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Chicken Doritos Casserole

This chicken Doritos casserole features tender shredded chicken, crispy Doritos chips, and gooey melted cheese!

Until recently, we had never heard of this recipe. Apparently, it’s quite popular.

In fact, there are tons of variations on the casserole. So, Kim decided to adapt one and share it with our readers.

The inspiration for our chicken Doritos casserole was originally on All Recipes. You can find it by clicking this link.

The chicken Doritos casserole on a plate.

The dish isn’t hard to make. You only need a few canned ingredients and some shredded chicken and cheese.

All in all, it takes about 40-minutes to prepare. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner for a large family.

Shall we get started?

A photo showing the casserole in a baking dish.

How to make chicken Doritos casserole?

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

Next, crush the tortilla chips and sprinkle them into the bottom of the baking dish. This will be the crust for the casserole.

Crushed chips in the bottom of the casserole dish.

Afterward, grab a medium sized mixing bowl. Open the canned ingredients and start adding them to the bowl.

Now, use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to combine the shredded chicken, condensed soup, corn, 1-cup of the cheese, salsa, sour cream, and green chiles.

Canned soup and other ingredients in medium mixing bowl.

Then, pour the chicken mixture (filling) over the crushed chips. Evenly spread the filling out using a spoon.

After that, place the casserole into the oven (uncovered) and let it bake for about 20-minutes.

The canned soup mixture spread over the crushed chips.

Once the chicken casserole has baked for 20-minutes, remove it from the oven and top it with the remaining cheese.

Last, return the dish back to the oven to bake for another 5-10 minutes to melt the cheese.

That’s it, your chicken Doritos casserole is done! Remove it from the oven and serve warm.

Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

The casserole has baked and been topped with cheese.

Recipe Tips:

  • Rotisserie chicken works perfectly in this recipe. Buy it pre-cooked and bring it home to shred.
  • You could substitute canned Rotel tomatoes and green chiles in place of the salsa. The other green chiles listed in the recipe are optional.
  • If you only use half the chips for the crust, you could then top the casserole with the remaining crushed Doritos for even more crunch.
  • Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before serving. It will hold together a little better.
A close-up view of the cheesy casserole on a plate.
A serving of chicken Doritos casserole on a plate.

Chicken Doritos Casserole

4.6 from 8 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings

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  • 14 ½ ounces Doritos Nacho Cheese Chips crushed
  • 1 pound pre-cooked chicken shredded or cubed (rotisserie chicken works great)
  • 21 ounces cream of chicken soup two (10 ½ ounce) cans
  • 15 ¼ ounces golden sweet corn one can, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups fiesta blend cheese shredded and divided
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 7 ounces green chiles 1 can, diced and drained


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F, and spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Spread the crushed chips over the bottom of the baking dish.
    14 ½ ounces Doritos Nacho Cheese Chips
  • In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, cream of chicken soup, corn, 1 cup of cheese, salsa, sour cream, and green chiles. Pour the mixture over the crushed chips.
    1 pound pre-cooked chicken
    21 ounces cream of chicken soup
    15 ¼ ounces golden sweet corn
    1 cup salsa
    8 ounces sour cream
    7 ounces green chiles
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, then top with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve hot with a side salad. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of about 1-cup of the chicken Doritos casserole. Actual calories will vary.
For more information and tips, please refer to the post.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 438kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1040mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 602IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 1mg
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Monday 25th of January 2021

Yes i was wondering about subbing the cream of chicken soup for either the campbell's cheddar soup or the campbell's fiesta nacho soup. Has anyone tried it?


Monday 25th of January 2021

Hi Erin! That's a great question! We haven't tried the casserole with either of those soups, so we can't say for sure how it would taste. I'm inclined to say it would be okay if you like a lot of "cheesy" flavor, or just sub half to start. Maybe someone else who has tried will comment with a little more info. :) Have a wonderful week!

Deborah Houston

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

looks great but would like to know if there's a substitute for the condensed cream of chicken soup


Wednesday 21st of October 2020

Thank you Deborah, that's a good question. We actually have a recipe for cream of chicken soup substitute. Here's the link: I hope this information helps and that you have a lovely day :)

Thanks, John