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BBQ Chicken Dip Recipe

BBQ Chicken Dip is a creamy, cheesy dip with three types of cheese plus chicken, corn, black beans. and bbq sauce. Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips for a wonderful gameday appetizer.

BBQ Chicken Dip in a cast iron skillet.

What I Love About This Recipe

This is one of my favorite dips. Your guests will yum up every last bit of this delectable dip.  I’m a sucker for anything with BBQ Sauce in it. Nothing beats that sweet and tangy flavor.

Cream cheese, rotisserie chicken, black beans and corn combine to make a creamy and cheesy dip that’s perfect with tortilla chips.

Two blocks of cream cheese make BBQ Chicken Dip an insanely creamy and rich dip. But it is super easy to make. Nothing in this dip needs to be precooked. It’s just a mix and heat kind of recipe. Got to love that!

The ingredients get mixed in with the cream cheese and then baked in the oven until warm and gooey. You could heat it in a crock pot instead.

What really makes this dip is the BBQ Sauce. I like to use one that is sweet and tangy. I mix a little BBQ Sauce into the cream cheese and then drizzle more on top.

And inevitably, I always go back and do a second drizzle of BBQ Sauce. You just can’t have too much of it.  ๐Ÿ™‚

In addition to cream cheese, this dip also contains shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar cheese. You can never have too much cheese when it comes to a dip like this.

Cooked dip in a skillet with green onions and tortilla chips.

Recipe Tips

BBQ Chicken Dip is a great use for leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken. I always buy a rotisserie chicken when they are on sale. You just can’t beat then ease and convenience  and there are a million ways you can use them.

This dip can also be made with 1 1/2 cups of pulled pork or browned ground beef instead of chicken.

Make Ahead Tips and Storage

This dip can be assembled up to 24 hours in advance. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to place it in the oven. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days and reheated in the microwave.

Because BBQ Chicken Dip is so creamy and rich, this dip is a party favorite and will feed a crowd. Serve it at your next football party and it is sure to become a fan favorite.

Chip scooping up BBQ Chicken Dip.

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BBQ Chicken Dip in a cast iron skillet.

BBQ Chicken Dip

A creamy and cheesy dip made from cream cheese, cheddar and Pepper Jack cheese, plus diced chicken, corn, black beans and BBQ Sauce. Love this dip served with corn chips.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
TOTAL: 35 minutes
SERVINGS: 8 servings


  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped chicken
  • 1/3 cup corn
  • 1/3 cup black beans
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • chopped red onion and cilantro
  • additional BBQ Sauce for drizzling on top


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a casserole dish or small cast iron pan.
  • In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese, BBQ Sauce, and garlic powder until smooth.
  • Stir in chicken, corn, black beans, green onions, and half of cheese.
  • Transfer mixture to prepared pan. Place in oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake 10 to 15 more minutes.
  • Sprinkle with red onion and cilantro and drizzle with BBQ Sauce.


Pulled pork or browned ground beef can be used instead of chicken.


Calories: 323kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: creamy dip, gameday

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Originally published December 29, 2015.

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21 thoughts on “BBQ Chicken Dip Recipe”

  1. I wondered about making it in a slow cooker instead of baking in the oven? Maybe it would just take too long for cheeses to melt and everything to warm up together?

  2. Jodi Lutsch

    I want to make this…sounds yum. But what bbq sauce do u use. There are so many with so many different flavours. What works and tastes best. Thx in advance for ur feedback

  3. Amazing recipe. Looks yummy. Will try it but instead cheddar cheese i pick Swiss cheese, I think that the taste of BBQ chicken will not change. Thx for sharing Christin!

  4. Candice Thompson

    This is the best dip Ive had in my entire life. Making again next week for band banquet! I literally screamed when i actually found this again because i made it last year!!

  5. Looks Yummy and mouth watering. I have never tried this earlier. This would be a perfect appetizer! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Who wouldn’t want to dig right into this?!! Looks amazing. Hope you have a fun New Year’s eve and here’s to a very happy, healthy, and fun New Year!

  7. Thao @ In Good Flavor

    Cream cheese and bbq sauce sounds wonderful! And when you enhance it with chicken and more cheese, it’s one fantastic dip! Happy New Year to you Christin!

  8. This is exactly the kind of dip that I have been craving for days now. Hot, bubbly, and full of cream cheesey goodness. Yum!

  9. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Oh this dip looks SO good, Christin! I love the cream cheese and bbq chicken. So perfect for New Years!

  10. Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next

    This dip looks delicious! Love how creamy it is! Loving the flavour from the BBQ sauce and all the gooey cheese! I need to try this soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    So buffalo chicken dip is my obsession!! Favorite dip ever! I can’t wait to try this version.

  12. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    The only problem with this dip is how the heck am I supposed to share it??? Christin it sounds absolutely delicious! Perfect for a NYE appetizer!
    BTW Happy New Year to you and your family! ๐Ÿ™‚

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