Doritos Chicken Casserole

Doritos Chicken Casserole is an easy creamy weeknight casserole with chicken breast, corn, beans and cheese topped with a Nacho Cheese Doritos crust.

If you’re looking for an easy Dinner Recipe your whole family will love, than look no further than this Doritos Chicken Casserole. Like our Cowboy Casserole, it’s an easy weeknight meal the whole family will love.

Doritos Chicken Casserole in baking dish

DORITOS CHICKEN CASSEROLE

This casserole is all that and a bag of chips! Oof, yes, we went there.

The bold flavor from the crumbled Doritos adds the right amount of flavor and crunch to this dish. The cheesy chicken and corn filling is rich and creamy and it’s got kid-friendly flavors so your littles will clean their plates.

This chicken casserole comes together so easily that it’s a great dinner option for beginner cooks too. Making the filling and layering the casserole in the baking dish only takes about 15 minutes so you can quickly pop this in the oven and it’ll be on your table in no time. Fuss free!

Doritos are a great option for casseroles due to their bold flavor. There are many different varieties of Doritos, so you have the opportunity to customize this casserole to your liking. Use whatever your favorite flavor is and then next time, try a new one to change it up. You can even use corn chips or any other nacho type chip for this dish.

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VARIATIONS ON DORITOS CHICKEN CASSEROLE

This casserole is very adaptable to your favorites or what you have on hand in your kitchen. 

  • Veggies: Add in diced green chilis or minced jalapeños for a bit of spice. Once it’s out of the oven, top with chopped lettuce and diced tomatoes or any of your favorite taco toppings.
  • Cheese: Try using cheddar and mozzarella cheeses or Monterey-jack and Colby-jack cheeses as a substitute for the Mexican blend.
  • Meat: Replace the chicken with turkey or even ground beef. 
  • Spices: Add a tablespoon of chili powder and 1 teaspoon of cumin to give it a Mexican seasoning. 

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HOW TO SERVE AND STORE

  • Serve: This casserole shouldn’t be left out at room temperature for longer than 2 hours. 
  • Store: Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze: Allow the casserole to completely cool. Store it in a freezer safe storage bag or airtight container and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. I recommend freezing this casserole in single serving size portions, making it an easy to grab lunch or dinner option. Be sure to thaw out in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

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Doritos Chicken Casserole

Doritos Chicken Casserole is an easy creamy weeknight casserole with chicken breast, corn, beans and cheese topped with a crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos crust.
Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups Nacho Cheese Doritos , lightly crushed
  • 3 cups cooked chicken breasts , cut into chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups corn
  • 14 ounces canned black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups jarred salsa
  • 10.75 ounces canned condensed cream of chicken soup , or use homemade - link is is to recipe
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese , shredded (divided)
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning , 1 packet or link is to recipe

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with vegetable oil spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix the chicken, corn, black beans, salsa, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, 1 cup of the cheese, and taco seasoning.
  • Spread the chicken mixture evenly in the baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1 cup of cheese and the Doritos then bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 942mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword: Doritos Chicken Casserole

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Made this recipe with chicken from your slow cooker chicken breast recipe and it made it so easy and delicious!!

  2. Can we put it in the refrigerator and cook it the next day? I’m assuming not to put Doritos on or cheese until it’s actually cooking. Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Yes, top with doritos and cheese just before baking and you’re good to go! Plus an extra five minutes to accomodate for how cold it will be.

  3. This was delicious and very easy to make! I substituted a cup of sour cream with 1 tsp chicken powder to make it gluten free. We loved it! Thank you for another family favorite! 🙂

  4. This was a quick and delicious meal. Every member of my family ate it up! We used ranch beans instead of black beans and it was amazing! ?

  5. Hi Sabrina – do you add the condensed cream of chicken soup directly or mix with water? Thanks for all the great recipes and tips!

  6. I changed it a bit
    Ingredients

    4 cups Nacho Cheese Doritos , lightly crushed
    3 cups cooked chicken breasts , cut into chunks
    1 1/2 cups corn
    14 ounces canned black beans , drained and rinsed
    1 jar of salsa
    1 can of chilis
    2 cup sour cream
    2 cups cheddar cheese , shredded (divided)
    1 packet taco seasoning

    It still wasn’t spicy/tangy enough for me. Next time I will buy rotel and add that, or maybe 2 jars of salsa?

    1. You’ll just have to play around with it. Maybe try a spicier taco seasoning or add in red chili flakes into your seasoning??

  7. Sabrina,
    I really enjoy your recipes in my email. I just wish you were here to cook them ????. If I had everything on hand, I would make one of your recipes everyday. ?? I hope you and your family is staying well. ??

  8. Finally a chicken recipe that all the family would love eating. I’m also trying to switch to a healthier lifestyle and started to mine for healthy recipes like yours. Also, I’m training with SportMe and I managed to get rid of some pounds. Your blog posts are super inspiring for me in this phase, thanks!