Need a quick and easy appetizer? Try this – Chicken Dip/Spread

28 Dec

This is one of those recipes that developed under just the right circumstances – an impromptu gathering of friends, limited time to whip up a snack, and having to use what was on hand as there was not a chance of me getting to the store for any additional ingredients. So I scanned my cabinets, fridge and basement food storage and this appetizer was born. It’s simple, it’s quick, and I generally have all of the ingredients on hand to make it without notice. It’s a major hit and I get requests to bring it to parties often. It’s great on pretzel crackers, chunks of bread, celery – you name it. It’s pretty universal. You can make it the day before an event, but it’s still great the same day. If you want it to be more of a dip than a spread, just add in more sour cream until it reaches the consistency you are looking for. Add in some red pepper flakes for some spice if that’s how you roll. Swap out the garlic salt for onion salt. Use chicken that you have on hand if the thought of canned meats makes you cringe. Easy!

Chicken Dip/Spread

1 13oz can chicken, drained

1 8oz block light cream cheese, left out for about 1/2hr to soften

1/2 cup light sour cream

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 cup dried chives

Place all ingredients in a bowl and using a hand mixer, Blend until combined. Eat immediately or let chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

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