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Topeka Chicken Recipe

Topeka chicken

Topeka Chicken

Topeka chicken

Topeka Chicken?  As in Topeka, Kansas?

Yes, as in Kansas.  Here’s the story.  My mother has been making this dip for years.  She calls it her Topeka Dip.  

Topeka chicken

We just enjoyed a family bbq at her house and there it was-the dip!  So yummy, so addictive.  I have always accepted the name of the dip until this last Sunday.  Why would a southwestern style dip be from Kansas?  So I asked her ” Topeka as in Kansas?”  She told me her friend from Topeka, Kansas made this dip for her when she came to visit.  She said she just started calling it Topeka Dip after that.  

The bbq was great and my mother sends me home with leftovers.  Yes!  I got the Dip!

 The next night, I pondered the all so common question “what should I make for dinner?”  I opened the fridge and the Topeka Dip called to me and said “make Topeka Chicken!”  Great idea!  I’ll grill up some chicken.  Oh no- it’s pouring rain outside!  No worries, I’ll pull out the 1990 something George Foreman Indoor Grill!  Lol  Luckily my husband was at work so I only needed to “George” one breast😅


Look at those grill marks!😂

Melted Monterey Jack Cheese sounds good!  I put 3 slices on the grilled chicken.


I put the bowl on the grill so the lid wouldn’t close all the way and stick to the cheese.

Topeka chicken

Top the grilled chicken with the Topeka dip and Topeka Chicken is ready to devour!  It was delicious!  So juicy and flavorful.  The cilantro gives it that fresh punch and the char on the chicken really balances out all the flavors.

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Topeka Chicken
A grilled chicken breast with melted Monterey Jack cheese topped with Topeka Dip.
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For the Chicken
  1. Chicken Breasts
  2. Salt and pepper
  3. Monterey Jack cheese
For The Topeka Dip
  1. 1 (15.25 oz) can sweet corn, drained
  2. 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained
  3. 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained or 1 large fresh tomato, diced
  4. 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies, drained
  5. 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  6. 1/4 cup minced Cilantro- or to taste
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons Cumin
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons Chili powder
  9. Juice of 1 Lime
For the chicken
  1. Trim excess fat from desired amount of chicken breasts
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  3. Grill until cooked through
  4. Top with Monterey Jack
  5. Turn off grill and close lid to melt cheese
For the Topeka Dip
  1. Mix together the corn, black beans, tomatoes, green chilies, onion, cilantro, cumin, chill powder and lime juice.
  2. This recipe makes more than you need to make Topeka Chicken
  3. Refrigerate unused dip for 3-4 days. See serving suggestions below for leftover dip
To prepare the Topeka Chicken
  1. Top the prepared chicken with the Topeka dip.
  2. Serve with your favorite rice.
Serving suggestions for leftover Topeka Dip
  1. The Topeka dip is great with tortilla chips
  2. Can be used in chili recipes
  3. Serve as a topper on most southwestern style dishes
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