Poppy Seed Chicken Dip Recipe

Poppy Seed Chicken Dip from addapinch.com

Can I tell you something? This chicken dip recipe is seriously addictive. Like, you’ll have to make it for every get together you have for the next year because you love it so much and so does everyone else.

On the bright side, no one will ever guess how easy this Poppy Seed Chicken dip is to make. Meaning, you won’t mind making it for all those game day get togethers, holiday parties, or just to nosh on at home with your family.

This chicken dip is also amazing on crackers, celery stalks or with apple wedges. Or, on just about anything you can think of that you’d want to eat with it.

Here’s my trick. I use my slow cooker to cook the chicken overnight and then mix it all together in my mixer, pop it into an airtight container and then stick it into my refrigerator until ready to serve.

It practically takes no effort to make at all.

Don’t you just love recipes like that?



We sure do.

Here’s the recipe for my Poppy Seed Chicken Dip that I think you are going to love.


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Poppy Seed Chicken Dip Recipe

Poppy Seed Chicken Dip is great for entertaining.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 8
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  • Mix all ingredients together until well-combined. Place into an airtight container and chill until ready to serve.


An easy way to prepare the chicken is to make-ahead in the slow cooker or to roast in the oven.


Have a great weekend!

Here are a few other chicken dip recipes that I think you might enjoy:

Buffalo Chicken Dip from Add a Pinch

BBQ Chicken Dip from How Sweet Eats

Hot Chicken Dip from Add a Pinch

52 comments on “Poppy Seed Chicken Dip Recipe”

  1. OOOOOOOHHHHH…I want this for lunch. BAD.

  2. Oooo girl, I could eat that whole bowl!

  3. This just went on my menu for this weekend!!!!! Looks so good! Thanks.

  4. it has all my favorite ingredients ๐Ÿ™‚ love the addition of poppyseeds!

  5. Such a fun idea, Robyn! I love snack food, especially dips!

  6. SIlly question, but should the chicken be shredded for this, or how exactly do you prepare it after it is cooked? Thanks so much. I am eager to try this!

    • That’s not silly at all, Jocelyn! After it has cooked in my slow cooker (or on the stove or oven if you’d prefer), then I remove the chicken and toss it into the bowl of my stand mixer with all the other ingredients. I use the paddle attachment and let it do all the shredding of the chicken as it combines the ingredients. If you don’t have a stand mixer, then I would shred the chicken before combining.

  7. Love your tip for shredding chicken in the stand mixer!

  8. Robyn – Fantastic is all I can say! Great with crackers, apple slices and as a sandwich! Definitely a keeper. Thanks so much!!!! Oh yeah – Crockpot overnight is the way to go!!!

  9. Never ever thought of adding poppy seeds into a dip recipe. This looks scrumptious!

  10. Oh yes! I love me some chicken salad! I always tell people, you can’t be from the south and not like chicken salad! Thanks for sharing. Love the addition of the cream cheese! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. hey I want to make this soon. Can you please tell me how to cook the chicken in the crocpot

    • Hi Hailey, I actually just added frozen chicken straight to the slow cooker set on low for 8 hours and let it cook overnight. Then, I removed it from the slow cooker and placed into my stand mixer with the other ingredients to combine. You can also just place thawed or frozen chicken into the slow cooker and cook on a high setting for 4 hours, depending on your slow cooker, if you prefer. Please let me know if you have any other questions on this. It probably sounds harder than it really is. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I’m seeing this served at one of Hubs Football parties : )

  13. Oh, wow, this looks good. Great for all the football Sundays ahead!

  14. When hungry this is the first place I hit!!!

  15. I used rotisserie chicken instead of just the breasts. This got two thumbs up from my super picky 17 year old!!

    • YAY!!! I’m so glad y’all loved it, Roxane! And a 17 year old? That’s major! ๐Ÿ™‚ What a smart idea for using this rotisserie chicken. I may have to do that myself soon!

  16. I just made this dip for a party this afternoon, and it is really, really good! I love that it’s so simple to make too! I used a rotisserie chicken from Wal-mart just because I like dark and white meat both. Thanks for sharing this recipe! This will definitely be my go-to dish to bring to any party. Wait, who am I kidding….I will probably make this again just for myself! ha ha!

    • Thanks so much for your sweet comment and review, Michele! I really appreciate it. This is definitely a favorite of ours as well. I am addicted to it! Great idea for using the rotisserie chicken!

  17. I’m making this for dinner, I mean the football game tonight. I used a rotisserie chicken, and I’m baking the dip, I love hot cream cheese dips and I think this will lend itself well to baking. I have to admit to trying it cold, and it was yummy!

  18. Hi. I am not a fan of mayo. Have you ever tried to sub it with sour cream. Thanks

    • Rachel, I loathe mayo but tried this recipe at a MOPS meeting and was blown away with how good it is! You can’t really tell it’s there. I will actually be making this soon even knowing the mayo is in there.

  19. I was wondering if you have tried this with canned, chunk chicken breast, and if so how was it, and how many/ what size cans would you use? I am just wondering if I was in a hurry or invited to an impromptu get together, if you thought it may work?

  20. I had the same question about the canned chicken. Has anyone tried it?

  21. I just made this using canned chicken. I used a 6 oz. can and a 12 oz. can. It turned out really well, but I think it needed a bit more chicken. Two 12 oz. cans would probably be best. Two 12 oz. and a 6 oz. if you want it really chunky!

  22. So glad I found your blog! My girls are going to LOVE this! I’m sure it will be a regular weekly dish at our house for a while! I have 3 girls ages 10-13 and a husband that will all agree on any dish with Chicken and Cream Cheese. I love that it’s made with things I already keep in my kitchen.

  23. I will be making this tommorow, for bunko on Monday….I’m gonna us the Tyson frozen fully cooked grilld chicken breasts…Thank you for this recipe…looking forward to trying it!!

  24. Just came across this again after making it a few months ago. Took it to a party and was a hit! I did add way more garlic salt than called for, and also added a few dashes of tabasco sauce. I’m making it again tonight with some leftover chicken, all for myself! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. My mother just gave me 6 big “tuna” cans of canned chicken breast from the wholesale club. Now I know what I’m going to do with it!

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  29. Made this a few times already and will make it many more. Definite crowd pleaser plus it’s like you are snacking on something good for you. When all of you make this, for once change…nothing! Just follow the recipe and enjoy it.

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  31. Don’t usually have poppy seeds on hand, any reason one couldn’t sub in chia seeds? Thx!

  32. I usually make shredded chicken in large batches- do you know approximately how many cups of cooked chicken you normally use for this recipe?

  33. Silly question but can you tell me how you cook the chicken in slow cooker-like if need to add any kind of liquid and for how long to cook on high or low? Recipe sounds so good. Thank you!

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