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The Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

The Pioneer Woman's Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
45 min
YIELDS
6 servings

Transform traditional chicken Cordon Bleu into Ree’s version complete with Monterey Jack and Swiss cheeses, chicken breast and a bit of cayenne.

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Ingredients

6
Tbsp salted butter
2
cups small-cubed ham
1 ¼
cups grated Swiss cheese
1 ¼
cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
4
cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
½
cup panko breadcrumbs
¼
cup all-purpose flour
2
cups milk
1
cup chicken broth
2
Tbsp Dijon mustard
½
tsp cayenne
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter.

Step 2

Put the ham on a paper towel-lined plate and microwave for about 3 minutes to reduce the moisture content. Mix together the Swiss and Monterey Jack cheese in a bowl.

Step 3

Put about a third of chicken in a layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with half the ham. Sprinkle over 1/4 cup of the mixed cheese. Repeat 1 more time, then finish with a layer of chicken.

Step 4

Melt the remaining 5 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Put the panko in a bowl, pour in half of the melted butter, mix well and set aside.

Step 5

Add the flour to the remaining butter in the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, whisking out any lumps. Whisk in the milk, broth, Dijon and cayenne and let it cook until it begins to thicken. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 cup of the cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 6

Pour the sauce over the casserole. Sprinkle over the remaining 1 cup cheese, then the panko mix. Bake until the top is browned and the casserole is bubbling, 25 to 30 minutes.

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