Monday, August 12, 2013

Chicken and Cheese Doritos Casserole

      If you're searching for an easy, one bowl, kid-friendly, camping casserole, this recipe is for you.  Although it looked tasty, I didn't have high expectations for this simple dish, however, everyone ended up going back for seconds and it was surprisingly good.  In my 12 inch dutch oven it baked for a total of 35 minutes with 12 coals in a ring around the bottom, 18 around the edge of the lid with 8 placed loosely in the center.  After 30 minutes it was bubbling and ready for the final topping of cheese.  It's creamy, cheesy, crunchy and a good campfire dutch oven dinner.
Chicken and Cheese Doritos Casserole
3 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded
1 cup sour cream
1 10 oz can cream of mushroom soup
1 10 oz can cream of chicken soup
1 14 oz can petite cut zesty tomatoes with jalapenos, drained
1 15 oz can corn, drained
2 cups Mexican blend cheese, shredded and divided
1 11 oz bag Nacho Cheese Doritos, crushed

     Lightly oil or spray 12 inch dutch oven.
     Completely cover bottom of dutch oven with crushed Doritos.
     In large bowl, combine chicken, sour cream, mushroom soup, chicken soup, tomatoes, corn and 1 cup cheese until well blended.
     Spoon chicken mixture evenly over crushed Doritos.
     Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbling.
     Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of cheese.
     Bake for 5-7 minutes or until cheese has melted.
     Makes 6 servings.

Spoon chicken mixture over layer of crushed Doritos

After 30 minutes, or when casserole is bubbling, add
remaining cup of cheese and bake until melted

A swell recipe for beginning dutch oven cooks


  1. Hi Liddy,

    I have a question about this one, do the Doritos get soggy like a corn tamale? I remember making the Charles Gibson enchilada dish a while back and not liking how the Doritos went soft and soggy. I will admit to that being a personal preference as far as taste and texture goes...I don't really like corn tamales (but I do like crunchy corn tacos). -- K.C.

  2. The Doritos stay crunchy if you eat them right away, any casserole that has corn chips or Fritos in it will become soggy if it sits overnight in the fridge, they are bound to soak up any liquid in the casserole. Liddy

  3. Looks great! I did a version of this last month and loved it. Thanks!

  4. Looks like a great camping lunch or dinner with ingredients I always have on hand. Gonna try it soon. I am addicted to your site! I find myself checking everyday to see if there is anything new!! You do a great job and THANK-YOU!! I posted the site address on a dutch oven group I belong


  5. Thank you Nancy for your kind words, it is nice to know people are enjoying the site and hopefully finding some recipes they like. Happy Cooking! Liddy