Hot Chicken Caprese Dip

Imagine a classic Caprese salad mixed with grilled chicken and cream cheese, topped with more mozzarella and then baked until it’s bubbly —yum! Serve with toasted crostini or pita chips.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked diced chicken
  • 1 8-ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 12 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 14 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper for garnish
  • Fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Use 8×8-inch oven-safe baking dish.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine chicken, softened cream cheese and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Stir until well combined. Stir in tomatoes, basil, vinegar and salt. Spoon mixture into baking dish, spreading out evenly. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
  3. Bake until the cheese is golden and bubbly, approximately 20 minutes. Garnish with fresh basil and cracked black pepper if desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

Ease: Easy

Yield: 4 cups

Recipe Source: Rebecca Egsieker, The Dairy Chef

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