Chicken Cordon Blue Casserole
ham (Deli slices)
Swiss cheese or provolone cheese
bread crumbs or crushed ritz crackers
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- cube raw chicken & cover bottom of 9x13 pan with chicken (we had tenderloins so we didn't bother cutting them up until we served it and that worked fine for us)
- Layer ham on top of chicken(if you are using the cheep stuff you might want more than 1 layer of ham, but if it is thick you will be fine with 1 layer.)
- cover Ham with a layer of cheese.
- Sprinkle bread crumbs or ritz crackers over the cheese layer
- Cover with foil and cook for 50 minutes.
- remove foil and cook an additional 10-15 minutes to brown the top.
- serve with white sauce and noodles or rice.
- Since we are only a family of 4 with 2 little kids who don't eat much, we were able to make a smaller batch of this in a 9x9 square pan. I made it early in the day and then put it in the fridge until the evening. and we didn't have any problems with the cooking times or anything.
- I am excited to have another recipe that uses Swiss cheese. I like to make THIS quiche recipe, but it is the only Swiss cheese recipe I have so I don't always have Swiss cheese on hand. Do you have any Swiss cheese recipes that your family likes?
Here is the recipe I used for our white sauce.
- Melt the butter in a small sauce pan, then saute the garlic for a minute or two. Add in a splash of wine and continue to simmer for another 1-2 minutes.
- Whisk together the half-and-half with the cornstarch. Slowly pour into the sauce pan and mix until it is smooth and thickened.
- Add the cheese, salt and pepper to the sauce pan and cook until melted.
- Drizzle the sauce over the breasts just before serving.
- It was so yummy, but VERY thick. If you spread it over your chicken as soon as you are done, it might not be a problem, but we have a kid who doesn't like sauce, so we like to put it on the table and each person can use it or not. And it thickens as it sits out.
- It was also yummy to have the sauce to add to the rice
- I think next time we might tweak it a little to have more 1/2 & 1/2 or just use regular milk so it is runnier and easier to spread. Or we will keep it thick and make a double batch.
- I will also be sure to take a photo to share.