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Taco Skillet Dip

Category

Dips Spreads & Dressings

Servings

6 to 8

Prep Time

25 minutes

Cook Time

50 minutes

Looking for a hot, cheesy skillet dip to impress your guests at your next gathering or wow your family at dinner? Made with shredded chicken, taco seasoning, cream cheese, sour cream, black beans, salsa, red onion and our 4-Cheese Mexican Shredded Cheese, this taco dip recipe is seriously so good that it will become one of your most requested dips from friends and family. Once you’ve made this deliciously cheesy taco dip, share it on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Instagram – and be sure to tag us @cabotcheese when posting on Instagram.


To get started, preheat oven to 375°F.


Place chicken breasts in a medium sized pot, ensuring they aren’t overlapping. Pour beer over the top of the chicken and, if needed, add water so the chicken is covered with liquid. Heat the chicken on the stovetop and bring to a simmer. Cook for 15-18 minutes at a simmer, or until cooked through, skimming any foam from the top as you go.


Once cooked, remove the chicken from the pot and cool until you can handle it comfortably. Cut each breast into thirds and shred the chicken into bite sized pieces using two forks (or your fingers).


Place chicken in a large bowl and sprinkle with taco seasoning. Stir to ensure all of the chicken is evenly coated. Add cream cheese and sour cream, stirring to combine.


Next, add black beans, salsa, ¾ of the 4-Cheese Mexican Shredded Cheese (1½ bags), and half of the chopped red onion. Stir until all ingredients are combined.


Coat a 9-10” skillet with a light coating of cooking spray. Pour mixture into the skillet and top with the remaining ½ bag of shredded cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden and bubbling.


Remove skillet from oven and top with the remaining red onion. Allow skillet to cool for 5 minutes (the dip and skillet are VERY hot right out of the oven so it’s important to let it cool). Once cooled a bit, top with tomatoes and fresh cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips and hot sauce and dig in!


For another satisfying and delicious dip, try our Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet Dip. Cabot is a co-operative of farm families and we work hard to produce our award-winning dairy products. We’d love to hear your feedback on this taco dip, so please rate and review the recipe when you have the chance.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts (about 4 cups cooked)
  • 1 12 ounce can beer (water may be substituted)
  • 1 packet Taco seasoning, about 4 tablespoons
  • 8 ounces Cabot Cream Cheese at room temperature or briefly heated in the microwave

  • ⅓ cup Cabot Sour Cream

  • 1 16 ounce can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup prepared Salsa
  • 2 8-ounce bags Cabot 4-Cheese Mexican Shredded Cheese

  • 1 small red onion, chopped into small dice, divided
  • 10-15 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Cooking for fewer people? To make only 3 – 4 servings simply cut the ingredients in half (as below). Use a smaller pot to cook the chicken, and a smaller skillet to heat the dip. Reduce baking time to 15 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

  • 1 chicken breast (about 2 cups cooked)
  • ½ can of beer or 6 ounces of water
  • 2 tablespoons of Taco seasoning
  • 4 ounces of Cabot Cream Cheese at room temperature or briefly heated in the microwave

  • 3 ounces of Cabot Sour Cream

  • ½ can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup of Salsa
  • 1 8-ounce bag of Cabot 4-Cheese Mexican Shredded Cheese

  • ½ small red onion, chopped into small dice, divided
  • 5 – 7 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
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Directions

  1. PREHEAT oven to 375°F.
  2. PLACE chicken breasts in a medium sized pot so they are not overlapping.  Pour beer over the top of the chicken and add water if needed so the chicken is covered with liquid.  Heat the chicken in beer/water on the stovetop and bring to a simmer (small bubbles).  Cook the chicken for 15-18 minutes at a simmer, or until cooked through, skimming any foam from the top as you go.  Once cooked, remove the chicken from the pot and cool until you can handle it comfortably.  Cut each breast into thirds and using two forks or your fingers, shred the chicken into bite sized pieces.
  3. PLACE chicken in a large bowl and sprinkle with taco seasoning stirring to ensure all chicken is evenly coated.  Add cream cheese and sour cream, stir to combine.  Add black beans, salsa, ¾ of the cheese (1½ bags), and half of the chopped red onion.  Stir until all ingredients are combined.
  4. COAT a 9-10” skillet with a light coating of pan spray. Pour mixture into the skillet and top with the remaining shredded cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden and bubbling.
  5. REMOVE skillet from oven and top with the remaining red onion.  Allow skillet to cool for 5 minutes, and top with the tomatoes and cilantro.  Serve with tortilla chips and hot sauce, olé!

Recipe Note

*WARNING* – this dip (and skillet) is very hot right out of the oven and will need at least 5 minutes or more to cool before digging in!

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
440
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Fat
29 grams
Saturated Fat
16 grams
Cholesterol
110 milligrams
Sodium
730 milligrams
Carbs
18 grams
Fiber
5 grams
Protein
26 grams
Calcium
445 milligrams