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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole


Can you believe Easter is this weekend?  If you are like us, you will have some leftover ham from your feast on Sunday.  This recipe is a great way to use up some of that Easter ham.  I found this recipe over at Tasty Kitchen and immediately decided to give it a try.  It was fantastic!!

Chicken Legs was the head chef on this dish.  He whisked up the sauce while the oven preheated and this was in the oven in no time.  We used a rotisserie chicken from Costco - it is one of our favorite time savers.  This casserole was creamy, cheesy and full of great flavors.  We both thought it was absolutely delicious.  This is definitely going into the dinner rotation.



Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
adapted from that's some good cookin'
(Printable Recipe)

6 cups diced cooked chicken (1 whole rotisserie chicken)
8 oz diced honey ham
8 slices baby swiss cheese

For the sauce
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
3 1/4 cups milk
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp pepper

For the topping
1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1 1/2 tsp dried parsley

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Light spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.  Put chopped chicken and ham in baking dish.  Cover with baby swiss cheese slices.

Prepare the sauce.  In a large pot, melt butter.  Add flour and stir to form a roux.  Slowly whisk in milk.  Whisk until smooth.  Continue whisking until sauce starts to thicken (2-3 minutes).  Remove from heat and add mustard, lemon juice, salt, paprika and pepper.  Stir to combine.  Pour sauce evenly over the casserole.

Combine all the ingredients for the topping and sprinkle over the casserole.

Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.  Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.

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21 comments:

  1. This sounds great and I love your pretty baking dish:@)

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  2. Wow! This looks super easy and super delicious. Can't wait to make it with some leftover Easter ham. Your blog has been a lot of fun these past couple months. I've tried several of your recipes, and I always look forward to Meow Monday. Thanks for doing all the work of finding tasty recipes for busy people and posting them on your blog.

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  3. This looks so good, I want to make it like right now! :-)

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  4. Oh my hubby is going to love this. Can't wait to make it. Yum!

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  5. In class tomorrow.

    This looks good! YOu come up with some neat ideas.

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  6. I had a cordon bleu casserole in my menu for today and decided to try your recipe instead- yum! Used crushed Ritz crackers instead of panko + butter since I had them on hand and it was awesome. Thanks!

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  7. I'm a casserole fan and this one sounds like a winner. I posted one of your dishes today that we loved

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  8. Do you think this recipe would work as a freezer meal? Thanks!

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  9. Can't wait to try this! I'm going to on Monday with my left over ham. Thanks for sharing

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  10. Just pinned this, can't wait to try it. It will be on the menu next week--we'll have leftover Easter Ham.
    Thanks.

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  11. Um...YUM! I LOVE Chicken Cordon Bleu but it totally intimidates me so I have not tried to make it. I will FOR SURE try this though!

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  12. Looking good! I'm so glad that the recipe worked for you. Great idea using left-over ham. I'm seeing some more chicken cordon bleu casserole in my very near future!

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  13. I love Chicken Cordon Bleu and bought some at the store last week. I defrosted it on Sunday, cooked it up, cut into it and blech.Your recipe looks is spicy.
    Chicken Recipes

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  14. My fam loves Chicken Cordon Blue, so we are definitely trying this - this week! I'm going to add some hashbrowns to it and see if I can convert it to a MN hotdish! LOL ;)
    Thanks for the great idea!
    ~Amy

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  15. Made this for my bunco group last night. It was a hit!

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  16. I've made this for everyone who will sit still long enough to eat it. I just love it. I've made a point to share the recipe with everyone I know!

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  17. Made a 1/2 recipe, it's in the oven right now. I tweaked the recipe a bit due to ham being sodium laden, I cut back on the kosher salt and instead of using seasoned salt in the breadcrumbs I used a no salt seasoning that complements poultry/pork dishes.

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  18. This was excellent and my boyfriend loved it. So easy!

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  19. I made this tonight I added bell pepper and kale to add some some vegis to and it was great every one loved it soooooooo great you to try it

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  20. Made this tonight - it was SOOO good! I divided it into 2 pans and froze one and we ate one. This is a keeper for sure. Thanks!

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  21. This is AWESOME! I divide it into three foil containers and make 3 freezer meals for my college kids. It doesn't take me 2-3 minutes for the roux to thicken, more like 15ish.

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