In today’s post: This Doritos Enchilada Casserole only takes about 10 minutes to put together, making it a perfect busy weeknight dinner idea. It’s cheesy and creamy like your favorite chicken enchiladas, but you use Doritos instead of tortillas for a delicious twist.
Life tends to get busy this time of year, so it’s always nice to have some EASY throw-it-all-together-and-bake dinner ideas on hand. This Doritos Enchilada Casserole comes out of an old church cookbook I got from my husband’s grandma when we got married. It is not the healthiest meal I’ve ever cooked 😉 but it’s not the unhealthiest either. And it’s definitely one of the easiest – and it’s a crowd pleaser, which is handy considering I have a bit of a crowd these days!
It’s pretty similar to a recipe I use to make White Chicken Enchiladas, but this version uses Doritos instead of tortillas. Most of the Doritos soften up during baking so they taste similar to a tortilla with an extra cheesy kick. But some of the chips (especially the ones around the edges of the casserole) keep their crunch for a nice bit of texture. It’s pretty tasty, AND it’s easy enough that my 12 year old can make it by himself. Win!
Doritos Enchilada Casserole Ingredients
You only need seven ingredients for this casserole (plus one optional ingredient):
- Cooked chicken: you’ll need 3 cups of cooked chicken. I like to use a precooked Rotisserie chicken which usually yields 3 cups.
- Doritos: you’ll need 6 oz of Nacho Cheese Doritos, which is about 2/3 of a standard size bag. Don’t worry about weighing it out, just eyeball 2/3 of the bag and you’ll be fine.
- Cheddar cheese: I usually prefer to shred my own cheese, but preshredded works well in this recipe.
- Sour cream: I’ve used light sour cream here and it works well
- Cream of Chicken Soup: I do not like the light versions of cream of chicken soup
- Diced Green Chiles
- Green onions
- Milk (optional): I like to add a little milk to the mixture to make it a bit creamier, but you can leave it out if you’d like. The finished casserole will slice and keep its shape better without the milk.
How Many People Does this Serve?
This recipe is made in a 9×9 inch or 11×7 inch casserole dish and serves 6 people. Unless your people are all hungry teenagers like mine – then it might only serve 5. You can double the recipe and use a 9×13 pan, but you’ll need one with high sides because it will be very full, and it may take a bit longer in the oven.
Doritos Casserole Recipe
- 3 cups Cooked Chicken cubed or shredded
- 10 oz Can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
- 8 oz Sour Cream
- 4 oz Chopped Green Chiles
- 3 Green onions chopped, reserve some for sprinkling on top
- 1/4 cup Milk optional
- 8 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 6 oz Nacho Cheese Doritos about 2/3 of a standard size bag
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- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, stir together the chicken, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, green chiles, chopped green onions, and milk if using until combined (reserve some of the green onions for sprinkling on top of the casserole).
- Spray a 9x9 or 11x7 casserole dish with nonstick spray. Gently crush the Doritos into smaller pieces, and spread half of them in the casserole dish. Spoon half of the chicken mixture over the Doritos, and the top with half of the cheese. Repeat the layers with the remaining Doritos, chicken mixture, and cheese.
- Top casserole with remaining green onions and a few more crushed Doritos. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
- Let stand 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.