Dorito Chicken Casserole

Dorito Chicken Casserole
The Spruce
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
770 Calories
50g Fat
41g Carbs
38g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 770
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50g 64%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 1419mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 328mg 25%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 492mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This Dorito chicken casserole is a simple and flavorful meal with a crunchy cheese and Dorito chip topping and crust. This is a casserole the whole family will love!

This tasty chicken casserole has a filling of cooked diced chicken, sour cream, and condensed soup. A combination of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses are added before it's baked, and of course, the cheesy, crispy topping of Doritos tops off this casserole. 

When it comes to Doritos—or similar corn chips—there are many flavors to choose from, including ranch-flavored and spicy nacho cheese. Choose your family's favorite flavor, and feel free to use a cheese blend instead of the mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. See more add-in suggestions in the tips and variations below the recipe.


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  • 1 (7-ounce) bag of Doritos, crushed (about 4 cups crushed), divided

  • 2 to 3 cups diced cooked chicken

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 (10 1/2-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup

  • 1/4 cup finely minced onion

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 cup grated sharp or mild Cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather ingredients.

    Doritos Chicken Casserole ingredients
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  2. Heat the oven to 350 F/180 C/Gas 4. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish or spray it with nonstick cooking spray.

    Casserole dish
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  3. Cover bottom of casserole with half of the crushed Doritos, about 2 cups.

    Cover bottom of casserole with crushed Doritos
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  4. In a large bowl combine the diced chicken, sour cream, condensed soup, onion, chili powder, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

    Combine filling ingredients
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  5. Pour the chicken mixture on top of the crushed Doritos in the casserole.

    Pour chicken mixture over crushed Doritios
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  6. Sprinkle the remaining crushed Doritos over the chicken mixture and then top with the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.

    Top casserole with remaining crushed Doritos and cheese
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  7. Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the topping is melted and lightly browned.

    Bake casserole until cheese is melted
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  8. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • Add a can of diced mild green chile peppers or a finely chopped jalapeno pepper to the chicken filling mixture.
  • Replace the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses with a Mexican blend or taco seasoned shredded cheese.
  • Make the casserole with leftover turkey instead of chicken.
  • Add a few tablespoons of crumbled bacon to the chicken and sour cream mixture.
  • Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of finely chopped green or red bell pepper to the filling mixture.
  • Top the filling with a small can of drained sliced ripe olives before adding the crushed Dorito topping.