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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

If you love love love the flavors of Chicken Cordon Bleu but hate the hassle of making the real thing this one is for you. I came across this recipe and made it for dinner the other night but improved it as I went along. I like this recipe for a couple of reasons Firstly because there are lots of opportunities to decrease the fat involved and Secondly it's a piece of cake to make! Enjoy!


Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
1 1/2 Cups ham, cubed
1 1/2 Cups cooked chicken, cubed (Approximately 2 breasts)
3/4 lb Shredded swiss cheese
1 small bunch green onion, sliced
4 Tbsp butter or margarine
5 Tbsp flour
1 cup half & half (or sub with milk)
2 cup milk
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
salt & pepper to taste
3 cups crushed cornflakes
4 Tbsp butter

 Put the chicken, ham, half the cheese, & onion in a bowl. Set aside. In a pan melt 4 T of butter. Add the flour to make a roux. Pour in the half & half and milk and mix until smooth and thick. Add more flour if needed. Salt & pepper to taste. Stir in mustard. Pour sauce over the chicken mixture. Mix well and pour into 9x13 baking dish. Melt 4 T of butter and mix with cornflakes and the rest of the grated cheese. Toss over the chicken mixture. Bake for 25 minutes at 375°. Eat with rice, we like the brown variety at my house!