chicken cordon bleu casserole.

by Janetha on April 5, 2011

in meals

hey guys! as promised, here is the recipe for the chicken cordon bleu casserole. both my mom and i had this for dinner last night (in our separate homes) in honot of national chicken cordon bleu day and we both LOVED it.. so did marshall and so did my dad.. it’s delicious! if you like chicken cordon bleu.. or even if you don’t.. MAKE THIS. promise, you’ll love it.

this is a healthy alternative to standard, high caloric and fat-laden chicken cordon bleu. the laughing cow cheese and creamy dijon mustard really make the dish flavorful without added calories or fat.

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chicked cordon bleu casserole

serves four

ingredients:

  • 12 oz (weight when raw) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 oz diced ham
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 3 TB fresh thyme
  • 1 cup low sodium free range chicken broth
  • 5 wedges laughing cow light swiss cheese
  • 2-3 TB dijon mustard
  • 4 slices low fat swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
  • salt & pepper to taste

directions:

spray a medium skillet with a generous amount of olive oil cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. 

chop your onion and thyme and grate your garlic.

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whenever i cook with thyme, i start singing “parsley saaage rosemary and thyyyyme” –you know, simon & garfunkel’s song scarborough fair?

anyway.

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add onion, garlic and thyme to the skillet.

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stir often and let the onions begin to caramelize.

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meanwhile, dice your ham into small bits.

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slice your chicken into strips.

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season your chicken with salt & pepper and cook in a separate pan.

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when the chicken is cooked through, remove it from the stove and dice it into pieces that are a bit bigger than the ham pieces.

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once your onions are caramelized, add your broth, laughing cow and dijon mustard. turn heat to low.

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stir often and let the cheese melt and the ingredients meld together. add salt and pepper to taste.

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you want to let this mixture cook for quite some time so it reduces by about half.

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once it is reduced, add the chicken and ham to the sauce.

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mix well.

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pour mixture into an 8×8 baking dish.

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sprinkle 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs on top of the casserole.

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place 4 slices of swiss on top of the first layer of crumbs.

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sprinkle the remaining bread crumbs over the cheese.

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at this point, you can refrigerate the casserole overnight or all day or whatever.. that’s what i did. i made it sunday night and we baked and ate in monday night. obviously, you could also just bake it right away!

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bake (covered with foil) at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. take the foil off for the last 5 minutes. everything should be hot and bubbly.

serve with some steamed veggies and enjoy!

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per serving stats:

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hope you make it and hope you love it! be back later.

xo. janetha g.

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Mary (what's cookin' with mary) April 5, 2011 at 9:11 am

This sounds SO good!! ..and I’m loving the stats :D

You are the casserole QUEEN.

Holly @ The Runny Egg April 5, 2011 at 9:16 am

This looks delicious! I love chicken cordon bleu.

The Sometimes Healthy Girl April 5, 2011 at 9:20 am

What a great recipe! Love the substitutions :-) Thanks for providing the nutrition facts

Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy" Girl April 5, 2011 at 9:21 am

What a great recipe – love the substitutions! Thanks for providing the nutrition facts :-)

paijery April 5, 2011 at 9:26 am

Ahh my bf LOVES chicken cordon bleu!! You’re going to make his day :D

Paije June 30, 2011 at 9:32 pm

And you totally did! He loved it! And I did too – with the sauce on broccoli and cauliflower! :D :D

lowandbhold April 5, 2011 at 9:29 am

Looks fantastic! I’m just loving all the casseroles!

Natalia - a side of simple April 5, 2011 at 9:52 am

I haven’t had chicken cordon bleu in ages! I think I’m going to have to take a stab at your recipe to remedy this situation.

Erica April 5, 2011 at 9:56 am

What a fun recipe! The onions look so good! And A sauce with LC cheese? Very yum!

Heather April 5, 2011 at 10:07 am

I love that you melted in the laughing cow swiss! Yummmmmmm :)

suni April 5, 2011 at 10:13 am

i think you just gave me a perfect dinner idea! let’s hope the boys will eat it!

brandi April 5, 2011 at 10:15 am

great idea! my husband would love this – he loves casseroles.

MelissaNibbles April 5, 2011 at 10:22 am

This looks delicious Janeetha! I’m going to make it tonight. I actually have all the ingredients. Yay!

Natalie @ Will Jog For Food April 5, 2011 at 10:31 am

That looks so freakin good! I just saved the link so I can make it very very soon :)

Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 5, 2011 at 10:35 am

wow that looks so cheesy and delicious! I can’t believe you made that dish so healthy and so tasty at the same time! :)

Trisha April 5, 2011 at 10:35 am

I’ve never been a big fan of chicken cordon bleu…yet that looks DELICIOUS!!

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun April 5, 2011 at 11:18 am

Yum. Yum. YUM!

I am going to have to make this soon. Starred and will keep in mind when meal planning for next week. :)

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather April 5, 2011 at 11:26 am

Janetha this looks amazing! A seriously tasty alternative to traditional cordon bleu. Book marking right away. I know Jacob will love it! So will I :)

Kelly April 5, 2011 at 11:37 am

This looks wonderful and the nutritional stats are fabulous! Only you Janetha!

Jill {i run i eat} April 5, 2011 at 11:45 am

That looks amazing! I love chicken cordon bleu & all the casserole recipes you’ve been posting.

Kristie April 5, 2011 at 11:49 am

That is a whole lot of cheesy creamy goodness. Anything combining some LC and dijon is a winner in my book. You are SO good at these casserole style dishes. You might need to make a casserole cookbook some day, just sayin.

julie April 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm

i hate ham but i REALLY love this recipe. minus the ham. mmm do you think it would be okay without the ham?

sounds hammy. hahahah ugh i hate ham. my sister LOVES ham. <–raaaandom

Jessy (squeezetheday) April 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Umm, this looks delicious!

elise April 5, 2011 at 1:06 pm

i meant to comment on the last post that i love love love rumikube. i dominate because im a numbers geek. poor kyle has a very competitive wife :)

The Teenage Taste April 5, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I am LOVING all of the cassaroles, Janetha! Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of my favorites!

snackgirlgoeshealthy April 5, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Owww oww! Totally my kind of meal!! CHEESY!! Thanks for this gorgeous recipe! I’m excited to try it! I just put it on my list of foods to make! :)

Alexa @ Simple Eats April 5, 2011 at 2:49 pm

This looks amazing! I love chicken cordon bleu. Awesome idea!

Allison @ Food For Healing April 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm

oh that does look pretty good!

kristine April 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm

totally going to make this even though i missed chicken cordon bleu day :) and THANK YOU for the step by step! :)

Annette @EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm

what a great idea- love it!

reesimplelife April 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm

looks delicious!

Teri [a foodie stays fit] April 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

You are the casserole MASTER.

Abby April 5, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Perfect recipe for my cheese lovah boyfriend! :)

Lauren April 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm

You’ve outdone yourself once again casserole queen. :)

katshealthcorner April 5, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Yum Yum!! :D

Debbie April 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I made this tonight. I added in cooked quinoa and mushrooms to make a 9×13 pan. It was yummy. It will be made again.

kissmybroccoli April 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Oh wow! I am definitely bookmarking this! I love how you cook with the Laughing Cow cheeses…I’ve never thought past just slapping them on bread, wraps, or crackers!

Krysten May 20, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I made this for my boyfriend tonight… it was absolutely amazing! The flavors combined perfectly, it was such a hit.

janetha May 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm

So glad it was a hit!

Demetria September 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I have never had this…. Making it now. Hope it’s good and the kids like too :) Enjoying your site!

Joolz June 15, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Yum. Made tonight. Forgot the foil during baking so my cheese was pretty crispy…otherwise, De-lish!

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