Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Everyone loves a good casserole right? I mean, throw a few ingredients into a baking dish, let it do it's magic in the oven and voila! Dinner is served. Not a lot of fuss with a casserole and they are usually pretty tasty and hearty. We really enjoyed this casserole version of a classic chicken cordon bleu recipe. Grab a pen and paper, you'll wanna jot this one down! 

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts (confession: I only had boneless/skinless chicken thighs and it turned out delicious so I'd day feel free to use whichever you have)
  • 1 lb deli style sliced ham
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 TBSP butter
  • 6TBSP flour
  • 2 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 TBSP Dijon mustard
  • 2 TBSP melon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1 1/2 panko bread crumbs
  • 4 TBSP melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried parsley

How to Prepare:

  • Preheat oven to 375. Butter a 13 x 9 baking dish.
  • Boil chicken until cooked thoroughly, then chop into small, fine pieces. Placed chicken pieces in baking dish.
  • Chop ham and layer on top of chicken in baking dish
  • Layer Swiss cheese on top of ham evenly.
  • In a pan melt 4 TBSP butter over medium heat, slowly add flour. Make sure to continue to whisk to avoid burning. Slowly add milk continuing to stir continuously. 
  • Add mustard, paprika, salt, lemon juice, white pepper to milk mixture and stir until all ingredients well combined. Pour into layered baking dish. 
  • In a seperate bowl, melt 4 TBSP butter in microwave. Remove and add break crumbs, seasoning salt, and parsely. Mix well and layer on top of baking dish.
  • Put in oven and cook for 35 minutes. 

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Delicious right?! It was creamy and oh so flavorful. I paired mine with some green beans and mmmmm, it was heavenly!