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Sesame Chicken Dip Recipe

Sesame Chicken Dip Recipe

At work, we always have a 'holiday feast,' and everyone brings a dish to pass. A co-worker made this dip, and it went over so well that I adopted it as my own.—Dawn Schutte, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling YIELD:36 servings


  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 8 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) sweet-and-sour sauce
  • Sesame rice crackers


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • 2. Spread cream cheese onto a large serving platter; top with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with green onions, peanuts and spinach. Drizzle with sweet-and-sour sauce. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with crackers. Yield: 36 servings (1/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without crackers) equals 97 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 195 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 7 g protein.

Reviews for Sesame Chicken Dip

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2016

"This is delicious, I've been making it for years. It always gets gobbled right up. Always get asked for the recipe. Sesame rice crackers are a must with this."

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"This is so good! I added shredded carrots to it, and cut way down on the cream cheese (just one 8 oz package). Everyone started scooping it onto their plates and just eating it with a fork. It was that good! It would make a nice filling for a sandwich, too."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"Wicked good! I used sweet Thai chili sauce instead of the sweet & sour sauce and added some shredded carrot and cilantro."

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2013

"I'm not able to find sesame rice crackers. What would be a good substitute?"

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2013

"Just made for a neighborhood get together and everyone loved it! Sesame oil adds a fabulous aroma to a cold dip...yum! I am thinking about making it without the cream cheese and using it as a sesame chicken salad topping over greens to create a tasty salad with an asian kick."

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"When I make taco dip the cream cheese layer is a little too thick also. I just thin it out with a little milk and it spreads and dips just fine. I plan to make this recipe for a graduation party."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"Love this recipe!!! Made it for my bunco group and it got rave reviews with many requesting the recipe. Note that it does make a lot! I used a fairly large platter and the 3 packages of cream cheese still made a very thick first layer (and firm since it was refrigerated), to the point it was a bit challenging to "dip" or dish out, even with a small spreading knife. Switching to whipped cream cheese as suggested by "The Wine Fairy" might be a good alternative? Using only 2 cream cheese packages and a very large platter (like SandiJ24 suggested) is another thought. Don't let this deter you from making this is outstanding and the balance of flavors is wonderful!"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"I used sweet chili sauce instead of the sweet and sour. It adds a little kick!"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"I have a serious problem with the recipe....I can't stop eating it! Oh so very, very yummy! And, I do think the addition of peanut sauce would make this even better. Next time I'm going to use it as a filling for lettuce wraps."

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

"Really good-people liked it. If I make it again though, I will double the soy/sesame oil maridnade, and I will put the chopped peanuts on the top after I chill it for the two hours. I also recommend as big as of a serving platter as you can. Mine was about 13X9 and the dip got a bit thick."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2012

"Tasted OK but I would suggest dicing the chicken as the shredded "look" was not very appealing. Reducing the amount of sesame oil might allow the other flavors to come forward."

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"Oh my goodness ... this dip is to die for. I took this to a Christmas dinner party last weekend and EVERYBODY loved it. Since there were only 6 of us I made half the recipe and it was more than plenty. I'll be making this again very soon."

Reviewed Dec. 9, 2012

"The best dip! Got rave reviews both times I made it. I only used 2 cream cheese and served on a 15"x15" platter."

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"This recipe is definitely a winner! A few changes that I would make:

1. I would use whipped cream cheese instead of regular.
2. I thought the sweet and sour sauce needed a kick, so I mixed some peanut sauce, some teriyaki sauce, a little soy sauce, garlic and a little sesame oil into it.
This is a great recipe for those who aren't into measuring--you can't really mess it up so have fun with it!"

Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"I just made this for a graduation party. Everyone raved about it!!"

Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"There were 2 different sweet and sour sauces at the store. One is more a red color and one is more a yellow/orange color. Not sure which one to use???"

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"I had just baked a duck the night prior, so I used the meat from it as a substitute, and also used the 1/3 fat cream cheese. I took it to our neighborhood superbowl party and it was a hit! The flavors are excellent together."

Reviewed Dec. 23, 2011

"Wonderful, delicious, everyone wanted the recipe, can't wait to make it again!!! An upgrade from typical taco dip."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Brought this dip to my work Christmas potluck, what a hit! Several co-workers requesting the recipe."

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"I only made a half batch and it there was still plenty to go around."

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"This was a big hit! All the flavors work together very well. Definitely serve it with the rice crackers. I will be making this for a lot more parties to come!"

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"This recipe is delicious. Served it at a group vanished. Everyone asked for the recipe. It's a keeper!!"

Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"Very good- a nice change from your typical taco dip..."

Reviewed May. 7, 2011

"I was looking for something different to serve at an open house and this dip was perfect! It was such a hit! Now every time I serve it, I get requests for the recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"Great! I have made this several times and it is always a hit. I have tried making 1/2 of the receipe (used same amount of soy and sesame oil) and only one cream cheese. It worked perfectly."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"This was the hit of a shower I gave! I did change it up a little bit by mixing the cream cheese and chicken together and it turned out fantastic! I have been emailing this recipe to the guests all day!"

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"This is awesome! I took this to a get-together and had many requests for the recipe. This is a gread dip if you want something different. My kids did not like this, however, they don't like chinese food so I didn't expect them to. My husband would say this is girly food."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"This dip is fabulous!!! I have made it for a few different occasions and it is always a big hit. I call it my Chinese Taco Dip. It is something different from the traditional taco dips. I use extra sweet and sour sauce on the top. I have tried it with several rice crackers and thin crakers and it all seems to work well. I have passed the recipe on to many that have asked."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"I've made this several times and I've had many people ask for the recipe! I use more soy sauce than it calls for. I drizzle a little bit over the top at the end.

Trader Joes make a great Sweet Chili sauce that I use. They also have delicious sesame crackers (Savory Thins) that compliment this dip.
I layer the sour cream, chicken, spinach, peanuts, chives, then chili sauce.
I think this is a great & flavorful dip! Definitely let it refrigerate for optimal flavor!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"I had to throw out 3/4 of this dish as none of my guests ate it and my family didn't care for it."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"This was just okay. There wasn't any wow factor here at all. My son loves appetizers and this did sound really good so I tried it on Christmas Eve. We all had one cracker with the dip and weren't bowled over but tried a second one just in case. Still nothing special. Unfortunately, it's not cheap to make and 99% of it will go in the trash. There's just not a lot of flavor to it. I'm sorry I spent the money and time to put it together."

Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"It was good but nobody thought it was fantastic. I'm glad I tried it but wouldn't hurry to make it again."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"Excellent recipe and it's a nice change for the usual dips. Quick and easy to make. Made it for two different events this past month and have been asked numerous times for the recipe. To the previous reviewer you can find Sweet 'n Sour Sauce in the condiment aisle at the grocery store. Kraft has it in a squeeze bottle."

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"I have not yet made this but will as soon as someone can tell me what sweet and sour sauce is. Thank you."

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"This always goes over well and it is a nice change from taco dip."

Reviewed May. 15, 2010

"I made this to audition for a graduation open house and tried it out on my husband and 6 kids. My graduating senior asked me to make about 4 trays of this for her party-it was THAT good! This was an easy dip to put together and most of the prep can be done ahead of time, so it's a winner recipe for taste and ease of prep for parties. The peanuts give it that little surprise bite that makes people go: "what's in this?" I was unable to find sesame crackers, so we used keebler butter crackers and ritz crackers with most favoring the butter crackers. If this recipe goes over as well at the party as well as it did with my family, I better make copies of the recipe to hand out."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"My friend made this for our book club. It was different and delicious."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"Made this for New Year's Eve...not a drop left! I did add cilantro to the chicken mix and also some toasted sesame seeds. And 3 blocks of cream cheese is really overkill...I used 1 1/2 and used the light because it's creamier and spreads better. We served with Scoops...DELICIOUS!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

"This was very good and easy to make!! Loved it...."keeper"!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"I made this for a potluck. Everyone was asking me for the recipe. I modified the recipe by not adding p-nuts because some people had allergies, and I cooked the chicken myself (it is cheaper this way) I just cooked the chicken in a pan with olive oil, soy, garlic and cajun seasoning. Then proceeded to marinate in the soy, garlic, oil combo. Also served with townhouse crackers. Turned out great!"

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2009

"This was an awesome recipe! Brought it to 2 different potlucks the same week and both groups loved it! It makes alot so good to feed a big crowd."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2009

"It states in the recipe shredded COOKED chicken breast. So yes, make sure you cook it."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

"But don't you have to cook the chicken before you put it on the cream cheese it doesn't say anything about cooking the chicken in the recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"This is a great dish. At first I thought there would be too many green onions. But it blends nicely with the other flavors. Have made several times, always gets rave reviews!"

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2009

"I made this for a holiday party and everyone loved it! Making again for our next gathering."

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2009

"Made this a couple of times - very yummy.

Makes a lot though - I usually make a half recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2009

"Has any one tried this dip? sounds yummy"

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2009

"When I tried to look at this recipe it told me that I am not a subscriber.  I most definitely am a subscriber to Taste of Home and don't know how to correct that error.


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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer