Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Dinner for eight using chicken breasts? Go Cordon Bleu with ham and Swiss cheese.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
small carrots, shredded (1 cup)
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
packages (6 oz each) fast-cooking chicken and wild rice mix
4
cups boiling water
8
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 1/2 lb)
4
slices (1/8 inch thick) cooked ham, cut in half
4
slices (1 oz each) Swiss cheese, cut in half
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In baking dish, stir together carrots, butter and rice mix and water. Arrange chicken on rice mixture. Top each breast with ham.
  • 2 Cover tightly with foil; bake 55 to 60 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
  • 3 Place cheese on ham. Bake uncovered 3 to 4 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

Other rice mixes of a similar size can be used in this recipe, but be sure to look for fast-cooking mixes, which cook in less than 15 minutes.

You can jazz up this casserole by adding either 1/4 cup sliced almonds, 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries or a 4.5-ounce jar of Green Giant® sliced mushrooms, drained, with the rice mix.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
910mg
910%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
42g
42%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.