Total Time
8hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 hrs

As you can see they don't come any easier than this and most cooks have all the ingredients in their pantry or refrigerator at all times. I call it Melissa's Chicken Dip because I got it from my friend, Melissa. I don't really know the proper name. The best thing about this recipe is that it can be changed around and made into a chicken cheese ball by cutting the sour cream or mayo in half, refrigerating until set and formed into a ball and rolled in finely ground pecans, paprika, crushed red peppers, etc. Anytime I take this to an occasion, I end up having to repeat the recipe several times. The cook time listed is the time for refrigeration.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream or 8 ounces mayonnaise
  • 1 package dry original hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • cracker, of choice
  • 1 can chunk white chicken meat


  1. Mix all ingredients well and refrigerate overnight.
Most Helpful

This was a great dip!! I picked this recipe from one of my (photo swap 6) team members and so glad I picked this one. I made this while at the lake over the weekend and shared it with our friends and WOW!! was it ever a big hit. Everyone just loved it! The longer it sits in the ref. the better it gets too. YUM! I think the next time I make this I am going to add some green onions and green or red peppers to kick it up a knotch or two! Thanks so much for sharing your friends recipe. Its awesome!!

Marsha D. August 13, 2006