Tuesday, July 18, 2023

dinner inspiration post

 


Happy Tuesday, friends! A couple of you asked about the Dorito chicken casserole I mentioned here last week, and I promised to share the recipe, so here goes! Though it is delicious, it's not healthy in the least. I make it every once in a while for them, because I know they love it so much. Funny story, though—when I went to search for a picture of this on my older blog posts, the only pictures I ever have of it are when the pan is wiped clean. It's a definite crowd pleaser! It's so easy, and here's what I do.


I buy one rotisserie chicken and pull it apart, I cut the meat so that the pieces aren't too big, and add it to a mixing bowl. To that I add two cans of good old less fat cream of chicken soup, a dash of salt, a good amount of pepper, and one cup of sour cream. I mix it all together until it's all incorporated really well, then spread the mixture into a 9x13 baking dish. (9x13 or 8x12? Which one is standard? Whichever the answer, that's the size I use.) I flatten it all out really evenly, then I take a family sized bag of Doritos, open the bag just a smidge and crush them while they're still inside. I spread all the delicious little cheesy bites of chips all over the surface, then bake the whole thing at 350 for at least 30 minutes, or a little more, until it's bubbly. If you're feeding a crowd, you could add rice to serve it over, and maybe even some Sister Shubert's rolls and green beans, but I will be honest and admit that this is all my boys ever want.


And every single time I make it, the dish looks like this afterward.




The top picture was last Thursday night, and this second was taken back in 2017. I told you! It's devoured each time. You should try it at least once in your life, your entire family will thank you. Another slightly different variation of this would be the same recipe, but sprinkle in poppy seeds and cover with crushed Ritz crackers and drizzled with melted butter on top. I don't know which one they like best, honestly! I made this for them and had a couple of bites, but I made something healthier for my husband and me.


Tell me something that's a family favorite in your house! I'd love some inspiration. Thanks for reading my blog, friends. Love to all! 

16 comments:

  1. Ok I know this is not healthy BUT my mouth is watering AND I really think my girls would love this- thanks so much for sharing Jennifer!

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  2. Sounds like it would be good! I've made the poppy seed/ Ritz chicken and no one was super crazy about it so I've not made it again since it wasn't healthy at all (except protein from the chicken). I think one standard size for pans is 9 x 13. The size of the pans in your pictures to me don't look quite big enough for 9 x 13 (but pictures can distort sizes so maybe that is the case?). It's so nice to make food that our kids love! Have a great day!

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  3. Wow - so few ingredients! I wonder if fat free sour cream or non fat plain greek yogurt would work? My kids are not big on casseroles because my mom ruined casseroles for them. They even hate the word casserole. lol!

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  4. This sounds so delicious! It's definitely going on the menu!

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  5. Holly, kids LOVE this! You should make it for them- they will definitely thank you.

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  6. Maria, that is such a good one! I used to alternate these, but this one is the one they love the most. I honestly don't know which sizes these two are- could be bigger or smaller, I suppose. I have a certain one I always reach for!

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  7. Amy, I totally get that. Most "kids" don't like casseroles, and mine are the same way. This is one of two they will eat- the other one is the same variation, but with Ritz crackers and poppy seeds. It's super simple! I think either of those would help, and so did the lower fat cream of chicken soup. It's definitely a special occasion type meal here, these days. All of my people are trying to eat healthier, so I really hadn't made this in probably six months before last week. It's so good!

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  8. Debbie, it would be a great crowd pleaser for your Saturday night dinner crew! You might need to make two!

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  9. A super simple recipe. My husband could not eat all that himself (which is always a struggle with casseroles which are his favorite) but this dish looks perfect to take to our next church fellowship. We have them monthly and I'm always looking for something yummy (and different) to take with me. Definitely will have my husband deboning that rotisserie chicken, though - LOL!!

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  10. Yum! And I've always loved a chicken poppyseed casserole too!

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  11. Jennifer, I understand that totally! It would be PERFECT for a church potluck!

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  12. Marilyn, we love that one too! You should give this one a try sometime. Your girls would love it!

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