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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

This Deconstructed Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole combines the delicious, classic flavors of ham, Swiss cheese and chicken flavors without any of the hassle.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 1/2 - 2 pounds Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut each breast into 3 or 4 pieces)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 pound Deli ham slices
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 cups Shredded Swiss cheese (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter or margarine (melted)


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste and place in a baking dish.
  • Layer ham on top of the chicken.
  • In a small sauce pan, melt 4 T. butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and black pepper. Bring to a slow boil and let slowly boil until thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring continuously. Remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 c. Swiss cheese until melted.
  • Pour cheese sauce over the chicken and ham. Sprinkle remaining Swiss cheese on top.
  • Melt 1 T. butter or margarine and stir into the bread crumbs until moistened. Sprinkle over the cheese.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes, until chicken is fully cooked. (Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness on your chicken.)


  • Serve alongside or on top of plain pasta, rice or mashed potatoes.
  • You can prepare the full casserole up to a day in advance and then bake just before dinner time.
  • You can easily double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd.
Keyword chicken cordon bleu casserole