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Chicken Cheese Ball Recipe
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Chicken Cheese Ball

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"The easiest and tastiest cheese ball you have ever tried. It is made using cream cheese and canned chicken!"

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, ranch dressing mix and chicken. Form the mixture into a ball.
  2. On a cutting board or a piece of wax paper, spread the chopped pecans. Roll the ball in the pecans until it is fully coated. Wrap the ball in plastic and chill for at least one hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 27, 2003

Everyone who tried this asked for the recipe. I doubled the chicken and halved the dressing mix. Will make this alot.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 27, 2003

I took this to a dinner party, and it was a total flop. I think I was the only one who had more than one taste; I had to have two or three crackers of the stuff just trying to figure out why it was rated so highly. I was very disappointed, because this recipe had so many rave reviews. It was salty, and the ranch taste was overpowering. In fact, no one could tell that there was chicken in it. It was simple to make, and the ingredients are easy to keep on hand, so I guess it might be a good recipe to have for emergencies.

Oct 06, 2003

wow! I will never buy another cheese ball.Made this for Easter and everyone loved it. To make it a little easier for me to form the ball I put samdwich bags on my hands and it gor round in no time

Dec 07, 2006

This was a big hit at my office party. I doubled the amount of chicken and it turned out really good. However, it was almost too salty. Next time I will not use the entire package of Ranch.

Aug 29, 2008

This was so easy and yummy! I found southwestern ranch mix and used that to give it a little extra kick and instead of rolling in nuts (I don't care for nuts). I threw in a cup of shredded cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup real bacon pieces. I didn't even bother rolling it into a ball, I just served it in a dish. HUGE HIT!!!

Apr 06, 2006

Could you roll this in something (chives) to make it look more appealing?

Dec 24, 2003

This was a tasty cheese ball! I used 2 cooked chicken breasts (diced) instead of canned chicken and used minced celery (apprx about 1 stalk worth) instead of the nuts. Very good. There's none left so that's saying something since I served this with several other "favorite & pre-tested" appetizer recipes found on this site. Will make again! Thanks Laura!

Nov 18, 2008

I have made this one twice now, and it is really good. I only put about 3/4 the amount of ranch mix the second time I made it, and it wasn't as salty.


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  • Calories
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 267 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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