Cheesy Chicken Elote Dip

Prettier than your average chicken dip and tastier than plain old corn dip, this hot, cheesy riff on Mexican grilled street corn comes together easily in one skillet and is guaranteed to please.
Prep 30 Minutes
Total Time 30 Minutes
Servings 12

Ingredient List


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bag (12 oz) frozen (thawed) whole-kernel corn, patted dry
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 packet (.85 oz) Old El Paso™ Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  • Tortilla chips, as desired
  • Lime wedges
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add frozen corn, chiles, red pepper and salt; cook 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until corn begins to brown. Transfer to medium bowl; cover with foil to keep warm. Clean out skillet.
  2. Spray same skillet with cooking spray. Add chicken, green onions and cream cheese; cook over medium heat 2 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted and mixture is combined. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Cook over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until mixture is hot and bubbling at edges. Remove from heat; stir in Monterey Jack cheese.
  3. Spoon corn mixture over chicken mixture in skillet.
  4. Top with queso fresco cheese and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips and lime wedges.

Expert Tips

  • Elote is traditional Mexican grilled sweet corn on the cob. Serve with sour cream and an extra sprinkle of ground red pepper for even more elote flair.
  • Want to use fresh corn instead of frozen? No problem! You’ll need 2 1/2 cups fresh kernels (from about 4 ears).


  • 1 Serving Calories 210 (Calories from Fat 130);  Total Fat 15g (Saturated Fat 8g ,Trans Fat 1/2g);  Cholesterol 55mg;  Sodium 490mg;  Potassium 170mg;  Total Carbohydrate 9g (Dietary Fiber 0g ,Sugars 2g);  Protein 11g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 15%;  Vitamin C 4%;  Calcium 10%;  Iron 4%
  • Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1/2 Vegetable;  1 Lean Meat;  1/2 High-Fat Meat;  1 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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