Friday, February 1, 2013

Healthy Spicy Chicken Dip

I hope you are able to gather your family or a group of friends around you for the weekend.  It is Super Bowl Weekend again. We don't watch the game but we enjoy lots of yummy foods and being together. So whatever way you spend it, I hope it is a great one.

Recently  I heard about someone making a spicy chicken dip. I thought that sounded yummy. So I started experimenting on making a healthy one. My son devoured it last night so, that was a sign to me that I had found a winner. This could be a snack, a lunch, or dinner with a nice green salad.

1 can of cannelli beans rinsed and drained
2 T olive oil or grapeseed oil
3 T cilantro
3 T purple onion diced in small pieces
1/2 C shredded chicken small pieces
2 T plain yogurt
1 sm can of green chiles
1 1/4 tsp chili powder
1 garlic clove minced
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper * optional
1/2 jalapeno diced small pieces *optional
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded *optional
garnish with cilantro

1. Blend the beans in an electric mixer or food processor (or power blender) until creamy.
2. Pour in the remaining ingredients blend until nice and creamy. 
3. Pour in an oven proof dish and heat in oven at 350 or microwave until warm.
4. Serve hot with chips, fresh tortillas (would make a great filling for burritos) or with fresh vegetables.             


  1. I love to eat, try out new dishes and at the same time stay healthy. So it's good to hear that you exert an effort to make sure that your dishes – even dips – are healthy. No one can resist chips and tortillas with this tempting and healthy spicy chicken dip.

    -Alex Staff

    1. Thank You! It sounds like we are on the same page. We can make the world a healthier place one recipe at a time. :)