home decor, seasonal decorations, floral arrangements, landscaping ideas, "potting about the shed" and the unexpected ways I use everyday items to decorate my home on "Cottage Green on the Lake" will be an inspiration for you as you make your own little haven and nest … 4 the seasons! From my cottage to yours ~ Trenda

5 thoughts on “Delicious Yuletide Appetizer – Chicken Enchilada Dip”

  1. I have enjoyed this dip many times at The Cottage Green and it is delicious! I never knew it was SO easy to make! 😍

    1. Hi Dimples, I don’t know how I missed your sweet comment! Thank you! This dip is so easy to prepare! I keep all the ingredients “on hand” for any lovely impromptu visitors that stop by! P.S. Be sure to use Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise whenever you make this, for the best taste and so it doesn’t separate! 😊

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