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Eight-Layer Chicken Chili Dip

Grab a plate, scoop and then dip. The work of layering pays off with this delicious (and beautiful) Tex-Mex inspired crowd pleaser. Make this dip the day before and refrigerate to save time on game day.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, add half of the onion and the garlic and cook, stirring, until soft and just begins to brown, about 4 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the cayenne pepper. Cook, stirring, until the oil is brick red, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook until thickened slightly, about 3 minutes. Add the shredded chicken and stir until just warmed through, remove from heat and cool to room temperature. 
  2. Whisk together the sour cream, cilantro, lime juice and zest in a small bowl. Toss together the corn and pepper in another small bowl. 
  3. Layer the dip in a medium, straight-sided 3-quart glass trifle bowl or your favorite serving dish. Spread the cornbread on the bottom, then top, in even layers, with the tomatoes, beans, cheese, cilantro-lime sour cream, chicken chili, the remaining chopped onions and the corn-pepper mixture. 
  4. Wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour or overnight. Serve with chips for dipping.
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