I'm sure the serious food bloggers just gasped after reading the title of this post. Doritos and casserole are sinful words for some foodies. My theory is more accepting. If it tastes good and my husband likes it then it passes all inspections in our home.
Don't get me wrong, the corn chip/casserole combination can go terribly wrong. Like the Cheese Whiz Casserole that showed up at Ty's family potluck Christmas. I can bring it up since no one in Ty's family made it. How does hominy mixed with Cheese Whiz and topped with Fritos ever sound good? Heck, when does hominy ever sound good? I took one very small bite and tried to keep it down. Then just scattered the rest around my plate.
No worries. This is not that casserole. This recipe came from my sister-in-law Ashley. She's the Claire Robinson of my life. Her recipes often include few ingredients and lots of pantry staples, but taste great and win Ty over more than some of my meals. There's never been an Ashley recipe he didn't like.
This is very similar to a traditional Mexican casserole but it substitutes chicken for ground beef, which works for me since I prefer chicken. And you probably have most of these ingredients swimming around in your kitchen somewhere!
Chicken Dorito Casserole
2 large chicken breasts or one pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can Rotel
- If you're using the two chicken breasts, boil them in seasoned water. I used a rotisserie chicken to save time, and I think it adds a little flavor and keeps your chicken from turning out dry.
- Whatever chicken you use, shred the meat and mix with the can of Rotel and can of cream of mushroom soup.
- Grease your casserole dish and layer, starting with Doritos, then the meat mixture and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Repeat until your meat mixture is gone and end with cheese on top (I did two layers).
- Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.
It's out of focus and the casserole dish seems to be floating in some strange world of white-background nothingness. I figured it looked less than appetizing and would be a misrepresentation of the recipe. I've got to start working on my photos!