Ranch Chicken Cheese Ball With Pecans

"I love this spread on Ritz, butter crackers, Triscuits or Chicken-in-a-Biscuit crackers!"
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Ready In:


  • 1 (5 ounce) can chunk chicken, drained
  • 1 (1/2 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped & toasted


  • Combine chicken, salad dressing mix and cream cheese in a mixing bowl, beat at medium speed with an electric mixer just until blended.
  • Shape into a bowl and roll in pecans.
  • Cover and chill.
  • Serve with crackers.

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  1. This was outstanding. I took it to a baby shower and everyone commented on how good it was. Luckily there was a little leftover. So easy to make too. I did mine in the food processor.
  2. I made this as an appetizer for a family cookout and everyone loved it. It is definitely a keeper.
  3. Great easy recipe. We didn't use the nuts and it is more like a dip for us. Can't wait to take to work for next party.
  4. I was looking for the chicken ball we have at family Christmas and this was it! I used fat free cream cheese, and it may be a little harder to get into a ball, but no big problem. Tasted great, it was just what I was craving!
  5. Mmmm===what a great cheese ball. My first one--making for a work get-together. I was a little wary of the chunk chicken--when I opened the can it reminded me of tuna in smell and texture and sort of turned me off--however I persevered and continued on. When mixed thoroughly, all the flavors come together well, and I really liked it. Served with Wheat Thins. Easy to make and a definite keeper.


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