Friday, October 16, 2020

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole


 



Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole








All the flavors of the traditional and delicious Chicken Cordon Bleu but in the form of a casserole dish. This easy dish is a family favorite at dinner time!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups cubed ham
  • 5 1/2 cups grated roast chicken

CHEESE SAUCE:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (add more to taste)
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/4 cups grated Swiss cheese (5 ounces)

TOPPING PANKO:

  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 cup of Panko breadcrumbs

INSTRUCTIONS

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.


Then, layer the chicken on the bottom of the casserole dish. Layer the ham on the chicken.


For the cheese sauce: 

In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Sprinkle with flour and cook, 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture is dry and crumbly. Slowly stir in the milk. Add the mustard, lemon juice, garlic powder and salt. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and stir in the Swiss cheese and Parmesan. Taste and add more salt if needed. Pour evenly over the ham and cheese mixture.


For the Panko Topping: 

In a small bowl, mix the Panko breadcrumbs and melted butter well. Sprinkle over the casserole dish.


Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 35 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden and the pan is bubbling. Let cool for about 5 to 10 minutes then serve. You can serve it on its own or over pasta or rice. Happy Cooking Time.