Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole #tbtRecipe

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole for Throwback Thursday #tbtRecipe

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole recipe history: As a kid I had a great imagination. Sometimes the line between reality and my imagination intertwined at times. Whenever I heard chicken cordon bleu I thought fancy European food. I pictured eating it in little café’s not knowing what it was.

The first time I had chicken cordon bleu I was an adult and it was a chicken breast that you just threw in the oven. It was pretty tasty.  I have a thing with making things from scratch. So I soon tried to make it.  I liked it but it was time consuming.

So the other night I had a dream of making a chicken cordon bleu recipe.  Yes I am weird and dream of recipes I can make. I whipped this up for dinner (Had to double the recipe for my family) and it’s almost gone!

 

Family picnic with my sister

Family picnic with my sister 

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast cut into cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ½ cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons oil (I used bacon grease, you can use any kind)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 8 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 (5 ounce) packages Swiss cheese grated
  • 8 ounces diced ham
  • 1 package egg noodles

Directions:

Crack the egg over the chicken and mix around until evenly coated.

crack an egg on it don't waste a bowl

crack an egg on it don’t waste a bowl I even used my hand (it was clean)

Now roll the chicken in the bread crumbs

roll in bread crumbs

roll in bread crumbs

Heat oil in a skillet and brown the chicken.  Remove and place in a large casserole pan.

brown the chicken

brown the chicken

Bring a pot of water to boil and cook pasta as directed.If your sauce pan is big enough to hold 4 cups milk then use it otherwise start with a dutch oven and add butter. Heat on medium low until melted, add the flour and cook while stirring for a few minutes (1-2).

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Now add the milk and 1 ½ packs of cheese. Continue to cook and stir until the cheese is evenly melted and you have a nice sauce.  The cheese will all clump together during the melting process; just keep stirring it will all come together. Stir in the ham.

its almost done when it does this

its almost done when it does this

Pour the noodles and sauce over the chicken and stir to combine.

chicken cordon bleu stir

Top with the remaining cheese and bake at 425 for 30 minutes or until the cheese is golden.  Serve and Enjoy #homemadeYUMMY

Throwback Thursday Recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
 
Ingredients
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast cut into cubes
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ½ cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons oil (I used bacon grease, you can use any kind)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 8 tablespoons flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 (5 ounce) packages Swiss cheese grated
  • 8 ounces diced ham
  • 1 package egg noodles
Instructions
  1. Crack the egg over the chicken and mix around until evenly coated.
  2. Now roll the chicken in the bread crumbs
  3. Heat oil in a skillet and brown the chicken. Remove and place in a large casserole pan.
  4. Bring a pot of water to boil and cook pasta as directed.If your sauce pan is big enough to hold 4 cups milk then use it otherwise start with a dutch oven and add butter. Heat on medium low until melted, add the flour and cook while stirring for a few minutes (1-2).
  5. Now add the milk and 1 ½ packs of cheese. Continue to cook and stir until the cheese is evenly melted and you have a nice sauce. The cheese will all clump together during the melting process; just keep stirring it will all come together. Stir in the ham.
  6. Top with the remaining cheese and bake at 425 for 30 minutes or until the cheese is golden.

 

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