I love making Chicken Cordon Blue because my husband loves it, but it is time consuming and it is hard to make for a lot of people. So I found this Casserole dish and decided to try it out!!! It was a great dish, simple and easy to make, and I loved that you can just buy a rotisserie chicken and use that. It made it quick and easy!!! My husband and I do not like Swiss cheese so I decided to try our favorite Havarti cheese in it and it was still AMAZING! But use what cheese you prefer! I hope you enjoy this casserole! It would feed about 6-8 people also!!! This might be the new dish I bring when someone is sick or has a new Baby!!!! Enjoy!
Here’s what you’ll need…
1 large rotisserie chicken, meat removed and pulled (about 5-6 C)
1/2 pound sliced deli-style black forest ham, chopped
1/2 pound sliced swiss cheese
4 Tb butter
4 Tb flour
3 C milk
1 Tb lemon juice
1 Tb dijion mustard- I used 1 Tbs of Ground Mustard instead
1 tsp salt
1 Tsp of Garlic Salt
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp pepper
4 Tb melted butter
1 1/4 C seasoned bread crumbs- I used Panko!
1/4 C parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick spray. Layer the chicken in the bottom of the dish followed by the ham and finally the Swiss/Havarti cheese.
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the milk, whisking to keep clumps from forming.
Turn the heat to high and cook until the sauce thickens and boils completely, whisking often.
Remove from the heat and add the remaining sauce ingredients.
Pour the finished sauce over the base layer already in the dish.
In a small bowl, mix together the topping ingredients until the butter is evenly distributed over the crumbs.
Sprinkle over the top of the dish and bake for 45 minutes.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving so the sauce will thicken just a bit.
recipe adapted from tastykitchen.com– I changed and added a couple things to this recipe!!!