Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

Snacks for Football Season: Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

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Snacks for Football Season: Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

 
I grew up in a family of football fans.   Once September was in full swing just about every Saturday afternoon, Sunday and Monday night three pairs of eyes were glued to a screen to watch men padded from head to toe charge at one another.  During a game my mama and daddy would joke around and debate football plays.  My sister and I discussed clothes and celebrities in Ebony or Jet in between her yelling at football players or the referees.   At any point in time during the game an ESPN worthy discussion between my parents and sister would take place on who might be traded or who was a shoe in for MVP.  Despite growing up surrounded by football fans, I have only developed a vague interest in football.  But, I do so love the football family time. 
I have married a football fan.   I get a touch of nostalgia watching our children stand between him and his much awaited football game with pesky questions about plays, players and stories from the week about school.  I have come to the realization that unlike my family I may never be a football fan.   I will probably never know all of the football teams, let alone players and who is scheduled to play whom next.   Needless to say I have also come to realize after all these years that my contribution to football is not in the realm of yelling at the players or the referees.  What then is my contribution to football in this family?  Providing the snacks.   As long as the family is together and happy I am completely okay with that.  I love spending time with my family no matter how that happens. 
 
While I may not be in love with football I am on the other hand a fan of a good munchie and this creamy spinach and chicken dip is a game time winner!

 

 

Ingredients Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

 

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

 
3 small chicken breasts
Onion powder
Garlic powder
Garlic salt
Black pepper
4 tablespoons butter
1 minced garlic clove
¼ cup onion
2 cups roughly chopped fresh spinach
2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese softened
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cup grated REAL parmesan cheese – not that stuff you shake out of the bottle to put on your spaghetti.
 
Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip
 
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper

 

 

 

 

Directions Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

 

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

Preheat oven the 350 degrees.
 
Heat George Foreman grill.
 
Season chicken breasts with onion powder, garlic powder, garlic salt and pepper.

 

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

 
Coat George Foreman grill with butter or olive oil and grill chicken breasts.  7-10 minutes.
 
Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip
 
Chop chicken breasts into cubes and set aside.

 

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

 
Melt butter in a pan, add onions and sauté until translucent. 
 
Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip
 
Add garlic and spinach. Let simmer for about 2 minutes or until spinach has reduced in size.
 
Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip
 
 
Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip
 
Add heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper.
 
Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

 

Add ½ cup of mozzarella cheese and 1 cup of parmesan cheese.

 

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

 
Next add cream cheese.  Stir often as cheese will begin to stick to bottom of pan.
 
Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

 

Stir in chicken cubes.

 

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

 

Pour mixture into baking dish.  Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese on top.
 

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

 

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

 

Bake in oven  until cheese has completely melted on top.
 

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

 

Serve with pita or tortilla chips and enjoy!
 

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Dip

 

 

What’s your favorite game time snack?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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