Chicken Dorito Casserole


Get ready for a culinary adventure with our Ultimate Cheesy Chicken Dorito Casserole! This delectable dish combines the richness of shredded chicken, the creaminess of a savory sauce, the crunch of Nacho Cheese Doritos, and the zesty kick of diced tomatoes and green chilies. Discover the joy of creating a flavorful masterpiece that’s not only easy to prepare but also ready to devour in just 30 minutes.

Why You’ll Fall in Love:

Minimal Effort, Maximum Flavor: With only 7 readily available ingredients, crafting this culinary delight is a breeze. b. Explosion of Flavors: Every bite promises a burst of taste, from the tender chicken to the crispy Doritos. c. Time-Saving Magic: A mouthwatering meal in just 30 minutes? Yes, please! d. Quick Prep with Cooked Chicken: Utilize pre-cooked and shredded chicken to slash your prep time to a mere 5 minutes. e. Customizable Bliss: Personalize each serving with your preferred taco toppings for a culinary masterpiece. f. Potluck Perfect: Whether it’s a potluck, party, or a comforting meal for a friend in need, this casserole is your go-to dish.

Ingredients Needed:

Chicken: 4 cups of cooked, shredded chicken (opt for a store-bought rotisserie chicken for convenience and added flavor).

Cream of Chicken Soup: The creamy base for our delightful sauce (or sub with condensed cheddar cheese soup).

Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies: Choose Rotel or Red Gold for a zesty kick.

Corn: A small can, drained, for texture and sweetness.

Sour Cream: For a cool, creamy, and tangy addition to the sauce.

Taco Seasoning: Opt for your favorite store-bought packet or whip up a homemade blend.

Cheese: Grated cheddar, Cheddar Jack, Pepper Jack, or a Mexican cheese blend for that gooey goodness.

Nacho Cheese Doritos: A small bag, coarsely crushed, adds the perfect crunch.

Chicken Preparation Methods:

Boiled and Pulled Chicken: Boil boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs until cooked through (about 15 minutes), then shred.

Rotisserie Chicken: A time-saving shortcut—shred a store-bought rotisserie chicken.

Leftover Chicken: Give grilled or baked chicken leftovers a new life in this casserole.

Canned Chicken: Yes, even canned chicken from the pantry works wonders in this recipe.

Cooking Magic:

Layer Doritos: Spread half of the crushed Doritos in an 8-inch or 9-inch square dish.

Mix the Filling: Combine chicken, condensed soup, diced tomatoes and green chilies, corn, sour cream, and taco seasoning in a large mixing bowl.

Assemble and Bake: Spread the chicken mixture over the Doritos, sprinkle with grated cheese, and bake covered at 350°F for 20 minutes. Uncover, add more crushed Doritos, and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes until bubbly and golden.

What to Pair with:

Refried beans or Ranch-style beans

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Tortilla chips with salsa, guacamole, or queso

Easy Pico de Gallo

Mexican Rice

Make-Ahead Wonder:

Assemble the casserole up to 24 hours in advance. Refrigerate covered until ready to bake. Allow it to come to room temperature for 30-60 minutes before baking for optimal results.

Storage and Reheating:

Leftovers keep well in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat covered in a 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes or microwave individual portions for 1-2 minutes.

Recipe Variations:

Swap Nacho Cheese Doritos for Cool Ranch Doritos.

Amp up the veggies with frozen peas, mixed vegetables, sauteed onion, or black beans.

Experiment with additional herbs or seasonings like parsley, thyme, or cilantro.

Explore different shredded cheeses like Colby Jack, Monterey Jack, Colby, Pepper Jack, or a Mexican blend.

Try other condensed soup flavors such as cream of mushroom or cheddar cheese.

Cooking for Two? Halve the ingredients and use a 1-quart casserole dish.

Add a dash of garlic powder for an extra savory kick.

Chicken Dorito Casserole

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Indulge in a speedy and delightful Mexican-inspired casserole that brings together shredded chicken, cheese, and crushed Doritos. Elevate your dinner game with this easy-to-follow recipe that ensures a flavor-packed experience in just 35 minutes.


  • 4 cups cooked, diced chicken

  • 1 (10.5 oz) can condensed cream of chicken soup (undiluted) or substitute with condensed cheddar cheese soup

  • 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained

  • 1 (8.75 oz) can corn, drained

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning

  • 1-2 cups grated cheese

  • 1 (9.25 oz) bag Nacho Cheese flavored Doritos, coarsely crushed


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread half of the crushed Doritos in the bottom of a 2-quart baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, condensed soup, tomatoes and green chilies, corn, sour cream, and taco seasoning.
  • Spread the chicken mixture on top of the chips in the dish. Sprinkle cheese over the top.
  • Cover the dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the cover, sprinkle the remaining crushed Doritos over the top, and return to the oven (uncovered) for 5-7 more minutes, or until the casserole is hot and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 485.4kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 36.1g
  • Protein: 30.3g
  • Fat: 24.4g
  • Cholesterol: 78.2mg
  • Sodium: 1276.9mg
  • Potassium: 261.8mg
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Sugar: 3.4g

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