Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
I love making casseroles, and this one's so simple. The chicken breasts, Swiss cheese, and ham are cubed, rather than stuffed and rolled, giving you all the flavor of Cordon Bleu in much less time.
I love making casseroles, and this one's so simple. The chicken breasts, Swiss cheese, and ham are cubed, rather than stuffed and rolled, giving you all the flavor of Cordon Bleu in much less time.
I doubled this recipe and froze the ham, chicken and swiss. The first batch was really runny, but tasted great. For the second batch, I put some uncooked rice underneath the chicken, ham, cheese and soup mixture. The rice soaked up all of the juices and was super yummy. I think it would work well with stuffing mix as well.Read More
okay, way too much work for a casserole for me and too runny. I did like the flavour... so I've just made this again with many alterations. Instead of all the messy egg/milk wash and breading in all that oil, I just quickly stirfry the chicken plain in an oil sprayed pan,then add the cooked chicken cubes with the cubed ham & cubed cheese in the dish, pour the soup over & I used sour cream like another reviewer said, then topped with a bread crumb topping mix of crushed bread crumbs & a couple of crushed ritz (2 or 3 only) My family liked this but I really liked how easy it was - especially if you've got all the cubes done earlier! thanks for a good base!Read More
I doubled this recipe and froze the ham, chicken and swiss. The first batch was really runny, but tasted great. For the second batch, I put some uncooked rice underneath the chicken, ham, cheese and soup mixture. The rice soaked up all of the juices and was super yummy. I think it would work well with stuffing mix as well.
okay, way too much work for a casserole for me and too runny. I did like the flavour... so I've just made this again with many alterations. Instead of all the messy egg/milk wash and breading in all that oil, I just quickly stirfry the chicken plain in an oil sprayed pan,then add the cooked chicken cubes with the cubed ham & cubed cheese in the dish, pour the soup over & I used sour cream like another reviewer said, then topped with a bread crumb topping mix of crushed bread crumbs & a couple of crushed ritz (2 or 3 only) My family liked this but I really liked how easy it was - especially if you've got all the cubes done earlier! thanks for a good base!
I really liked it! I also took the advise of the others and used 2 cans of soup...and I cut the milk down to 1/2 cup. Sprinkled bread crumbs on top as well. Mine was not too runny or mushy-it was just right!
My Family and I really enjoyed this recipe. those it was a little involved, It turned out really tasty. I did make a few adjustments. I coated the chicken cubes in Italian bread crumbs. I also added chopped onions when browning the chicken. Instead of the 1 cup of milk, I used 1/2 Cup and a 1/2 cup sour cream. It was not too runny for us. Just a nice sauce. I just mine over white rice. My hubby thought it would be better with little red potatoes so I will try that next time. I will surely make this again.
I will make this recipe again. It was very very easy. Next time I may add another cream of Chicken and Milk Mixture and cut my chicken into smaller chunks. Though for a tasty and easy recipe, also one for potlucks... I am placing this in my file.
This was great! I was always "afraid" of making chicken cordon bleu the regular way, because I have trouble getting the chicken cooked all the way thru without being dry, so this was a good caserole to try for me. My whole family enjoyed it, with only a small portion left for my 9 year old to pack it in his thermos for lunch the next day. This is a keeper in my recipe box thanks for sharing!
so, my husband loved this. i made a couple of changes- i added some flour and parsley to the bread crumbs, i only used 1/2 a cup of milk with the canned soup, i used mozzarella cheese, i precooked the ham a little to remove some moisture, i baked it shallow in a large dish for 1 hour. it was creamy and looked great. it was really pretty for a casserole. i am adding it to my rotation of husband pleasing recipes.
after reading all the reviews i decided to not switch things but make it more for my family. we are trying to eat healthier now so we did not coat and fry the chicken. we just cooked the chicken in the pan and then cubed it up. because ham is a natura water "holder" i quickly cooked the ham in a pan first to drain most of the water out of it. i used low sodium cream of chicken soup. i put 1/2 cup of milk with the soup instead of 1 cup. i put 1/2 cup cheese in the mix and 1/2 cup on top. then coverd with a small amount of breadcrumbs. the casserole was not runny at all and tasted very good! the only complaint i have it that this recipe says for 8 people. i have a family of 4. my husband and daughter eat quite a bit and this casserole only covered the 4 of us. depending on what you call a serving size, i would double up on the ingredients if you have more than 4 people in your family. thanks to everyone who put in suggestions!!
I would really give this a 4 1/2 stars. My family loved it. I have a picky eater and she had seconds. The only reson for the 4 1/2 stars is it was runny. I will add another can of cream of something to thinkin it up. I will make this again and try adding cream of mushroom or something. Thank you for this new addition to my menu
When I made this dish it was too runny. The flavor was good. I'm not sure that I will try it again.
Not very healthy, but we definitely enjoyed this.
This is my husband's favorite recipe. To make it quicker, use 2 lbs. frozen chicken nuggets instead of breading your own.
Great recipe! Easy to make and delicious to eat. I made this for dinner last night and my 9 year old loved it so much she wanted it for breakfast!
I did like this recipe but found it a little salty. Next time I might use fat free Cream of Chicken or reduced sodium Cream of chicken if they have it. I used 2 cans of soup and 1 cup of milk as others suggested. Also, I didn't want to deep fry the chicken, baked the pieces in a 400F oven for 15 minutes. It might not have been as crunchy, but I still thought it tasted really good. Will make it again. Served it with baked baby potatoes, my husband and my 1 year old loved it.
I liked the flavor of this recipe, but the texture wasn't what I was going for. The crispy breading on the chicken became soggy while baking, and most of it fell off the chicken. This recipe hasn't been a total loss, however. I've since breaded whole chicken breasts and fried, then set aside and prepared the rest of the ingredients as a sauce on the stove to pour over the chicken. This is actually faster, as the sauce is ready as soon as all the cheese is melted, instead of 30 minutes in the oven. Thanks for helping me find a great alternative to the time-consuming hassle of Chicken Cordon Bleu.
This was great, everyone loved it. I made changes including a few tablespoons of dijon mustard, stirfried the bare-not-breaded chicken, used sliced swiss over the casserole and under a buttered cracker crumb top. Due to the "runny" comments, I started the casserole with a layer of rice and the whole thing turned out perfect. Its a keeper, thank you.
It's a keeper . everyone enjoyed it and it was so easy
This is so delicious and easier than pounding the chicken breasts thin enough to roll. I took the other readers advice and used two cans of soup and about 3/4 cup of milk, just the right amount of sauce, thanks Wanda!!
Anything that my picky husband likes gets 5 stars from me! Very simple. The only difference is I don't bread the chicken. A good comfort food~
This is a pretty decent base recipe. I took suggestions of many -- added cooked rice in pan bottom; thyme, garlic powder, parmesean cheese in chicken coating; added 2 tbsp mayo to egg wash to thicken; plus I used turkey ham instead of regular ham. It still could use a little extra flavor but havent decided what the addition will be. Thanks!
Very salty and does not taste like cordon bleu. I made it twice changing the recipes to make it less salty but it was still too salty for my taste. Will probably not make again.
so, my family loved this. after reading the reviews, i made a couple of changes as well. I added some flour to the bread crumbs, i only used 1/2 a cup of milk with the canned soup, i used mozzarella cheese, i precooked (in microwave) the ham a little to remove some moisture, i baked it shallow in a large dish for 1 hour. it was creamy and looked great. I just made some for my girlfriend who had her first baby, easy for her to eat, and to make if she wants to repeat. copied the recipe for her along with a casserole dish for a gift.
This recipe was great! I did cook all the ingredients over butter noodles and I did use two cans of the cream of chicken. My husband, who is really picky, even had a second serving. Will make again :)
I also cut back the milk and add another can of soup. Kids like it. Will make again. Prep time took a little longer as I cooked each cut up breast separately for better browning. It also was a bit salty, may have been the extra soup and ham. May need a little tweaking to tone this down.
This was very good. I did cheat a little by using frozen chicken nuggets thawed (just to save time). They worked great.
I cook for just myself and my fiance and he is a hard one to please. he absolutely loved this one and it was so easy to make. i added a LITTLE extra cheese though :).... very easy and easy on your budget as well.
This was soooo delish! I did add rice as the first layer of this dish and left everything else the same.
This was just ok for me. I probably wouldn't make it again. If you make the chicken like the recipe call for and don't use frozen nuggets, this seemed like it was actually more work than just making Chicken Cordon Bleu. I would rather stick with the real thing. If I could think of one thing that would make it better for me would be to use something other than bread crumbs to coat the chicken. Maybe more of a traditional flour based breading would have made a difference.
Very good! Everyone liked it, even the kids; 5 and 3. Simple, easy and fast. Great for days when you need a good quick meal, and it's also flexible. I used a little less chicken and a little more ham because of what we had available, and I'm sure it's great no matter the measurements. Thanks for the recipe, we'll be reusing this one!
I added potatoes to mine to have something else in the casserole to absorb some of the juices and flavors. It was very good! Breading the chicken does seem like a lot of work for an otherwise simple casserole, so I may skip that next time and just do a crumb topping like some other reviewers have suggested.
I made this for a friend with a new baby. I didn't actually taste it- but she gave it rave reviews and asked for the recipe. It was very easy to make and smelled delicious! I will make this again for my family!
I skipped the breading and frying part. I just stir-fried the chicken and then tossed it in with the ham and cheese. I halved the milk and added half cup sour cream. This was very good served over rice.
Delicious recipe. I didn't have cream of chicken soup so I substituted cream of mushroom and whole milk and it still turned out great. I also took the advice of an earlier posting and used a combination of gruyere and swiss. Excellent. I will be making this again.
This recipe is not only easy but the taste is wonderful! I used fat free chicken soup to reduce the calories. I also took the advice of another and used two cans of soup. Thanks Wanda, this is definetely a keeper.
This was good I added diced potatoes in the bottom and cooked the chicken then added the rest of ingredients.
I used frozen popcorn chicken instead of fresh chicken, and kept everything else the same. Turned out great and made for an easy dinner!
This was delicious and very easy. I used store bought,premade chicken nuggets and left over ham from the Slow Cooker Ham recipe also on this web site. I used 1/2 c milk and 1/2 c sour cream with cream of mushroom soup. Three out of four in our family loved this! I will definitely make it again.
The whole family (3 kids under age 7) loved it! I used a ham from Costco and made several batches for the freezer.
This recipe has been a favorite since the first time I made it. My husband doesn't like swiss so I used cheddar and panko flakes instead of bread crumbs. It still tastes awesome!
Good flavors. Too time consuming to make.
I LOVED this!!! I ate it for 3 straight days (lots of leftovers) and could have eaten it for 5!!! I liked how the cubed cheese melted... Will definatley make again... THANKS!
I loved it, but my Fiancee doesn't like Swiss Cheese.
This was ok; everyone ate it, altho they didn't *rave* per say about it. I did make changes...wanted some carb, so I started with a layer of flat noodles, and mixed half of the milk/soup mixture with them. Then layered chicken, ham and cheese. Added some seasoning to the rest of the milk/soup mixture and poured over. Then crushed a couple of handfuls of cheezits to give it some crunch. Use reduced-sodium cream chicken - it wasn't too salty at for me. Thanks - will use again, but will adjust with some add'l seasonings.
this was awesome BUT very high in fat. These are the changes I made... use precooked chicken breast and do not bread and fry it. Add the 6 to 8 serving size of pre cooked brown rice to the bottom of the casserole dish then add all the remaining ingredients. Use low fat soup and cheese.
I made some changes, subbing 1 cup sour cream for the milk (to thicken it up), put some seasonings in the "breadcrumbs" and used two cans of cream of chicken. It was pretty good with those alterations, however, if you are scared away by the appearance of your food, this recipe is not for you. Tastes pretty good though. NOT as good as the real thing, but definitely easier to make!!!
Made exactly as written and was excellent!
This was very good, I browned the chicken and put the bread crumbs on top of the casserole. Definitely would make this again!
This recipe is kick-butt! The first time I made it, it came out a little runny so I took the advice of some other reviewers and cut the milk to 1/2 c. and used 2 cans of soup instead of one. One other thing I did differently was layer the bottom of my pie dish with green peas-- it came out perfect! My husband does a little dance everytime I ask him if he wants this on the menu for the week :) Thank you for sharing!
We really like this and it is so easy to make
This was FANTASTIC and has been added to the dinner rotation! Thanks!
Wow! This is definitely going in my recipe box. My kids LOVE chicken cordon bleu but we barely have it (with 5 kids it is expensive)but this was a major big hit with 3 out of 5 of them so that rules at my table!!! I did the half and half milk and sour cream like others said and also made a WAY bigger batch - and we still have hardly any leftovers. And I don't understand the "too runny" at all. This was thick, creamy and delicious!!
This was so easy and delicious. Not the best for the hips and my family loved it.
My husband absolutely loves this casserole. I have made it a few times and I make it exactly as the recipe states. My only gripe is that it is very time consuming for a casserole, but since he loves it, I will continue to make it.
I just made this last night when I screwed up pounding out my chicken for traditional cordon bleu. Instead of a cream soup (which I didn't have!), I made white sauce with a hint of Dijon and added the Swiss cheese to the sauce. I did not bread the chicken first, but sauteed in an olive oil and butter blend and drained on paper towels. I followed the rest of the recipe pretty much, except I sprinkled a good dose of buttered bread crumbs on the top of the casserole.. not too bad!! Overall, the idea of this recipe saved dinner. I served this with sauteed broccoli spears and roasted garlic mashed potatoes.
I used shaved ham, sliced cheese, and canned chicken. Did the soup, milk, and sour cream thing. I greased the baking pan, then laid down seasoned bread crumbs, the slices of Swiss chees, then shaved ham, then canned chicken. Repeated in two layers topped with crumbs and cheese. Was amazing good and easy! The cheese next to the crumbs on the bottom layer baked into a nice chewy/crispy feature. I wanted to see how many corners I could cut and still have it taste reputable. Haha. It's works. :)
This is good but if you are like me and don't normally fry, you won't like the smell of the chicken frying. Otherwise a good recipe.
It was a good idea...but I have some other similar recipes I like better. Might try again with some tweaks.
My children loved this receipe as is. Did not need to change a thing. I did use strips of chicken breasts instead of cubes, that might have made a difference in the runniness others have mentioned. This will go in my rotation of meals.
The fix. Do the chicken cubes right up to the point where you add the milk and soup. Stop right there. Boil up some linguini, prepare the soup in a separate pot with only 1/2 cup of milk to create a thick sauce. While that's doing, put the chicken cubes, ham and swiss under the broiler to melt the cheese and serve with the linguini covered with the thickened soup. Nice crispy chicken and all the flavor of a faux cordon bleu.
Very easy recipe that turned out very good. One point of interest is that I tried a suggestion to put rice on the bottem of the casserole. For anyone new to cooking as I am, use instant rice. After scraping off the top of the dish to avoid the uncooked rice at the bottem it turned into a very nice meal.
reall good chicken dish!!
This was a great recipe!! I was pretty skeptic, my husband isn't bid on lots of cheese, but he loved it to. Thanks!
i loved this dish, but it IS rich. i used 2 cans of soup, which i would do again, but i also used a little extra cheese, which i won't do again. i'm also not convinced the last cup of milk is necessary, but i'll have to do a little more experimenting. great for hungry roomates ;)
My entire family loved this recipe and it was so simple to make. I will definitely try this one again.
This is great, just SKIP the cup of milk and poor the soup over it and TADA....no runny mess! I have made this for years, and its yummy!
This was really good, but it seemed to be missing something. I used 2 cans of soup and added cooked rice. The texture was excellent; no need to reduce the milk. I also sauteed the ham with a chopped onion before putting it in the casserole dish.
Good base recipe, follow the recommendations! And cut the chicken into bite size pieces.
It was okay. It was a little on the mushy side for me.
Very good! Didnt change anything. Easy and each bite has that great Cordon Bleu flavor.
Pretty good. Threw all the ingredients in the casserole dish and topped with bread crumbs and baked. Served with brown rice. With the rice it was very filling and tasty. Easy and quick.
Thank you Wanda!!! This has to be the BEST recipe that I have tried from here. The only thing that I did differant, was to season the bread crumbs with garlic powder, used turkey ham, and add 1 more can of cream of chicken soup. My husband, and my 3 year old, who are very picky eaters both had seconds!!
FANTASTIC !! Perfect ... no changes are needed.
WOW...THIS WAS GREAT! I READ WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAID ABOUT IT BEING TO CREAMY. SO, I MADE ADJUSTMENTS (PER OTHER REVIEWS)...NEXT TIME, I WONT DO THAT. JUSY FOLLOW THE RECIPE EXACTLY. YOU WILL BE PLEASED =)
Very good, I grilled the chicken and then added some frozen peas and only used 3/4 cup milk. Was a little watery so will prob use less milk or more soup next time.
I don't get the canned soup part, nor the point of breading the chicken prior. It adds so much more sodium to the dish where the ham is salty enough. I flash fry the chicken and ham , pour it in casserole dish, toss it a bit with a few tablespoons of flour -- along with warmed milk it will thicken on its own when baked. I add mushrooms (pre-rendered so not to add more liquid)and top with buttered bread crumbs -- it is gorgeous, creamy, cheesy and flavorful.
So, my one main issue was the bread crumbs. I think it might have been dipping it in the egg/milk wash that made the coating all fall off into the oil in the skillet. I used italian-style bread crumbs but it didn't really matter because it all fell off in the skillet. I did add fresh ground pepper to the soup mixture before I poured it over the casserole ingredients. I added one personal touch--one box StoveTop Savory Herb stuffing over the top, then I drizzled 1/4 cup of butter over the top. This is sitting in my fridge now waiting for my husband to bake it at dinnertime, as I'll be at work. I'll update my review tomorrow, once I hear how they liked it. EDITED: Mixed reviews. They didn't love it but they didn't hate it either.
I JUST made this today for dinner, and was unsure what the husband (who's not a casserole fan) and two picky kids would have to say. But i figured i would give it a try as we all love chicken cordon bleu but the husband (who usually makes it) hates making it. Well, when i took it out of the oven the kids came in and said "smells good like regular chicken cordon bleu" so with high hopes i plated it up. Both kids and the husband liked it and said i could definitely make it again. I love finding something they ALL like that i can add to my recipe box. One note: I took the advice of a lot of reviewers and cut the milk that i mixed with the soup down to 1/2 a cup from 1 cup. This turned out beautifully, it was not runny at all and tasted fantastic, AND i ran out of bread crumbs but had a bag of seasoned salad croutons in the cupboard that i smashed into crumbs and coated the rest of the chicken with. It worked great! So if you like chicken cordon bleu definitely give this a try, i don't think you'll be disappointed.
This does taste like chicken cordon bleu but I won't make again. As a casserole it's just too heavy or something; can't describe it. I don't care what anyone thinks or says but it is a thousand times easier (and less mess) to make traditional chicken cordon bleu.
I really liked it not watery at all, but the wife and kids didn't had to make chef boy ardee for the girls
This was so good. The chicken is so juicy. It has a lot of sauce so you could make rice to serve it over if you like, but tasted awesome by itself. This is a winner for sure.
My family loved it! I followed the recipe to a T and it was perfect. I served it with rice and peas and it made a Great Meal. I am sure I will serve it again.
Great basis! I was lucky enough to have frozen, pre-breaded chicken breasts that I could fry so that saved a huge step in prep. Instead of 1 cup of milk, I used about 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup white wine, and 1/4 cup sour cream. Yummy, yummy - we'll do this again and thanks for the recipe!!
This recipe is fantastic but you have to eat it immediately! It does not refrigerate well and it makes terrible leftovers. I don't like the pungent taste of deli swiss cheese, so I substituted Gruyère. It's a little more expensive, but it's much milder.
This was okay. I added thyme and parmesan cheese to the breading mixture.
This is really good. I read the reviews before I made this recipe. So I used the two cans of cream of chicken and instead of using milk I used 3/4 can of heavy cream and 2 Tbs. of sour cream. It made the sauce perfect. This one is a keeper in my recipe collection.
My family loves this. I've made this quite a few times and it comes out good every time. It is a bit time consuming breading and frying all those small pieces of chicken but the end result is really good.
This was really good. Rich flavor, and very much like chicken cordon bleu. I subbed an equal amount of sour cream for the milk and then threw in a dash of milk (because it looked too thick). The sour cream added a slight tang (still yummy) and made the end-product consistency perfect to serve over mashed potatoes. Next time I might toss some extra bread crumbs on top before baking because it looked somewhat unappealing when it came out of the oven. (Still tasted great, though!) Thank you!
absolutely loved it i just made it for the first time last week and im making it again today
I made this a couple weeks ago for my husband and myself. I did not fry the chicken pieces with breadcrumbs, but just browned them in a little EVOO. I mixed everything together, and it WAS a little runny like others have commented, but I would add sour cream next time to prevent that. Otherwise, this was AWESOME! We both loved it and it's going on the monthly rotation list. Thank you!!
Not bad.Use low sodium ingredients where possible.We found it quite salty.
I love this cordon bleu, it's so easy to make, it it captures the all the flavors of the orginal cordon bleu. i love it.
This was really good, but next time I am going to do as other reviewers have and use chicken nuggets.
My family loved this casserole. I made it exactly per the recipe the first time, but thought cooking the chicken was exhausting, I hate to babysit food. So the next dozen or so times we've had it, I was lazy and took frozen chicken nuggets, heated them in the microwave and cut them in fours. The kids nor I knew the difference. As a single Mom with 5 kids in the house, I'm all about simple and quick. Thanks for the recipe
Not a huge fan of breaded meat. I do like Chicken Cordon Bleu, just didn't like the texture of this one.
I fixed this dish the other night for the first time, and let me say how easy it is and how extremely delicious this meal turned out to be. Thank You and Happy Cooking...
We love this recipe! Requires a bit of work, but so worth it in the end. I used shredded swiss instead of cubed and it made the swiss melt more evenly through the dish.
This dish was very yummy! Made a few changes to the original recipe - used an entire 16 oz. package of cubed ham and only half of the liquid recommended. Came out beautifully, and leftovers to boot!
Loved this! Ate leftover for several days after, still very tasty.
Excellent!! Everyone loved it.. kids included. I used sliced deli meat and just tore it up. I also used cubed white cheddar and american cheese and reduced the milk to 1/2 cup. The breaded chicken really makes this outstanding! A keeper!!