Dorito Chicken Casserole

Dorito Chicken Casserole
The Spruce
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
771 Calories
50g Fat
41g Carbs
38g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 771
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50g 64%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 1420mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 329mg 25%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 497mg 11%
*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 dish with a crunchy Dorito chip crust, creamy chicken filling, and crispy and cheesy topping. It's a casserole the whole family will love, made of a mixture of cooked diced chicken, sour cream, and condensed soup, along with a combination of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses sprinkled on top of the chips before it's baked, giving the casserole a cheesy, crispy finish. 

There are many flavor options for Doritos—or similar corn chips—including ranch-flavored and spicy nacho cheese, so choose your family's favorite. Also, feel free to use a cheese blend instead of the mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Round out the meal with a fresh green salad or side of steamed broccoli.

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Ingredients

  • 1 (7-ounce) bag 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 garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup grated sharp or mild cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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

    Casserole dish
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  3. Cover the bottom of the 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 cooked chicken, sour cream, condensed soup, onion, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

    Combine filling ingredients
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  5. Spoon 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 chips 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.

Tip

If you'd like to make the casserole ahead of time, blend the filling ingredients and refrigerate, and place the bottom layer of Doritos in the prepared dish and set aside. Assemble the casserole before you're ready to bake it; if the casserole is prepared and then refrigerated, the chips will become soggy.

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.