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Dorito Casserole

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Get ready to dive into the next viral FoodTok TikTok recipe, Dorito Casserole! This mouth-watering dish is a popular hit for picky eaters and incredibly easy to make.

This cheesy casserole is a yummy blend of crunchy Doritos, creamy sauce, and savory chicken, perfect for busy weeknights or a cozy family dinner.

spoonful of Doritos casserole.

Let’s dive into how you can bring this family favorite to your dinner table!

Why Casseroles Make Perfect Family Dinners

Casseroles are a game-changer for weeknight dinners, offering a delightful mix of extra flavor and convenience.

These dishes are a great way to enjoy your favorite flavors, especially when blending Mexican into a comforting meal. Imagine the ease of taco night with the wholesome goodness of a layered casserole.

pan full of Doritos casserole with topping.

The Dorito Casserole, in particular, merges the heartiness of chicken breasts with a rich layer of cheese, offering a delicious dinner that brings everyone to the table.

Not just simple to prepare, casseroles ensure delicious leftovers for the next day.

Ingredients:

  • Cooked and cubed chicken
  • Dry taco seasoning
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Canned corn, drained
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Frozen diced hash brown potatoes (or diced potatoes)
  • Shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • Crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos
  • Shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and extra sour cream (for serving)

How to make Dorito Casserole

  1. Preparation: Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine the Flavors: Mix chicken with a packet of taco seasoning in a bowl.
  3. Add salsa, sour cream, corn, and soup. Mix well.
Dorito casserole ingredients.
  1. Stir in the potatoes and 2 cups of cheese.
  2. Assemble the casserole: Pour the chicken mixture into a prepared baking dish, spread evenly, and top with the remaining cheese.
baked dorito casserole.
  1. Bake to Perfection: Bake for 40 minutes.
  2. Add crushed chips (doritos) on top and bake for 10 minutes.
authenic dorito casserole with 4 images to show baking.
  1. Serve and enjoy. Let it stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Serve the casserole hot and smothered with lettuce, green onions, tomatoes, and sour cream. The printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

Tip: In a hurry? Use rotisserie chicken or leftover baked chicken for a quick way to get this on the table in under 30 minutes.

 casserole in a baking pan.

Expert Tips for the Perfect Dorito Chicken Casserole:

  • Cheese Variations: Experiment with different types of shredded cheese for varied flavors. We like Monterey Jack, cheddar cheese, or a Mexican cheese blend.
  • Spice it up with your favorite taco toppings: Add jalapeños, green chiles, or hot sauce for an extra kick.
  • Make Ahead: Assemble the Mexican casserole ahead of time without the chips and bake when ready.
  • Storing Leftovers: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
plate with chicken casserole recipe on it.

Commonly Asked Questions:

Is the cheesy chicken mixture spicy? The spiciness depends on the salsa and taco seasoning used. Adjust according to your preference.

Do I have to use Doritos? Nope! You can use plain tortilla chips, Fritos, or any other flavor of chips you prefer.

Mix-ins: This delicious casserole can easily be altered with other mix-ins. For example, canned beans (like rinsed black beans) can be added for a more hearty casserole. Drained canned corn, bell peppers, and yellow onions also make great additions.

tiktok viral chicken casserole on a plate.

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Dorito Casserole (Viral TikTok Recipe)


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Discover the ultimate comfort food: Dorito Casserole recipe is cheesy, hearty, and simply irresistible. It's a flavorful, easy-to-make meal perfect for any night.

Equipment

  • 9 x 13 pan
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • mixing bowl
  • Mixing Spoon

Ingredients
 

  • 3 cups cooked and cubed chicken
  • 1 oz. dry taco seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa any favorite will do
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 15.25 oz. corn drained
  • 10.5 oz. cream of chicken soup
  • 16 oz. frozen diced hash brown potatoes keep frozen
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 cups crushed Nacho Cheese Flavored Doritos

Optional Toppings

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped fresh tomatoes
  • Additional sour cream for serving

Instructions

Ingredient Prep

  • This dish requires cooked and cubed chicken and crushed Doritos. Please prep before starting the recipe.

How to make Dorito Casserole

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cooked chicken and packet of taco seasoning. Mix well to coat evenly.
  • Add salsa, sour cream, corn, and cream of chicken soup to the bowl. Mix well.
  • Stir in the frozen diced hash brown potatoes and 2 cups of the shredded cheese.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, then top with the crushed Doritos. Return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Let the casserole stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve hot, topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream if desired.

Notes

Calories are approximate and based on specific calorie counts for each ingredient. This will change based on your brand and changes.
To spice up the casserole, add chilies and hot salsa, or serve with additional verde or hot sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (approximatly 1/8th of dish) | Calories: 471kcal

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

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