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Doritos Chicken Casserole

Doritos Chicken Casserole is an easy dinner to make on the pellet grill. Cheesy Mexican chicken with a crunchy corn chip crust is a guaranteed hit for busy weeknights.

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Doritos Chicken Casserole.

Use our meal prep chicken, leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken to get this easy Mexican chicken casserole on the table in not time at all. A creamy chicken casserole perfect for taco Tuesday.

Ingredients Needed for Doritos Chicken Casserole

  • Cooked Chicken
  • Cream Cheese – room temperature
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Green Chiles
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Ground Cumin
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Nacho Cheese Doritos
  • Cheddar Cheese – Shredded or Mexican Cheese Blend
  • Sliced Green Onions, optional for garnish.
  • Fresh Cilantro, optional for garnish.
  • Salsa for serving
  • Sour Cream for Serving.
Plate of doritos chicken casserole, chips in background.

Step-By-Step Directions for Doritos Chicken Casserole Recipe

Collage making filling for cheesy chicken casserole.
  1. Shred the chicken or chop coarsely.
  2. Add softened cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, green chiles, garlic, ground cumin, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl.
  3. Beat with an electric mixer until well combined or stir with a wooden spoon.
  4. Stir in shredded chicken and mix well.
Collage layering doritos chicken casserole with cheese.
  1. Crush Doritos and cover the bottom of a baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle half of shredded cheese over the crushed Doritos chips.
  3. Spread the chicken mixture over the cheese in an even layer.
  4. Top with the remaining cheese.
Casserole dish with doritos chicken casserole.
  1. Crush more Doritos to completely cover the casserole.
Collage pellet grill with doritos chicken casserole.
  1. Cook on a preheated pellet grill for 40-45 minutes or until filling is hot and starts to bubble.
  2. Remove from grill.
Oval casserole dish with doritos chicken.
  1. Garnish with sliced green onions and cilantro if desired.
Bowl of doritos chicken casserole with salsa and sour cream.
  1. Serve with sour cream and salsa or your favorite taco toppings if desired.

Recipe Notes and Variations for Doritos Casserole

  • Cream Soup: Cream soups are a great addition to the filling, use a can of cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup or cream of jalapeno soup in place of the heavy whipping cream.
  • Tomatoes: Stir in a can of RoTel tomatoes with the chicken mixture if desired.
  • Cool Ranch Doritos: Substitute Cool Ranch Doritos or any flavor of Doritos if preferred.
  • Turkey: Leftover smoked turkey is also great in this casserole, either white meat or dark meat or a combination.
  • Oven Method: Bake Doritos chicken in a 350° oven for 40-45 minutes. Top with aluminum foil if it starts to get too brown.
  • Feed a Crowd: Double the recipe and bake in a large casserole dish to feed a crowd.
  • Storage: Store leftover dorito casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: Casserole can be reheated in the oven in a casserole dish for 12-15 minutes or in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, stirring until heated through.

Best Side Dishes for Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Serve it up with Foil Packet Mexican Corn for a complete meal that will be a family favorite.

Other side dishes for Mexican chicken casserole are a green salad, black beans or Mexican rice

More Easy Recipes to Make with Grilled Chicken

  • Smoked Chicken and Dumplings is a hearty dinner that is  that is the best comfort food and so delicious.
  • Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers is a flavorful dinner that the whole family goes crazy for. A cheesy chicken filling with bacon and jalapenos in smoky poblano peppers is one of our favorite easy dinners.
  • Grilled Chicken Enchiladas are the best homemade enchiladas that you’ve ever tasted! So simple to make and an incredibly delicious casserole on the grill.
Spoonful of Doritos chicken casserole.

Get an easy dinner recipe on the table tonight with this cheesy Chicken Dorito Casserole that can be cooked on the pellet grill.

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Doritos Casserole.
Yield: 4 Servings

Doritos Chicken Casserole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Doritos Chicken Casserole is an easy dinner to make on the pellet grill. Cheesy Mexican chicken with a crunchy corn chip crust is a guaranteed hit for any night of the week.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 5 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups crushed Nacho Cheese Doritos
  • 2 green onions, sliced for garnish
  • Fresh Cilantro for garnish
  • Salsa for topping
  • Sour Cream for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat a pellet grill to 350°.
  2. Shred the chicken or chop coarsely.
  3. Add softened cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, green chiles, garlic, ground cumin, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl.
  4. Beat with an electric mixer until well combined or stir with a wooden spoon.
  5. Stir in shredded chicken and mix well.
  6. Crush Doritos and cover the bottom of a 2.5 quart casserole dish (about 2 cups).
  7. Sprinkle half of shredded cheese over the crushed Doritos chips.
  8. Spread the chicken mixture over the cheese in an even layer.
  9. Top with the remaining shredded cheese.
  10. Crush another 2 cups Doritos and sprinkle over the casserole.
  11. Cook for 40-45 minutes or until filling is hot and starts to bubble.
  12. Remove from grill.
  13. Garnish with sliced green onions and cilantro if desired.
  14. Serve with sour cream and salsa if desired.

Notes

  • Cream Soup: Cream soups are a great addition to the filling, use a can of cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup or cream of jalapeno soup in place of the heavy whipping cream.
  • Tomatoes: Stir in a can of RoTel tomatoes with the chicken mixture if desired.
  • Cool Ranch Doritos: Substitute Cool Ranch Doritos or any flavor of Doritos if preferred.
  • Turkey: Leftover smoked turkey is also great in this casserole, either white meat or dark meat or a combination.
  • Oven Method: Bake Doritos chicken in a 350° oven for 40-45 minutes. Top with aluminum foil if it starts to get too brown.
  • Feed a Crowd: Double the recipe and bake in a large casserole dish to feed a crowd.
  • Storage: Store leftover dorito casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: Casserole can be reheated in the oven in a casserole dish for 12-15 minutes or in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, stirring until heated through.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2417Total Fat: 158gSaturated Fat: 56gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 86gCholesterol: 395mgSodium: 3022mgCarbohydrates: 153gFiber: 13gSugar: 12gProtein: 97g

    Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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