In honor of Cinco de Mayo, and our love of Doritos, here is another casserole with a Mexican flair….covered in Doritos, of course.
Unlike the Chipotle Taco Bake, this one does not use crescent rolls and has chicken instead of beef.
Dorito Chicken Taco Bake
adapted from The Kitchen Life of a Navy Wife
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
2 cups shredded Mexican Blend cheese (divided)
1 can cream of chicken soup (10 oz) I used this homemade version
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup plain yogurt (or sour cream)
1 can Ro-tel tomatoes, drained
1/2 packet taco seasoning
1 large bag Doritos, coarsly crushed
Toppings (optional) – lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole
- Pre-heat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl mix together chicken, 1 cup of cheese, cream of chicken, milk, yogurt, Ro-tel tomatoes, and taco seasoning.
- In a lightly sprayed 2-quart casserole dish, add a layer of crushed Doritos across the bottom. Top with half of chicken mixture. Add another layer of crushed Doritos, followed by the rest of the chicken mixture. Top with remaining cheese and Doritos.
- Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until bubbling.
Remove from oven and top with toppings of choice, if desired.
Verdict? We love Doritos, so this was pretty good. However, I was not crazy about the Doritos on the bottom and middle of the casserole. They got kind of soggy and tasted like corn tortillas (which I don’t like). Next time, I will bake it in a 9×13 casserole dish, and just put the Doritos on top. That is just a personal preference. I also think it would be fine to use the whole packet of taco seasoning instead of half.
If your family loves Doritos too, you may want to check out ‘Ghetto Tacos‘ – my kids love this…it’s basically a deconstructed taco that you eat with Doritos instead of a shell.
And for the perfect Cinco de Mayo dessert –
Margarita Cake of course!
(If it is cold and rainy where you are, like it is here, then you may be interested in something more along the lines of this Mexican Chicken and Rice Soup! It’s MAY, where is my Spring weather?!)