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This creamy baked Crack Chicken Dip recipe is made with chicken, bacon, ranch, cheddar cheese, and cream cheese for a savory, indulgent dip that everyone will love. Plus, it’s ready in under 30 minutes!

Warm Crack Chicken Dip is a total crowd-pleaser, perfect for parties, and super easy to make. Love warm and cheesy dips? Be sure to try my Easy Chili Cheese Dip, Hot Shrimp Dip, and Buffalo Chicken Dip recipes!

Chicken + Bacon + Ranch + Cheese = a creamy and indulgent Chicken Crack Dip. Highly addictive and the perfect party appetizer.

Why We Love This Crack Chicken Dip Recipe

Crack chicken dip may not sound “nice” but I promise you, the tongue-in-cheek title for this concoction is the best way to define the most delicious thing you’ve ever tasted. It’s so addictive you won’t want to put it down!

It’s no secret that I am total sucker for cheesy dips – take my Baked Garlic Dip or Hot Bacon Dip – they are all super cheesy, creamy, and insanely delicious. I mean, when you dip that piece of toasted bread or a crispy tortilla chip into this Crack Chicken Dip and pull out all that flavorful, ooey-gooey goodness, it’s pure heaven!

Crack Dip is a perfect appetizer and a delicious dip for game day parties, holidays, or just lounging by the pool.

Ingredients in Crack Chicken Dip

This cheesy crack chicken dip is super easy to whip up, and you probably even have all of the ingredients on hand already! Here are the ingredients you need to make my chicken bacon ranch dip:

  1. Cooked Chicken – Go easy and use a rotisserie chicken, or use one of my methods like Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken or Instant Pot Shredded Chicken.
  2. Shredded Cheddar Cheese – Grated yourself, fresh off the block. Colby Jack cheese or a Cheddar-Jack blend also works nicely.
  3. Ranch Dressing Mix – A 2-ounce package or 2 tablespoons from the larger jar.
  4. Bacon – Cooked until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crispy.
  5. Cream Cheese – Full fat, block variety.
  6. Sour Cream – To lighten it up, feel free to use plain Greek yogurt.
  7. Green Onions – Sliced thin and used for a garnish.
Chicken Crack Dip scooped with a piece of toasted bread.

How To Make Chicken Crack Dip

Hot sauce or buffalo sauce is an optional ingredient that I included in the recipe below. It’s not necessary as the dip itself already has a ton of flavor, but it definitely will add a healthy kick if that’s what you’re looking for.

All of these ingredients are mixed together really well and spread into a small baking dish. It may be tempting to use a larger baking dish, but then you’d have to double the recipe… which come to think of it wouldn’t be a bad thing because this stuff is guaranteed to disappear fast!

  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Spread into a baking dish and sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Bake at 350℉ for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Garnish with green onions or chives and serve with toasted bread, crackers, or chips.


Can you make this dip in advance?

Absolutely! Feel free to prep the dip in advance, just shy of baking. Cover with foil and place into the fridge for up to 24 hours. Remove from the refrigerator while your oven heats.

What is “Crack Chicken”?

Crack chicken is a savory, addictive combination of chicken, bacon, ranch, and cheese. It’s so delicious it’s addictive, hence the slightly questionable name.

Can I make this Chicken Dip recipe in a crockpot?

Sure! Mix all the dip ingredients together and warm on low for 2 hours, covered. Add the remaining shredded cheddar and cover again until it melts (should take about 15-30 minutes). Garnish with green onions and serve. Keep warm for up to 2 hours before storing in the fridge.

Serving Suggestions

This is a pretty hearty dip, so you’ll want to use a hearty vessel for dipping. Wimpy crackers need not apply! Here are a few suggestions:

  • Celery sticks or carrot sticks
  • Crostini or toasted bread
  • Thick tortilla chips
  • Kettle potato chips
  • Fritos Scoops
  • Thick crackers
Chicken Crack Dip in a casserole baking dish with a silver spoon.

What To Do With Leftovers

This dip reheats quite nicely in the microwave if you happen to have leftovers. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Scoop your desired amount into a microwaveable container and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring in between.

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Crack Chicken Dip

4.82 from 11 votes
Creamy Crack Chicken Dip recipe is made with chicken, bacon, ranch and cheddar for a savory, indulgent dip that everyone will love.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 12 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 packet Ranch Seasoning Mix or 2 tablespoons
  • 5 slices of bacon cooked crisp, drained and crumbled, 1 tablespoon reserved for garnish
  • 1 ½ cups freshly grated Cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 ½ cups cooked and shredded chicken breast
  • Hot sauce or Buffalo sauce to taste (optional)
  • 3 green onions or chives divided
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cookie spray.
  • Thinly slice the green onions. Set aside a tablespoon of the greens for garnish.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together cream cheese, sour cream and Ranch seasoning mix until well combined. Stir in bacon, green onions, 1 cup cheddar cheese and shredded chicken. Add hot sauce if desired.
  • Pour into the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining ½ cup cheddar cheese and bacon.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden and bubbly. If you want a more golden top, add a few minutes under the broiler.
  • Garnish with green onions. Serve warm with tortilla chips, corn chips or crackers.


This dip reheats quite nicely in the microwave if you happen to have leftovers. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Scoop your desired amount into a microwaveable container and heat at for 30 second intervals, stirring in between.


Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 16gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 390mgPotassium: 209mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1020IUVitamin C: 1.1mgCalcium: 231mgIron: 0.8mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of “Yellow Bliss Road” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Calandria T says:

    Can you use canned chicken

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:


  2. Sylvia Harrison says:

    I have a question regarding the green onion. Your recipe calls for 2 green onions thinly sliced plus 1 green onion thinly sliced for garnish. What do you do with the 2 onions? Directions only say to garnish with green onion. Why are they separated out on the ingredient list? Thanks!

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      They go into the mixture for baking.

  3. Alina | Cooking Journey Blog says:

    Bacon and cheese dip is a great comfort dish! Your photos are amazing, I want to dive in this cheesy dip!