Tuesday, May 1

Hub's Dip : Corona and Lime Chicken Bean Dip

This is an adapted recipe from my lovely handsome sweet husband Steve.

When we were in high school... we didn't cook. What teenagers do right?

We had those super "cool" parents that let us sleep over at each others house... at 16....

My kids better never get any ideas because when they are 16... They will NOT be sleeping over at their boyfriend or girlfriends houses... no way!!

So yeah there were many nights as teens that we would be in his mom's kitchen trying to figure out what to eat. We loved 2 things. Alfredo and Bean Dip. Both my husband created on his lonesome as a 16yr old boy.

Someday I will do a post about his Alfredo because 12 yrs later it is something we still eat all the time.

This dip however is something we make at least once a week and have for the past 12 yrs!

Its so easy, and we love it!

Hub's version includes the following...

1 can of re-fried beans
1 package of cream cheese
1 jar of salsa
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese


Smear cream cheese on the bottom of a pie plate, top with beans, top with salsa... top with cheese. Then Bake until it bubbles. (no time no specific temp... just bake at whatever he feels like!)

Now here is MY version of Hub's Dip.

Corona and Lime Chicken Bean Dip


1 package of cream cheese room temperature
12 oz of re-fried beans  I use my homemade beans click HERE for the recipe
1 cup of corona and lime shredded Mexican chicken click HERE for the recipe
1 jar of your favorite salsa (I use my mom's homemade stuff!)
1 cup of shredded Monterey jack cheese
1/4 cup diced tomatoes
2 jalapeno peppers diced
2-3 scallions sliced thin


In a 8 or 9 inch square baking dish, spread your cream cheese, then spread your re-fried beans on top. Sprinkle your shredded chicken over the beans. Pour your salsa over the chicken. Top with  your shredded cheese.

Sprinkle diced tomatoes and jalapeno peppers over the top bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Sprinkle scallions over the top of your hot dip.

Now start dipping your favorite tortilla chips!!




  1. You guys are so adorable!! :) Love the dip idea - guys can be pretty creative when hungry. :)

  2. We all choose as we get older or especially after the children arrives :D

    I like both your dip ideas...Both sounds delicious!

  3. I so need to try this dip! Hubs for the win!!

  4. This looks delicious and you too are so cute with your high school sleepovers... this 80's baby was never allow such parties. lol

  5. I married my high school sweetheart too Carrie so your story was very familiar to me. Only difference is you don't catch my husband in the kitchen creating recipes...EVER! This dip looks yummy and just perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Your dip sounds amazing, and I cant wait to try it. I love that you married your high school sweetheart, to cute. :)

  7. Sounds exactly like my husband and I!!! I can't wait to try this dip, sounds awesome.

  8. We had a variant of this for dinner tonight; it was great! Used leftover grilled chicken breast from last night's dinner; although it wasn't the Corona lime chicken mentioned above, it worked just fine. :) Light cream cheese worked just fine on the bottom, and for the top, I sprinkled on some steamed corn cut right off the cob, chopped red onions, and sliced black olives. Thanks for posting!

  9. Oops, didn't mean to go totally anonymous on my comment above...

    1. Heather,
      SO glad you like it! My husband will be pumped up as well as this recipe is adapted from his version of bean dip! Thanks for sharing your experience with the recipe.

    2. Sounds wonderful!! My family would love it! However, I make my own yogurt cheese. Hang it an extra day & use it just like the cream cheese...much healthier I think! Can't wait to try this on the kids!

  10. this look sooo good! I have to pin it for football season!

    Also, my HS boyfriend and I would stay over each other's house all the time too. My mom and stepdad would go to the family boat an hr away and my BF would stay over for the weekend and I would often stay over my BF's house too. It just worked well for us instead of staying out late and driving around town late at night.