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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 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 of 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.

(Makes 4 Servings)


Dorito Chicken Casserole Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 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)


  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.
  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.
  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.


  1. Diane says:

    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.

  2. SaraLee says:

    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

  3. KathyS says:

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

  4. Olivia says:

    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?

  5. Lynn K says:

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

  6. Bobby says:

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

  7. crystal says:

    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!

  8. Mary says:

    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.

  9. angie says:

    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! 🙂

  10. Megan says:

    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.

  11. Kristy says:

    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 🙂

  12. Maranda says:

    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

  13. Luda says:

    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 🙂

  14. Mike says:

    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.

  15. Jessica says:

    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!

  16. JB says:

    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!

  17. Bobby says:

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

  18. Jamaica says:

    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 🙂

  19. Marla says:

    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.

  20. Bonnie says:

    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.

  21. Nancy Rocheleau says:

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

  22. Kaci Laney says:

    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!

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