Chicken Cordon Blue Casserole

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!

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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

Sauce:

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

Crumb Topping:

4 Tb melted butter

1 1/4 C seasoned bread crumbs- I used Panko!

1/4 C parmesan cheese

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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.

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In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

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Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the milk, whisking to keep clumps from forming.

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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.

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Pour the finished sauce over the base layer already in the dish.

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In a small bowl, mix together the topping ingredients until the butter is evenly distributed over the crumbs.

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Sprinkle over the top of the dish and bake for 45 minutes.

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Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving so the sauce will thicken just a bit.

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Enjoy!!!!

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recipe adapted from tastykitchen.com– I changed and added a couple things to this recipe!!!

1 comment

  1. juliaklimek December 19, 2013 at 9:42 am Reply

    Pinned – this looks really good! Julia

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