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Nacho Chicken

I have been serving this rich and zippy chicken casserole for years, and it's a favorite of my family and friends. It disappears quickly at bring-a-dish gatherings, too. —Thom Britton, Three Rivers, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 pound Velveeta, cubed
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (14-1/2 ounces) nacho cheese tortilla chips
  • Optional: Sliced jalapeno pepper and diced tomato


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients; mix well. Crush chips; set aside 1 cup for topping. Add remaining chips to chicken mixture. Spoon into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with reserved chips. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until cheese is melted and edges are bubbly, 30 minutes. Serve with sliced jalapenos and diced tomatoes if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 496 calories, 27g fat (11g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1299mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • Kaye
    Sep 13, 2020

    This was a very tasty dish. I understand what previous reviewers mentioned about it needing something like rice or pasta. Perhaps a crust of some sort or the pan layered with full tortillas. I will keep working on this masterpiece as my family loved it!!

  • Kimberly
    Aug 6, 2020

    This was easy to make and yummy. No, it doesn't meet my dietary requirements, but when I decide to "break training" this is just the kind of thing I look for. The two of us got 3 meals out of this, and we will definitely enjoy this again.

  • Melanie
    Jun 3, 2020

    Wow, Linda Wendell. If it's not for you and your family then just move on. Why rate a recipe one star because it doesn't happen to meet your dietary requirements?

  • Linda Wendell
    Feb 22, 2020

    SALT in the soup, salt in the recipe probably in the Velveeta too, and more salt in the Doritos... sorry, not for me or my family.

  • Hot Dodge
    Jan 13, 2020

    This was pretty tasty. Instead of velveeta I used a shredded Mexican blend and topped it with cheddar. I did not top with extra chips, but served them on the side. I skipped the jalapeños too. I think next time I would mix in some black beans and maybe some rice, and leave the chips out all together and continue to serve on the side.

  • Char
    Jan 9, 2020

    I made this for tonight's supper, only 15 minutes left and it smells Devine. Can't wait.

  • jamieberg
    Sep 10, 2019

    Disregard my previous rating. Haven’t tried this. Put I’d down for the wrong recipe. ??

  • Sandra
    Aug 6, 2019

    I just made this tonight for supper, and we loved it, with the following tweaks. We will not eat processed cheese, so substituted 8 oz. shredded Sharp Cheddar and 8 oz. Fiesta Blend cheese (has Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Queso Quesadilla And Asadero Cheeses),

  • AvidcookGAtoCA
    Aug 1, 2019

    I’ve been making this for years because it is delicious! I use nacho flavored Doritos in place of plain chips. I know some shun Velveeta but I like the creamy way it melts in this recipe. I add a cup of grated cheddar to the top of the casserole because extra cheese is my middle name. ??I serve the jalapeño slices and sour cream on the side so everyone can customize their serving. This is comfort food at my house. Volunteer Field Editor

  • Pam
    Jun 21, 2019

    My family love this. Thank you To assist them nutritionally lol I add capsicum green and red along with zucchini, mushroom and sweet corn ?? goes down a treat ??