Chicken Spinach & Artichoke Dip French Bread

Chicken Spinach & Artichoke Dip French Bread will score you a major win at your next tailgating party. The classic creamy, cheesy dip is loaded up with chicken and slathered on French bread, then topped with even more cheeeeeeeese. WINNING.

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You guysssssss, football season officially starts NEXT WEEK.

I can’t lie, the start of football season signals my favorite time of year. First comes football, then the weather changes, then pumpkin everything followed by my birthday and all of my favorite holidays. From here on out, there’s nothing but feasting and massive celebration week after week after week.

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Yes, even if my home team loses, there will still be celebration… Obviously the Broncos aren’t as well set up as they were last year, and who knows what kind of mess of a fantasy team I’m going to get myself into, but I will be obnoxiously rooting for my Broncos every dang week. 

And I’ll be doing it at the actual game this year!!!!!!!!!!!! *endless happy dance* It’s my first time going to a game so it’s KIND of a big deal. Just like me (HA, see what I did there?? Did ya, did ya?).

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While I root for them Broncos (and attempt to mimic Von’s sack dance – don’t even pretend like you haven’t tried too), I’ll be shoveling giant slices of this chicken spinach and artichoke dip French bread in my face.

This is what I think of when I image the perfect tailgating/game time snack. All that creamy, cheesy goodness with extra amounts of cheese and carbs – plus a little protein – to balance out all those beers and cocktails you end up throwing back either out of celebration or frustration.

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It’s got everything you need to win over all your friends and family that are coming by for the start of the season next week. Even if you aren’t rooting for the Broncos, you can still dig into this cheese and chicken madness. 😉

Btw, not only am I bringing you football deliciousness, but so are some of my fav blogging friends from all across the country – 64 of them to be exact! We’re all representing our home teams with recipes throughout the season, so make sure you check out the entire roundup below!!

Chicken Spinach & Artichoke Dip French Bread

Yield: Serves 8 to 10

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:10 minutes

Total Time:15 minutes

Rich and creamy spinach and artichoke dip with chicken gets piled onto French bread for the ultimate game time snack!

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken skinless boneless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
  • 1 14oz can of artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 5 oz fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese + more for topping
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 large French bread loaf, cut in half lengthwise

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together chicken, artichokes, spinach, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, cayenne, salt and pepper until well combined.
  3. Spread the chicken artichoke mixture on each half of the bread, dividing the mixture evenly between the two. Sprinkle with more mozzarella cheese (about 1/4 cup on each half).
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until warm and gooey. To get that browned top, stick it under the broiler set to High for one minute.
  5. Serve immediately.

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

64 recipes for the perfect football tailgate! Check out everything from appetizer recipes, entree recipes, cocktail recipes, dessert recipes, side dish recipes and more to cheer on your team! #foodiefootballfans

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32 Responses to “Chicken Spinach & Artichoke Dip French Bread”

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  7. Susannah // Feast + West — August 31, 2016 at 10:52 am (#)

    Yes, girl, yes. But no comment re: Broncos. Still mad. 😉 

  8. Sarah @ BucketListTummy — August 31, 2016 at 1:19 pm (#)

    This looks so cheesy and creamy, I neeeed some! The perfect appetizer dip 🙂

  9. Allison | Foodal — August 31, 2016 at 3:26 pm (#)

    Broncos, eh? These look delicious nonetheless! 😉

    Since I’m allergic to spinach, I wonder if kale would make a good substitute… Didn’t always have this allergy, and I do miss a good dip! Love this twist on the classic.

    • Meghan B. — September 1, 2016 at 2:38 pm (#)

      I bet kale would work! I would recommend blanching the kale before you add it in since kale takes a bit longer to cook down.

  10. Lecy | A Simpler Grace — August 31, 2016 at 9:55 pm (#)

    This looks SO GOOD! I am in love with spinach artichoke dip and never thought to serve it on french bread before. Genius!!!

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  12. Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table — September 1, 2016 at 11:34 am (#)

    Love how super duper cheesy this is! Definitely perfect football watching food 😉

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  17. Thomas Coleman — September 11, 2016 at 6:56 am (#)

     this looks so good!  Thinking it would be great with a bowl of soup for dinner.  

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