Mexican Chicken

Mexican Chicken is a family favorite, and we rarely have leftovers!
Mexican Chicken

Mexican Chicken Recipe

Mexican Chicken is a Family Favorite, and we RARELY have leftovers! In fact, now that my boys are all in or approaching the teenage years, I now have to DOUBLE this recipe, using a 9×13 size pan. I can only imagine it’ll get worse the older they get 😀


1 Bag Doritos
3 Cooked Chicken Breasts, shredded – I cook mine in my slow cooker all day so it’s ready at meal time
2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Can Rotel
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
2 Cups Shredded Cheese (Colby tastes best, but if I can get a Cheddar/Colby Mix or even just Cheddar on sale, I use that!)

Spray 9×13 pan with Non-Stick Cooking Spray (I use Pam)
Pour a layer of Doritos on the bottom – use your discretion how much your family likes – mine wants the whole bag, LOL
Place the shredded chicken on top
Mix the Soups, Rotel, Chili Powder, Garlic Powder, and Chicken Broth (I use what’s in the slow cooker)
Pour the soups over the chicken & chips
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes
Take it out, layer the shredded cheese on top, and return to the oven for 5 minutes

Serve it up and Enjoy!

I have also heard this recipe (or variations of it) referred to as Doritos Chicken or Rotel Chicken. My mom started making this for us when I was very young. I have always picked out the onions (I never liked them, and now am allergic to them – my lips and tongue swell up). When I was old enough to make it myself, I just started leaving them out 🙂 If you like onions, just chop one up, saute it until it’s clear, and add to the mixture.

Mexican Chicken
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 Bag Doritos
  • 3 Cooked Chicken Breasts, shredded - I cook mine in my slow cooker all day so it's ready at meal time
  • 2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 Can Rotel
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ Cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheese (Colby tastes best, but if I can get a Cheddar/Colby Mix or even just Cheddar on sale, I use that!)
Instructions
  1. Spray 9x13 pan with Non-Stick Cooking Spray (I use Pam)
  2. Pour a layer of Doritos on the bottom - use your discretion how much your family likes - mine wants the whole bag, LOL
  3. Place the shredded chicken on top
  4. Mix the Soups, Rotel, Chili Powder, Garlic Powder, and Chicken Broth (I use what's in the slow cooker)
  5. Pour the soups over the chicken & chips
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes
  7. Take it out, layer the shredded cheese on top, and return to the oven for 5 minutes
  8. Serve it up and Enjoy!

These are a few of the items I find useful in my own kitchen when preparing this recipe *Note: I prefer buying the spices I use regularly in bulk, because I find it saves me quite a bit of money versus buying the small jars or packets, whenever possible. The tongs are great for removing the hot chicken from the slow cooker when it’s time to shred it.

 Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker, 6-Quart Pyrex Basics 3 Quart Glass Oblong Baking Dish, Clear 8.9 Inch X 13.2 Inch – 3 Qt CounterArt Flexible Cutting Mat with Food Icons, Set of 4 AmazonBasics 18-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 6 AmazonBasics 16-Piece Cafe Stripe Dinnerware Set, Service for 4 – Grey Set of 3 – 7, 9, 12 Inch Heavy Duty, Non-stick, Stainless Steel Kitchen Tongs for Barbeque, Cooking, Grilling Turner – A Serving and Feeding Set for Your Kitchen Collection Doritos Flavored Tortilla Chips, Nacho Cheese, 42 Ounce (Pack of 4) Campbell’s, Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup, 10.5oz Can (Pack of 6) McCormick Dark Chili Powder, 20-Ounce McCormick Fine Garlic Powder, 21-Ounce Swanson Chicken Broth – 32 oz. – 3 ct. Pam Original Cooking Spray, 6 oz

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  3. Always on the look out for new recipes to make with chicken. This sounds like a good one that we all will like. Looks like a fairly easy recipe to make. I will have to make this for a dinner when I invite others over for supper.

  4. Wow, this looks so good!! This is the type of recipe both myself and my kids love! I’ll definitely be making this very soon! Thanks for the recipe!!

  5. This looks loosely based on chilaquiles which is a tomato based sauce, chicken, and tortilla chips. It looks yummy but, is LOADED with sodium. I wish I didn’t have to watch my salt intake.

  6. chicken noodle soup
    boneless/skinless chicken breasts
    chicken boulion
    carrots
    celery
    barley
    wide noodles

    cook chicken till it’s shreddable – shred
    pour chicken boulion in pot
    chop veggies put into pot
    add salt/pepper to taste
    cook noodles separate – strain and set aside
    when carrots are tender add noodles
    simmer down a few minutes

    Eat

  7. My favorite chicken recipe is chicken parmesan.
    4 Chicken Breasts
    4 Egg Whites
    2 cups Italian bread crumbs
    1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
    1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
    2 cups Marinara Sauce

    Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Combine bread crumbs and parmesan cheese in small bowl. Beat egg whites in another bowl. Dip chicken in egg whites then coat with bread crumbs. Lay chicken in a roasting pan and top with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Bake for about 35 minutes.

  8. My fave recipe calls for turkey breast but I guess you could also use chicken breast. Basically it’s just a wrap but it’s a favorite around here. I cut the meat in
    strips, season, bread and pan-fry them. Warm up tortilla shells and place shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, cucumbers and whatever veggies I prefer. Add your favorite dressing like ranch, ceaser or honey mustard. Top with a strip of meat, wrap it up and you have an all-in-one meal.

  9. i don’t have a favorite chicken recipe, but my girls love my chicken with garlic, rosemary, and parmesan sauce over parmesan rice.

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