Chicken Cordon Bleu Rice-a-Roni Casserole

Chicken Cordon Bleu Rice-a-Roni Casserole Recipe– creamy chicken, ham, and rice casserole loaded with tons of great flavor! Super easy to make and tastes fantastic!! Can make it ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze it for a quick meal later! Chicken Rice-A-Roni, cooked chicken, diced ham, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, honey mustard, garlic, swiss cheese, and Ritz crackers. Everyone cleaned their plate and went back for seconds!

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Cheesy Chicken & Ham Casserole

This Chicken Cordon Bleu Rice-A-Roni Casserole has quickly become a favorite weeknight dinner at our house. It is super easy to make and tastes great! Chicken, ham, swiss cheese, honey mustard, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, chicken rice-a-roni, melted butter, and Ritz crackers. One bite and you will be blown away! This is super easy to make. It is perfect for a hectic weeknight or potluck. Add this to your menu. It is sure to become a family favorite!

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How to Make Chicken Cordon Bleu Rice-a-Roni Casserole

This casserole is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Cook a box of Rice-a-Roni according to the package directions. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pasta and vermicelli mix to the skillet and cook until golden brown. Add water and seasoning packet. Bring contents to a near boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.

While the rice-a-roni cooks, combine sour cream and cream of chicken soup in a large bowl. Stir in shredded cheese, garlic powder, honey mustard, diced ham, and chopped chicken. Stir the cooked rice and pasta mix into the soup mixture. Season with salt and black pepper, if desired. Spread the rice mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish spryed with nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine melted butter and crushed Ritz crackers. Sprinkle cracker crumbs over the top of the casserole. Place pan in a preheated oven and bake.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Chicken Rice-a-Ronihttps://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-chicken-rice-roni/
  • I use rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken in this casserole.
    • You can use any cooked chicken in this dish. 
      • Skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins all work fine.
  • You can use low-fat sour cream or fat-free sour cream.
  • You can use any flavor of condensed cream soups in this recipe.
  • What can I add to the casserole? Feel free to add any of your favorite vegetables. Broccoli, green bell pepper, peas, artichoke hearts, or green onion. Anything goes!
  • Can Chicken Rice-a-Roni Casserole be made in advance? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cover the baking dish with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. 
    • If using a glass baking dish, bring the dish to room temperature before baking.
    • You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking the casserole straight from the refrigerator.
  • Can Chicken Rice-a-Roni Casserole be frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cover the dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Place the dish in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Rice A Roni Chicken Casserole

This chicken and rice casserole has been on repeat at our house. We had this for dinner last week and ate the leftovers for lunch during the week. The leftovers were just as good, if not better reheated! We usually serve this with some asparaguscarrots, or broccoli. This is also great with a salad and crusty bread. 

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Rice-a-Roni Casserole

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Chicken Cordon Bleu Rice-a-Roni Casserole Recipe– creamy chicken, ham, and rice casserole loaded with tons of great flavor! Super easy to make and tastes fantastic!! Can make it ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze it for a quick meal later! Chicken Rice-A-Roni, cooked chicken, diced ham cream of chicken soup, sour cream, honey mustard, garlic, swiss cheese, and Ritz crackers. Everyone cleaned their plate and went back for seconds!

Ingredients:

  • 1 box chicken flavor Rice-A-Roni
  • 1 (10.5-oz) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp honey mustard dressing
  • 3 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 8 -oz diced ham
  • cups shredded swiss cheese
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers, crushed

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Prepare Rice-A-Roni according to package directions.
  • In a large bowl, combine soup, sour cream, garlic, honey mustard, chicken, ham, and cheese. Add cooked rice and stir until well combined.
  • Spread rice mixture into prepared pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine melted butter and crushed crackers. Sprinkle cracker crumbs over the casserole.
  • Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

Notes:

  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Chicken Rice-a-Roni: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-chicken-rice-roni/
  • I use rotisserie chicken for the cooked chicken in this casserole.
    • You can use any cooked chicken in this dish. 
      • Skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, or chicken tenderloins all work fine.
  • You can use low-fat sour cream or fat-free sour cream.
  • You can use any flavor of condensed cream soups in this recipe.
  • What can I add to the casserole? Feel free to add any of your favorite vegetables. Broccoli, green bell pepper, peas, artichoke hearts, or green onion. Anything goes!
  • Can Chicken Rice-a-Roni Casserole be made in advance? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cover the baking dish with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. 
    • If using a glass baking dish, bring the dish to room temperature before baking.
    • You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking the casserole straight from the refrigerator.
  • Can Chicken Rice-a-Roni Casserole be frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole and cover the dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Place the dish in the freezer for up to 3 months.
    • To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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