Buttery Chicken Spread Recipe

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I have fond memories of my grandmother preparing this rich and delicious snack. It's stood the test of time and remains a crowd-pleaser today.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 28 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • Party bread, toast or crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 115 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Transfer to a small crock or serving dish. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  2. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes before serving. Serve with bread, toast or crackers. Yield: 20-25 servings (3-1/2 cups).
Originally published as Buttery Chicken Spread in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p7

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Tracy_Marie User ID: 4825161 18035
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"A surprizingly tasty combo, Dill & cinnamon!

I put in an entire tsp. of cinnamon myself, then found I had over powdered the dill. Added more dill till it balanced properly. Great!"

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