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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole gives you that rich, creamy flavor of chicken, ham, creamy pasta, and cheese that is ready to be served up to your family in under 10 minutes.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole reminds me of the classic chicken cordon bleu. Without all the headaches of stuffing the chicken, the ham and swiss cheese, along with the pasta, makes such a great flavor everyone will love.

Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Casserole and slow cooker olive garden pasta are some of my favorite Go-To Meals.

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Ingredients for Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

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  • Rotini Pasta: One box or 16 oz.
  • 1 pound Boneless Chicken: Use boneless chicken breast or thighs.
  • 1/2 Pound Cubed Ham: We cut up a ham steak, but you can also use deli ham.
  • 8 oz Shredded Swiss cheese: we shred the cheese at home to prevent clumping.
  • 4 oz Gouda cheese: Shred the cheese.
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream: Can substitute with half and half or full-fat milk.
  • 3 Cups Chicken Broth: You can use better than bullion or broth.
  • Spicy mustard: 1 Tsp of your favorite spicy mustard.
  • Garlic powder: Garlic Powder or minced garlic.
  • salt
  • pepper

For Topping:

  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • Panko Bread Crumbs.

Step by Step Directions for Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Step 1: Pasta in the Instant pot

Pour uncooked pasta into your instant pot and cover it with 3 cups of chicken broth.

Place thin chicken strips and ham on top.

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Step 2: Add Seasonings

  • Sprinkle seasonings and dijon mustard on top.
  • Place the pressure cooker on Manual High Pressure for 10 minutes.
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Step 3: Cook

  • Do a quick release.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and add the cheese.
  • Stir until creamy and smooth.
  • Make sure the cheese is melted.
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Step 4: Optional Topping

  • In a small pan, melt butter and add panko breadcrumbs; stir until all are toasty and golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle on top of cordon blue. Enjoy!
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Oven Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees:
  • In a saucepan, melt 2 tbsp butter over medium heat and add 2 tbsp flour, making a roux.
  • Pour the heavy cream and chicken broth and bring to a low boil until thick.
  • Add seasonings, mustard, and cheese.
  • Use Chicken: like a rotisserie chicken, add a layer of chicken and Ham.
  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • Mix cooked pasta and pour it into a casserole baking dish.
  • Top with toasted panko bread crumbs.
  • Pop it in the oven and Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove and serve
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For Slow Cooker:

  • Place uncooked chicken breast in the slow cooker.
  • Top with 1 cup heavy cream and 1 Cup chicken broth.
  • Add seasonings, Ham, and cheese.
  • Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.
  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • Mix cooked pasta into the slow cooker.
  • Top with toasted panko bread crumbs.
  • Remove and serve

Tips and Tricks

  • If using slow cooker directions, you can use a can of cream chicken soup in place of the chicken broth and the heavy cream.
  • You can use already-cooked chicken like a rotisserie for this recipe.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Pre-Cooked Shredded Chicken For The Cordon Bleu Casserole

Yes! If you have some leftover chicken that you want to use up, feel free to opt for pre-cooked chicken. Rotisserie chicken works well, or if you enjoy batch-cooking chicken, go that route. You don’t want it to be heavily seasoned.

Can I Freeze Cordon Blue Casserole

You can freeze this casserole. With sauces that have dairy, you want to be aware that as it freezes, you run the chance of it clumping and breaking down a bit. So the texture could be slightly off. So attempt if you want to.

How to store leftovers.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 5 days.

How to reheat leftovers

Reheat in the microwave or stovetop.

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Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole gives you that rich, creamy flavor of chicken, ham, creamy pasta, and cheese that is ready to be served up to your family in under 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 16 oz rotini pasta
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 pound Cubed Ham
  • 8 oz Swiss cheese
  • 4 oz Gouda cheese
  • 8 oz heavy cream
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbs spicy mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Pour uncooked pasta into your instant pot cover with 3 cups chicken broth.
  2. Place thin chicken strips and ham on top.
  3. Sprinkle seasonings and spicy mustard on top.
  4. Place on Manual High Pressure for 10 minutes.
  5. Do a quick release.
  6. Pour in the heavy cream and add the cheese.
  7. Stir until creamy and smooth and all cheese is melted.
  8. In a small pan melt butter and add panko breadcrumbs stir until all are toasty and golden brown about 2-3 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle on top of cordon blue. Enjoy!

Notes

For Slow Cooker:

  • Place uncooked chicken breast in the slow cooker.
  • Top with 1 cup heavy cream and 1 Cup chicken broth.
  • Add seasonings, Ham, and cheese.
  • Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 4 hours.
  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • Mix cooked pasta into the slow cooker.
  • Top with toasted panko bread crumbs.
  • Remove and serve

Oven Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees:
  • In a saucepan, melt 2 tbsp butter over medium heat and add 2 tbsp flour, making a roux.
  • Add the heavy cream and chicken broth and bring to a low boil until thick.
  • Add seasonings, mustard, and cheese.
  • Add cooked Chicken: like a rotisserie chicken, add a layer of chicken and Ham.
  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • Mix cooked pasta and pour it into a casserole baking dish.
  • Top with toasted panko bread crumbs.
  • Pop it in the oven and Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove and serve

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 663Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 1670mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 52g

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Bradley

Saturday 24th of September 2022

I made it and it was perfect pasta didn't stick and very tasty. Will make again

Sheri

Monday 13th of June 2022

Has anyone tried cutting the recipe in 1/2 and if so how long should it be cooked?

Meca Rutter

Friday 10th of June 2022

After reading the comments, I put olive oil in with my noodles and stirred it up. I added 4 cups of broth instead of 3 and I did half the amount of cheese. Turned out perfect!

Mike

Saturday 26th of March 2022

How much chicken and ham? Not listed in the ingredients.

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