Nashville Hot Chicken Dip

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Nashville Hot Chicken Dip is a spicy delight that’s hard to stop eating! Nashville Hot Chicken Dip is the perfect blend of spicy and savory, making it a crowd-pleaser for any gathering. Whether you’re hosting a game night or a family get-together, this dish is sure to be a hit.

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Nashville Hot Chicken Dip

Smooth and rich cream cheese combined with tender, flavorful chicken are elevated by the perfect balance of hot sauce, honey, and cayenne pepper. The result is a dip that delivers a spicy kick without overwhelming your taste buds. The sweetness from the honey complements the heat, creating a flavor profile that keeps you coming back for more.

A bowl of dip with chicken and sauce on it.

Ingredients

The full recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.

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How to make Nashville hot chicken dip

  1. Place cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. 
  2. Stir the cream cheese. Add buttermilk and microwave for another minute. Stir until smooth. You can microwave a few more seconds if needed.
  3. Add the hot sauce, honey, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder to the cream cheese and stir until smooth. 
  4. Sprinkle chopped chicken on top.
  5. Stir together hot sauce, honey, and cayenne in a small measuring cup and drizzle over chicken.
  6. Garnish with dill pickle slices. Serve with tortilla chips or Frito Scoops.
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Cooking Tips:

  1. Chicken Choices: Use any cooked chicken you have on hand – fried, grilled, or rotisserie. Leftover chicken works wonders and adds an extra layer of convenience.
  2. Hot Sauce Selection: Opt for a hot sauce like Frank’s to achieve that classic Nashville heat. Adjust the quantity based on your spice preference.
  3. Balancing Sweet and Heat: The honey acts as a natural sweetener, so feel free to adjust the amount to find the perfect balance for your taste buds.
  4. Creamy Consistency: Ensure a smooth and creamy texture by softening the cream cheese and blending the ingredients thoroughly.
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Nashville Hot Chicken Dip Frequently Asked Questions


Q1: Can I make this dip ahead of time?
A1: Absolutely! Prepare the dip in advance and refrigerate. Reheat it in the oven or microwave before serving.

Q2: Can I use a different type of cheese?
A2: While cream cheese is recommended for its creamy texture, you can experiment with other cheeses for a unique twist.

Q3: Is this dip too spicy for kids?
A3: The heat level can be adjusted by controlling the amount of cayenne pepper and hot sauce. Start with less and add more if desired.

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Nashville Hot Chicken Dip is a versatile and flavorful dish that adds a spicy kick to any occasion. With simple cooking tips and the ability to tailor the heat to your liking, this dip is a must-try for those who enjoy bold flavors and creamy textures. Serve it with your favorite chips or veggies, and watch it disappear at your next gathering.

A bowl of chicken dip with chips and salsa.

Nashville Hot Chicken Dip

Nashville Hot Chicken Dip is a versatile and flavorful dish that adds a spicy kick to any occasion. With simple cooking tips and the ability to tailor the heat to your liking, this dip is a must-try for those who enjoy bold flavors and creamy textures.
Author: Paula
5 from 44 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken. You can use fried grilled, or rotisserie chicken. Leftover chicken is great for this.
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce I like Frank’s
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Gather and measure all your ingredients.
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  • Place cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute.
    3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
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  • Stir the cream cheese. Add buttermilk and microwave for another minute. Stir until smooth. You can microwave a few more seconds if needed.
    ¾ cup buttermilk
    Whipped cream on a white plate with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the hot sauce,
    1 tablespoon honey, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder
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  • honey, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder to the cream cheese and stir until smooth.
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  • Sprinkle chopped chicken on top.
    2 cups cooked chicken. You can use fried
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  • Stir together hot sauce, honey, and cayenne in a small measuring cup and drizzle over chicken.
    1 tablespoon honey, 1 and ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper, 2 tablespoons hot sauce
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  • Garnish with dill pickle slices, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips or Frito Scoops.
    A bowl of dip with chicken and sauce on it.

Nutrition

Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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