Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Maybe this shows my age, or phase of life, but I really enjoy a good casserole!  I like when I can serve up an entire meal from one pan. I also really like things I can cook in the oven, especially as the weather gets cooler.  It gives me time where I don’t feel like I’m hovering over a stove. The bonus about casseroles is that they are super simple to double….two dinners with only one day of prep equals a big high five from this mama!!  

This casserole is a lighter take on the traditional chicken cordon bleu but with all of the original flavor. Paired with a fresh salad or some steamed greens, this makes a wonderful, warm and cozy fall dinner!

Need a short cut to some delicious shredded chicken?  Try cooking it in your instant pot…even from frozen!

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Taryn from Joy Filled Eats

Ingredients

  • 6 cups shredded cooked chicken from about 2 lb chicken
  • 6 oz ham cut into bite size pieces
  • 6 oz butter melted
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp white wine optional
  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 oz swiss cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Layer the chicken in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Then layer the ham on top of the chicken.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer combine the melted butter, softened cream cheese, white wine (if using), mustard, lemon juice, and salt. Blend until a thick sauce forms. Spread this sauce over the chicken and ham in the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the swiss cheese on top of the sauce. Bake for 30-40 minutes until hot.
  • I broiled it for 2 minutes at the end so the cheese would get more golden and bubbly. Make sure you keep a close eye on it, because its really easy to burn the cheese!

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