Chicken and Velveeta Cheese Dip

filed under: Appetizers · Food + Drink on January 14, 2019

Chicken and Velveeta Cheese Dip is a southwest dip that will knock your socks off.  This amazing skillet dip pulls together the flavors of rotisserie chicken, endless cubes of Velveeta cheese, and fresh veggies, for an amazing game day appetizer!  We also love Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Bites and Bacon Jalapeno Poppers!

Chicken Velveeta Cheese Dip

Chicken and Velveeta Cheese Dip

Football is upon us and that means it is appetizer season!  Chicken and Velveeta Cheese Dip is one of my families favorite additions to our appetizer arsenal, but especially around the Superbowl.  I love it because it is a simple dump dip, meaning, I literally just dump everything into the skillet and bake it.  There is a tiny bit of chopping with the chicken, the cheese, and the green onions but I can handle that.  I also love it because it is absolutely delicious and my family devours it.

Chicken and Cheese Dip

Chicken and Velveeta Cheese Dip Recipe

This Chicken and Velveeta Cheese Dip recipe calls for rotisserie chicken.  Now, you can go to the store, or use my slow cooker rotisserie chicken recipe.  Either way, I love how the flavor of the chicken really pops through the cheese and veggies.  Once you have your chicken you will need to shred or chop the chicken up.  I learned the hard way to make sure that however you slice it, you do it small.  The smaller the pieces of chicken the better.  Those tortilla chips just cannot stand up against big huge chunks of chicken meat.  Another pro tip, if you have a house full of hungry mouths, go ahead and make or buy two rotisserie chickens, there is just no way to get through the cutting of the chicken without sneaky little hands stealing your precious ingredients:)

Chicken and Velveeta Cheese Dip

How to Make Chicken Cheese Dip

There are a whopping five steps for this recipe.  Get out your biggest skillet.  I use a 13 inch one and I fill it.  Put all of your ingredients inside and give it a good stir.  Pop it into your oven and after about 5 minutes, you will want to stir it up.  Most of the ingredients are starting to melt so you want to move it around a little bit so they have a chance to get equal time under the heat.  Let it cook for another 10-15 minutes (or until all of the cheese has fully melted) and serve it with some salty, sturdy tortilla chips.  This last step is important.  This dip needs a sturdy chip because the cheese and the chicken and tomatoes get heavy.  You don’t want your chips breaking off.

Other Alternative Ingredients

I would wait and add these after you have pulled the dip out of the oven, but some other ideas for things you could add to the Chicken and Velveeta Cheese Dip are:

  • Jalapenos
  • Diced Fresh Tomatoes
  • Sour Cream
  • Refried Beans
  • Lots of extra chips for dipping!

How to Make Cheese Dip

Slow Cooker Velveeta Cheese Dip

I personally just love cooking in a skillet, but this is the perfect recipe for throwing in a slow cooker as well.  Since all of the ingredients just basically need to melt together, you can follow the directions below for Skillet Chicken and Velveeta Cheese dip, but switch to your trust crock-pot.  This one will need an hour on high or 2 hours on low to completely blend together.  Don’t forget to stir it a few times so the cheese doesn’t stick to the sides and burn!

Looking for More Game Day Appetizers?

Look no further.  Here is a list of my favorite game day treats!

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers Stuffed with Cream Cheese

Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon Ranch Cheeseball Bites

Cheeseburger Meatballs

Chicken Cheese Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Chicken and Velveeta Cheese Dip is a southwest dip that will knock your socks off.  This amazing skillet dip pulls together the flavors of rotisserie chicken, endless cubes of Velveeta cheese, and fresh veggies, for an amazing game day appetizer! 

Course: Appetizer, Game Day
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Cheese Dip
Servings: 8
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 pound processed cheese (such as Velveeta®), cubed
  • 14 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, drained
  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded or cubed
  • 1/4 cup green onion, diced
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place all ingredients into the skillet. Stir to combine.
  3. Place in oven for 5 minutes, then stir again.

  4. Cook for 10 minutes and stir. If cheese is not fully melted, cook another 5 minutes.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe Video

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Recipe Notes

Dip can be reheated in the skillet as needed.

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  • Sherry Dopwell says:

    This sounds delicious, but my family will not eat anything with Jalapeno peppers….. is there an alternative that I could use to make it milder (such as bell peppers) or would it be best just to leave the Jalapeno peppers out?

    • Amanda says:

      Yes, you can definitely add whatever peppers you would prefer. 🙂

  • Shirley Wilson says:

    An amazing sure for good recipes

  • Donna says:

    Can you substitute Swanson canned chicken

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