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Salsa Chicken Taco Dip

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Anyone who knows my family knows we all love football, and sometimes, I will admit that I might even love tailgating more than the actual game. We {and by we, I mostly mean Dave} also have a tendency to go just a tad bit overboard when we start making food for tailgating {or any time we entertain, for that matter}.

We have been known to make Cuban pizzas {all of the ingredients from a Cuban sandwich on a pizza — I’m going to have to do a post on those sometime, they were ridiculous}, smoked chicken thighs, chocolate covered pretzel footballs, and pretty much every dip known to man. And, we usually make enough for a bare minimum of 182 people, even if it’s just going to be the 5 of us.

While Dave often has a tendency to spend hours on tailgating foods — see previous statement about smoked chicken thighs — I am obviously always looking for shortcuts. So if I can use a trick to get multiple meals or dishes out of just a few main ingredients, you can bet your tookus I’m going to be all over that.

Make two-ingredient salsa chicken in your slow cooker, and then use it in a zesty taco dip that can be served hot or cold. Perfect for tailgating!

Like with my two-ingredient slow cooker salsa chicken. 

Yeah, you read that right. Two ingredients. And a slow cooker. It is REALLY hard to get much easier than that. 

Make two-ingredient salsa chicken in your slow cooker, and then use it in a zesty taco dip that can be served hot or cold. Perfect for tailgating!

All you have to do is throw some chicken in the slow cooker — I usually use chicken thighs, but you can also use chicken breasts or even a combination of the two — and pour over a bottle of Pace® Chunky Salsa. There’s nothing else to it.

I like to use Medium, because it gives a nice little kick without being too spicy for the boys. 

I love using store-bought shortcuts like Pace® salsas and picante sauces, because you get all the amazing southwest flavor without having to chop a single thing. I mean, really. Who the heck has time to chop up all those peppers and onions and measure out all those ingredients?? Not me, that’s for sure. 

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And it’s easy to find at Walmart, so I can pick it up when I’m grabbing the rest of my tailgating supplies.

Once your salsa chicken is fully cooked {after about 4 hours on low or 6-8 hours on high}, you can shred it and use it for pretty much whatever you want. 

For tailgating, it’s perfect for a taco bar or even grilled quesadillas.

Make two-ingredient salsa chicken in your slow cooker, and then use it in a zesty taco dip that can be served hot or cold. Perfect for tailgating!

But my favorite way to use it for tailgating is in taco dip. {Well, duh.}

Make two-ingredient salsa chicken in your slow cooker, and then use it in a zesty taco dip that can be served hot or cold. Perfect for tailgating!

It’s so easy and delicious — just take your chicken, mix in some sour cream, cream cheese, taco seasoning, a little bit morePace® Chunky Salsa, and a few other ingredients, and you have the most amazing, creamy, delicious dip ever. It can be served hot or cold, and either way is just about perfect.

Make two-ingredient salsa chicken in your slow cooker, and then use it in a zesty taco dip that can be served hot or cold. Perfect for tailgating!

Everyone will think you spent a ton of time cooking the chicken and prepping all of the ingredients. Only you will know the truth. And it can be our little secret, if you want. I promise not to tell.

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken
Two-ingredient slow cooker salsa chicken that can be used in a variety of ways!
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Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs chicken thighs {or chicken breasts}
  2. 1 bottle Pace® Chunky Salsa
Instructions
  1. 1. Place chicken in slow cooker. Cover with salsa. Cook for 3-4 hours on low or 6-8 hours on high. Shred with two forks.
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Salsa Chicken Taco Dip
A zesty, creamy and delicious dip with all the flavors of chicken tacos. Perfect for tailgating!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  2. 16 oz sour cream
  3. 1 packet taco seasoning
  4. 2 cups salsa chicken {drained, if necessary}
  5. 1 cup Pace® Chunky Salsa
  6. 2 green onions, chopped
  7. 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  8. 1/4 c cilantro, chopped
  9. shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced olives and other taco ingredients for garnish
Instructions
  1. 1. Mix cream cheese and sour cream in a large bowl until well blended. Add in other ingredients, stir until thoroughly combined. Garnish with desired taco ingredients and serve with tortilla chips.
Notes
  1. Note: If desired, heat dip until cheese is melted. Stir and serve hot.
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  • David @ Spiced
    October 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I like the way Dave does game day in your house! I know where I’m coming for this weekend’s games now! This taco dip sounds insanely flavorful and insanely easy…just the way I like my game day appetizers. Thanks so much for sharing! #client

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