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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!

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.

Mexican Chicken

To begin, gather all of your ingredients.

Next, Spray your pan with non-stick cooking spray.

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Layer Doritos in the bottom of the pan.

Layer Shredded Chicken on top of Doritos.

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Next, mix together the soups, spices, seasonings, and onions.

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For the onions, just chop one up, saute it until it’s clear, and add to the mixture.

My crew enjoys this with chopped jalapenos added.

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Pour the mixture over the chicken.

Mexican Chicken

Bake for 35 minutes.

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Remove from oven and sprinkle with shredded cheese.

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Serve, and enjoy!

They also enjoy it if I use Ground Beef instead of Chicken.

Mexican Chicken

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Yield: 6

Mexican Chicken

Mexican Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Bag Doritos
  • 3 Cooked Chicken Breasts shredded
  • 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

Instructions

Spray 9x13 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!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 447Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 1804mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 32g

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Michael

Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

How would you recommend i adjust this to make in an instant pot on pressure or slow cook setting? I will be using a rotisserie chicken, my oven is messed up so this is my only option

Karen

Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

I have not tried to do this, so I'm not sure. I do have a recipe for Instant Pot Poached Chicken to cook the chicken & shred, this recipe only needs to bake about 35 minutes before adding cheese, I don't think the Instant Pot would save much time.

Mya Murphy

Tuesday 1st of October 2013

I am NOT a HUGE fan of Mexican. My husband is, but I believe this recipe would be a BIG hit for both of us.

ANN*H

Thursday 8th of November 2012

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.

Nena Sinclair

Tuesday 16th of October 2012

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!!

Melanie B

Tuesday 2nd of October 2012

It looks yummy!

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