This Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is simple to make and has all the flavors you love about the classic dish. It’s a tasty dinner for any night of the week.
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Do you love casseroles as much as I do? I don’t know who invented the very first casserole, but they should be applauded. I love meals that you can combine flavors, foods, and get a hearty meal. I’m a bit one-pan recipe gal, but not all casseroles fit that bill. Sometimes you have to dirty a few dishes to get the casserole made.
When hubby and I were first married, we didn’t have a lot of money so our meals were pretty basic and there’s nothing wrong with that at all. We made do, and now we reminisce about the “good ole days” and how we used to live off of boxed mac and cheese, frozen pizza, and anything with chicken.
We would buy these frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu “hot pockets” of sorts when they were on sale and we loved eating those for dinner with that boxed mac and cheese. The chicken breast was breaded, stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese. Delicious!
My niece reminded me of those meals with this casserole that she loves. I knew I had to make it for dinner and it was a perfect recipe for #OurFamilyTable’s event – Comforting Casseroles hosted by Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures, and Heather from Hezzie-D’s Books and Cooks. Look for the recipes from this event at the end of this post.
Tips for this Recipe:
If you’re short on time: use rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken. You can boil chicken breasts (or thighs), grill them or saute them. Make it easy.
For the ham: I used a ham steak and diced it up, you can also use deli ham. Ask the person behind the deli counter to slice a thick piece of ham (whatever kind you like) at least an inch thick. Leftover ham from a bone-in ham is great for this meal. Save some from your Easter ham!
If you’re looking to cut back on the sodium: use low sodium stuffing mix, low sodium cream of chicken soup, and adjust the added salt in the recipe to your tastes. Also, watch the sodium in some hams.
I used low sodium cream of chicken soup, no additional salt, a lower sodium ham steak. When I make it again, I will be using the low sodium stuffing, too.
If you make your own stuffing from scratch, this is a great way to use some of the leftover stuffing. Great way to use up leftover turkey as well from Thanksgiving.
You can use either fresh or frozen (do not thaw) broccoli. If you’re using fresh, cut the pieces into small florets so it will cook evenly in the oven.
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- 1 (6 ounce) package chicken stuffing mix
- 1 (10.50 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cooked and diced - about 3 cups)
- 1 (10 oz) pkg of frozen broccoli florets (or 3 cups fresh broccoli florets)
- 2 cups ham (cooked and diced)
- 6 slices Swiss cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a 2 quart casserole dish with nonstick spray.
- Prepare stuffing as directed on package, and set aside.
- In a large bowl mix soup and mustard together. Add in the diced chicken, ham, broccoli, and combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Pour into prepared casserole dish and top with the stuffing.
- Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through, and stuffing is golden brown.
Some of my favorite “tried and true” items used in this recipe:
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- Cheesy Chili Cornbread Casserole by Our Good Life
- Chicken & Green Bean Casserole by Sweet Beginnings
- Chicken Broccoli Casserole by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole by Blogghetti
- Mexican Chicken Enchiladas Casserole by Delaware Girl Eats
- Mexican Lasagna by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Potato, Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole by Palatable Pastime
- Taco Lasagna by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Tater Tot Cowboy Casserole by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Turkey Meatball Rice Casserole by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
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