Creamy Chicken Jalapeno Popper Dip: The Perfect NYE Appetizer

This shop featuring my recipe for creamy chicken jalapeno popper dip is perfect for NYE and has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturallyCheesy #CollectiveBias

Creamy Chicken Jalapeno Popper Dip - the perfect NYE appetizer

I think I’m on a high. Still recovering from the Christmas cheer that spread throughout my house, family in town celebrating, and a fun weekend of even more celebrating in my near future. And, of course, smack dab in the middle of all of that is New Years Eve. The biggest party of the year, right?

We normally head over to my brother in laws house with appetizers and sparkling grape juice in hand for a kid-friendly NYE party where we celebrate ringing in the new year on GMT. We’re home by 6-7pm and the kids feel like they’ve gotten to celebrate the big countdown with their family and friends. But then my husband and I can enjoy a nice quiet meal together as we ring in the new year while the kids snooze.

Creamy Chicken Jalapeno Popper Dip

I try and keep things simple by making a few appetizers to enjoy instead of a large meal. I bring a larger version of the appetizer to the party while I save a small version for us to heat up later. We can munch together and watch the festivities on tv as we remember what happened in the years past. It’s a great way to connect. But it’s also a great way to try out fun recipes I haven’t had a chance to try out in the previous year. And this creamy chicken jalapeno popper dip recipe is one of them! The kids loved that I paired it with their favorite sparkling grape juice.

I first saw a variation of this recipe on my friend Melissa’s site and knew I wanted to try it. But I wanted to see if I could mix those flavors with my favorite “crack dip” recipe. Adding chicken to this dish not only took it up a notch but made it more acceptable as a replacement for dinner. I’ll enjoy mine with celery while the husband dipped in with crackers and tortilla chips!

Creamy Chicken Jalapeno Popper Dip ingredientsCreamy Chicken Jalapeno Popper Dip ingredients to mixCreamy Chicken Jalapeno Popper Dip - deliciously cheesy with a hint of spice

Creamy Chicken Jalapeno Popper Dip

  • 2 8 ounce packages Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 4 ounce can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 2 diced jalapeño peppers, seeds removed
  • 1 cup Mexican style Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese
  • 1-1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 375˚ F.  In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, green chiles, jalapeños, chicken, and shredded cheeses.  Mix thoroughly with a spoon or spatula until smooth and evenly combined.  Spread the mixture into a baking dish (approximately 9 x 9-inches).

In a second bowl, combine the Panko and Parmesan and stir until combined.   Sprinkle over the cream cheese mixture in the baking dish.  Bake for 25 minutes or until the mixture is hot and the topping is golden. Broil on high for 30 seconds if it’s not as toasty on top as you’d like.

Serve warm with crackers, tortilla chips, baguette slices, vegetables, etc. as desired.

Creamy Chicken Jalapeno Popper Dip with chips and crackers

You can find more awesome holiday recipes using Kraft products here! Also, look for other great savings on Kraft Heinz products. While shopping, make sure to take advantage of $1.00 off when you buy two 8oz Natural Shreds & Chunks and $1.00 off two Philadelphia Cream Cheese coupons for Kraft products available 12/13 – 2/13. You can save up to $13 this holiday season!

Kraft Shredded Cheese at Walmart

Head on over to the Cheese aisle at Walmart to pick up some Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Kraft Natural Shredded Cheese to make this delicious appetizer for your family this holiday season.

What do you munch on during the NYE celebration? 

Cranberry Mustard Sauce Paired With Crispy Chicken Strips

We’re enjoying some delicious crispy chicken strips, provided by our sponsor Tyson®, with our cranberry mustard sauce recipe.

Cranberry Mustard Sauce - perfect for dipping!

My son. He’s addicted to chicken strips. Has been since he was younger. It’s the one thing he asks for in restaurants, something I always know he’ll eat when we are hosting an event, and is something I make for him when we eat lunch together on the weekends. But sometimes plain crispy chicken strips – while great for him – are just boring for me.

So I wanted to try something new to spruce them up. And in the spirit of the holidays, I decided to mix a classic Thanksgiving flavor with dijon mustard to create a cranberry mustard dipping sauce. Not only is it flavorful and pairs perfectly with chicken strips, it’s also a great spread for sandwiches and burgers as well!

Cranberry Mustard Sauce - a great dip, spread, or sauce

We whipped this up before we headed off to watch a screening of The Peanuts Movie. We’d already primed them by watching some classic Peanuts movies we had in the house but to be honest I think we were more excited to see the movie than they were. I’ve been waiting for this release for a while!

Tyson® crispy chicken strips are so awesome for a quick pre-movie meal. They’re easy to make and take no time to bake in the oven. And paired with the cranberry mustard sauce, we made the kids lunch something even the adults could enjoy. It was the perfect lunch for the whole family and the kids loved chatting about what we were going to see before heading off to the theater.

Cranberry Mustard Sauce

Cranberry Mustard Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips to use to dip

Combine ingredients in a small mixing bowl, whisking until smooth. Serve as a dip withTyson® crispy chicken strips or use as a spread on your next turkey or chicken sandwich!

Tyson Chicken Tenders with Cranberry Mustard Sauce

Tyson at Sam's Club

I picked up theTyson® Crispy Chicken Strips at Sam’s Club during my last haul and I’m so glad I did. With a 3lb bag filled with all natural ingredients and 15 grams of protein I can feed my whole gang. Plus they’re fully cooked! Easy.

Crispy Chicken Tenders dipped in Cranberry Mustard Sauce

How are you gearing up for the new Peanuts movie?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Delicious 2 Ingredient Queso Dip + RO*TEL Coupon

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2 Ingredient Queso Dip

Great Savings on RO*TEL at Walmart!

Are you creating a big snacking spread for the Big Tournament? Looking for ways to spice up game day and save money at the same time? #JustAddRotel is the perfect way to spice up your favorite recipes. From guacamole to pot roast sliders, adding a can of RO*TEL makes a traditional game day recipe into something extraordinary.

Click this link  to print a Walmart coupon where you buy 3 cans of RO*TEL, you will get 1 can free!

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Be sure to look for RO*TEL in either the Pasta or Hispanic aisle in Walmart! Now it’s time for some delicious queso! No celebration is complete without this addition.  

2 Ingredient Queso Dip

What You Need:

  • 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 1 pkg (16 oz each) Velveeta®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

What You Do:

1. Combine undrained tomatoes and Velveeta in medium saucepan.

2. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until Velveeta is melted completely and mixture is blended, stirring frequently.

3. Serve warm as a dip with tortilla chips, crackers or cut-up fresh vegetables.


What’s your favorite dip? 


Ad: Simple Football Tailgating Food Ideas with Hot Wings and Spinach Artichoke Dip

This shop featuring simple football tailgating food ideas with hot wings has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeHero

Simple Football Tailgating Food Ideas with Hot Wings + an Spinach Artichoke Dip recipeI love football season. But it’s not for the game… it’s for the food. No, seriously. I also like the fact that we have an excuse to get together with friends and hang out. And it gives me an excuse to try out delicious recipes without having to enjoy them all by myself.

And as of this weekend, football season is here with full force. So that means a. I have no control over the remote anymore and b. I get to try out all of the recipes I’ve been pinning over the summer! Starting with a delicious spinach artichoke dip that will complete any tailgating spread.

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Creamy Tomatillo Avocado Sauce

I created this delicious #SauceSquad creamy tomatillo avocado sauce as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars by Crowdtap #BottledAwesome

creamy tomatillo avocado sauce with chips #SauceSquad #BottledAwesome
I love Mexican food. Like LURVE it! So when I was asked to create a delicious dish inspired by the new Taco Bell sauces my mind started to go into a thousand different directions before I found the inspiration to create this creamy tomatillo avocado sauce.

What I love about this sauce is that it pairs perfectly with my tequila lime pork tacos. The tomatillos and green chilies in Taco Bell’s salsa verde match the flavor combo found in my tequila lime marinade. And how can this pork not taste amazing coated with this creamy sauce and nestled into a tortilla of love.

And if you have any left overs or want to serve it to a crowd, feel free to serve this sauce as a dip. Because its great as both a sauce drizzled over your meal or as a dip on it’s own. I’m even considering using it as a salad dressing this week with a nice squeeze of lime on top.  [Read more…]

Hot White Pizza Dip with Pepperonis and Philadelphia cream cheese

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Hot White Pizza Dip #LoveMyPhilly #shop

I’m all about the appetizers and desserts this time of year. The one thing I always love to make for guests is a hot dip to enjoy and warm up to. And my dips almost always include Philadelphia cream cheese. Because who can say no to that creamy goodness? In an effort to combine a few of our favorite flavors, I made this delicious hot white pizza dip with pepperonis.

We just celebrated my daughter’s 3rd birthday yesterday and boy was it a blast. Good friends, good food, and good fun. While in full party prep mode the day before I made a list of all of the items I still needed to pick up for the party. Including the ingredients for this dip.

I went into the garden to see what kinds of veggies and herbs I had. Luckily I had 6 gorgeous tomatoes, a ton of small red peppers, and some fresh basil, thyme and oregano. So those were definitely going into the dip. Then I headed to Sam’s Club to pick up all of the items we needed for the party. [Read more…]

Holiday Appetizers: SeaPak Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

I made this delicious spicy peanut sauce as part of a compensated social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and SeaPak. All opinions are my own.

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When I decided on the party food I wanted to serve at her birthday party, I went with simple, delicious, and crowd-pleasing. Luckily these spring rolls are just that. By making a spicy peanut sauce to pair with the chili sauce included in the packaging, I can make a store bought appetizer more homemade. And everyone loves options, right? Since I can prepare the dip ahead of time I can spend more time with my guests. [Read more…]

Healthy Dip Alternative: Homemade Tzatziki Dip Recipe

Homemade Tzatziki Dip Recipe

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In planning my food spread for the big game this past weekend, the one thing I wanted to focus on was healthy alternatives that are delicious too.

I used this tzatziki dip drizzled over my mini chicken, feta, tomato meatball pitas for a delicious and savory appetizer as well as a dip for our veggie tray.

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Taking Game Day Appetizers On The Go with Rubbermaid at Target

game day appetizers on the go

Taking Food On The Go

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Now most of the time I’m the one bringing a few dishes of my own to share. And carting them along can sometimes be troublesome. It can also leave problems after the game as well when we have to bring our dishes back home.

So we’ve started to simply switch over to Rubbermaid Take Alongs for our dishes and don’t bother taking them back with us when we’re done. Because they come in various sizes and shapes they’re perfect for just about any game day food!

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Healthy Ranch Yogurt Dip {Snack Recipe}

Yogurt Ranch Dip

My family is absolutely obsessed with ranch dressing. If the kids have veggies, they want to dip them in ranch. So I’ve tried to change up the way we make ranch and have ditched the sour cream!

Now sour cream isn’t bad. I love the stuff. But by swapping out sour cream with greek yogurt I not only am cutting calories but I’m increasing protein! All in all I’m very excited about the swap and the kids can’t seem to tell the difference.

And Greek yogurt can be subbed for more than just sour cream. I also swap it out for mayo in some recipes.

Yogurt Ranch Dip ingredients

Ranch Yogurt Dip
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons ranch mix (see below for ranch mix)

Mix ingredients together until well combined. Let sit in the fridge overnight. Serve with your favorite veggies or chips.

Ranch Dip Mix
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme

Combine ingredients and store in an air-tight container for up to 3 months. Feel free to double or triple and use as needed.

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