One-Bowl Chicken Casserole for Two


One-Bowl Chicken Casserole for Two

You can still enjoy a comforting casserole whether you're cooking for two or just yourself!

One-Bowl Chicken Casserole for Two
One-Bowl Chicken Casserole for Two

Making hearty and flavorful casseroles can be a challenge when you only need to feed one or two people. One-Bowl Chicken Casserole for Two is the perfect recipe to make if you only want to feed a couple of people without a lot of fuss.

It's hard to justify dirtying a ton of dishes when only a few people are eating, so you'll be glad when this easy casserole recipe leaves you without a sink full of dishes to wash. Casseroles for two also allow you make more meals that are fresh, since you won't be working your way though all those leftovers.

If you love chicken and potato casseroles, then this is one recipe that you must try for yourself. A hearty combination of chicken, potatoes, peppers, and onions give the casserole its great flavor. Plus, you can't beat a creamy sauce that combines sour cream, cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, and ranch seasoning. This recipe calls for poaching a chicken breast, but you could easily use leftover chicken or store-bought rotisserie chicken. 

Yields2 servings

Preparation Time5 min

Cooking Time30 min

Cooking Vessel Size2-quart baking dish or two 4-inch ramekins



  • 1 (8-ounce) chicken breast
  • 1 cup from a can of cream of chicken soup (see note)
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon from a packet of Ranch seasoning mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 to 3 drops Tabasco sauce (or to taste)
  • 2 cups frozen hash browns with bell pepper and onion, thawed
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 12 to 16 butter crackers (such as Ritz), crushed
  • 2 teaspoons melted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2-quart baking dish or two 4-inch ramekins with cooking spray. 

  2. Place the chicken in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a low boil and cook 3 to 5 minutes. The chicken may not be completely cooked at this point, but it will finish cooking in the oven. Drain and dice the chicken; you should have about 1 1/2 cups.

    For more information on poaching chicken, check out our guide 4 Ways to Cook Chicken for a Casserole.

  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the soup, sour cream, cream cheese, milk, and seasonings. Sir to mix then add the hash browns, chicken, and Cheddar cheese and toss well. Spoon into the baking dish or dishes. Top with the crushed crackers and drizzle butter on top. 

  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until the top is lightly browned and bubbly.


The leftover cream of chicken soup can be placed into a freezer-weight plastic bag and frozen for later use.

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I thought this casserole had really great flavor, but the potatoes were a little too hard for my taste.

This was tasty and creamy. The potatoes were a little crunchy for my taste. I might cook them for a few minutes longer.

This was good! I don't think I'd eat it as a main meal, but as a side dish or something, absolutely!

This casserole has a very fun flavor. I would serve this if I was hosting guests at my house or even just as a fun dinner for me and my family!

This casserole is anything but boring. I would definitely make this again.

Yummm. I enjoyed the flavors in this casserole! I would probably omit the onions next time. The flavor is wonderful, but the texture of onion amid the potatoes is a little startling.

I often cook for just one or two people so this recipe is just what I needed. It is simple and tasty, but nothing to write home about.

I loved this flavorful chicken casserole! It makes just enough for a weeknight dinner for me and my boyfriend.


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