Mexican Chilli Chicken Dip
Mexican Chilli Chicken Dip

Mexican Chilli Chicken Dip

I have a confession to make. I get a little lazy in the winter. The cooler weather puts me into hibernation mode and I struggle to find my motivation.  I tend to take advantage of shortcuts in the kitchen, and if I could put off grocery shopping until summer, I probably would.

Mexican Chilli Chicken Dip

Mexican Chilli Chicken Dip

One way I facilitate this winter hibernation is by having a well stocked pantry.

3 of the "Chicken Tonight" sauce range

3 of the “Chicken Tonight” sauce range

Since I am hosting a Chicken Tonight giveaway, I naturally have a few extra jars of Chicken Tonight in the pantry.

Chicken Tonight Giveaway

Make sure you enter the “Chicken Tonight” giveaway at the bottom of the story.

School holidays means a house full of children.  My kids and their friends all love nachos in any shape or form.

Spicy Chilli Chicken Dip

Spicy Chilli Chicken Dip

This Chicken Tonight “Mexican Chilli Chicken Dip” is an original Gourmet Getaways recipe.  It’s an adaptation of the traditional style cobb dips with a Mexican Chilli Chicken dish filling.

Chicken Tonight Chilli Dip

Chicken Tonight Chilli Dip

The dip is another in my “manfood range.” It’s ideal for eating whilst sitting under a blanket and watching the footy.

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Mexican Chilli Chicken Dip
Recipe type: Main, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
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This is a great finger food to have while watching the football.
  • 2½ cups of shredded roast chicken
  • 1 jar "Chicken Tonight" Chicken Parmigiana sauce
  • ¼ cup diced Jalapeno (El Paso)
  • 2 Tbs vinegar from the El Paso Jalapeno jar
  • 400gm canned corn (drained)
  • 1 cobb loaf
  1. Heat the oven to 150 degrees.
  2. Cut the top of the cobb loaf and remove the bread from the inside. Leave a centimetre of bread around the crust for loaf structure.
  3. The bread which was removed from the loaf will be toasted and used for dipping. Place the cobb, the lid and the bread pieces on a baking tray and toast.
  4. In a large bowl add the "Chicken Tonight" Parmigiana sauces, shredded chicken, corn, jalapeno, and vinegar. Mix until combined.
  5. Place the chicken mixture in the microwave and heat on high for 3 minute or until hot.
  6. Remove the cobb from the oven when it is crusty.
  7. Just before serving, place the chicken mixture in the cobb and serve with corn chips and the reserved bread.

This dip may be a tasty, quick snack with chips or in the cobb, but the filling is very versatile and can be used in many other dishes.

"Chicken Tonight" Mexican Dip

“Chicken Tonight” Mexican Dip

The “Chicken Tonight” Mexican Chilli Chicken filling can be added to a tortilla wrap with lettuce, cheese and sour cream to make a simple but complete meal.

Mexican Chilli Dip w Nachos

Mexican Chilli Dip w Nachos

Now would you like to enter the Chicken Tonight and Gourmet Getaways Giveaway? We are giving two lucky readers a prize pack which includes the following items:

3 x Chicken Tonight Sauces

2 x Hoyts Kiosk Movie Vouchers

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To enter simply tell me which of the “Chicken Tonight” sauces you would like to try, and give rafflecopter your details.

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  1. I loved this dip from the moment I laid eyes on it! And such a pretty presentation in the bread bowl! Perfect for watching football games and for wowing friends at a potluck! 😀
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  2. Your Mexican chilli chicken dip looks really good! It’s been raining hard this week here in Manila and I’ve been craving for something spicy yet hearty. but easy to prepare. I think I’ll be using your recipe to make a tortilla wrap. 😀 Thanks for sharing this, Julie!

  3. so simple! I don’t mind a little cheat once a while.
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  4. Nicola Carruthers :

    Julie this sounds fantastic. I will be sure to try it out!

  5. My husband would love your dip, Julie. Brilliant idea for the bowl, too =)

  6. I am opposite – I get lazy in hot summer days and in winter I tend to eat a lot because I stay in more… =P Your chili chicken dip sounds yummy! One pot meal is perfect for winner. :)
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  7. Oh my god… this is so totally right on so many levels! I love, love, love this! What perfect movie food too! xx
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  8. What a great dip for the whole family, I would not consider myself “lazy” making this at all. Looks delicious!
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  9. What a fun idea Julie, love it!
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  10. I love cobb loaves-they’re so good! And a fun way to eat dip too. Very creative Miss Julie! 😀
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  11. Ooh looks delicious and I love the idea of a bread bowl!A great party hit for sure :)
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  12. What a wonderful dip! I can see making it when one of the kids has a group of friends over…it would disappear so fast!
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  13. Yours kids love it!? Me as well! And looks so good, I would like to try with a fresh beer ! 😉
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  14. I said just yesterday that I felt like a lazy slug because I hadn’t accomplished as much as I hoped and John reminded me that I’d not stopped since his dad found out he had cancer. I suspect you’re a lot like me and there are other things that take your time in the winter. This chicken dip looks wonderful and it doesn’t look like it has one shortcut. :)
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    • You are so lovely Maureen! You are right, maybe not so much lazy as nurturing the warmth of my family in more comfy, contained surrounds.

  15. If this is you lazy, you definitely put us all to shame when you’re in motivated summer mode 😉 This dip is beautifully presented and I love your twist on more standard dip-in-bread combinations.
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  16. Interesting, and no doubt yummy.

  17. Love the presentation in the cobb loaf! Has been way too long since I’ve had dip in a cobb loaf!
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  18. This dip looks amazing! The presentation is pretty. And yes, it definitely sounds like perfect game day food!
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  19. That’s a clever way to use up some Chicken Tonight. I love your presentation of the dip xx
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  20. My motivation in winter is always for comfort food. This ticks that box :)
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  21. Alesah Villalon :

    Lol, Julie! I was half awake checking out what you prepared and my eyes opened fully seeing this photo…You gave the sauce an excellent transformation! I love jalapenos so this totally works for me :))). Choc Chip Uru is right. This is what everyone needs to get over the 7-1 upset 😉

  22. This chicken dip looks perfect to make for the world cup happening 😀
    I bet everyone would forget it was even playing on the TV!

    Choc Chip Uru
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