Slow Cooker Doritos Casserole


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This Doritos casserole is like chicken enchiladas but with Doritos instead of tortillas! This over the top meal is a crowd-pleaser.

We love enchiladas in our house we also love making beef enchilada casserole and pork verde enchildas!

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I brought this recipe back from the archives by popular demand! I took this recipe off the site thinking no one needed it anymore and boy was I wrong. This recipe is for the viewers who have been emailing me the last few months, and for my newer viewers who have not seen this unique recipe.

How to make Doritos Casserole in the slow cooker:

  • Start with boneless chicken breasts and a large can of enchilada sauce.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook that on HIGH for 4 hour or LOW for 8 hours.
chicken and enchilada sauce cooked in slow cooker
  • After the cooking time is up. Shred the chicken with two forks. Add sour cream, cheese, and crushed up Doritos (save a half cup for the top), stir.
  • Place the lid back on the slow cooker and cook for 30 minutes more.
  • Add more cheese, olives, and more crushed Doritos on top.
cooked chicken doritos casserole in slow cooker

Can I use beef instead of chicken?

Yes! Use beef stew meat or cooked and crumbled ground beef instead of chicken in this recipe.

close up of chicken dorito casserole in bowl with olives on top

What should I serve with this?

  • A green salad and dressing
  • Chips and salsa
  • Sour cream for topping.

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chicken dorito casserole in white bowl with olives on top

Slow Cooker Doritos Casserole

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Oh my goodness…. I knew this Slow Cooker Doritos Casserole would be good, but it was amazing! This casserole tastes like enchiladas, but a more intense flavor.


  • 28 oz. can red enchilada sauce
  • 1.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts

Add these ingredients after the chicken and sauce have cooked:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 11 oz. bag Nacho Cheese Doritos, crushed (save ½ cup for topping)
  • 2.5 oz. can sliced olives


  • Add the chicken breasts, and enchilada sauce to your slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours.
  • Shred the chicken breasts with two forks right in the slow cooker.
  • Add the sour cream and half of the cheese, stir.
  • Stir in the crushed doritos, reserving a ½ cup for the top.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on the top, the olives and the remaining crushed doritos.
  • Cover, and turn slow cooker to HIGH for 30 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Sarah’s Notes

Can I use beef instead of chicken?
Yes! Use beef stew meat or cooked and crumbled ground beef instead of chicken in this recipe.


Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 2015mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1492IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 413mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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  1. Sarah says:

    5 stars
    This is a favorite in our house, except I used rotel instead of the enchilada sauce.

  2. Michael Rossi says:

    What do you think about adding a can of refied beans to this recipe?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I don’t see why not!

  3. Michael says:

    What kind of cook time if I use a rotisserie chicken?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      About 2 hours before adding the chips.

  4. Sylvia Muraida says:

    5 stars
    I made this recipe tonight. I used tortilla chips and cheddar cheese, since I didn’t have Doritos or Monterrey Jack cheese. It was delicious! Definitely a keeper.

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Sounds great!