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Buttery Chicken Spread

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
    20-25 servings (3-1/2 cups)


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Transfer to a small crock or serving dish. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  • Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes before serving. Serve with bread, toast or crackers.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 115 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Tracy_Marie
    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!