Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cheesy Doritos Chicken Bake!

 
 


This yummy recipe was sent to me by one of our readers, Sheryl and it is delicious.  When I saw it, I knew it was a winner.  It had chicken, cheese, Doritos and Rotel in it...could it get much better?  It's also inexpensive and easy to put together.  I usually have all of these ingredients on hand, except the Doritos.  Here is what you will need:

4 cups chicken, you can use the meat from a rotisserie chicken or from about 4 boneless chicken breasts you have roasted and diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 Tbs. butter
2 cans Rotel tomatoes (use the Mild if you do not like too much spice or 1 can regular and 1 can mild)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
4 oz. cream cheese
1 Tbs. chili powder (adjust according to your level of taste for spiciness and heat)
3 cups shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
1 bag nacho cheese flavored Doritos

Shred or chop the chicken in bite size pieces and set aside.  Saute onion in 1 Tbs. butter in a large dutch oven or pan until tender.  I did add this step to the recipe, because my husband says he doesn't eat onions, although he has eaten them for years now and never even realized it.  If he can see them or crunch them, he complains and I just don't have time to listen to that.  When I sauté them down they are not as noticeable.  Sheryl's recipe just adds them in to the tomatoes and soups and brings them up to a boil, which is fine if you aren't married to or cooking for picky eaters.  

Add the 2 cans Rotel, 2 cans of soup and the cream cheese to the sautéed onions and mix and cook on low until the cream cheese is melted. Add the chopped or shredded chicken to the mix.   Add whatever amount of chili powder you like for your families tastes.  If you are making this for children or those who cannot tolerate too much spice, use the mild Rotel and adjust the chili powder.  If you use the 2 cans of regular Rotel and the 1 Tablespoon of chili powder, this recipe has a definite kick to it, which is fine for me, because I love hot and spicy.

Spray a 9"x13" pan with nonstick spray.   Coarsely crush the Doritos and layer 1/3 of them in the bottom of the dish.  Layer half of the chicken mixture over the Doritos layer.  Sprinkle about half of the shredded cheese over the chicken.  Spread about another 1/3 of the Doritos over this layer and then spread the rest of the chicken mixture over all.   Finish with the rest of the Doritos and then the rest of the cheese. 

Place in a 350 degree oven for about 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly and the cheese has just started to brown.

Thank you to Sheryl for sharing such a delicious recipe with us!

Cheesy Doritos Chicken Bake!



26 comments:

  1. Sounds good to me but with very little spice hurts my stomach

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  2. I would like to fix this but use corn tortilla chips instead. Do you think it would be as good?

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    1. Yes. I make a similiar casserole and it calls for regular dorito chips.

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  3. Dorito's will tast better...I even use Dorito's when I make nacho's....soooo good and again tast better than regular tortilla chips.

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  4. Sounds delicious! I love to eat Doritos with fried chicken. That is a delicious combination, so I can't wait to try this recipe.

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  5. there's a very similar recipe called King Ranch Chicken where you use corn tortillas instead of the doritos...bettin this would be just as good!!!

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  6. My family will love this! Unfortunately, I am left out once again because of the sodium, Meneire's Disease!

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    1. Can you buy corn flour and make your own oven baked chips without any salt?

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    2. There is lots of sodium in the canned soups too - that is what the original poster was probably referring to.

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  7. Approximately how many cups of crushed Doritos will this recipe require? Then I'll know what size bag to purchase. I love your cooking, thanks for sharing all your recipes with us.

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  8. idk about the cream cheese. would think it would sound good

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  9. I'm making this tomorrow, sounds delish!! (can't wait) =)

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  10. I forgot the chili powder it's already in the oven,oh well my son sampled as I was layering and declared it as pretty tasty

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  11. Hi,
    I'm from Canada. We don't have Rotel tomatoes here. What is that and how many ounces is in one can so I can make it?

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    1. Rotel is a brand so any canned tomato,onion and pepper combo would work.. I buy generic myself.

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    2. Rotel is just diced tomatoes with green chilies. My can of Rotel is 10 ounces (283g).

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    3. Rotel comes in 10 oz cans and is diced tomatoes and green chilies

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  12. I make King Ranch Chicken too and everyone loves it! Rotel is diced tomatoes with green chilies. 10 oz.
    Can't wait to make this! Wish it was ready now.......I'm starving for something yummy!

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  13. I make this all the time, my mama made it, but she called it Mexican Chicken, as I do. I have never put chili powder in it, but I will try that!! I do put oregano,terragon, cumin and milk in mine. My family LOVES this dish!!! It is so simple and easy to make and tastes good when reheated!

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  14. Hi Sandra, Rotel tomatos come in a 10 oz can, they are basically tomato with green chilis and seasoning. Hope that helps!

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  15. We had this the other night and not a scrap of it was left. Soooooo yummy!

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  16. I would love to make this, but could I just use diced tomatoes? I could then spice to my own taste!

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  17. Sounds awesome!! I bet my picky eaters will eat THIS!!!!

    Thank You for sharing this :)

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  18. I made one similar to this and it was really good! I made the mistake of not using the whole bag of Doritos (gasp!!) and hubby was not happy lol Next time, I will! We had nothing left at all ... I am going to make this one and see how it fairs .. All in all .. wonderful dish and so easy!

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  19. LOl I side with your husband......can't stand the crunch......however been cooking for 50 years and always use them in cooking. I figure it is the raw texture I can't stand!!!! Love French Onion Soup!!! Crazy!

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