Dorito Chicken Casserole Recipe

If you are looking for a quick and delicious Mexican casserole dish, this Dorito chicken casserole is the perfect meal for you. The most work is that involved in this casserole is cooking and shredding the chicken. If you have leftover chicken, this recipe would be a great way to use that up. If you do not, you can cook the chicken any way you like—in the oven, on the stove top, or on the grill. If you want to save time you could also get a cooked rotisserie chicken from the store and shred it. The process to making this delicious casserole is simple—all of the chicken mixture ingredients are mixed in a bowl and then layered in a casserole dish with crushed Doritos and topped with cheese. After the dish has baked you can top with additional ingredients such as lettuce and tomato if you choose. This Dorito chicken casserole makes a perfect dinner for any night of the week. Enjoy. Adapted from Jam Hands.


2 cups shredded cooked chicken
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (divided)
1 (10 oz) can cream of chicken soup
½ cup milk
½ cup sour cream
1 can Ro-tel tomatoes (drained)
½ packet taco seasoning
1 large bag Doritos
Shredded lettuce (optional)
diced tomato (optional)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix together shredded chicken, 1 cup of cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, Ro-tel tomatoes, and taco seasoning. Mix well.
Step 2: Grease a 2-quart casserole dish, and add a layer of crushed Doritos across the bottom. Top with a layer of the chicken mixture. Add another layer of crushed Doritos, and then add another layer of the chicken mixture. Top with remaining cheese. You can add more crushed Doritos on top as well if you wish.
Step 3: Cover and place into the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30-25 minutes until bubbling hot. Remove from the oven and top with lettuce and tomato if you choose.
(Makes 4 Servings)


95 Responses to “Dorito Chicken Casserole Recipe”

  1. linda — April 10, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    making this for supper tonight

  2. Diane — April 12, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    Thanks for this! I made this for dinner a couple of weeks ago. I did substitute refried beans for the canned soup. And because the beans were heavier with more volume, I added a bit more milk because I like really creamy stuff. We loved this so much it has been requested for dinner tonight.

  3. MARIZA — April 16, 2013 @ 2:48 pm


  4. Megan — April 16, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

    This is so yummy glad I saved this recipe!

  5. Lisa — April 17, 2013 @ 2:48 am

    Made this last night n its a keeper n i wudnt change anything 🙂 my kids loved it 🙂

  6. SaraLee — April 22, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    I love tacos, anything Mexican! I did everything the recipe said except instead of rote tomatoes I use black bean & corn salsa, 1cup of lite sour cream and I added a can of black beans, also used cubed chicken chunks instead of shredded. Oh, and i added a cup of white rice to make it more of a meal ( starch and protein)We like spice so we used the spicy nacho doritos….we all loved it and its so easy and cheap to make this will be a favorite

  7. KathyS — April 30, 2013 @ 7:30 am

    I would use a sharp cheddar instead of the milder Mexican blend cheese – I live in WI and cheddar is the best!

  8. Olivia — May 2, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    I heard that you can use a sleeve if ritz crackers with it but the directions left out what to do with the ritz crackers! Should I mix it with the chicken mix? Any ideas?

  9. sue — May 4, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    would like to no if i could use salsa sauce since i cannot find ro-tel tomatoes?

  10. Tammy — May 9, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    Cheddar Cheese soup might be a good substitute for the Cream of Chicken.

  11. Alicia S — May 12, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

    This was absolutely delicious and so easy to make! I loved it!

  12. Lynn K — May 13, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    How many people will this wonderful casserole feed? Wondering if I need to double it or just make 2 casseroles….

  13. Bobby — May 13, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    Lynn K – This casserole will serve about 4 people.

  14. tammie — June 12, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    It was good, my family enjoyed it I put salsa on it.

  15. kathyj55 — June 19, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    can u use hamburger in place of chicken

  16. Bobby — June 19, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    kathyj55 – I have never tried using hamburger instead of the chicken. If you do try it, please let everyone know the results.

  17. crystal — July 2, 2013 @ 5:41 pm

    This was great,my son ate all that was on his plate which doesn’t happen very often! We had left overs the next night and it was just as good!! we will be making it again thanks for sharing!

  18. Mary — August 3, 2013 @ 5:19 pm

    This is such a great recipe!! It’s definaltly not healthy but really yummy. I was kind of upset though because I didn’t get two layers of the chicken mix. I only got to do one layer of chicken mix but I defiantly had plenty of doritos to cover the top and bottom. I think that maybe it was because my glass dish was so big that I could only use one layer of chicken mix. I will be making this again just use a smaller Pan.

  19. Cori — August 26, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    Making this tonight. Im going to add some corn tortillas and refried beans! I cant wait to try this!!!

  20. angie — August 29, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    This is in the oven right now! I added some diced red onion & green pepper, used breaded crispy chicken, left out sour cream (i didn’t have any) but it looks delish! 🙂

  21. Tiffany — September 7, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    this was so amazingly good we are making it for everyone again today!!

  22. Megan — October 3, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    My husband loves this! If you’re cooking for 2, you’ll want to cut this in half, it doesn’t reheat very well – even if you put it in the oven.

  23. Karissa — November 7, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

    I got 4 approval votes in a tough household! Kudos. Made with Nacho Doritos, A ! Thank you!

  24. Kristy — November 8, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    This is mine & my families absolute favorite recipe/hotdish!! I could eat it every night & we rarely ever have leftovers – but if we do they are gone the next day 🙂

  25. Linda — November 13, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    I add a can of cream of mushroom soup. This is a delicious recipe. My grandkids love it.

  26. Maranda — November 25, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    I made this for my family and it was the biggest hit ever i swear they ask for it at least twice a week if not more granite i have to triple up on the ingrediants but still this is the best recipe i have ever stumbled upon

  27. Luda — January 30, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

    This was delicious! My family loooved it! Jus made it and half of it is gone! Th rotel tomatoes also had cilantro in them which made it taste a bit better- that is if you like cilantro… Thx for the recipe loved it. Also what I would do is, if i made this for a party, I would take a spoonful of sower cream and put it on each piece (serving). Thx
    5 stars 🙂

  28. Linda — February 15, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

    Made this for my son and his family. Said it was really yummy! Thanks!

  29. Mike — March 4, 2014 @ 7:03 pm

    Made this in a shallow crockpot today for a function at work. It was a HIT!! Followed the recipe except we used two 12.5 oz cans of chicken breast, rinsed, in place of the shredded chicken. We also reduced the taco seasoning a bit to reduce sodium. It seemed to work out fine.

  30. Jessica — April 3, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

    I made this tonight. I used Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream and cut way back on the cheese. I also used Fit & Active cream of chicken from Aldi but I wish I would have read the comment about using refried beans instead first! We are having lettuce, tomato, homemade guacamole & refried beans on the side!

  31. JB — June 30, 2014 @ 7:18 pm

    This is the biggest hit ever for my family. We have made this recipe as written at least 20 times in the last six months since my wife stumbled across it. This week she found a few ground beef versions. I studied different recipes and didn’t like the sound of them. From what I gathered, I decided to use the chicken recipe and change one thing. I used cheddar soup instead of cream of chicken. I substituted the chicken breast for a pound of ground beef and that was it. It was as delicious to all of us as the chicken version above. And I would like to add, that my wife and daughter eat the leftovers up the next day, they are very good even in the microwave. One other recommendation, my wife can’t handle rotel because of the green chiles, so we use a can of petite tomatoes. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

  32. Rachael Joiner — July 8, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

    Can you sub cream of chicken for cream of mushroom?

  33. Bobby — July 8, 2014 @ 7:19 pm

    I have never tried this recipe with cream of mushroom. If you do try it please let everyone know the results.

  34. Jamaica — August 25, 2014 @ 2:06 am

    I made this tonight and followed the recipe to the T, OH MAN what amazing flavor! My husband said it was really good. I added black beans to this dish and used taco seasoning that had 30% less sodium. The only thing was that he just didn’t like that the Doritos came out mushy after baking. So next time I will make the casserole as stated above, let it bake 30 minutes and then when it’s finished and has cooled a bit I will top with Doritos, add a dollop of sour cream and green onions. We enjoyed. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  35. Marla — September 21, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

    Made this tonight after trying to figure out what to do with our leftover shredded chicken from our taco night. Also made a small portion for my vegetarian sister. Used tostidos in hers, spicy sweet chili in one and Fritos in another. I added retfried beans to all 3.(picked them up for sister in lieu of chicken) also added fiesta cheese soup ( again for sister and used the rest in ours with the cream of chicken) and used basil and oregano diced tomatoes,, and doubled the cheese. Used a Mexican blend and mozzarella. Had extra sour cream to dollop on top… It was very well received by all.

  36. kamalmym — November 12, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

    Thank for this .so ,easy to make! i love it!

  37. Jacque — January 14, 2015 @ 2:52 pm

    We really enjoyed this casserole. Had some left over and was just as good if not better warmed up.

  38. Vicki Buffolino — February 25, 2015 @ 9:36 pm

    Salt bomb but i think i used too much cheese and not enough chicken.

  39. Bonnie — March 31, 2015 @ 5:56 pm

    Great recipe but I changed a few things. Added onion, garlic, green chilies, chopped corn and pinto beans to the mix. I also used Baked Doritos and low fat cheese and sour cream.

  40. Nancy Rocheleau — April 23, 2015 @ 1:21 pm

    I love this easy to do, my grandkids will love this recipe, I add more cheese to it they ll love it

  41. Kaci Laney — July 6, 2015 @ 3:45 pm

    This is by far the best chicken casserole I’ve ever had in my life! I have nearly everything on hand so that makes my shopping trips easy and quick! This is one of those go to meals my family (all 5 of us!) thoroughly enjoy!

  42. Random Rachel — August 6, 2015 @ 4:17 am

    I have made this several times. I can’t eat the soup, rotel, or doritos, so I substitute a pack of cream cheese for the soup, 1/2 cup salsa for the rotel, and regular nachos plus ranch seasonings for the doritos. Not quite the same, but still delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe. 🙂

  43. Juan Martinez — February 13, 2016 @ 11:24 pm

    I just tried it and it was a big hit!! I did it 2 way the first i followed the recipe step by step, the next i subbed tomatoes with pace salsa and subbed the soup with refried beans doubled up on the milk cheese and sour cream, and i used the spicy nacho Doritos

  44. Marianne Cowan — January 5, 2017 @ 7:44 am

    I make this casserole all the time! We love it!! Checking to see what everyone eats with it or do you just have the casserole and nothing else?

  45. FoodJunkie — January 16, 2017 @ 5:02 pm

    I am going to go to the negative here. This is kind of uninspired and a little soupy. It needs more textural variation than the layer of doritos and the flavour is just okay. I don’t hate it but can’t see making it again, there are way more interesting Mexican inspired recipes out there.

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