When you want to really impress somebody, chicken cordon bleu is one of the most reliable dishes to make. It’s also one of the trickiest, with the cheese and ham stuffing never quite turning out as picture-perfect as we would like. So if you’d love to whip up that flavor combo for your family without worrying about presentation, then we have the dish for you: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole! It comes to us from The Pioneer Woman, and it’s everything we love about the classic dish without any of the stress. Bonus— it’s make-ahead. Watch and learn.
CHICKEN CORDON BLEU CASSEROLE
- 6 tablespoons salted butter
- 2 cups small-cubed ham
- 1 ¼ cups grated Swiss cheese
- 1 ¼ cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
- 4 cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
- ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Genius! How often does a make-ahead casserole feel this fancy?! If you want to give it a try, grab the full printable recipe from The Pioneer Woman on the Food Network’s site, and tell us how it turns out for you.