Grilled Southwest Chicken Dip

Packed with smoky Southwest flavors, this ooey-gooey dip is the perfect appetizer for summertime barbecues.

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Step 1: Preheat

Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grates well.

Step 2: Marinate chicken

In small bowl, evenly coat chicken breasts with barbecue sauce, oregano, salt, paprika, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Step 3: Grill chicken

Grill chicken, turning halfway, for 10 to 15 minutes or until well-marked and instant-read thermometer registers 165°F when inserted into thickest part of chicken. Let cool slightly. Using hands or 2 forks, shred chicken. Reduce grill heat to medium-low.

Step 4: Prepare dip

Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together cream cheese, jalapeño, sour cream, 1 cup Tex-Mex cheese, corn, 1/4 cup scallions and 2 tbsp cilantro. Fold in shredded chicken and stir until combined. Transfer mixture to lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle remaining Tex-Mex cheese over top and place on top rack of grill.

Step 5: Cook dip

Close lid of grill and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese has melted and dip is warmed through.

Step 5: Assemble and serve

Sprinkle avocado, tomato, remaining scallions and remaining cilantro over top. Serve with tortillas strips for dipping.

Tips: Chicken can be prepared in the oven or stovetop, if desired.

Substitute chicken with shredded rotisserie chicken to reduce prep time.

If desired, serve with chilled Sparkling Ice – Citrus Twist.