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Dorito Chicken Bake

Dorito Chicken Bake

Dorito Chicken Bake: A Weeknight Win with a Cheesy Crunch!

Calling all busy families! Craving a meal that's quick, easy, and guaranteed to please everyone at the table? Look no further than this Dorito Chicken Bake! This recipe is a flavor explosion of tender chicken, creamy sauce, and everyone's favorite cheesy crunch – Doritos!

Why You'll Love This Recipe:

  • Family-Approved Fun: This casserole is a surefire hit with kids and adults alike. The combination of creamy chicken, melty cheese, and the bold flavor of Doritos creates an irresistible flavor profile.
  • Weeknight Wonder: Short on time? No worries! This Dorito Chicken Bake comes together in a flash, using minimal prep work and readily available ingredients. It's perfect for those hectic weeknights when you need a delicious dinner on the table fast.
  • Rotisserie Rescue: This recipe is a perfect way to use leftover rotisserie chicken. Simply shred the chicken and toss it into the mix for a quick and flavorful meal.
  • Adaptable Awesomeness: Feel free to customize this recipe to your liking! Add different types of cheese, experiment with your favorite Dorito flavors, or throw in some chopped vegetables for an extra layer of flavor and nutrition.

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Sensation:

    • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (leftover rotisserie chicken works perfectly here!)
  • Cheesy Goodness:

    • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (divided)
  • Creamy Dream Sauce:

    • 1 (10-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
    • ½ cup milk
    • ½ cup sour cream
  • Flavor Boosters:

    • 1 (10-ounce) can Ro-Tel tomatoes (drained)
    • ½ packet taco seasoning
  • Crunchy Topping:

    • 1 large bag Doritos, crushed (reserve some for an optional extra topping)
  • Fresh Accents (Optional):

    • Shredded lettuce
    • Diced tomato

Instructions:

  1. Preheat and Prep: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). While the oven heats up, shred your cooked chicken, if using fresh chicken breasts.

  2. Mix it Up: In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, 1 cup of the shredded cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, Ro-Tel tomatoes (drained), and taco seasoning. Mix everything well until fully incorporated.

  3. Casserole Construction: Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole dish. Spread a layer of crushed Doritos across the bottom, creating a bed for the delicious filling. Top the Doritos with half of the creamy chicken mixture.

  4. Layer Love: Now, add another layer of crushed Doritos, followed by the remaining chicken mixture. Top it all off with the remaining shredded cheese. If you have extra Doritos and want an extra dose of crunchy goodness, feel free to sprinkle them over the cheese layer at this point.

  5. Bake to Bubbling Bliss: Cover the casserole dish and bake it in the preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 30-35 minutes, or until the casserole is bubbly and the cheese is melted and golden brown.

  6. The Fresh Touch (Optional): Once the casserole is baked and golden brown, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. If desired, garnish with fresh toppings like shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes for a pop of color and freshness.

  7. Serve and Savor: Grab a spoon and dig into this comforting and flavorful Dorito Chicken Bake! It's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser that will have everyone asking for seconds.

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