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Dr Pepper® BBQ Chicken Dip is creamy, cheesy, full of chicken, and topped with sweet homemade Dr Pepper BBQ sauce — all baked together for the ultimate game day appetizer!

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It’s football season!! That means my weekends are spent cheering on my team with friends and family…it also means I have to step up my snack game to keep those hungry fans happy :). This super easy Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken Dip has the sweet, smoky taste of Dr Pepper BBQ sauce melted into a creamy, cheesy dip that no one can resist. 

I love hosting parties, but I also love watching the game, so my game day recipes have to be delicious and easy to make. Bonus points for things I can make ahead of time. My Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken Dip checks all of the boxes. It starts with Dr Pepper. It’s my favorite halftime drink AND you can make a pretty awesome BBQ sauce with it!

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ingredients to make Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken Dip

This Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken Dip is all about the homemade Dr Pepper bbq sauce, and it’s super easy to make. It starts with a ketchup base, then add a 12-ounce can of Dr Pepper, apple cider vinegar, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, mustard powder, Worcestershire, and a little liquid smoke to give it that grilled bbq flavor. 

pouring Dr Pepper can to make Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken Dip

How to Make Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce:

  1. In a saucepan, whisk all ingredients together until they are well combined.
  2. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, and then reduce to a simmer and let cook, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and it’s ready to be used. 

TIP: Save yourself some time on game day and make the Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce earlier in the week. Just let it cool completely before placing it in a sealed container and storing it in the refrigerator.

dip ingredients for Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken Dip

Once you have your bbq sauce, it’s time to make the dip. It couldn’t be any easier; you just combine shredded mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce, and of course chicken. Stir them all together, put them in an 8×8 casserole dish or an 8-inch cast iron skillet, add a little more cheese, and bake until everything is hot and bubbling.

Tip: Want to save time? Instead of cooking chicken and shredding it, pick up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store. Then all you have to do is shred it and you’re good to go!

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When the dip comes out of the oven, drizzle a little more of that sweet Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce over the hot, cheesy bbq chicken dip and serve with tortilla chips. It’s perfect for halftime snacking!

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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr

Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken Dip

Dr Pepper® BBQ Chicken Dip is creamy, cheesy, full of chicken, and topped with sweet homemade Dr Pepper BBQ sauce -- all baked together for the ultimate game day appetizer!
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Ingredients

BBQ Chicken Dip

  • 12 ounce Chicken, shredded
  • 16 ounces Cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce
  • 1 ½ cups Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 ½ cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
  • ¼ cup Ranch dressing
  • cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Sour cream

Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce

  • 12 ounces Dr Pepper®
  • 1 cups Ketchup
  • ½ cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons Mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid smoke

Instructions

BBQ Chicken Dip

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine shredded chicken, cream cheese, bbq sauce, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, ranch dressing, mayonnaise, and sour cream. Stir to combine.
  • Place mixture in a 8 inch skillet or an 8x8 inch casserole dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the dip is warmed all the way through and the cheese is melted.
  • Drizzle Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce over the top of the dip
  • Enjoy!

Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce

  • In a saucepan, whisk all ingredients together until they are well combined.
  • Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, and then reduce to a simmer and let cook, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and it's ready to be used. If you are making it ahead of time, let it cool before placing it in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq chicken appetizer, dr pepper bbq sauce, game day recipe, hot dip