Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is a delicious meal you can make any night of the week. Quickly toss this chicken into the oven, make some noodles, and you have one dinner you will get asked to make again and again.
This is a wonderfully simple chicken casserole recipe. It’s not only delicious but passes the supreme test of should I make this again? The answer is a resounding yes!
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What is Chicken Cordon Bleu?
Chicken cordon bleu is a classic French dish (cordon bleu translates to blue ribbon). This recipe is an easy riff on traditional chicken cordon blue and is still worthy of a blue ribbon award!
True Chicken Cordon Bleu can be fussy and requires a lot of effort. It involves pounding out the chicken, rolling the chicken up with ham and cheese, breading the chicken, and frying the chicken. This recipe is much easier, and people love this easy-to-make chicken cordon bleu dish.
This recipe uses boneless skinless chicken breasts. They are topped with ham and cheese and baked in cream of mushroom soup. Serve these up with some mashed potatoes, or buttery noodles, and consider dinner done.
Simple and Easy Dinner Recipe
Want a dinner that is:
- Easy to put together?
- Want a meal you can quickly toss in the oven, and take care of other things while dinner is cooking away?
- Want a meal where only one other side dish needs to be made?
This wonderful baked chicken casserole recipe is perfect!
Easy Oven Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu
This chicken cordon blue recipe is an easy version of a classic dish. This no-fuss oven-baked chicken cordon bleu casserole is the answer for what to make for dinner. And, what a dinner it is!
- It’s super easy to put together and a perfect way to use up leftover ham. A couple of quick and simple steps and you can toss this dish into the oven where it will cook without having to stand over watching it.
- You can take care of other things while dinner is cooking.
- Only one side dish needs to be made.
- This recipe is a keto casserole. It’s a low-carb keto chicken cordon blue, making it perfect for this type of diet
Here’s a list of what you need:
- Skinless boneless chicken breasts
- Canned cream of mushroom soup
- Deli ham slices
- Sliced Monterey Jack cheese
- Ground black pepper
Optional Dijon Cream Sauce Ingredients
- All-purpose flour
- Dijon mustard
- Parmesan cheese
How to Make Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
- Combine soup and milk in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.
- Place the chicken breasts into the casserole dish.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken breasts.
- Place a slice of ham on top of each chicken breast.
- Top with the cheese slices.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.
- Try different cheeses (and mix them up) – Swiss and havarti have nice flavors and melt really well.
- You could substitute prosciutto for the ham.
- Instead of cream of mushroom soup, you could go with golden mushroom soup or garlic mushroom soup.
- When you remove this dish from the oven, top it with thinly sliced green onions, parsley, or chives.
- Serve it with a simple Dijon cream sauce.
How to Make Dijon Cream Sauce
- Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Add flour and cook for 1 minute.
- Add half of the milk and whisk until everything is well blended.
- Add the remaining milk, cheese, and mustard.
- Cook for about 3 minutes, whisking constantly, until the mixture starts to thicken.
- Remove the sauce from the heat and add salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Tips for the Cook
- Consider splitting a raw chicken breast and stuffing it with additional ham and cheese for extra flavor.
- Layer on an extra piece of cheese and place the oven on the broil mode for the last five minutes of cooking.
- Please don’t use shredded cheese. Cheese slices provide a thicker cheese layer; shredded cheeses can melt into the chicken.
What to Serve with Chicken Cordon Blue
This cordon bleu is a rich chicken casserole dish full of bold flavors, so the perfect complement is a light side. Here are some suggestions:
- Air Fryer Broccoli
- Oven Roasted Asparagus
- Garden Salad or Caesar Salad
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
How to Store Leftovers
Leftovers can be made into delicious sandwiches – use a crusty baguette, a little spicy mustard, and a couple of leaves of crispy lettuce! Flavorful and hearty!
Transfer your leftover chicken cordon blue to an airtight container and store in the fridge for 3-4 days.
How to Freeze
Some extra already-prepped chicken cordon blue is a great option for an easy weeknight meal. Place the prepared chicken on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 2 hours. Then transfer to a large sealable freezer bag or airtight container. It will keep for 3-4 months in your freezer.
When you are ready to make a dinner from your frozen cordon blue, let your pieces thaw overnight in the fridge, then cook as per the recipe instructions. Note that if the chicken is still a little frozen in the middle, a longer cooking time will be necessary.
Allow the chicken to cool fully to room temperature. Then follow the storage instructions above for uncooked.
Cooked chicken cordon blue will last about 4 months frozen. Before reheating, let the chicken thaw completely in the fridge overnight.
How to Reheat
Reheat the casserole in your oven.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Place the chicken on a sheet pan.
- Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
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More Casseroles to Make for Dinner
- Chicken and Rice Casserole
- Chili Relleno Casserole
- Crab Casserole
- Ground Beef Casserole
- Leftover Chicken Casserole
- Sausage Casserole
- Spaghetti Casserole
- Taco Casserole
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 cup milk
- 6 skinless boneless chicken breasts thighs also work well
- salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
- 6 slices deli ham
- 6 slices Monterey Jack cheese
Dijon Cream Sauce Ingredients (Optional)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9 X 13-inch casserole dish with non-stick spray.
Combine soup and milk in the dish.
Place the chicken into the dish.
Sprinkle salt and pepper on the chicken breasts.
Put a slice of ham on top of each chicken breast.
Top with cheese slices.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.
Dijon Cream Sauce Directions (Optional)
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Add half of the milk and whisk until well blended.
Add the remaining milk, Dijon mustard, and Parmesan cheese.
Cook for about 3 minutes, whisking constantly, until the mixture starts to thicken.
Remove the sauce from the heat.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Consider splitting the raw chicken breast and stuffing it with an additional ham and cheese slice for extra flavor.
- Layer an extra piece of cheese and place the oven on the broil mode for the last five minutes of cooking.
- Be creative with swapping out the cheeses. Swiss and Havarti are great ones to use.