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Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole is full of chopped chicken, black beans, Rotel tomatoes, and cheese with lots of crunch from crushed Dorito chips. One of my very favorite Mexican casseroles!

Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole

 

If your family likes the flavor of Mexican food but is a little tired of taco night, this comfort food casserole is just the thing to try. It’s perfect for a potluck or having friends over.  Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole really feeds a crowd and it’s pretty much an all in one meal.

This is pretty much a dump and go recipe. You do need to saute the onion briefly to soften it, but then you just mix all the ingredients together. Put the mixture in a 9X13-inch pan, layering it with crushed Dorito chips and shredded cheese. Just 30 minutes in the oven and you’re ready to eat.

Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole is an easy family meal.

 

There is so much cheesy, crunchy goodness in this casserole.

Recipe Notes For Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole

  • Most of the spice comes from the 2 cans of Rotel tomatoes. Use hot Rotel tomatoes if you want it really spicy, regular for a little kick, and mild Rotel if you don’t want it spicy.
  • Use rotisserie chicken to make this meal a breeze to make.
  • Ranch Doritos can be used instead of Nacho.

Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole is so cheesy, creamy, spicy, and crunchy.
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Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole is full of chopped chicken, black beans, Rotel tomatoes, and cheese with lots of crunch from crushed Dorito chips. One of my very favorite Mexican casseroles!
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 30 mins
TOTAL: 40 mins
SERVINGS: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cut into chunks
  • 4 cups cooked and shredded chicken, I use a rotisserie chicken
  • 2 (10.75-ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 (10-ounce) cans Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 tablespoon Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 regular size bag nacho Dorito chips
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onion and cook until soft.
  • Add cream cheese,chicken, soup, tomatoes, black beans, chili powder, and cumin.
  • Stir until cream cheese is melted and everything is blended together.
  • Add 1/3 of Doritos into a lightly greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Pour 1/2 of chicken mixture on top and spread it evenly. 
  • Top with 1/2 the shredded cheese and then remaining chicken mixture.
  • Finish off with remaining Dorito chips and shredded cheese. Bake for 30 minutes and serve.

Notes

Use mild Rotel tomatoes if you don't want t spicy. Regular Rotel plus the chili powder gives it a fair amount of kick. Use hot Rotel if you want it really spicy.
Course: Casserole
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, spicy

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31 thoughts on “Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole”

  1. We thought this was delicious! It’s true, as other people said, that the Doritos were a bit soggy on the bottom, but we didn’t think it detracted from the dish, considering how much chicken and cheese were on top of them. I used two cans of Rotel with habaneros, which are pretty hot but made the spice level just right. Definitely will be making this one again.

  2. I made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing!!!!! I had some chicken to use up and was looking for something different, stumbled across this. I didn’t have cream of chicken soup so I did a combination of sour cream, greek yogurt and chicken soup mix lol, it worked. I crushed the doritos which I think helps to keep them crisp. I halved the recipe and added a while can of black beans, I think they really help break up the chicken mixture. I will definitely be making this again. It’s a winner.

  3. I made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing!!!!! I had some chicken to use up and was looking for something different, stumbled across this. I didn’t have cream of chicken soup so I did a combination of sour cream, greek yogurt and chicken soup mix lol, it worked. I crushed the doritos which I think helps to keep them crisp. I halved the recipe and added a while can of black beans, I think they really help break up the chicken mixture. I will definitely be making this again. It’s a winner.

  4. My family loved it! It is very quick and easy to make, especially if you use a rotisserie chicken!

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