Oct 10, 2014

Cheesy Spinach and Chicken Dip

There is nothing I like more than a yummy cheese dip to eat during a football game. I have many dip recipes in my recipe box. Some recipes have real food and others use the fake processed cheese that I know I shouldn't eat but I do because as much as I hate to admit it, it's delicious!

I try to eliminate processed foods as much as possible but when it comes to cheese dip, that big yellow block of cheese just calls my name. The original recipe for this dip didn't have chicken in it. But one night I didn't feel like cooking and I had some leftover shredded chicken so I added it so make the dip a meal.



Yes, I served this dip to my husband as dinner. It's OK there's a serving of veggies and real protein from the chicken. I'm pretty sure that makes it count as a meal.

For parties I make the dip in the Crock Pot. You just put everything in and let it melt down stirring a few times as it cooks. But when we are going to eat it right away I make it on the stove.

Cheesy Spinach and Chicken Dip

Ingredients

16 oz Velveeta Cheese
9 oz spinach - fresh or frozen
1 1/2 cups salsa**
1 cup shredded chicken
1 t chili powder
1 t cumin
tortilla chips

Directions

1. If you're using frozen spinach thaw and squeeze dry. Get as much liquid as possible out of the spinach. Rough chop the spinach if you are using fresh. I don't see much of a flavor difference, I just use what I have on hand.


2. Cut the Velveeta into large cubes.
3. Over medium heat add the salsa, cheese, and spinach to a medium size skillet. Stir occasionally.



4. Once the cheese is half melted, add the chicken. Stir occasionally.


5. After the cheese is completely melted add the seasonings. Stir to combine and serve with tortilla chips.






**In a pinch you can puree a can of Rotel if you are in the process of making the dip and realize your kids ate the salsa you thought was in the fridge.

4 comments:

  1. This seriously looks soooo yummy!!! I want it now!

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    1. I've been craving it ever since I wrote the post. I almost made it on Sunday but I wasn't feeling good so it' will have to wait for another game.

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    1. Pretty sure Velveeta should be it's own food group.

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