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Doritos Chicken Casserole

I always have the best intentions when it comes to meal planning for the week, but I’ll be brutally honest… I’m usually scrambling to figure out dinner!

It was on a haphazard school nights when I threw this incredible Doritos chicken casserole together. To my surprise, my family went wild for this flavorful and fun dish! They loved it so much that my kids often ask when I’ll be making the Doritos casserole next!

This tasty Doritos chicken casserole recipe is a delicious dinner time crowd-pleaser!

Doritos Chicken Casserole Recipe

What can I say, casserole recipes just work for my family.

There’s just something satisfying about being able to skip the dinnertime fuss by putting all of my ingredients into one dish, baking, and enjoying.

RELATED: Try my John Wayne Casserole and my super-popular Mexican Tater Tot Casserole! I’m also loving this Chicken Casserole with Ritz Crackers!

This tasty Doritos chicken casserole recipe is a delicious dinner time crowd-pleaser!

Even though I complain a lot about not having time to cook, preparing meals for my family is actually something I enjoy. I know, big shocker, right?

With that said, I’m all about those quick and easy dinners a few nights a week.

There’s just no sense in stretching yourself too thin preparing a complicated dinner or having to resort to fast food when you have this simple Doritos chicken casserole recipe at your fingertips. You’re welcome! :)

This tasty Doritos chicken casserole recipe is a delicious dinner time crowd-pleaser!

I like to use a rotisserie chicken in this recipe to make it even easier, but, you can use any cooked chicken you prefer.

I have quite a few simple family recipes that utilize rotisserie chicken. In fact, don’t miss my cheesy chicken and broccoli casserole and my one pan chicken Alfredo rice.

This chicken spaghetti is also AMAZING!

I think using rotisserie chicken is such a great meal solution for busy families like mine, and there are so many ways you can transform the chicken into scrumptious meals like this amazing Doritos chicken casserole recipe.

This tasty Doritos chicken casserole recipe is a delicious dinner time crowd-pleaser!

My Doritos chicken casserole is soooo yummy, y’all. It’s creamy, flavorful, and packs such a delicious crunch thanks to those Doritos.

I mentioned that Doritos are one of my top five favorite foods ever, right? Pretty sure I had orange fingers most of my childhood. :)

Want to mix it up? Try my Ground Beef Dorito Casserole.

Grab my easy recipe below, and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more recipes and conversation. I’d love to be IG-pals with you!

This tasty Doritos chicken casserole recipe is a delicious dinner time crowd-pleaser!

Doritos Chicken Casserole Recipe

Yield: 6-8 servings


  • 1 (14.5 ounce) package nacho cheese-flavored Doritos, lightly crushed
  • 2 ½  to 3 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded and cut into small pieces
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can corn, drained
  • 8 oz. colby jack cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1-10 oz. mild diced tomatoes and green chiles (Ro-tel)
  • 1- 4 oz. can green chilies
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • Cilantro for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Spread half the crushed chips into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the chicken, black beans, corn, 1 cup of the cheese, Ro-tel, green chiles, cream of chicken soup, sour cream and the taco seasoning.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly over the chips in the baking pan.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. Spread remaining chips evenly over the top, then sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake another 5 to 7 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Garnish with cilantro, optional.

This tasty Doritos chicken casserole recipe is a delicious dinner time crowd-pleaser!

    54 Comments on “Doritos Chicken Casserole”

  1. Has anyone ever made this without the sour cream? Our family just does not like the taste of it. If so, what have you used to substitute? An additional can of the soup perhaps?

  2. Tried this the other night. Quick, easy and delicious. Thanks so much. Always looking for a quick easy dinner to make.

  3. So good!  I did top it afterwards with fresh diced tomatoes and lettuce.  So easy too. 

  4. After making can leftovers be frozen?
    Thank you!

  5. How many people does it feed

  6. Mines came out super dry and bland! Not sure why I had to add more taco seasoning and thinking of pouring a jar of salsa on top. Anyone else have this experience ?

  7. Hi. The doritos chkn didn’t show up. Please reprint. Thanks. Sharon

  8. I made this tonight for family ( 3 older adults ) and it was amazing! 

  9. This was a big hit in our house!  It rarely happens that everyone is happy with dinner, but this definitely did it!  Since I have to eat gluten free, I can’t use cream of chicken soups (they have flour), so I just added a cup of sour cream in place if it (in addition to the 8 ozs your recipe called for) and it was delish!  Thanks!

    • My sister is also. We use gluten free chicken soup. It turns out great! Huge it in our house Noone can tell the difference.

    • I also cannot eat gluten. I found a GF cream of chicken by pacific foods. If you live near a Kroger store they may have it. Also, Amazon sells it. 

  10. Can you make this ahead of time?

  11. How do you reheat this so the Doritos aren’t soggy? Any recommendations?

  12. Made this tonight! It was delicious – I also topped with avocado as well as the cilantro! Everyone really enjoyed it :) 

  13. I used the spicy Doritos and it was excellent 

  14. I made with a similar dish with ground beef it was smazing

  15. 5 stars! The family loved this recipe!  Quick, easy and delicious. 

  16. Does anyone know the Nutrition info on this recipe? The Carbs especially. Looks Delicious!!

  17. Can i use yogurt instead of sour cream or something else to substitute?

  18. Made this a few nights ago for dinner. Super easy and fast to make! It was a big hit! Very tasty and flavorful. Even brought some to work the next day to share with my co-workers.

  19. Substituted kidney beans for black beans and was out of sour cream, but still turned out great.  Thanks.

  20. Loved this! Delicious and filling. 

  21. I had to cook this an additional 25 minutes.  I’ll bump the cook time up to 375 next time.   Delicious recipe. My family loved it.  We did add lettuce in addition to the Cilantro and a little hot sauce as well.  Thank you

  22. We used ground beef instead of the chicken and it turned out great!! 

  23. Do the Doritos get soggy on the bottom if you make it ahead of time? Do you refrigerate until your ready to bake ?  Thanks    trying this tonight for a Mexican night with fahitas!

    • I would just make the main mixture ahead of time and then put the chips in the pan and the mixture on top when you’re ready to cook.  That way the chip won’t go soggy. This recipe is delicious!!

    • Did the Doritos get soggy? I was thinking making ahead of time too. 

  24. Made it tonight! Super yummy and we garnished with chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce as well! Mine took about 35 minutes total in the oven to get nice and hot in the middle though. :)

  25. This was soooo good!! We added cilantro to the filling and topped it w/guacamole. We had to cook it on 400 instead of 350 tho. 

  26. This looks so good I’ll make this Monday Jan 6-2020

  27. This is soooo good. Thanks for reminding me about his recipe. But I’m afraid you didn’t invent this dish. It’s been around as long as Dorritos have been on the shelf.

  28. This looks so good. Rotisserie chicken can be used in so many dishes. It’s a tremendous time saver!

  29. Can this be frozen before and or after its cooked?

  30. Can I use ground chicken instead of rotisserie? If so how many pounds?

  31. Can you use pinto beans instead of black

  32. This looks and sounds so good! How do you make the rotisserie chicken?

  33. Perfect for a quick meal. I added extra cheese on top. I also added lettuce and tomatoes after it was out of the oven. So delicious! I even prepared it hours before dinner.  5 stars for the quick meal. 

  34. This is a perfect to go meal for a fast dinner. Takes only 27 min total. I added little extra Doritos on top and ectra cheese. You can even make it a few hours ahead of time. 

  35. This looks perfect! Just one wisdom: Do you drain the Ro-tel?

  36. I made it without chiles because that is my preference. I also made the chicken I already had in my instant pot rather than spend money on rotisserie chicken. Delicious! Super easy too!

  37. Looking good i love this love to try it

  38. This looks so yummy! I am going to keep the ingredients to make on those days when it gets hectic. This might be a nice offering at the super bowl party! thanks!

  39. I made this tonight and it was wonderful! My boyfriend loved it. It was quick and easy. Home run. Thank you!

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