Dorito Chicken Casserole

This creamy Dorito Chicken Casserole is a recipe that your entire family will love. Made with a casserole dish full of Dorito chips and topped with a creamy chicken mixture. This one will be a winning dinner!

Dorito Chicken Casserole topped with melted cheese

Dorito Chicken Casserole

This Dorito Chicken Casserole is a family favorite! My kids loved it and my husband asked when it would be on the menu again. I guess it’s no surprise since they LOVE  my cheesy ham and potato casserole. I guess cheesy casseroles are a favorite in my home. For this recipe, you want to start by cooking your chicken breast. This recipe is perfect for a rotisserie chicken. Once that is done you just mix everything up and top it with cheese before you bake. It’s pretty simple.

Let’s get this Dorito Chicken Casserole served:

This recipe is so simple to make!

  1. You want to start by cooking your chicken or use precooked and shredded chicken. If you are starting with raw chicken I wrapped mine in foil and baked. This way I could take it out and have a clean casserole dish to use for the rest of the recipe. Once your chicken is cooked shred it and set it aside. You could also use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, or make up a big batch of Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken to save some time.
  2. Time to start building the casserole. Crush Dorito chips and place them on the bottom of your casserole dish and set aside. I reserved ¼ cup for garnish to make it look pretty, but that’s just up to you. Mix together cooked shredded chicken, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, cheddar soup, Rotel, corn, and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Pour this over your chips in your casserole dish.
  3. All you need to do now is top with the remaining cheese and bake. An easy recipe that you and your family will love.

Forkful of Dorito Chicken Casserole

Serving Suggestions

My Dorito Chicken Casserole is super creamy and cheesy. While we love this casserole just on it’s own, there are a few ways we like to mix things up.

  • Serve it over white or brown rice.
  • Mix in some cooked pasta, like rotini, before baking.
  • Baked potatoes topped with cheesy Dorito Casserole are amazing!
  • Change up the flavor by using hot or mild Rotel, or different flavors of Doritos chips. Cool Ranch chicken casserole anyone??
  • If you’re not into cheese soup, double the amount of cream of chicken.

What to do with leftovers

Leftover chicken casserole should be stored in the refrigerator, tightly covered, for 3-4 days.

To freeze, place the leftover casserole in a freezer bag and press out as much air as possible. Freeze for up to 6 months. To thaw, place in the fridge overnight. Reheat in the oven, uncovered, at the same temperature.

Serving spoon with a scoop of Dorito Chicken Casserole for plating

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Serving spoon with a scoop of Dorito Chicken Casserole for plating

Dorito Chicken Casserole

This creamy Dorito Chicken Casserole is a recipe that your entire family will love. Made with a casserole dish full of Dorito chips and topped with a creamy chicken mixture. This one will be a winning dinner!
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 10-ounce bag Dorito chips
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 10-ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can cheddar cheese soup (Campbell's - great for cooking)
  • 1 10-ounce can rotel
  • 1 14-ounce can corn drained
  • 2 cups shredded taco blend cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place foil in a 9x11-inch casserole dish and place chicken inside foil. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and tender. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and shred, then set aside. Discard foil.
  • Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees. 
  • Crush chips and place them on the bottom of your casserole dish and set aside. (I reserved ¼ cup for garnish)
  • Mix together cooked shredded chicken, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, cheddar soup, Rotel, corn, and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Pour this over your chips in your casserole dish.
  • Top with remaining cheese and bake for 25-30 minutes. 
  • Optional: Top with reserved chips for garnish and enjoy.

Jennie

Jenine blogs at thediaryofarealhousewife.com where she strives to create simple recipes that anyone can make and everyone in the family can enjoy. As a mom of three she knows first hand how busy day to day life can be and how precious family time is. She hopes her easy recipes can help you spend less time in the kitchen and more time around the table enjoying food, family, and making fun memories.

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  1. Very good! I didn’t find the Doritos to be soggy at all. The Doritos were soggy for the leftovers but I expected that.

  2. Doritos were Much too soggy. Should have known, after all that cooking. Should’ve just baked the filling and then dumped the crunchy uncooked Doritos on top. Shame on me, I’m 70 and no novice cook, I should’ve known this. This recipe has no crunch, so it’s a C- altho it could have easily been an A- without liquidizing the Doritos. Disappointed in the results. ?

  3. This has become a bi-weekly meal for us – the whole family loves it and makes sure they are home on Doritos Chicken Casserole Night.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you

  4. I just wanted to thank you for this recipe. I have a very picky autistic friend I make dinner every Sunday for. He loves this recipe so much he requested it for every Sunday.

  5. Well I just made this casserole and followed your directions to a T with a rotessier chicken so easy to make it is delicious .I can’t wait we have another gathering with my family to bring this dish. Love your receipes. As I said before you are great.

  6. Doesn’t anyone read the directions thourly I see where some ?? They asked are right there in front of them are your directions on line different from mineGoing to make this tonite . Can’t wait keep up your good work.

  7. What size bag of doritos? Like the mini bag, lunch pack, or regular size bag? Also, what size casserole dish, 8X8, 9X11, or 9X13?
    Thanks!

    1. That’s really the base for the sauce. You could make a cheese though, and that would probably work.

  8. Will this still come out alright if I skip out on the can of Rotel? Or does skipping one ingredient change the taste of the entire meal?

    1. They don’t come out crispy, just soft (but not mushy). You can add some crushed chips as a topping for texture if you like.

  9. I noticed the recipe calls for Rotel. Is that tomatoes or what? I saved the recipe but would like to know what that is if I decide to make it.

  10. I just made this casserole tonight. I used the rotisserie pre-cooked chicken. I am all about simple but love flavor. Everyone in my family loved it and came back for seconds. This recipe is a keeper and I will share it.

  11. I am making this for dinner tonight. I am disappointed the recipe is not complete. It does not tell you what size casserole dish to use. It does not tell you what size bag of Doritos. If someone wanted to use rotisserie chicken it would also be nice if it tells you what quantity the chicken in cups rather just in the number of breasts.

    1. Hi Janet, I’m so sorry for the confusion on the recipe. Here is the information you need.
      You will need a 9×13 casserole dish.
      If using a rotisserie chicken you could use 2 1/2 cups of shredded chicken.
      The size of the bag was the 9.75 oz.

      I hope that helps!

  12. Hello!Tried this last night and it was delicious! Can you make the chicken mixture and split it in half and freeze half for later?

    1. With all the cream and cheese, I’d be cautious with freezing as sometimes the reheating can cause the sauce to break. But, it’s worth a try!

  13. HI there. Just wondering if you could update the instructions please. The top says 55min cook time, but in the recipe it says 20-25. Also, what about draining the can of corn prior to mixing with other ingredients? Thanks so much! It’s going in the oven soon and I used a rotisserie chicken for it! Can’t wait to try it!

    1. I see why the cook time is 55 at the top…juts thought about those that choose to cook their own chicken breasts!

      1. Yes the 55 minutes is for the total cook time of the recipe as is. Of course if you use your own pre-cooked chicken, you’d want to adjust the time accordingly. Hope your family liked it!