Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Green chile chicken dip



Did you ever unintentionally complicate a recipe in advance, but when it came time to make it you just said fuck it and ended up throwing a bunch of crap together? That's what happened here.

It's been a while since I've tried a new recipe. I slack off in that department over the summer, but I feel like it's been a little longer than that, across the board.

When I needed an appetizer for Lola Jean's first birthday party, none of the solid favorites were ringing a bell for me. Neither was any recipe I was perusing. So I took a few recipes and mixed them up and came out with this dip.

Ingredients
2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups lime juice
2 packets fajita seasoning
2 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonaise
8 oz shredded sharp cheddar, divided into two equal parts
2 4 oz cans diced green chile peppers
2 4 oz jars diced pimentos
3 green onions, sliced thin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cumin
paprika for flash

Directions
Whisk fajita seasoning and lime juice and place chicken in it. Marinate chicken for at least four hours. I like to leave it overnight.

Bake at 375 for 25 minutes and let sit for 15. When cooled, shred chicken - I always do this in a food processor but you can do by hand or with a hand mixer.

While chicken is in the oven, unwrap cream cheese and place it in a large bowl to soften. Add mayo, sour cream, chicken, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin. Mix well with hand mixer. Add green chiles, pimentos, green onions, and half of the cheese and stir to incorporate

Transfer to a greased 7x9 baking dish. Top with paprika and the other half of the cheese.

Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350, then hit it with the broiler for 8 minutes.

Serve with Fritos scoops, tortilla chips, crackers, or celery.


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Haikuesday
First sentence fuck it
That must be a new record... 
or just daily life.
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And today is Mae Doll's birthday. Happy happy Mae. 


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20 comments:

  1. Yum! You had me at Green Chile! Happy Birthday Mae!

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  2. That looks like a crowd pleaser. Happy Birthday, Lola and happy birthday, Mae!

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  3. Happy Birthday Mae! Also, any recipe that has mayo, cheese and sour cream is already a favorite of mine without even tasting it. Is it pretty spicy? Just wondering if I should modify the green chile peppers for my house since we are spicy phobes. :)

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  4. This looks and sounds delicious! I am saving it to try later. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh my word, this looks SO good! My stomach just growled and it's 9:30 lol.
    Happy birthday Mae!!!

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  6. Happy birthday to Maisel, the sweet and sassy little girl with the cutest tootsies ever that run really fast. Damn, I did not taste that dip at the party. Too busy socializing.
    I will make !
    Happy haikuesday!
    Love. Your. Momma.

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  7. I have to make this for Halloween, I know so many people who would like it. Sadly, John isn't one of them, he'd kill me for trying to get him to eat mayo or sour cream ;) Question... "2 8 oz packages of sour cream, softened
    1 cups sour cream" Do you mean 2 packs of cream cheese, softened?

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  8. Hmmm I bet I could use pre-cooked/shredded/seasoned chicken in this and make it a super lazy recipe. I'm terrified of salmonella so I avoid raw poultry at all costs (though I'm getting better...). Love the addition of paprika for flash.

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  9. Happy Birthday Mae!!!
    Sometimes the most disgusting looking foods = the tastiest!!!

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  10. This sounds amazing...and hot dips never photograph well. I like to think that if they look pretty it's a sign there isn't enough cream cheese/cheese.

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  11. Yum, this looks delicious. I LOVE cooking like this, just merging and wooohooo it works so well!

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  12. Happy bday Mae! That dip sounds delicious.

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  13. The dip sounds like something K would like! Happy Birthday, Mae!! Today is Enzo's birthday, too!

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  14. Dips are my jam and this one sounds yummy. Happy Birthday Mae!!!!!

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  15. I'm a huge fan of dips, and this one sounds so amazing! I love anything that even remotely resembles Mexican food, and this one sounds like it would be perfect for me!

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  16. Yum. My go-to is a spinach and artichoke super cheesy dip, but it's always good to have a few others to fall back on. Every party I go to has buffalo chicken dip but this is a fun alternative.

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  17. Dips like this never look camera-pretty but are always party pleasers and I'm sure this one was based on the ingredients! Happy birthday to adorable Mae! xx

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  18. happy birthday mae! every recipe is kind of like that for me, throw everything in and see if it turns out okay. i am not good at following recipes because i'm always like well i like garlic, so here's more garlic! anyway. this looks like it would be a huge hit pretty much anywhere. i might try it next time i have to make something... i have never had green chile peppers or pimentos, are they very hot?

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  19. Happy Birthday cutie Mae! That green chile chicken dip really looks appetizing and healthy. Unlike the ones from DissertationCapital reviews which are not healthy at all.

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