Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole

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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
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

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!

Course: Casserole
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, spicy
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
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onion and cook until soft.

  2. Add cream cheese,chicken, soup, tomatoes, black beans, chili powder, and cumin.

  3. Stir until cream cheese is melted and everything is blended together.

  4. 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. 

  5. Top with 1/2 the shredded cheese and then remaining chicken mixture.

  6. Finish off with remaining Dorito chips and shredded cheese. Bake for 30 minutes and serve.

Recipe 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.

 

Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole

 

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3 thoughts on “Cheesy Dorito Chicken Casserole

  1. Hi Christin, I am going to make this recipe on Friday, and if you could please verify the layering, I would appreciate it. Your recipe shows:
    “Add 1/3 of Doritos into a lightly greased 9×13-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.”
    You mention 1/3 of Doritos as a first layer, but then it reads to me that there are only 2 actual Doritos layers. Are there just 2 layers, or did you put a layer of Doritos between the 2 layers of the chicken mixture?
    Thanks!

  2. The Doritos Casserole is absolutely delicious. It was simple to put together and it wasn’t time consuming. Instead of using a rotisserie chicken, I cooked some chicken breasts the day before and assembled everything. I cut the recipe in half because I’m planning on enjoying the casserole for lunch for several days.

    Next time, I want to use Flamming Hot Nacho Cheese Doritos. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Christin. 😍😍

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