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Cheesy Chicken Corn Dip (No-Bake!)

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This Cheesy Chicken Corn Dip with Cream Cheese is absolutely delicious and made in just a few minutes! You definitely need to save this no-bake dip for all your snacking emergencies and easy appetizer needs! This dip is gluten-free, which is great for parties where people have different dietary restrictions!

hand dipping corn chip into cheesy corn dip with cream cheese

It’s corn season here in New Jersey! Jersey corn is seriously the best. Anytime that sweet corn is on sale for 6 for $2, I am a happy lady. One of my favorite recipes to use fresh corn (aside from corn on the cob, of course), is in this chicken & corn dip with cream cheese. And of course, canned corn works just fine for this recipe!

Related recipes: try my easy corn fritters, or cheesy chicken stuffed ciabatta with corn!

I wish I could say I made this No-Bake Cheesy Chicken Corn Dip because we were having company over, that I made it to share with people.

But nope! I made this because I was craving a cheesy, no-good-for-you, irresistible dip. And I wanted a whole big bowl of it.

bowl of no-bake cheesy corn dip with cream cheese, topped with jalapeno slices

This dip is seriously delicious and we ate it all in two days. We love it because:

  • It’s ooey, gooey, and amazing for dipping crackers, corn chips, or veggies
  • It has fresh corn kernels to give it a perfect little juicy crunch in every bite
  • It is a perfect no-bake dip for summer – no need to turn the oven on!!

I make this cheesy chicken corn dip in my lovely CorningWare dishes which I absolutely adore! They are great because they can go in the microwave and the oven, and then be covered with a lid for storage of leftovers in the fridge. Plus they are pretty and classy!

Ready to make it?? Here’s what you need!

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 12-oz can chicken, drained (or about 1 cooked chicken breast, shredded or chopped)
  • 1 + ¼ cups shredded cheddar cheese (or use a combination of cheddar, pepperjack, monterey jack, etc)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup corn (from 1 large corn cob, or a little more than half a can)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (or use parsley, or a chopped scallion or two)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (from about ½ lime)
  • Optional: 1 jalapeño, seeds removed and diced

Note about what kind of chicken to use: I actually prefer canned white meat chicken breast for this recipe because it’s so shredded that it mixes evenly with the whole dip. But cooked chicken, such as rotisserie chicken or a chicken cooked in the Instant Pot would be just fine too! Just shred it or chop it in small pieces.

Ingredient variations: Feel free to switch things up! Stir in some taco seasoning, or cayenne pepper, or ½ cup salsa for a fun Tex-mex corn dip variation. Or try using this shredded Buffalo chicken for a Buffalo chicken corn dip! Or add a little Ranch seasoning, or a little Ranch dressing in place of the sour cream.

Make it healthier: Swap out half the sour cream for plain Greek yogurt.

Make it keto: Skip the corn for a keto cheesy chicken dip.

Instructions:

Making this dip couldn’t be easier:

Step 1: In a large microwaveable bowl, melt the cream cheese in 30-second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds, until very soft. Add the drained chicken, 1 cup shredded cheese (reserve the rest for later!), and the rest of the ingredients, and mix well.

Step 2: Microwave for 2 minutes, and stir. If not completely combined, microwave for another 1-2 minutes.

Optional step: transfer to a pretty microwave-safe serving bowl before topping with shredded cheese. Top with the remaining ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese and microwave for another 30 seconds, or until the cheese is melted.

Serve warm with your favorite dipping chips or veggies.

Can I make this without a microwave?

This dip can definitely be baked instead of microwaved! Just preheat your own to 350 degrees. Make sure you start with softened cream cheese that is at room temperature. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to mix together the cream cheese and sour cream, until well combined. Add the rest of the ingredients (aside from the ¼ cup cheese), and mix well. Transfer to a 1-quart oven-safe dish. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup shredded cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the dip is heated through.

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If you enjoyed this recipe, please let me know with a comment and a star rating below. And don’t forget to save it for later on Pinterest!

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dipping corn chip into cheesy chicken corn dip with cream cheese
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4.65 from 17 votes

Cheesy Chicken Corn Dip

This Cheesy Chicken Corn Dip is super addictive and made in the microwave in just a few minutes! Your guests will LOVE it and you'll love how easy it is to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Kate

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 12-oz can chicken drained
  • 1.25 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided (or use a combination of cheddar, pepperjack, monterey jack, etc)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup corn kernels (from 1 large corn cob)
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (from 1/2 lime)
  • Optional: 1 jalapeño seeds removed and diced

Instructions

  • In a large microwaveable bowl, melt the cream cheese in 30 second increments, stirring after every 30 seconds, until very soft and melted. Add the drained chicken, 1 cup shredded cheese (reserve ¼ cup for step 2!), and the rest of the ingredients, and mix well. 
  • Microwave for 2 minutes, and stir. If not completely mixed together and melted, microwave for another 1-2 minutes. Optional: transfer to a pretty microwave-safe serving bowl. Top with the remaining ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese and microwave for another 30 seconds, or until the cheese is melted. Serve warm with your favorite dipping chips or veggies. 

Notes

Microwaveable bowl note: I like to microwave the whole mixture in a large bowl that gives me room to stir freely, and then transfer the mixture to a pretty microwave-safe serving bowl. Then I top with cheese and melt the cheese for the remaining 30 seconds. This way, the serving bowl is not messy from all the stirring. But feel free to make and serve this all in one bowl! NO ONE will be judging, this dip is too delicious!!
Note about what kind of chicken to use: I actually prefer canned white meat chicken breast for this recipe because it's so shredded that it mixes evenly with the whole dip. But cooked chicken, such as rotisserie chicken or a chicken cooked in the Instant Pot would be just fine too! Just shred it or chop it in small pieces.
Ingredient variations: Feel free to switch things up! Stir in some taco seasoning, or cayenne pepper, or ½ cup salsa for a fun Tex-mex corn dip variation. Or try using this shredded Buffalo chicken for a Buffalo chicken corn dip! Or add a little Ranch seasoning, or some Ranch dressing in place of the sour cream.
Make it healthier: Swap out half the sour cream for plain Greek yogurt.
Make it keto: Skip the corn for a keto cheesy chicken dip.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Chicken Corn Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 505IU10%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

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Elena Weinstein

Friday 18th of August 2017

Looks amazing, and I almost feel how it tastes. But today I'm cooking your two other dishes; I'll let you know.

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