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Easy Nacho 7 Layer Dip

This easy 7-layer dip uses pantry staples and can satisfy even the most picky eaters.
Course Appetizers/Snacks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 -12 people


  • 12 oz. chopped cooked "Southwestern" flavor chicken
  • 16 oz. can of Traditional Refried Beans
  • 8 oz. shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado mashed
  • 3-4 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions


  • Take an oven safe platter and spread the can of refried beans, as if you were icing a cake. This is layer one of the dip.
  • Evenly scatter your chopped chicken over the bean layer. This is layer two.
  • Dollop your mashed avocado onto the chicken, making the third layer.
  • Scatter both cheese as the next layer.
  • Place platter on a baking sheet, just for easy transition to the oven.
  • Preheat oven to 300ยบ
  • Cook for about 10 minutes, just enough for the cheese to melt.
  • Remove from the oven.
  • Allow to sit for approximately 8 minutes.
  • Scatter tomatoes, lettuce and scallions on top.


Heating this dip in the oven is NOT necessary. I usually only do it when we are having it as a meal. If serving as a dip, just eliminate steps 5 - 9.
Serve with tortilla or pita chips.