Bacon Ranch Chicken Dip

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If you’ve never had Bacon Ranch Chicken Dip (sometimes called Chicken Crack Dip) you are in for a treat! It takes only a few minutes to prep and can be ready start to finish in just 30 minutes!

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As we prepare each year for the big game, I have my go-to menu of football appetizers I turn to. This Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip is at the top of that list!

Curious what else is on the list? Check out our Buffalo Chicken Dip, Taco Ranch Wings, Baked Bacon Cheddar Dip, and Baked Artichoke Dip!

Why I love this recipe

This is a warm, savory dip that just screams comfort food. I love that it is a simple dump-and-bake recipe as well, no fussy instructions or complicated ingredients.

You can also serve this with a variety of dipping items to suite different diets: obviously chips are great but for your keto or low carb friends you can serve this yummy dip with veggies for dipping, so its perfect for a crowd.


Only 6 easy ingredient (with a few optional add-ins) are needed for this recipe.

  • shredded chicken – you can use canned chicken or shredded baked chicken breasts or thighs, or rotisserie chicken, just make sure it is not overly seasoned so the ranch seasoning can stand out
  • bacon – cook and crumble your own or buy it pre-cooked for convenience
  • cream cheese – makes the dip creamy and rich
  • sour cream – the tang of sour cream balances the cream cheese
  • ranch seasoning – the star of the show, use store-bought or make your own
  • cheddar cheese – I recommend shredding the cheese freshly as pre-shredded cheeses have a powder coating to prevent sticking that can affect your final texture

Step by step

  1. Combine the ranch seasoning with the cream cheese and sour cream.
  2. Add in the bacon, cheddar, chicken and hot sauce, reserving some cheese and bacon for topping. Mix well.
  3. Top it off with the reserved cheese and crumbled bacon
  4. Bake for twenty minutes until heated through.
  5. Garnish with green onion, serve warm, and let the compliments roll in!
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Serving suggestions

As I mentioned you can serve this chicken bacon ranch dip with a variety of foods for dipping:

  • tortilla chips
  • fritos
  • pita chips
  • crackers – Ritz, Saltine, Townhouse
  • crostini
  • chopped carrots, celery, bell pepper
  • with crusty bread for spreading


Store the dip covered in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave.

I do not recommend freezing crack chicken dip as the taste and texture will be altered because of the cheese.

If you try this recipe please comment and rate it below, I love hearing from you!

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Bacon Ranch Chicken Dip

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Warm Chicken Bacon Ranch Dip (also called Crack Chicken Dip) is the perfect appetizer for any party. We promise you won’t be able to take just one bite!


Units Scale


  • 12.5 ounce can Swanson Premium Chicken OR 2 shredded chicken breasts (about 12 ounces)
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 packet Ranch seasoning
  • 1.5 cups sharp cheddar cheese, divided (reserve some for topping)
  • hot sauce (optional)
  • green onion for garnish if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 9 inch casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ranch seasoning with cream cheese and sour cream.
  3. Add half of bacon, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, and hot sauce if desired. Reserve remaining cheese and bacon for topping.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for twenty minutes or until heated through.
  5. Garnish with green onion and serve warm.


Store the dip covered in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave.

I do not recommend freezing crack chicken dip as the taste and texture will be altered because of the cheese.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: America


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 299
  • Sugar: 1.3 g
  • Sodium: 428.6 mg
  • Fat: 24.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 15.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 82.5 mg

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  1. My favorite game day snacks are all these cookies I spend the better half of my days baking. But I am adding one new member to that list- bacon ranch chicken dip.

    Thanks for making a believer out of me. You did justice to this.

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