Loaded with bacon, chicken, artichokes and THREE types of cheese, you just cannot go wrong with an easy hot dip recipe like this one! This Chicken Bacon Artichoke Dip is irresistible and goes great on any party table or even at your next tailgate party.
Dan and I went through a really long phase when we became obsessed with hot dips. We made them weekly and ate them for dinners and snacks and we also brought them to every gathering we attended. We’ve grown out of that as we have become more conscious about what we put into our bodies, but! We still do indulge on occasion.
This Chicken Bacon Artichoke Dip is the definition of cheesy, comforting perfection. It is so cheesy and delicious and it definitely comes with a warning: be prepared to lose all self-control. It is also so super easy to throw together, making it the perfect appetizer or party food for any type of gathering. Think tailgating parties, holiday gatherings (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s!) and girls night.
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN BACON ARTICHOKE DIP
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a medium-sized baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, bacon, artichoke hearts, spinach, garlic, mayo, milk, cream cheese, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, Swiss cheese, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Mix well.
Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Serve warm with chips or crackers.
Either shred cooked chicken breasts for this recipe or pull the meat from a Rotisserie chicken.
Fresh spinach tastes best, but frozen spinach thawed (1 cup) will work great, too.
Add a FOURTH cheese by sprinkling Parmesan cheese over the top before baking. Naughty but delicious!
Replace all or a portion of the mayo with sour cream, if desired.
HOW TO COOK CHICKEN IN AN INSTANT POT
If you have thawed or frozen chicken breasts and want to cook them quickly for this recipe, consider throwing them into your Instant Pot for a super quick and perfect outcome.
In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and olive oil; mix well. Rub the mixture all over the surface of the chicken breasts. (Skip this step for an even simpler recipe.)
Place trivet in your Instant Pot and add chicken broth or water. Place the chicken in a single layer onto the trivet.
Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 5 minutes (for thawed breasts) or 10 minutes (for frozen breasts) on high pressure. It will take the IP around 10 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
When cooking time is done, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes then set to Quick Release. Let the float valve drop and remove the lid.
Remove chicken from the pot and serve! Pour liquid from the pot over the tops of the breasts, if desired, or shred and add back to liquid.
OTHER FAVORITE HOT DIPS
I am obsessed with the best, cheesiest, most comforting hot dips. Here is a a list of my absolute favorites that go well on any party table!
Sausage Cheese Dip – Sausage Cheese Dip is easy to make (let your crockpot do the work for you!), cheesy, flavorful and totally irresistible! Serve as an appetizer at your next party and it won’t last long. Only 6 ingredients required for this delicious party food!
Spinach Artichoke Dip – This hot Spinach Artichoke Dip is a party staple! People always get excited about this dip and its so easy to make! It’s a filling, cheesy snack or appetizer that you can put on pita squares, crackers or chips. Let your slow cooker do all of the work for you!
Chicken Jalapeno Dip – Meat, cheese and spice in a single hot dip! Serve with chips at your next gathering and you’ll be the most popular person at the party. Cater spice to your liking!
Slow Cooker Hot Creamy Corn – This Hot Corn Dip is ADDICTING! Bacon and green chiles give this dish the kick is needs. Sprinkle some cilantro into the cheesy corn dish for a perfect brunch dish. Serve it with chips or crackers or solo as a creamy side. Either way, it’ll be the most popular dish at the feast!
Slow Cooker Club Sandwich Dip – Turn the classic Club Sandwich into a jaw-dropping hot dip. This irresistible dip is a great party food or weekend appetizer/snack. Let your slow cooker make this delicious recipe for you!
This Hot Corn and Crab Dip is the perfect appetizer for any party! The creaminess of the garlicky cheese and addition of sweet bell peppers, corn, and jalapenos are an awesome combination with the delicious crab. Make it as mild or as spicy as you’d like!
Pan-Fried Brie with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto is your new favorite appetizer! This savory party food will be a hit at any gathering. Be prepared to share the recipe because everyone will be asking for it!
Chicken Bacon Artichoke Dip
- 2 cups chicken cooked and shredded
- 1/2 pound bacon cooked and chopped
- 14 oz. can quartered artichoke hearts drained and chopped
- 2 cups packed fresh spinach
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 oz. cream cheese softened and cut into chunks
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a medium-sized baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, bacon, artichoke hearts, spinach, garlic, mayo, milk, cream cheese, 1 cup of the mozzarella cheese, Swiss cheese, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Mix well.
- Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top with 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Serve warm with chips or crackers.
- Either shred cooked chicken breasts for this recipe or pull the meat from a Rotisserie chicken.
- Fresh spinach tastes best, but frozen spinach thawed (1 cup) will work great, too.
- Add a FOURTH cheese by sprinkling Parmesan cheese over the top before baking. Naughty but delicious!
- Replace all or a portion of the mayo with sour cream, if desired.