Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fiesta Ranch Chicken Cheese Ball

At a previous job I once held, we used to do monthly potlucks to celebrate birthdays. One item that ALWAYS appeared on our spread and was the first to disappear, was a chicken & cheese ball made by a coworker named Beth.

As we all hovered around the chicken ball, Beth was more than happy to share her recipe, which I've also seen reproduced online on dozens of sites. This is the perfect appetizer recipe; easy, inexpensive, and popular. Simply serve with an assortment of crackers!

Fiesta Ranch Chicken Cheese Ball
adapted from All Recipes and Food.com

2 8oz packages cream cheese, softened
1 pkg Fiesta ranch dressing mix
1 small can of chicken, flaked
Pecan pieces

Combine the cream cheese, ranch mix and chicken. Roll into a ball. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours.

Roll in pecan pieces and let sit at room temperature for 1/2 hour to soften before serving. Serve with crackers (I prefer Wheat Thins).