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Sesame Chicken Dip

I can't tell you how many times I'm asked to bring this easy dip to holidays, birthday parties or girls' weekend getaways. It's fresh and light, and it has the Asian flavors that make it stand out. The rice crackers are a must! —Dawn Schutte, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    36 servings (1/4 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) sweet-and-sour sauce
  • 2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions (about 8)
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • Sesame rice crackers

Directions

  • Mix soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic; toss with chicken. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour.
  • Spread cream cheese onto a large serving plate; top with sweet-and-sour-sauce, spinach and chicken. Sprinkle with green onions and peanuts. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours. Serve with crackers.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup dip: 97 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.

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  • Sherisse
    Dec 3, 2019

    Can this be prepared the night before and left in the refrigerator?

  • cpmalcolm
    Aug 27, 2019

    OH! How about in spring roll wrappers!

  • Leah
    Jun 28, 2019

    I made this tonight for my hubby and a friend to test the recipe for a potluck at work tomorrow. It came out great! I didn't have time to chill it for as long as the recipe states, yet it was still delicious. As some others have suggested, I used (less) whipped cream cheese and added shredded carrots. I also added some hoisin and Sriracha sauce to the sweet and sour to add some more flavor and kick. I'm not a huge fan of raw spinach either, so I used a mix of arugula, spinach and raddichio. Two thumbs up ??

  • cindiak
    Apr 5, 2019

    I have brought this to a couple of parties and it was gone in a flash. I also subbed out the sweet and sour sauce for Thai Chili Sauce. My keto friends love it and I make cheese crisps to replace the crackers for them.

  • tinarm
    Jan 2, 2019

    Super delicious dip! Agree it makes a lot, but made two smaller dishes. Was good to put out a fresh batch. I omitted the peanuts and added 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger with the garlic mixture.

  • Tammy
    Dec 26, 2018

    Made as written, brought it to Christmas, everyone loved it. It does make a lot, used a lasagna pan to make it. Another reviewer suggested using Thai sweet chili sauce instead, might try that as another option, but it's delicious as is!

  • firstdog
    Jul 6, 2017

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  • keely27
    Jan 1, 2017

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  • sunsugar
    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.

  • summyb
    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.