Dorito Chicken Casserole: An easy, comforting, cheesy recipe that will be on repeat for meal planning during the week!
Dorito Chicken Casserole Recipe
Get ready for an ultra-easy dinner recipe in this Doritos Chicken Casserole. It’s packed full of simple ingredients and delicious flavors.
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To Casserole or Not to Casserole
How do you all feel about casseroles? I have to admit I used to be a casserole hater. I think my big problem was often the lack of texture in a casserole. I don’t like the mush.
But things have turned around and I now fully embrace casseroles. They are perfect for feeding a crowd and are often a great option for busy nights.
This Doritos Chicken Casserole hits all these marks. It’s ridiculously easy to put together. Simply stir together the ingredients and spread it out in an 8×8 or 9×9 baking pan.
Top with crushed nacho cheese Doritos for all the flavor and crunchy texture.
Although this casserole is baked in a smaller baking pan, it fills to the very top and is packed full of chicken, making it super filling and still worthy of feeding a decent-sized crowd.
Ingredients for Doritos Chicken Casserole
Let’s break down what you need for this Doritos Chicken Casserole:
- Cream of chicken soup
- Sour cream
- Canned corn
- Cooked Chicken
- Shredded pepper jack cheese
- Nacho Cheese Doritos
You’ll need cooked chicken for this recipe. Leftover chicken works great if you have some hanging out in the refrigerator.
I love using rotisserie chicken in these types of recipes. It’s ready to go, delicious and costs the same, if not less, than buying the chicken and cooking it yourself.
You can choose to either dice or shred the chicken in this recipe, whichever you prefer.
The cheese that you use in the recipe is flexible as well. I wanted to add a little kick and some extra flavor so I went with pepper jack cheese.
If you or your family members don’t like spicy food, you can definitely substitute in Monterey jack or cheddar cheese. It will be a little less spicy but still be packed with flavor.
The can of Ro-tel (diced tomatoes and green chilies) also adds some spiciness so keep that in mind when you’re choosing what cheese to add to the casserole. And it gives so much flavor to the casserole.
How to Make Doritos Chicken Casserole
This recipe truly couldn’t get easier. The most time-consuming part of the whole thing is chopping or shredding the chicken.
After the chicken is prepped, mix all the ingredients except for the Doritos and 1 cup of cheese in a large bowl. Spread the mixture into a baking pan, top with reserved cup of cheese and sprinkle with crushed Doritos.
NOTE: You’ll want to place the casserole on a big baking sheet before placing it in the oven. The casserole dish will be filled to the rim so this is done as a precautionary measure in case it bubbles over a little. That way it will be on the baking sheet and not in the bottom of your oven.
Lastly, cover the dish with foil for the first 25 minutes of baking to prevent the Doritos from burning.
For me, the best option for this Doritos Chicken Casserole is the original nacho cheese Doritos. But because I love you I did a little Doritos research to discover some other delicious flavors for topping this casserole.
I mean, Doritos may be one of my guilty pleasures since childhood so it wasn’t a bad gig to take on.
If you like things really spicy, the Spicy Nacho or Flaming Hot Nacho flavors would be a delicious topping option.
A more mild option that would be so delicious with the flavor profile going on would be the Taco Doritos. They would mesh really well with the chicken and corn and pepper jack cheese.
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Doritos Chicken Casserole
- 1 22.6 oz. family size can cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 15.25 oz. can corn, drained
- 1 10 oz. can Ro-tel, drained
- 4 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken
- 3 cups shredded pepper jack cheese, divided
- 2 cups crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, mix together cream of chicken soup, sour cream, corn, Ro-tel, chicken and 2 cups of pepper jack cheese.
- Spread into an 8×8 or 9×9 baking pan. Set on top of a baking sheet to prevent spills in your oven.
- Sprinkle remaining cup of pepper jack onto the casserole. Spread the crushed Doritos evenly over the cheese.
- Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes.