Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

July 13, 2012

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This isn’t your great aunt Sally’s modge podge, what-in-the-word is that casserole. This Chicken Cordon Bleu casserole is flavorful, well blended, and fancy (because you know how I like to keep things fancy =).

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole plated with side salad

Don’t Jugde a Dish by it’s Cover

Casserole. There I said it. I’ve always had a hard time with casseroles which is why I rarely make them. We’ve all had our fair share of bad casseroles, I know you know what I’m talking about. The kind where it seems like someone just threw whatever random leftovers they had sitting in the back of their refrigerator into one dish to create who knows what. I think those bad casseroles have given a bad rap to all casseroles. I wanted to call this Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake but that just sounds silly so I just need to overcome my fear of casseroles and call it what it is. My mom did make one casserole I often crave, it’s a Chicken Broccoli Rice casserole, I will have to post it in the future.

A plate of chicken cordon bleu casserole ready to eat

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

This easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is a casserole to remember. I love the combination of flavors in chicken cordon bleu, but really who wants to spend all that time pounding, layering and rolling chicken? That’s why I decided to create this dish. You simply layer everything in one baking dash toss it in the oven and BAM, Chicken Cordon Bleu casserole! =) This dish gives a new meaning to the word casserole. Try it and you’ll know what I mean.  I hope this becomes a favorite in your home as I know it’s going to be in mine. Enjoy!

cheesy chicken cordon bleu casserole on fork

Cheesy, perfectly golden breadcrumb goodness…Chicken cordon bleu casserole on plate with glass of wine

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Flavorful and comforting casserole! Packed with chicken, ham and cheese. Tossed with a creamy sauce and finished with a crispy panko topping.
Servings: 6
Prep20 minutes
Cook30 minutes
Ready in: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 lb boneless , skinless chicken breast halves, cooked and diced
  • 8 oz ham , finely chopped*
  • 3 oz freshly , finely grated Swiss cheese (3/4 cup)
  • 1 oz freshly , finely grated Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup)
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sauce

  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice , preferably freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp prepared yellow mustard (if you like Dijon mustard you can use that instead)
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt , and then to taste
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place diced chicken in an even layer in a buttered 11x7 baking dish, set aside. To prepare sauce: in a mixing bowl (I just mixed it all in the liquid measuring cup after measuring the milk out), whisk together milk, lemon juice, prepared yellow mustard, onion powder, 1/2 tsp dried parsley, dried thyme, salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and garlic powder. 
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, once melted whisk in flour and cook stirring constantly for 1 minute. While whisking, pour in milk mixture, then cook stirring constantly until mixture just begins to gently boil and has thickened. Remove from heat, stir in sour cream.
  •  Pour mixture evenly over chicken and use a spatula to spread into an even layer. Sprinkle ham over sauce then sprinkle grated Swiss and Parmesan cheese evenly over ham layer. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together Panko bread crumbs, 1/2 tsp dried parsley, 1/8 tsp pepper then pour in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and toss bread crumb mixture to evenly coat. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture evenly over cheese layer. Bake casserole in preheated oven for 30 minutes until golden brown on top. Serve warm.
  • *I used left over spiral sliced ham and I diced it into chunks then tossed them in the food processor and chopped them for about 10 seconds to get really small pieces. Basically any good quality ham would work as long as it's honey or smoked ham.

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21 Comments

  • Jennifer

    Just stumbled upon your blog last night looking for a slow cooker taco meat recipe & couldn’t stop perusing! We just finished eating this casserole – it was FABULOUS!! I will be making this again for sure & will send my friends a link to your site! I used rotisserie chicken to save time & discovered I didn’t have any dried thyme so I substituted with poultry seasoning. I can’t wait to try all of the Mexican dishes! Tanks, Jessica!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this Jennifer and I’d love you to send your friends my way, thanks so much! and no worries about the name – I do it ALL the time. Most of the time I don’t know/can’t remember peoples names so they are just “you” to me. It’s bad =).

  • Jessica

    I found your blog through pinterest and I have a big list of stuff to try. I have made this “casserole” three times and it is delicious! I always make this when we have people over for dinner because it tastes amazing and is impressive. I am actually making it again on Sunday :) Thank you!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Jessica – I’m so glad you have loved this! Thanks so much for leaving a comment =)!

  • Uprising Phoenix

    I have your chicken tikka masala in my slow cookery right now… It’s starting to smell really good. But, this recipe looks fantastic as well, and will be my next cooking adventure. I can hardly wait! I’m glad Google led me to your blog when I searched for a slow cooker masala recipe. :-)

  • Jaclyn

    debhemm – thanks so much for your compliments! Thanks for the reminder, I do need to post that chicken broccoli casserole recipe. I will try to get it up here within the next week. Thanks!

  • debhemm

    I love casseroles, lol lol this one looks delicious, can’t wait to try it. Are you going to post your moms recipe the Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole, sounds great, would love to try it also. Love your website, great recipes, and love your introductions and presentations, great, great, great

  • Angie from Chocolate Candy Mall

    Goodness me, Jaclynn, your blog is delightful. I found you by following a trail for one of your dessert recipes and then I just couldn’t stop going from one page to the next. :) Fantastic!

    I look forward to trying this casserole recipe as well as quite a few of your others. I’m quite sure my own website visitors will love them too. :)

    Blessings,
    Angie

  • Yumgoggle

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