This is one of those food posts that serves no other purpose than to make your taste buds happy. I’m not going to try and tell you that this is a healthy dish or that it’s good for you in any way. It’s not. I used to fight my family on making Doritos casserole but not anymore. It uses one dish and it’s easy to make. Oh and it has Doritos in it. Lots and lots of Doritos. If it makes you feel any better, add a salad. Your colon will probably thank you for it anyway.
When it comes to meals, I generally stick to the formula that I grew up with and that is the protein is the star of your meal. Then you have to have a satisfying carb and some sort of vegetable as a side note. Bread is ok too but for me I like that deeply yellow, salty European butter so if we have bread with our meal, it’s really just so I have an excuse to eat butter. I admit it, butter is a side dish for me. With that in mind, the whole casserole concept was a difficult one for me to embrace as my kids were growing up. It always seemed like casseroles included things I didn’t want to feed my kids. Things like Ritz crackers and tuna fish. eww. As I got older I realized that I wanted to spend less time in the kitchen (lol) so I began to try a few of these casserole things. I’m not even sure when I first saw this but when I mentioned making a Doritos casserole, my husband almost cried. Now he requests it at least once a month.
Just a few notes. Cook the chicken any way you want. You can grill it (which is delicious in these types of casseroles), bake it or boil it. Boil it? Yes, I said boil it. Here is how I do it. Put enough chicken stock in a pot so that both pieces of chicken will be completely immersed. Add the chicken to the pot of liquid and THEN turn on the burner to high and bring to a boil. Don’t walk away from this because as soon it comes to a boil (not just a few bubble popping up but an actual boil) you need to turn off the heat. Then let it sit for 20 minutes. That’s it. Don’t let it boil for a few minutes first and don’t get creative. Just do it this way and it will be perfect, every time.
When it comes to Doritos you can use whatever flavor you want. Although I have not tried anything other than the cheese variety (both spicy and plain) I would assume that you can use other flavors with equal success. If you try other flavors, come back and let me know how it went. I’m interested to know how Ranch flavored ones would be but I can’t bring myself to try.
- 2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped/shredded
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 can spicy Rotel
- 1/2 package of organic taco seasoning mix
- Regular size bag of spicy nachos.
- Preheat your oven to 350
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients except the Doritos and 1/2 cup of cheese
- Spray a baking pan (preferably stoneware) with non stick spray (I used a 9×13 pan)
- Put down a layer or Doritos (I like to break a few for smaller bits), about 1/3 of the bag
- Spoon out about 1/3 of the chicken mixture across the top of the chips
- Repeat this step two more times with the chicken mixture on top
- Spread the remaining 1/2 (or add more if you like) cup of cheese on the top.
- Bake for 30 minutes. It should be bubbly around the edges