The Red Onion Cafe is one of my all time favorite local restaurants. Every time I go, I always order the smoked chicken dip. I would rather eat this dip than most of my dinner, if that tells you how good it is!
Several months ago, I mentioned to my aunt how much I loved the smoked chicken dip. She said she had a copy cat recipe of the dip that she would share with me. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I finally got around to making it tonight……I don’t know what took me so long!
Another aunt is visiting from Florida, and she helped me whip this dip up before dinner tonight. Everyone thought it was delicious. I was the only one tonight that has had the original, but I must say that it comes really close to the restaurant’s dip. I served this with tortilla chips and celery sticks on the side.
Smoked Chicken Dip
Source: Aunt Connie, inspired by Red Onion Cafe
2 (8oz) packages of cream cheese, softened (I used 1/3 less fat)
3/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon chili powder
liquid smoke to taste
1 small can chopped green chilies
2 rotisserie chicken breasts, chopped
salt and pepper
garnish: red onion, diced tomatoes, and diced jalapenos
In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, sour cream, chili powder, 1 teaspoon liquid smoke (adjust to your preference), green chilies, and chopped rotisserie chicken. Mix well, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place in refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours for flavors to mingle. Garnish with diced tomatoes, red onion, and jalapenos. Serve with tortilla chips.