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overhead shot of cheesy cajun chicken and sausage dip in cast iron skillet with blue towel underneath. bowl of tortilla chips n the bottom right corner.

Cheesy Cajun Chicken and Sausage Dip

Ashley
This cheesy, creamy dip is made with chicken breast chunks, spicy smoked sausage, and has just the right amount of heat! This dip is ready for your next tailgating event, and trust me - it will not last long!
4.23 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 458 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into cubes a little less than an inch in diameter, about 3 medium chicken breasts
  • 14 ounces spicy smoked sausage such as Andouille or Cajun, about 2 large links, sliced into discs
  • ½ large yellow onion peeled and diced
  • One medium red bell pepper rinsed, seeded, and chopped
  • One medium green bell pepper rinsed, seeded, and chopped
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 16 ounces cream cheese two blocks, cubed
  • 1, 16-ounce container sour cream
  • ½ cup hot sauce such as Frank's
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Heat the oil in a large heavy-bottom pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • Season the chicken lightly with salt and black pepper and add the cubed chicken breasts and sausage to the pot. Cook until the chicken is lightly browned, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped onion and bell peppers and cook until veggies are softened and chicken is cooked through, about 4-5 more minutes.
  • Add the cream cheese and sour cream to the pot and cook until cream cheese is melted and creamy, stirring constantly, about 2-3 minutes. Season the dip with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Add cheeses and hot sauce and cook while stirring until the cheese is melted.
  • Transfer the dip to a lightly greased 12-inch cast-iron skillet or 9x13 baking dish. Bake dip in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until golden and bubbly.
  • Allow dip to cool for about 10 minutes and garnish with sliced scallions if preferred. Serve dip with tortilla chips and crackers for dipping!

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 458kcalCarbohydrates: 5.9gProtein: 30.1gFat: 34.2gSaturated Fat: 18.3gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 534mgPotassium: 277mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1gCalcium: 157mgIron: 2mg
Keyword appetizer recipes, buffalo chicken dip, cajun chicken dip, dip appetizers, tailgating recipes
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