Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Take the traditional ingredients for a French classic with chicken, cheese, and ham and cook them together for great flavor and easy cleanup.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
cup Green Giant™ Frozen Sweet Peas
1/2
cup chicken broth
1/2
cup sour cream
1
(12-oz.) jar chicken gravy
5
oz. (3 cups) uncooked dumpling egg noodles
1/2
cup diced cooked ham
1
teaspoon paprika
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
(4-oz.) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
4
(1-oz.) slices Swiss cheese, halved

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, combine broth, sour cream and gravy; mix well with wire whisk. Stir in uncooked noodles, peas, ham, paprika and 1/8 teaspoon of the pepper. Spoon into ungreased shallow 2-quart casserole.
  • 2 Place chicken over noodle mixture; sprinkle with seasoned salt and remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cover with foil.
  • 3 Bake covered at 375°F. for 30 minutes.
  • 4 Uncover casserole; bake 20 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, and noodles are tender and thoroughly heated.
  • 5 Place 2 cheese slice halves over each chicken breast half. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Cordon Bleu is a classic French preparation of thin slices of prosciutto and Gruyère cheese between two thin scallops of chicken or veal. The meat and cheese stack is breaded and sautéed. This casserole has similar ham, Swiss and chicken flavors.

In place of the peas, try frozen mixed vegetables or cut green beans. Or omit them from the casserole and serve a vegetable side dish.

Ready-to-eat salad greens tossed with tomato wedges and French dressing complete an easy dinner.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
550
(
Calories from Fat
225),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
),
Cholesterol
155mg
155%;
Sodium
1220mg
1220%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
46g
46%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
32%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
34%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.