Well, this was a fun, quick dish to put together. I typically do not make casseroles very often. They generally use canned goods that I stay away from. BUT, let’s be honest, sometimes they are just so homey, comfy and dang good tasting. This was one of them.
Creamy chicken topped with cheesy goodness and nacho cheese chips, garnished with fresh veggies and cilantro.
This came together in no time, thanks to some chicken I had on hand that was already cooked and shredded. I found this recipe online and tweaked it to my needs.
Dorito Chicken Casserole
2 cups shredded cooked chicken (dark and/or white meat)
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (divided)
1 (10 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
½ cup milk
½ cup sour cream
1 can Ro-tel tomatoes (drained) or homemade salsa drained which is what I used
½ packet taco seasoning
1 bag Doritos or Nacho Flavored Chips of your choice
Shredded lettuce (optional)
diced tomato (optional)
fresh cilantro, green onions, jalapeno –whatever you want (optional)
Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix together shredded chicken, 1 cup of cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, Ro-tel tomatoes, and taco seasoning. Mix well.
Step 2: Grease or line a 9×13 cake pan, and add a layer of crushed Doritos across the bottom. Top with a layer of the chicken mixture. Add another layer of crushed Doritos, and then add another layer of the chicken mixture. Top with remaining cheese. You can add more crushed Doritos on top as well if you wish.
Step 3: Cover and place into the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30-25 minutes until bubbling hot. Remove from the oven and top with lettuce and tomato if you choose.
Layer and layer until you fill it to the top. I recommend ending with the nacho chips on top as they crisp up so nice in the oven.
Before and after – looks pretty similar. Since everything is cooked, it basically just has to come together and heat up.
I served ours with a side of spiced corn.
See those chips with the nice color? Those were my favorite bites. The cilantro adds some nice freshness. Make this on a cool evening and it will warm you right up. Serious comfort food. Or, get it together for your man to take this opening deer hunting weekend. Him and his friends will love you.
Enjoy! Brinklie says MEOW!