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Reader Recipe: Doritos Chicken Casserole

This week's reader recipe comes from TeamSugar member LaylaCams. The recipe was actually submitted by LisaK and is a twist on a regular chicken casserole. The twist? A layer of crushed Doritos. That's right, Doritos. I really don't think I need to say much more! To get the recipe,

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Doritos Chicken Casserole
Submitted by TeamSugar member LaylaCams

I made LisaK's Chicken Casserole for dinner tonight.

1 whole chicken (lv) or 1 package of boneless skinless breasts or chicken tenders (sv) I usually buy a 3 pack of breasts.
1 can of Rotel
1 or 2 cans of Cream of Chicken Mushroom soup (I used 2, hers called for 1)
1 small onion
1 bell pepper
1 32-oz. carton of Swanson Natural Goodness 33 percent lower sodium chicken broth (only needed for the sv) or 3-4 cups of chicken broth from where you boiled the whole chicken (lv)
1 bag of Doritos — the corn flavor in the yellow bag
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (or more depending on how cheesy you want it)

*I used the Nacho Cheese Doritos**I used the Nacho Cheese Doritos*

Boil your chicken until done. If your using a whole chicken, season water with celery, carrots, salt, etc to make a broth.
Set chicken aside and let cool. Chop up bell pepper and onion and saute in a pan for about 5 minutes.

Add chicken broth, soup and rotel and heat until soup is melted.

In a 9-x-13 baking dish, spray with nonstick coating. Pour half the bag of Doritos into the pan and crush. Depending on how thick you want the crust, you can add more or less.
I used my love Pampered Chef casserole dish, not a 19x13I used my love Pampered Chef casserole dish, not a 19-x-13 in.

Tear up chicken and cover the Doritos. Pour sauce over mixture, cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and cover with grated cheese. Bake for 10 more minutes.

If you are using the can broth, always use the lower sodium otherwise it is too salty.

The soup and chicken broth mixture is going to be VERY thin. Don't fret, once you bake it, it will thicken up and the Doritos will absorb some of it

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FashionKid FashionKid 8 years
yummers
starlawill starlawill 8 years
yum! i make something very similar to this except that i make it with a layer of velveeta and a mixture of cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom and creamed corn. all of the soups get mixed together and then you layer chicken, soup mixture and then cut up velveeta (crushed doritos on top). amazing! we call it Rojo Chicken. it's kinda disappointing that some of the comments verge on food snobbery. really people. lighten up.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
how about mixing diff. kinds of cheeses?
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 8 years
sounds delicious!
plasticapple plasticapple 8 years
When I was a kid I was staying with my cousins in Oklahoma and someone brought this to a potluck. I loved it and have been wondering what it was ever since. I've never seen it anywhere else until now. Thanks!! I can't wait to try it. I wonder if it's as good as I remember. :)
DLAOKC DLAOKC 8 years
In Texas (and Oklahoma), it's called King Ranch Chicken Casserole. Use corn tortillas instead, healthy soups, lf cheese, and beef it up with sauteed onions and peppers, and it's healthy AND delicious.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 8 years
i'm open to a lot of things, but i'm a little reluctant.
caligirl101 caligirl101 8 years
Sounds good to me!
Marseeah Marseeah 8 years
my grandmother makes something very similar, but with torn up tortillas instead of doritos... but I'm a fan of the doritos!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
tlsgirl I'm with you!
LisaK LisaK 8 years
Thank you Twinks and everyone else that had nice things to say :)
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 8 years
I think it looks yummy. Great job Layla and Lisa. :medal:
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
sounds good
Emiily Emiily 8 years
I'd gladly eat it :)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
This is not my type of food either. Aside from the chicken breast and fresh vegetables, I don't own any of the ingredients in the recipe.
azucar_ame azucar_ame 8 years
ccsugar I'm with you girl this sounds effing GREAT!! Looks good too!! !azúcar! Ame
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Personally, I'm thinking this sounds awesome, but then I'd eat the whole bag of Doritos if I let myself.
annebreal annebreal 8 years
If this was a site dedicated solely to the "culinary arts" I wouldn't be here! I could actually feasibly make this if I wanted to, so I love that this was shared. I think it sounds good!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I don't think I like the idea of this.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
I wouldnt knock it folks. Some pretty famous restaurants use items like fritos in their ingredients. Its all about creativity.
indreams8318 indreams8318 8 years
oh man....doritos on ham and turkey...now THAT sounds dangerous. hahaha. and im not even a major fan of doritos ^___^ and im a dork...i just realized that there are other flavors other than nacho cheese!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 8 years
Doritos make everything better! ESP on Ham and turkey sandwhiches/subs.
Sarahab145 Sarahab145 8 years
hey i wouldnt kill the idea yet for all of you saying nay to doritos, they actually taste amazing on other foods
indreams8318 indreams8318 8 years
i wouldnt do it with doritos, but other chips yes! i am currently in love with these corn ones with flax seeds from whole foods.....if you want it more healthy im sure you can think of a bunch of ways to mix it up. i like this idea ^__^
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