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Chicken spread recipe

17 March 2021 | Last Updated: 23 March 2021 By Aleksandra

This chicken spread is made with cooked chicken meat, sun-dried tomatoes, cream cheese, and seasoned with basil and parmesan cheese. It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken meat – rotisserie chicken or boiled chicken meat from homemade chicken broth.

I absolutely love it on soft pretzels spread with butter, it’s delish!

Chicken spread in a blue cup topped with parsley. Kitchen cloth and pretzels in the background.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken – you can use any mild-flavored leftover chicken meat (I mean, something Thai-flavored or Mexican-flavored just won’t work with the other ingredients for this recipe). If you’ve ever wondered what to do with leftover meat from homemade chicken broth – this recipe is perfect! I actually used leftover chicken meat from this Polish chicken soup, which is basically a very good clear chicken broth. I also added some chicken broth to thin out the spread, you can add just water or more oil from the sun-dried tomatoes if you don’t have it.
  • Sun-dried tomatoes: you need to use tomatoes in oil sold in a jar, and not dried tomatoes in a packet, because we also need this aromatic oil for the recipe.
  • Cream cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Dried basil – sub with Italian seasoning or thyme.
Labeled ingredients for chicken spread.

How to make it step by step

Ingredients for chicken spread in a food processor bowl.

STEP 1: Simply place all the ingredients in a food processor bowl. Parmesan cheese should be shredded or cut into smaller pieces.

Chicken spread in a food processor bowl.

STEP 2: Blend until well combined and smooth. Add more oil from the sun-dried tomatoes or chicken broth if the spread is too thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

How to serve it

  • as a dip – serve it with pretzel bites, baguette slices, veggies (celery ribs, carrots, cucumbers)
  • as a spread – on a piece of bread/rolls/soft pretzels spread with butter, I especially love it with soft pretzels!

Storage

This chicken spread keeps well in the fridge, for up to 5 days.

Chicken spread in a blue cup topped with parsley. Kitchen cloth and pretzels in the background.

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Chicken spread recipe

Delicious chicken spread / dip made from leftover cooked chicken (from chicken broth or roasted/cooked chicken).
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 604kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken 135g
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese 60g
  • 5 pieces sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon oil from the sun-dried tomato jar
  • 1 tablespoon chicken broth add more oil if you don’t have broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese or cut into smaller pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor bowl.
  • Blend until well combined and smooth. Add more oil from the sun-dried tomatoes or chicken broth if the spread is too thick.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve as a dip or on bread/soft pretzels spread with butter.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Calories = whole recipe. This is only an estimate!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine international
Keyword chicken dip, chicken spread recipe, leftover chicken spread, what to do with leftover chicken

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