Simple Mexican Chicken Casserole

Simple Mexican Chicken Casserole

Don't be intimidated by the long list of ingredients in this recipe. This simple recipe comes together in minutes and it's a dish the whole family will enjoy.



  • 1 to 3 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon oil
  • 1 pound Velveeta
  • 10 ounces Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
  • 10 ounces cream of mushroom soup
  • 10 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 large bag doritos, crushed
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Garlic powder
  • Paprika
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • Cooked squash, zucchini or mushrooms, optional


  1. Sauté onion and bell pepper in oil.
  2. Mix onion, bell pepper, Velveeta, tomatoes, soups, sour cream. Heat on stovetop or in microwave. Stir to blend and season to taste with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Layer in a large baking dish alternating the crushed chips and the chicken, with the sauce mixture. If you opt to include the zucchini, squash, and/or mushrooms, put them in top of the sauce mixture.
  4. Sprinkle the cheddar and paprika on top. Cover in foil, bake at 350 degrees F for 45-60 minutes. 

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I printed this out and tried it for a pot luck dinner. It was received well. I omitted the green pepper, and replace it with one small can of mild chopped green chili, and one small can of the hot. It added a kick that we are used to in a Mexican dish.

Most of our recipes are reader submitted, and nutrition information is not provided to us. When we receive it, we do include with the recipe.

I see by a comment the nutritional counts have now been included however I am not able to find them. Do you click on something to find them?

How much cooked squash in this recipe ?

Another great sounding recipe lacking nutritional info.

Thank you for your note - our readers are our best Editors! We have updated the recipe to included the previously omitted zucchini, squash, and mushrooms.

What exactly do you do with the cooked squash,zucchini or mushrooms?


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