Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Anita and I really enjoyed the flavors of this super-simple chicken Cordon Bleu casserole. Tender chicken with a bit of ham, crunchy breadcrumb topping, and of course that wonderful Dijon mustard flavor in a creamy cheesy sauce. This is the perfect quick and easy meal for a cool late-winter evening.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

I prefer to butterfly chicken breasts in just about any recipe where I need them. They cook up more evenly, and a bit quicker. And I like the texture better. I like a big ole thick beef steak, but that’s about the only time I need my meat cut thick. For chicken, I think thinner is better.

If I’m feeling adventurous the next time I make this chicken Cordon Bleu casserole I might try a little twist or two. Pepper jack cheese instead of Swiss for a nice kick to the sauce, and a pinch or two of cayenne in with the breadcrumbs. Oh, this dish is great as it is, but I hardly ever pass up the opportunity to add some heat.

Also try my paprika chicken with sour cream gravy.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

 Tender chicken with a bit of ham, crunchy breadcrumb topping, and of course that wonderful Dijon mustard flavor in a creamy cheesy sauce. This is the perfect quick and easy meal for a cool late-winter evening.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, chicken, ham
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 556kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the casserole

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless, butterflied
  • 8-10 slices deli sandwich meat ham, thin
  • 1 1/2 cups Swiss cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

For the sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Spray a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Layer chicken in the bottom of the dish.
  • Top the chicken with the ham sandwich meat and sprinkle with the Swiss cheese.
  • In a bowl, combine the Panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle the Panko mixture over the top of the chicken.
  • Drizzle with the melted butter and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is done and the Panko has started to brown. Place under the broiler for a minute or two to brown further if desired.
  • Serve with sauce.

For the sauce

  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Whisk in the milk and broth.
  • Continue whisking until the sauce thickens.
  • Whisk in the mustard, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 1092mg | Potassium: 794mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 707IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 325mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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