Mum's " Mock Chicken" Dip

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Isn't it great when you eat something and it takes you back to being a child again! Well that’s exactly what this dip does for me. My mum used to make this every time she threw a party or had people for drinks and nibbles. I would always have my own bowl and my own box of crackers and I would go off to some quiet spot and stuff my little face! I still love it now, so much so that I spoon it out of the pan while I'm cooking it (although I am trying to exercise more self control). This is such a quick and easy dip to make with stuff that you would normally have in the house, so a great standby for when people turn up unexpectedly. As for tasting like chicken? Well, I’ll let you decide...but I was never convinced. Either way it tastes great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the diced onion and cook until they soften.
  2. Add the cheese and stir as it melts.
  3. Add the peeled, seeded and finely diced tomato along with the mixed herbs.
  4. Stir in the beaten egg and cook for a couple of minutes.
  5. Mix it all together and pour into a serving bowl.
  6. Serve warm (not hot) or at room temperature with Ritz or crackers of your choice.
  7. NB: You will need spoons with this; it’s more of a dollop and spread dip than a dipping one!
Most Helpful

Made this along with another dip for a group I hosted, & had a bit of a time convincing skeptics that the chicken was not 'mock' ~ It was for real, & just because it was an egg didn't mean it wasn't really a chicken! Ah, well! Made this according to the recipe & we were very happy with the results! I liked it with the large corn chip scoops & on small pieces of whole grain bread, but most others used it as a cracker spread! Great tasting, however you do it! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike May 22, 2011

Other than using 1/2 onion, made recipe as written. Great spread !! Enjoyed it while watching the football games. Served it on Saltine crackers. YUM YUM !! m Made for PRMR tag.

weekend cooker January 10, 2011

This was so easy and yummy! I used sun-dried tomatoes and then added some garlic powder along with poultry seasoning for the herbs and red pepper. We ate it with butter crackers!

SweetsLady December 07, 2010