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chicken cordon bleu casserole

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

This Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole combines tender chicken, sweet ham, Swiss cheese, rigatoni pasta and a perfect blend of spices in a cream sauce.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken cordon bleu casserole

  • 8 oz
    uncooked rigatoni noodles
  • 2
    large boneless skinned chicken breasts cut in small cubes
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/3 lb
    sliced sweet deli ham cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/3 lb
    sliced deli swiss cheese cut into bite size pieces.
  • 2 c
    well seasoned bread croutons
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make chicken cordon bleu casserole

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Cook rigatoni according to box instructions and drain well.
  • 3
    Heat olive oil over medium heat. Cook chicken until lightly browned and no longer pink inside; approximately 6-8 minutes depending on the size of the cubed chicken. In same skillet melt butter over low heat, whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute. Mixture should be smooth and bubbling. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth. Add oregano, basil and garlic powder. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for ten minutes; whisking a few times.
  • 4
    Lightly spray small rectangular casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Combine pasta, creamy milk mixture, chicken, ham and Swiss in the casserole dish. Salt & pepper to taste.
  • 5
    Pulse croutons in food processor or smash in Ziploc bag. Sprinkle over the top, Bake casserole for 25-30 minutes. Turn broiler on the last minute of cooking to lightly brown the top. Stay close by broilers are unpredictable.