Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole, by Jo and Sue

Hello… My name is Jo. My twin sister, Sue, and I have a blog called I am really excited to be a guest here at Heatherly Loves today. Sue and I first found Heatherly Loves and Kayla’s Creations

through their Sunday Round Up link parties. We are fairly new to blogging and love Heather’s down to earth, easy to follow craft tutorials. 
Unfortunately, I am not much of a sewer. In fact, in high school I used to sneak my projects out in my backpack, have my neighbor sew them, and then sneak them back into class and be like, “Wow. How awesome am I? I’m finished my project and it is amazing.” 
but that can be our little secret. 
Today I have decided to share a recipe that Sue made and fell in love with. She convinced me to give it a try and – oh my gosh – it tastes like chicken cordon bleu without all the hassle. 


Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
6 cups cooked chicken, diced
1 ½ cups cooked ham, diced
8 slices Swiss cheese


4 ½ Tbsp butter
4 ½ Tbsp flour
3 ¼ cup milk
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp paprika
Salt and pepper to taste


1 ½ cups Panko bread crumbs
6 ½ Tbsp butter, melted
½ tsp seasoning salt
2 tsp dried parsley


Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray a 9 X 13 pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken and ham evenly in dish. Cover with Swiss cheese slices.


Prepare the sauce – Melt butter in a large pot. Add flour to form a roux. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth. Continue to whisk until sauce starts to thicken. (About 2 – 3 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice,
mustard, paprika, and salt & pepper. Pour sauce evenly over the casserole.


Prepare the topping – Combine all ingredients (bread crumbs, butter, seasoning salt, parsley) and sprinkle over casserole.


Bake, uncovered, for 45 – 55 minutes. Top should be golden brown. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.


We want to thank Heather for letting us share one of our new favorite recipes with her readers today. We would love for you to stop and say hi!