Chicken With Doritos Recipe


This recipe will show you how to make a delicious Chicken With Doritos Recipe from scratch. Follow the step-by-step procedure to learn how to make this dish in your kitchen at home.

The ingredients are so simple and you probably already have everything you need in your kitchen to prepare this dish. My family loves this recipe and it has become a staple in our home over the years. Everyone always looks forward to having it because of how tasty and cheap it is.

Dorito Chicken Casserole

Dorito Chicken Casserole

Prep:15 mins

Cook:35 mins

Total:50 mins

Servings:4 servings

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)SAVE RECIPE

This Dorito chicken casserole is a simple and flavorful dish with a crunchy Dorito chip crust, creamy chicken filling, and crispy and cheesy topping. It’s a casserole the whole family will love, made of a mixture of cooked diced chicken, sour cream, and condensed soup, along with a combination of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses sprinkled on top of the chips before it’s baked, giving the casserole a cheesy, crispy finish. 

There are many flavor options for Doritos—or similar corn chips—including ranch-flavored and spicy nacho cheese, so choose your family’s favorite. Also, feel free to use a cheese blend instead of the mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Round out the meal with a fresh green salad or side of steamed broccoli.

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  • 1 (7-ounce) bag Doritos, crushed (about 4 cups crushed), divided
  • 2 to 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (10 1/2-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4 cup finely minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp or mild cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

Steps to Make It


  1. Gather the ingredients.Doritos Chicken Casserole ingredients
  2. Heat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish or spray it with nonstick cooking spray.Casserole dish
  3. Cover the bottom of the casserole with half of the crushed Doritos, about 2 cups.Cover bottom of casserole with crushed Doritos
  4. In a large bowl, combine the diced cooked chicken, sour cream, condensed soup, onion, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.Combine filling ingredients
  5. Spoon the chicken mixture on top of the crushed Doritos in the casserole.Pour chicken mixture over crushed Doritios
  6. Sprinkle the remaining crushed chips over the chicken mixture and then top with the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.Top casserole with remaining crushed Doritos and cheese
  7. Bake the casserole in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the topping is melted and lightly browned.Bake casserole until cheese is melted
  8. Serve and enjoy.


If you’d like to make the casserole ahead of time, blend the filling ingredients and refrigerate, and place the bottom layer of Doritos in the prepared dish and set aside. Assemble the casserole before you’re ready to bake it; if the casserole is prepared and then refrigerated, the chips will become soggy.

Recipe Variations

  • Add a can of diced mild green chile peppers or a finely chopped jalapeno pepper to the chicken filling mixture.
  • Replace the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses with a Mexican blend or taco-seasoned shredded cheese.
  • Make the casserole with leftover turkey instead of chicken.
  • Add a few tablespoons of crumbled bacon to the chicken and sour cream mixture.
  • Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of finely chopped green or red bell pepper to the filling mixture.
  • Top the filling with a small can of drained sliced ripe olives before adding the crushed Dorito topping.

Easy cheesey Dorito Chicken

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:25 mins
    • Cook:15 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 5

Tasty and fun for the kids to make too


  • 4 chicken breast fillets
  • Cheese Doritos big bag
  • Mayonaise
  • Milk 4 tablespoons


  • STEP 1Cut Chicken breasts into strips roughly fish finger sized
  • STEP 2Crush Cheesy doritos (or similar cheesy tortilla chips) in a bowl I get the children to do this part
  • STEP 3In a seperate bowl add a few good dollops of mayo and the milk and coat the chicken strips.
  • STEP 4Add the strips one by one to the crushed Dorito mix and coat well.
  • STEP 5Once coated pop onto a baking tray and pop into a pre heated oven at 190 and bake for rougly 12-15 minutes Till golden . time may vary on thickness of strips Remove from Oven and enjoy Goes nice with fries and garlic bread and garlic dip


This easy Doritos Chicken Tenders recipe is the perfect way to get your kids to eat dinner or lunch! Simple, crunchy, and flavorful, adults will love them too!

Doritos Chicken in a square white bowl on a blue plate with ranch dip

Easy Dorito Chicken Tenders

If these easy Doritos Chicken Tenders don’t have your children eating their dinner, I don’t know what will! This is a crazy easy recipe that you can make for dinner or lunch in a matter of minutes. Besides, you likely have all of the ingredients in your kitchen already!

With a crunchy, flavorful coating of Doritos, you really only need three ingredients to make these. Homemade and baked, this is a great alternative to fried food for the family. 

While my daughter will eat almost anything, my son is extremely picky. If the food doesn’t look just right or has too many ingredients, he’ll pass in a heartbeat. Which is where these Doritos chicken tenders come in to save the day! He loves chips, he will eat crispy chicken strips if they “look right,” and so, these are often an answer to our dinner.

What’s more, this is the perfect recipe to let your kids help with if they enjoy being in the kitchen with you. Set up a little assembly line, give them an apron, and let them get to work! Crushing the Doritos into small pieces and “painting” the chicken with mayo should be simple – and a lot of fun for them.

One of the easy dinners or lunches that the entire family will love (who doesn’t want to eat chips on the regular??), this is a great Dorito chicken dish to keep in your back pocket!

Easy Doritos Chicken Tenders Recipe

How To Make:

1 large bag of Doritos (I used Nacho Cheese tortilla chips, but you can use any flavor)
2 small trays chicken breast tenders or breast cut into strips
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Garlic salt, paprika, or cayenne pepper (optional)


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and get all of your ingredients ready to use.

Pour your Doritos into a gallon size resealable bag (like Ziploc or Hefty) and use a rolling pin to crush the large chips into small bits. This is a great job for one of the kids if they are helping!

The amount of chips needed for the recipe will depend on how many chicken strips you intend to make, so you’ll have to gauge that amount at the time, but the ingredients above should give you a good guide to start with.

When the crushed chips are small enough, pour them into a shallow dish. Pull out a baking pan and set it next to your chicken and Doritos setup. Spray it with nonstick cooking spray. 

If you are using boneless skinless chicken breasts, slice them into appropriately sized chicken pieces to turn them into tenders. 

Using a rubber spatula or silicone basting brush, “paint” each chicken tender with mayonnaise and then immediately press both sides of the chicken into the crushed Doritos. Make sure that the whole strip is covered with the chip coating. 

If you feel like your Doritos are older or you want to add some bonus flavor, put a few shakes of garlic salt, paprika, or cayenne pepper into your mayo before painting it on.

Once coated, place your Dorito crusted chicken strips on the ungreased baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy!

Store any remaining chicken strips in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

How Can I Make This Delicious Meal Easier?

You may want to use a paper plate for the mayo step for easy cleanup, but you can also use a cutting board or anything handy if you’re not concerned about dishes. It can get a little messy, especially if you have developed a kitchen team so the kids can help. Either way, you’ll have some easy Doritos Chicken Tenders ready before you know it!

What Flavor of Doritos Should I Use?

You can easily experiment with different flavored Doritos or make one batch with one variety and a second batch with another. When I first started making these homemade chicken strips, I stuck with Nacho Cheese Doritos most of the time. As my kids have gotten older, they’ve requested Spicy Nacho Cheese or added a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos to the basket for this purpose. Next time I’m going to try Spicy Sweet Chili – they seem like a great option for my taste buds.

This is one of the chicken recipes that you can tailor to the whole family, so if you have a few Dorito varieties on-hand, make some with regular Doritos and make a second baking tray full of something with a little more flair. Have fun with them!

What Dipping Sauce Should I Use With These Flavorful Chicken Strips?

There are lots of different dipping sauces that will pair well with the Doritos flavor. Try barbecue sauces, ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing, or even a Thai sweet chili sauce for variety. 

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