Dorito Chicken and Cheese Casserole

Dorito Chicken and Cheese Casserole

Dorito Chicken and Cheese Casserole

3 cups cooked chicken, chopped (I used a rotisserie chicken)
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can of corn, drained
1/4 cup minced onion
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 medium sized bag of nacho cheese Doritos, crushed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray. Spread the bottom of the pan with half of the Doritos . Reserve one cup of cheese. Mix together remaining ingredients in a large bow. Pour chicken mixture over the Doritos. Top casserole with the remaining cheese and Doritos. Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly.

69 Comments On This Topic
  1. Shelby
    on Sep 23rd at 9:11 pm

    Made this tonight and it’s a big hit. My mom and I added a can of cream of mushroom soup, replaced the onion with green onions, and instead of salt and garlic powder used a tsp of garlic salt. Really delicious. Only complaint is the Doritos on top get a little burned.

    • Henrietta
      on Nov 11th at 11:16 pm

      I’ve had the same problem with dishes using cracker crumbs on top. I’ve solved it by covering the dish loosely with aluminum foil. You can remove the foil at the end to crisp them up a bit if needed.

      • Ally
        on Nov 10th at 3:54 pm

        How many does this feed about?

    • Fancy Hall
      on Nov 12th at 2:55 am

      Hello Shelby,
      I tried your recipe with your substitution and they were perfect!!! I found that when cooking the last 10 minutes of cooking a dish I added the Doritos on top of the casserole and it was perfect.

  2. Peggy
    on Jul 9th at 8:15 pm

    I would also add a can of chopped chilies.

    • Sharon
      on Aug 13th at 6:35 pm

      Good suggestion! Thanks, Peggy!!

  3. tiffani
    on Oct 21st at 7:32 pm

    I want to try this put i dont like sour cream.
    Can you taste the sour cream in it?

    • Angie
      on Nov 5th at 6:12 pm

      You can’t taste it, but if you want to replace it, use a cup of plain Greek yogurt. It gives the same creaminess and has no strong flavor at all in my opinion. (I hate Greek yogurt by itself btw.)

    • Teresa Blum Hinds
      on Nov 10th at 6:50 pm

      Puree cottage cheese in processor or blender

    • Amanda
      on Nov 11th at 11:21 am

      You could substitute the sour cream with some cream cheese to give it a really creamy texture.

    • Henrietta
      on Nov 11th at 11:18 pm

      I have subsituted cream cheese for sour cream with good results

    • Martin
      on Oct 12th at 7:50 am

      Here’s something we don’t use often enough. There’s a pourable liquid (kinda) Mexican cheese called Crema or Crema Mexicana which is in most groceries. I think it would be a good replacement for the Sour Cream. It also makes a good dip all by itself, btw…

    • Tanya
      on Oct 25th at 12:54 pm

      I usually substitute sour cream with plain Greek yogurt. You can’t tell the difference and it’s a healthier alternative!

  4. Stephanie
    on Nov 2nd at 1:50 pm

    I make this all the time! Big hit! I put in a can of rotel to spice it up some. To keep the Doritos from getting burned I cover with aluminum foil and you can take it off about 10 min before its done. Great recipe as listed above, I’m gonna try that way also!!

  5. Libby Smith
    on Nov 2nd at 2:05 pm

    Sounds good

  6. Jenn
    on Nov 3rd at 8:38 am

    Did you serve it over anything? Noodles? Rice?

  7. nina
    on Nov 4th at 12:21 pm

    Also u can do chicken breast .velvetta cheese / cream of mushroom / rotelle dice tomatoes / and doretos very good topped with sour cream.

  8. Katey
    on Nov 4th at 3:23 pm

    How would I make this with Hamburger what would I replace the cream of chicken with?

    • Sharon
      on Nov 4th at 10:23 pm

      Katey, a lot of people have suggested cream of mushroom as a good substitution for the cream of chicken.

    • Brittany
      on Nov 5th at 8:31 am

      To do it with hamburger I mix cream of chicken cream of mushroom and can of rotel crush up doritos on bottom of pan then layer of hamburger and layer of soup mix keep going til all gone top with cheese and bake when done I like to add taco sauce and sour cream to mine

    • Erin
      on Nov 5th at 3:34 pm

      I make this with hamburger all the time. I put taco seasoning in it and add some salsa con queso. It is very good and before you eat it top with lettuce and other garnishments used for tacos and a little bit of taco sauce. It is always a huge hit with my family..

    • stephanie
      on Nov 7th at 10:14 am

      I would use cream of mushroom soup if u use hamburger . Still would be delish!! Good luck

    • Linda
      on Nov 12th at 12:12 pm

      Cream of mushroom.

  9. Alyx
    on Nov 4th at 8:27 pm

    I don’t recommend “1/4 CUP” of onion. Maybe a 1/4 of a small onion. My casserole now tastes like onion casserole

    • Heather
      on Nov 7th at 11:49 am

      I used dry minced onion not fresh, my son does not like onion and seemed to not notice the minced in this dish.

    • Ann
      on Nov 8th at 12:15 pm

      1/4 c of onion should not make taste like onion casserole. That isn’t too much onion for something like this.

  10. Tiffany
    on Nov 4th at 10:44 pm

    Dorito casserole is awesome to which is 1lb hamburger meat chopped onions chopped green chilis cream of chicken cream of mushrooms can of pinto beans can of rotel and a jar of taco sauce. With shredded cheese

  11. Gary
    on Nov 5th at 11:25 am

    how many does it serve?

  12. Jake
    on Nov 5th at 2:11 pm

    Love this recipe, also used cool ranch doritos.

  13. amber
    on Nov 5th at 4:55 pm

    So we cook chicken first, or does it cook while everything is mixed baking for the 30 min

    • Debbie
      on Nov 6th at 4:44 pm

      Recipe calls for cooked rotisserie chicken

  14. Courtney
    on Nov 6th at 1:37 pm

    How many does it serve

    • Sharon
      on Nov 7th at 12:46 am

      Serves 4 – 6.

  15. mike
    on Nov 6th at 4:07 pm

    When i make Mexican Chicken i use one can of Rotel, one can cream of mushroom, and one can of cream of chicken and use a bit of the broth from the boiled chicken to keep the bottom chips from burning

  16. Pamela
    on Nov 7th at 10:04 am

    How about if you add a bag of frozen shredded hashbrowns to it or rice? That would serve a lot more people

    • Leslie
      on Apr 19th at 3:54 pm

      I was thinking it would be good with rice in it:)

  17. Jennifer
    on Nov 7th at 10:58 am

    Can this be done as a freezer meal?

  18. Staci
    on Nov 7th at 8:01 pm

    Think I’ll try this and add some pasta. Make it “bigger” for the family.

  19. Rose
    on Nov 8th at 2:55 pm

    It amazes me that people post a recipe., then people change it to something else !
    Just saying !!

    • Dianna
      on Nov 11th at 8:07 pm

      I agree, Rose. By the time they get through with it, it doesn’t even resemble the original recipe! LOL!!! This sounds delicious!

  20. Teresa Blum Hinds
    on Nov 8th at 5:42 pm

    I’ll use white rice with the chicken and Spanish rice with the burger

  21. gail hoffman
    on Nov 8th at 6:57 pm

    would there be a healthier substitute for the doritos?

    • Shannon
      on Mar 12th at 3:21 pm

      Any recipe that calls for cream of anything soup is far from healthy already. The soup is probably worse for you than the Doritos!

  22. Elicia Cloutier
    on Nov 9th at 7:05 pm

    I made this and I added pasta shells to mine it was so good. I think next time I am going to leave out the onions they over powered the meal and I think that I am going to us a can of cheddar cheese soup and not cream of chicken. And no Doritos on the bottom.

    • Lynn hall
      on Nov 10th at 7:51 am

      Do you think you could make ahead of time and omit the Doritos on the bottom and add top Doritos just before oven

  23. laura
    on Nov 11th at 8:09 pm

    I’m with rose. there are 10 different recipes on this page.

  24. Steve
    on Nov 14th at 12:49 pm

    I made this last night but forgot to add the sour cream. Still very good! :)

  25. Jack
    on Nov 15th at 8:45 pm

    Wow! Eat this if you want to be a class one fatty! Dinner based around chips is always a bad decision.

    • Gram
      on Nov 17th at 7:17 am

      For our tastes & pantry I used a can of Mexi corn in place of regular corn & added some green chilies the second time I made it with good results. Now for my 2cents worth of opinion; changing a recipe a bit for extra flavor &/or sharing what worked well for you is always constructive on a recipe site, but I’m sorry Jack if you have nothing of use to add, perhaps you should troll elsewhere. Adults that cook are well aware of what is good for them or not… they do not need a lecture from you or me either for that matter.

  26. Carol
    on Nov 16th at 3:48 pm

    add a cup of corned beef, use cream of mushroom, sour cream, onion, chopped green pepper and red pepper

  27. Kimberly
    on Nov 16th at 6:35 pm

    Looks like seashell macaroni and cheese with chicken added to it didn’t see any corn or Doritos. And It looks like yesterday’s vomit.

    • Kimberly
      on Nov 16th at 6:43 pm

      It’s sickening to ruin such good food by mixing it together just to say good Mixture to call a casserole. No wonder y parents can’t get their kids to eat this day and time.

  28. Juli
    on Nov 18th at 8:44 pm

    I too make this with a can of rotel and add a can of mushroom soup this makes it a little looser so I add a package of cooked egg noodles. This feeds a crowd and was right up our alley raising 3 boys. If I don’t have any rotisserie chicken I poach some chicken breasts in chicken broth and the can of rotel and add this liquid to the mix. Add a salad and you have a great meal.

  29. Ria
    on Nov 23rd at 3:47 pm

    This was so delicious, All the family loved it and raved about it. There was not much left over but
    what little was we realized tasted even better the next day (if that is possible :) I put a glass cover
    over my casserole and the doritos did not burn, they did get a little soft but that only added to the taste and we sprinkled more doritos over the top. I added 2 cans of corn instead of one because we love corn, Fantastic recipe!

  30. Ria
    on Nov 23rd at 3:55 pm

    Oh my gosh, I did not read the comments before I posted but when I finally did I am laughing so hard, It is such a great recipe and people just kept changing most everything about it. If I don’t care for a recipe I just move on and don’t reply. Why change something that is so great?

  31. Deb
    on Nov 24th at 12:02 pm

    Do you still add the corn if you use the hamburger instead of chicken

  32. Shannon
    on Nov 26th at 10:34 pm

    Wow, this looks like a great and easy recipe. I can’t wait to try it! I love you blog, hopefully you can take a chance to check mine out and offer any suggestion =)

  33. Amanda
    on Dec 2nd at 6:04 pm

    I made this tonight it was very tasty except the Doritos do get a little burnt on top. I would definitely use tin foil or put the Doritos on at the last ten minutes. I think it would be very good with hamburger also!

  34. Tina
    on Dec 28th at 10:09 pm

    I used two cans of cream of chicken soup and added egg noodles. It turned out delicious.

  35. Melia
    on Jan 6th at 3:21 pm

    I made this recipe as is (using low-fat soup and sour cream) for lunch today and hubby and I really liked it. Do you think you could substitute mixed vegetables in place of the corn?

  36. tymber
    on Jan 23rd at 11:54 am

    Does anyone know how many weight watchers points this is?

  37. valarielynn
    on Jan 23rd at 10:21 pm

    I made this tonite and didn’t cover it, which might have helped with mine being dry. With it being uncovered it dried out w/o ever getting “bubbly”. Again part of the problem may have been my heavy thick casserole dish and it never got very hot. Finally put it into a regular casserole and ran it thru the microwave 5 mins which helped alot.
    So my suggestion for future cooking is cover it so it retains the moisture. It was very tasty and hubby said he’d like it more if it was hotter.

  38. Shannon
    on Mar 12th at 3:23 pm

    Those of you adding pasta – I assume you cooked pasta first then stopped casserole on top? Or did you cook it with the casserole?

  39. markhaddin
    on Feb 8th at 1:58 am

    the onion with green onions, and instead of salt and garlic powder used a tsp of garlic salt. Really delicious.

  40. Samantha
    on Nov 11th at 6:51 pm

    Do you need to use the minced onion??

    • Sharon
      on Nov 16th at 5:12 pm

      You can probably sprinkle in some onion powder instead.

  41. Samantha
    on Dec 6th at 10:57 am

    Will canned chicken work instead of chicken breast or riossitierre chicken

    • Sharon
      on Dec 15th at 10:09 am

      I don’t see why not!!


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