Chicken Dorito Casserole

Chicken Dorito Casserole

Growing up, this recipe was a favorite in our house as Mom and Dad could both make this and there was always and abundance of chicken… or rabbit. 
Now that I am older and recreating this recipe for quick dinner, potluck or sick friend – I add in whatever the pantry may hold or whatever makes it more interesting. Black beans with lime and sour cream is a favorite side dish and compliments the chili flavors perfectly. Hope you enjoy, my family has been since 1971.

Chicken Dorito Casserole

You can use any type of cream soup here. I prefer mushroom as it is what Mom always used and delivers the flavor I am looking for, but have used 2 cream of chicken, or used cream of celery in place of the mushroom when it’s all I’ve had.


  • 1 onion, chopped fine

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 rotisserie chicken or 1 whole roasted deboned chicken or 2 – 3 cups seasoned and cooked chicken breasts (2 lbs.)

  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 can cream of chicken soup

  • 1 can Rotel – as spicy as you want

  • 1 med. bag of Doritos – nacho cheese or ranch

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2-3 cups of cheese – cheddar, Monterey jack, Monterey jack with peppers or a combination


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onion and cook until soft. Add chili powder and cumin and toast spices lightly. Turn off heat.
  • Meanwhile, debone and cut up chicken into mouth size cubes.
  • Add soups and Rotel to cooked onion and spices. Stir to combine.
  • Gently fold in chicken.
  • Add 1/3 of Doritos into a lightly greased 9×13-inch baking dish. Pour 1/2 of chicken mixture on top and spread it evenly.
  • Top with 1/2 the shredded cheese and then remaining chicken mixture.
  • Finish off with remaining Dorito chips and shredded cheese*.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and serve.
  • *Cheese on top has a tendency to burn or get very brown. You can wait till last 5 min. of cooking time to add on last layer of cheese.

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