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Chicken Doritos Casserole

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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.
This dish is creamy, cheesy, and crunchy!

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.
You’ll need a 9×13-inch casserole dish for this recipe.

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.
Be sure to crush the Doritos before adding them to 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.
Don’t forget to drain and rinse the canned corn.

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.
For the best results, use a rubber spatula to spread the filling over the 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.

The casserole has baked and been topped with cheese.
Once the cheese has melted, it’s ready to serve!

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 🙂

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.
This meal will serve 12-people, so it’s perfect for large families.

Don’t forget to check out our Dorito Chicken Casserole web story!

A close-up view of the cheesy casserole on a plate.

Chicken Doritos Casserole

Yield: 12-Cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

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


  • 14.5 Ounces Doritos Nacho Cheese Chips, (crushed)
  • 1 Pound Cooked Chicken, shredded or cubed (rotisserie chicken works great)
  • 21 Ounces Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (2 cans)
  • 15.25 Ounces Sweet Kernel Corn, (1 can, drained and rinsed)
  • 2 Cups Fiesta or Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 Cup Salsa
  • 8 Ounces Sour Cream
  • 7 Ounces Diced Green Chiles, (1 can, 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.

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.

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.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 475Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 868mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 20g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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