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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe

I love finding one dish meals that the whole family loves for a couple of reasons; one - it means it is an easy meal and two - it is a great way to sneak healthy options into these dishes.  Today I am sharing a casserole that I would consider a one dish meal but it isn't so healthy.  HA!  But sometimes we have to indulge in our favorite foods, especially on a cold Sunday evening.  

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I made this recipe because I loved the idea of a casserole with one of my favorite chicken dishes in mind.  I adore Chicken Cordon Bleu but it isn't the easiest thing to make.  This casserole is so easy and so delicious!  A must try for sure!  


Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

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Ingredients:

Casserole
6 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 lbs thinly sliced deli honey ham, chopped
1/2 lbs. thinly sliced Swiss cheese


Sauce
4 TBSP butter
4 TBSP flour
3 cups whole milk
2 TBSP lemon juice
1 TBSP Dijon mustard
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp pepper

Topping
2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
4 TBSP butter, melted
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp dried parsley 


Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray 9x13 baking pan.


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2.  Build casserole by laying all of the shredded chicken on the bottom of the pan evenly. 

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3.  After chopping ham, layer it on top of the shredded chicken. 

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4.  Place Swiss cheese slices over ham. 

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5. Begin preparing sauce by melting the butter in a large sauce pot over medium heat. When butter is melted, quickly stir in the flour to form a smooth roux. Make sure the roux does not brown or burn!

6. Once the roux is smooth and bubbly, slowly pour in the cold milk while stirring gingerly to make a smooth sauce.

7. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens. Stir in the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, paprika and pepper. I did feel like the sauce took awhile to thicken but it will eventually. Keep stirring!

8. Bring sauce just back to a low boil and turn off heat.
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9. Pour sauce over casserole layers evenly.
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10. To make the topping melt the butter in the microwave in a medium sized microwaveable bowl.

11. Once melted stir in the panko bread crumbs and dried parsley.

12. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the casserole evenly.

13. Bake casserole for 45-50 minutes. Casserole should be bubbly and topping should be golden brown when done.
14. Serve warm and enjoy!!

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Yum!!  This recipe was so good and really hit the spot on a cold snowy evening.  Next time I make this I will be adding a little more cheese, we love cheese in our casseroles.  Other than that it was a great family friendly meal that gave us a good amount of leftovers too!  


What new casseroles have you tried lately?  


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9 comments:

  1. I love casseroles and Chicken Cordon Bleu so this sounds perfect to me! I'll give this a try very soon!

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  2. That looks absolutely delish. I have chicken out tonite this may be my go to. Im tired of the same ole bbq and italian chicken. Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. My husband loves chicken cordon blue but I hate making it (who has the time to do it!?) this is the perfect solution! I'll be adding this to our dinner menu asap

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  4. I am more of a tex mex casserole gal. I like mexican lasagna and my kids do to. I think this looks like great comfort food.

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  5. This looks so good and so warm and cozy! I will try this , thanks for the recipe!

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  6. I have always been intimidated by chicken cordon bleu but maybe I could do a casserole. I am trying to cook more in 2016 so I have definitely pinned this! Thanks!
    :-)
    Traci

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  7. OMG this sounds amazing. We love Cordon Blue chicken. I Am so making this over the weekend.

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  8. (Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe) This is one recipe that i want to make for my brothers the next time we visit together. I know that they would like it a lot.

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  9. I love Chicken Cordon Blue and I want to me your recipe! Your dish turned out so good and looks so yummy. Thanks for the recipe, and I make stuffed pasta shells for the first time, and it was delicious!

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