Doritos Chicken Casserole

Originally published on January 15, 2014

This casserole was sent my way via my mom, who finds some pretty fantastic stuff from around the Web. When I made it, my kids were instantly in love and have asked for it repeatedly since. If you feel strongly about not using canned soups or mixes in your home cooking, substitute the cream of chicken soup with a bechamel made with equal parts of chicken stock and milk. Also, keep in mind that this is not a recipe that freezes well. The chips turn to mush, and make the entire thing much less appealing. That just means that when you make this, you’ll have to eat all of it up that day. It’s pretty good, so that’s not hard to do.


2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded (about 2 breasts)  
2 cups Mexican or taco cheese, divided
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk 
1/2 cup sour cream 
1 can diced tomatoes 
1/2 packet taco seasoning 
1 large bag Doritos
Shredded lettuce (optional) 
Diced tomatoes (optional)


1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 2-quart casserole dish.

2.) In a large bowl mix together shredded chicken, 1 cup of the cheese, cream of chicken soup (or substitute), milk, sour cream, can of tomatoes, and taco seasoning. Mix well.

3.) Place a layer of Doritos chips along the bottom of the casserole dish. Top with a layer of the chicken mixture. Top with remaining cheese. If desired, and if you have any left, add a layer of Doritos chips on top.

4.) Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until it’s hot and bubbling. Remove from the oven, top with shredded lettuce and tomatoes if you choose.

5.) Serve and enjoy!