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Pioneer Woman Chicken Dorito Casserole

Delicious and satisfying, this Chicken Dorito Casserole from The Pioneer Woman is sure to be a hit with the whole family. It’s packed with crisp Doritos, juicy chicken, and melty cheese. If you’re a busy mom, you’ll love this Chicken Dorito Casserole recipe. This creamy casserole is a cinch to whip up but tastes like the best Mexican feast you’ve ever had. Canceling all other plans is mandatory since this week’s Taco Tuesday menu features Dorito Casserole.

Pioneer Woman Chicken Dorito Casserole
Pioneer Woman Chicken Dorito Casserole

What I Love About This Recipe

There’s nothing better than a meal that is both delicious and nutritious.

  • From start to finish in less than 40 minutes
  • Two types of cheese!
  • You don’t have to cook meat with rotisserie chicken
  • Kid-pleasing, mom-approved meal

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

  • Taco Seasoning – In order to give this Chicken Dorito Casserole its Mexican flavor, you will need some taco seasoning. If you have some on hand, you can use that. If not, you can make your own.
  • Doritos – You need Doritos for this casserole, obviously! I suggest getting a party-size bag of original nacho cheese flavor. If you feel adventurous, you can experiment with the other flavors.
  • Chicken – For this recipe, you’ll need about 3 cups of cooked chicken. It can be either shredded or chopped, depending on what works best for you.

How do I crush the Doritos?

Place your chips in a plastic bag and place it on a folded dish towel on the counter. Just gently bash it with a meat tenderizer mallet, rolling pin, or even a can of tomatoes until it resembles bread crumbs. Cut them into roughly a half-inch chunks. The roughest of the rough.

Pioneer Woman Chicken Dorito Casserole
Pioneer Woman Chicken Dorito Casserole

How Do I Shred Chicken?

Put the chicken on a cutting board after it’s been cooked, then use two forks to shred it. On the other hand, some folks like to use a hand mixer to shred cooked chicken that they’ve placed in a mixing bowl.

Can I Use Ground Beef Instead Of Chicken?

In order to make a Beef Dorito Casserole, simply replace the chicken with cooked ground beef in place of the chicken. Some flavor change is inevitable, but the end result is delicious. Grounded poultry, pork, or turkey would also work.

Can I Make Chicken Dorito Casserole Ahead?

Chicken Dorito Casserole includes rotisserie chicken, which greatly reduces the cooking time. However, if you’d want to speed things up even more, you may prepare the filling up to four days in advance and store it in the refrigerator. Proceed with the rest of the recipe as directed when you’re ready to eat.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Chicken Dorito Casserole?

  • Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Next, you want to add the butter to a medium skillet and melt it over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the soup, sour cream, cheese, and taco seasoning. Stir to combine.
  • Into the mixing bowl, add the chopped chicken, Rotel tomatoes, green chiles, black beans, corn, onions, and garlic. Stir until evenly combined.
  • Put the Doritos in a bag and crush them with your hands into medium-sized pieces. You don’t want tiny crumbs.
  • Spread half of the crushed Doritos in a 9×13 baking dish, then pour the chicken mixture over it, spreading it out evenly. Don’t just pour it from the bowl as it will push the chips apart.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Once the casserole is baked, remove it from the oven. On top, with the remaining Doritos in an even layer, followed by the cheese. You can use as much cheese as you want.
  • Return the Chicken Dorito Casserole to the oven and bake for 5 more minutes, or until the cheese has melted
  • Sprinkle your casserole with chopped parsley and serve warm. If you want, you can add a dollop of sour cream on top of each serving.

What To Serve With Chicken Dorito Casserole?

Chicken Dorito Casserole is a complete meal in itself, so, if you choose to eat another dish, I would suggest:

How To Reheat Chicken Dorito Casserole?

Cover your Chicken Dorito Casserole with aluminum foil and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. You can also reheat single servings in the microwave, 1 minute, stir, and then 30-second intervals until heated through.

Pioneer Woman Chicken Dorito Casserole
Pioneer Woman Chicken Dorito Casserole

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to use Nacho Cheese Doritos in Chicken Dorito Casserole?

Use any tortilla chips you like best. The unique blend of cheeses in this casserole adds a touch of snarky cheesy taste that we really enjoy. Supporter of Cool Ranch here.

What chicken should I use in Chicken Dorito Casserole?

Chicken Dorito Casserole can be made with leftover rotisserie, store-bought, or shredded chicken. You can even use diced chicken pieces just make sure the chicken is fully cooked.

When should I add the Dorito Chips to Chicken Dorito Casserole?

You shouldn’t put the chips on top of this Chicken Dorito Casserole until the very end of the baking time. If you do that, your chips will be overbaked. Follow the directions for cooking your casserole, and wait until the end to add the chips on top. Then continue cooking.

How Long Can You Keep This In The Fridge?

Once it’s cooked, Chicken Dorito Casserole recipe will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days if it’s kept in a container that keeps air out. Over time, chips on top will lose their shape, but you can bring them back to life by heating them in a toaster oven instead of a microwave. You won’t have to wait long to get back to crispy heaven.

Can You Freeze Chicken Dorito Casserole?

Freezing Chicken Dorito Casserole is possible, but reheating it in the oven is required to avoid making the chips soggy. However, the top will become wonderfully crisp after just a few minutes in the oven once it has thawed. Your Chicken Dorito Casserole can be frozen (sealed!) for up to 6 months after baking.

Can I substitute cream of chicken soup?

The cream of chicken soup in Chicken Dorito Casserole could be swapped out for cream of mushroom soup. When I ran out of cream of chicken soup, I would make something similar using other ingredients, and my family would sense that “something” was different but not know what it was.

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Chicken Dorito Casserole Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 506
  • Total Fat 25g
  • Saturated Fat 7.8g
  • Cholesterol 69.4mg
  • Sodium 1199.6mg
  • Potassium 481.9mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 41.4g
  • Dietary Fiber 3.5g
  • Sugars 0.1g
  • Protein 29.8g
  • Vitamin A 13.5%
  • Vitamin C 10.8%
  • Calcium 24.6%
  • Iron 13.7%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Pioneer Woman Chicken Dorito Casserole

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 30 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 40 minutesServings:6 servingsCalories:506 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Delicious and satisfying, this Chicken Dorito Casserole from The Pioneer Woman is sure to be a hit with the whole family. It’s packed with crisp Doritos, juicy chicken, and melty cheese.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Next, you want to add the butter to a medium skillet and melt it over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the soup, sour cream, cheese, and taco seasoning. Stir to combine.
  4. Into the mixing bowl, add the chopped chicken, Rotel tomatoes, green chiles, black beans, corn, onions, and garlic. Stir until evenly combined.
  5. Put the Doritos in a bag and crush them with your hands into medium-sized pieces. You don’t want tiny crumbs.
  6. Spread half of the crushed Doritos in a 9×13 baking dish, then pour the chicken mixture over it, spreading it out evenly. Don’t just pour it from the bowl as it will push the chips apart.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes. Once the casserole is baked, remove it from the oven. Top with the remaining Doritos in an even layer, followed by the cheese. You can use as much cheese as you want.
  8. Return Pioneer Woman Chicken Dorito Casserole to the oven and bake for 5 more minutes, or until the cheese has melted
  9. Sprinkle your casserole with chopped parsley and serve warm, if you want, you can add a dollop of sour cream on top of each serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 506
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g39%
Saturated Fat 7.8g39%
Cholesterol 69.4mg24%
Sodium 1199.6mg50%
Potassium 481.9mg14%
Total Carbohydrate 41.4g14%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g15%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 29.8g60%

Vitamin A 13.5%
Vitamin C 10.8%
Calcium 24.6%
Iron 13.7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.