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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

In the world of culinary classics, Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole stands tall with its intricate stuffing rituals. But this recipe takes a rebellious turn, ditching the fuss for a straightforward rendezvous in a casserole dish. No need for precision; just toss everything together and let the magic happen.

This culinary rebellion pays homage to tradition while embracing contemporary kitchen ease. Picture layers of succulent shredded chicken, savory deli ham, and the velvety hug of Swiss cheese, all snug in a 9×13-inch baking dish.

The topping, a crunchy ensemble of breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and melted butter, crowns the dish, transforming simplicity into a golden masterpiece. Into the oven it goes, and in 30 minutes, a golden revelation emerges—a fusion of tradition and modern convenience.

But the rebellion doesn’t end there. Enter a decadent sauce, a skillet blend of butter, flour, milk, chicken broth, Dijon mustard, and garlic powder. Whisked to perfection, this creamy elixir cascades over the casserole, the final touch to this culinary canvas.

Served warm, each forkful offers a journey through layers of flavor—crunchy topping, cheesy richness, succulent chicken, and the harmonious marriage of ham and Swiss. Accompanied by steamed vegetables or a crisp green salad, this casserole embodies comfort and sophistication.

In just one hour, Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole defies convention, offering a rebel’s rendition of a timeless classic. Bringing the essence of culinary tradition to the contemporary kitchen with a touch of magic and a dollop of creamy rebellion, it’s an easy and delicious journey, both familiar and unexpected.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

This Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole simplifies the classic recipe, featuring layers of shredded chicken, ham, and Swiss cheese topped with a golden breadcrumb mixture. A creamy sauce with Dijon mustard and garlic adds a flavorful finish, making it a convenient and delicious twist on tradition.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, French-inspired
Servings 6 people
Calories 400 kcal


  • 9×13 inch baking dish
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Large skillet


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 8 oz deli ham chopped
  • 8 oz Swiss cheese shredded
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Fresh parsley


  • Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Prepare the Casserole Dish: Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Assemble the Layers:

  • Spread the shredded chicken evenly in the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the chopped ham over the chicken.
  • Sprinkle the shredded Swiss cheese on top.
  • Prepare the Topping: In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, and melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are coated evenly.
  • Top the Casserole: Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the cheese layer.
  • Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the casserole is heated through.

Make the Sauce:

  • While the casserole is baking, prepare the sauce. In a skillet, melt 1/2 cup of butter over medium heat.
  • Whisk in the flour until smooth and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Gradually whisk in the milk and chicken broth. Continue whisking until the mixture thickens.
  • Stir in Dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce is smooth and creamy.

Finish and Serve:

  • Once the casserole is done baking, let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Drizzle the creamy sauce over the casserole and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
  • Serve Warm: Scoop out servings, making sure to get some of the delicious sauce in each portion.


  1. This casserole pairs well with a side of steamed vegetables or a crisp green salad.
  2. Feel free to customize the recipe by adding a touch of Dijon mustard or herbs to the breadcrumb topping for extra flavor.
  3. The casserole can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to bake. Just add a few extra minutes to the baking time if it’s cold from the fridge.
Keyword Casserole, chicken, Comfort Food, Cordon Bleu, Easy
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Erika Herbert
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