Welcome to聽Single Serving, our new video series showcasing colorful, easily re-createable, and highly Instagrammable recipes for one like a mermaid rice bowl聽or a bright pink聽hummus plate.聽Today, we鈥檙e going south and taking inspiration from Texas with this king ranch chicken casserole for one. We鈥檙e not skimping on the homemade element either by resorting to cream of mushroom soup for the flavor.聽The best part is that聽despite its rich flavor, it鈥檚 sneaking in hella veggies and protein.

King Ranch chicken Casserole

(Serves 1)

Recipe Time: 45 minutes

Note:聽This recipe fits inside one 8-inch square casserole dish or three small Le Creuset Mini Cocottes, as seen in the video.



  1. Preheat oven to 375潞F. Grease a small square casserole dish with butter.
  2. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt butter, then add mushrooms. Cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add shallot and cook until caramelized, about 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and flour and cook聽for about 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.聽Add chili powder and cook for another 30 seconds to a minute, until fragrant. Whisk in diced tomatoes and chicken broth and cook until moisture reduces in half, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Add 1 tortilla to the bottom of the casserole dish then spread a third of the tomato mixture. Sprinkle half of the chopped bell pepper and jalape帽0, 1/2 cup chicken, and 1/3 cup cheese on top. Repeat process once. Top casserole with 1 tortilla, remaining sauce, and cheese.
  4. Bake until bubbly and audibly sizzling, about 12 minutes. Set on broil until cheesy top begins to caramelize, about 1-2 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool slightly before garnishing with a dollop of sour cream and diced herbs and diving in, preferably holding it with an oven mitt.

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(Recipe via Anna Monette Roberts / Brit + Co)