So, back in June last year, Sue and I were honored to guest host over at Heatherly Loves. We shared Sue's Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with her readers.
I figured I would post the recipe and photos here on our blog as, for some reason, the photos didn't show up on Heather's blog.
Plus, it's a really, really tasty dinner dish that is worth sharing again!
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
6 cups cooked chicken, diced
1 ½ cups cooked ham, diced
8 slices Swiss cheese
4 ½ Tbsp butter
4 ½ Tbsp flour
3 ¼ cup milk
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp paprika
1 ½ cups Panko bread crumbs
6 ½ Tbsp butter, melted
½ tsp seasoning salt
2 tsp dried parsley
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray a 9 X 13 pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken and ham evenly in dish. Cover with Swiss cheese slices.
Prepare the sauce -
Melt butter in a large pot. Add flour to form a roux. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth. Continue to whisk until sauce starts to thicken. (About 2 – 3 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, mustard, paprika, and salt & pepper. Pour sauce evenly over the casserole.
Prepare the topping
- Combine all ingredients (bread crumbs, butter, seasoning salt, parsley) and sprinkle over casserole.
Bake, uncovered, for 45 – 55 minutes. Top should be golden brown. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
You can see why I wanted to share the photos, right?
It's chicken cordon bleu sans the effort!