Chicken Parmesan Dip


No breading and frying here! Layer on the cheese and tomatoes using leftover chicken (or turkey) in this healthy dip recipe. Pair with soft Italian bread and a salad for an easy dinner or serve it as an appetizer for your next party.

Chicken Parmesan Dip
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 14-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

  • ¾ teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided

  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken (about 5 ounces)

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a shallow 6-cup baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until just starting to brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and Italian seasoning and remove from heat.

  3. Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup mozzarella, ricotta and 2 tablespoons basil in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  4. Spread 1/2 cup of the tomato mixture in the prepared baking dish. Top with the ricotta mixture, then sprinkle evenly with chicken. Spoon the remaining tomato mixture on top and sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup mozzarella and Parmesan.

  5. Bake until bubbly and the cheese has melted, 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand for at least 5 minutes. Serve hot or warm, topped with the remaining 1 tablespoon basil.


Make Ahead Tip: Assemble dip (Steps 2-4) and refrigerate for 1 day; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
10g Fat
7g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 16g 31%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Vitamin A 617IU 12%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 14mcg 3%
Sodium 345mg 15%
Calcium 275mg 21%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 19mg 5%
Potassium 142mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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