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Smoked Garlicky Shredded Chicken Dip

Calling all tortilla chips, pita pieces and toasted baguettes — don’t miss your chance to dive into this savory, cheesy, creamy, smoked garlicky chicken dip.

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Cooking for 2 people


  • spray oil


  • 3 heads garlic
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1.5 cup shredded cheddar, divided
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp. chopped parsley, divided
  • 1 cup cooked, finely shredded chicken
  • 2 tsp. hot sauce
  • salt to taste

1 Food Prep

First, cut the very tops off the garlic heads, exposing the cloves inside. Then, spray the garlic with a little oil, then bundle each head in some foil.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Hardwood Pellets

Method: 1.5 to 2 lb.

Temp: 300°F

3 The Cook

  • Place the bundled garlic heads into the pellet grill to cook until tender, about 45 minutes.

  • Once the garlic bundles are removed from the pellet grill, squeeze the tender garlic cloves out of the papery peel into a large bowl and mash them with a fork.
  • Next, add the rest of the dip ingredients to the bowl and mix.
  • Finally, spoon the mixture into a grill-safe 10” skillet, and smooth out the top. Then, top with the remaining ½ cup of cheddar cheese.
  • Place the skillet into the smoker for 25–30 minutes, until warmed through, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F on a digital meat thermometer.

  • Garnish with remaining parsley, and serve with tortilla chips, pita pieces or any of your favorite dippers.

Recipe created by Hardcore Carnivore Jess Pryles on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

29 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gotta love this chicken dip. Tried this dip out to and we loved it. Just wanted to try out something new for holiday dips, It was easy to make and loved the smokey flavor.
Date published: 2023-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent What a yummy recipe! My family loved the taste, consistency and how easy it was to make. Worth making
Date published: 2023-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creamy Chicken Dip Garlicky flavor enhances the warming dip experience on cold days.
Date published: 2023-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Garlic If you love Garlic, you must try this! It is the best I have ever tasted.
Date published: 2023-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is delicious! I bought this a couple weeks ago and the taste is just amazing! My kids absolutely love it as well and that says alot because they are picky eaters.
Date published: 2023-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy 😋 Tried this last night at a friends house this is a must try the flavors are amazing.
Date published: 2023-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The taste is in the name! We made this last night, and what a hit it was! Im sure we will make it again tonight!
Date published: 2023-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What's not to love😍 Chicken, cream cheese ranch. Very flavorable.. flavolors marry good together.
Date published: 2023-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Versatile crowd pleaser! A simple but flavorful recipe that can be easily made in double or triple batches if needed. Great to spread on some crusty bread like a sourdough or to dip chips in. Great for a snack or when topping a baked potatoe or made into a sandwich, a filling meal.
Date published: 2023-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from delicious cooked this last weekend and it was a hit.eveyone loved it
Date published: 2023-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely delicious great recipe for your family and to serve with a group of people
Date published: 2023-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dip head Nice and savory. The taste you need while the other foods are cooking.
Date published: 2023-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely a favorite! These flavors together just can't be beat it was gone in 5 minutes after putting it on the table and everybody wanted to know if we had more so this is a winner!
Date published: 2023-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy and tasty Reading the recipe I thought it was going to be hard to make but it was easy and soooo good. Worth the time it takes and you can cook other things at the same time
Date published: 2023-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always Requested This dip is so good, and is my signature pot luck contribution. Friends and neighbors request this from me often. You can adjust the amount of hot sauce, depending on how "buffalo-y" you want the dip, but the garlic, smoky, dip is definitely a crowd pleaser.
Date published: 2023-06-10
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