Tasty Tuesday: Not Your Mama's Chicken Cordon Bleu

January 06, 2015



When it comes to comfort foods, I'm sort of the master. What better way to warm up this winter than with comfort food at its finest? In terms of "healthy" this recipe is so-so. Swiss cheese has much less fat, and is technically what you need for a true cordon bleu recipe, but it's never been a favorite of mine. If you are doing the New Years slim down, lose the biscuits and bacon, swap the white rice for brown, and pick a lighter cheese option. Wah-lah you've made my recipe your own and are staying true to your goals.

I however, indulged in this amazing casserole on a Friday after sticking ever so carefully to my healthy breakfast and lunch options during the week. So I totally deserved it. Not to mention I'm one of those people who shut down if the temperature drops below 55. This was a perfect warm-me-up meal.

What you need....


1 package sodium free ham, I used the typical lunch meat kind
2 cups white or brown rice
1 can of flaky biscuits
1 package chicken tenderloins (about 8 EA)
1/2 bag or 2 cups chopped broccoli florets
1 package bacon bits
1 package your desired cheese
None stick cooking spray
Dijon mustard to taste
Salt, Pepper to taste 

Instructions....

Before I began, I set the oven to 350. While I waited for it to preheat I prepared, per package instructions, two cups of rice, and boiled 8 chicken tenderloins. Chicken cooks in about ten minutes when boiled. Some find this method a little gross, I however think it tastes great and the chicken keep a lot of it's juice this way. 


In a large mixing bowl, I combined my cooked rice, cooked, cubed chicken, bacon bits, salt, pepper, and Dijon mustard to taste. Here's the annoying part about my recipes. I do not measure anything. Which is why you will never see any sort of baking on here. I make everything to taste. Always start out with little amounts. You can always add. 
Mix. Mix. Mix!


After breaking my uncooked, flaky biscuits into fourths, and lining the bottom of a glass casserole dish, I placed my chicken rice mixture on top.


Next, using my food processor, I chopped about half a bag of broccoli florets. If you like whole broccoli go ahead and toss them in that way. It will save you time and washing. Joshua will only eat veggies chopped up. 


Then cover with ham. 


Followed by cheese, and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. 


At about 30 minutes in a removed it from the oven, tossed a handful of breadcrumbs over it, and placed it back in for an additional 5 minutes. 
The night I made this we had company and everyone was pleasantly surprised at my take on Cordon Bleu casserole. This dish may be a little more time consuming than some of my others, but it's well worth it. 

What's your favorite comfort food casserole?


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48 comments

  1. Yum! One of my new year's resolutions is to cook more. I am blessed with a fiance who loves cooking, but I want to share the responsibility with him more! Going to save this!
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    1. This would be the perfect meal to impress him. (;

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  2. Looks like an amazing recipe! Thanks for the recipe!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. You're welcome Melanie! I hope you enjoy. (:

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  3. You always make me hungry with these post, Kiki. Not to mention those beautiful pic's you take of the delicious dishes.
    Happy New Year
    hugs
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  4. This looks delish! Perfect for the current subzero temps:)

    Heidi D.
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    1. There's always warmth in comfort food casseroles. (;

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  5. First I would like to say how adorable your header is!? Back to the post; this looks absolutely delicious. All your food posts. NOM. I will try this soon hopefully!! Thank you for the awesome food ideas every week, keep 'em coming!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! I have lots planned! (: The good, the bad, and the strange.

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  6. Wow this looks amazing.

    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  7. It's only 9am, but I could totally go for a LARGE plate of this right about now. Looks delish Kiki!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. It was most definitely large plate worthy. (:

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  8. Oh wow!!! You really ARE a comfort food master, Kiki! This looks really good-- I'm not good at making casseroles (as in, I don't really know many recipes) so you're going to have to teach me :)

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    1. The best part about casseroles is that there's really no wrong way to make one. I'm glad to help. (;

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  9. I'm seriously salivating here..lol Lord help me!
    Thanks for the recipe.
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    1. Your welcome Diana hope you and your family enjoy! (:

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  10. This looks so yummy, doll! Can you pop over to my place tonight and make it for me?! You're the master!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Aw. Thank you so much. That was such a compliment to me. (:

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  12. wow! by far my favorite dish! yum I'm hungry now!
    xox
    borka
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    1. Thanks Borka! Hope you get a change to try it! (:

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  13. nice and yummy on this cold day!!

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  14. This sounds lovely and strange thing is I was just thinking about cooking chicken and making some sort of spicy stir fry :) would love to try this recipe as I have never made anything like this before <3

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    1. That's great Jenny! I hope you get to try it. (:

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  15. This looks yummy!

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  16. I love to cook too, but never thought about this dish!
    Thank you for the inspiration, will definitely try this recipe!

    Tanya
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    1. You're welcome Tanya! I hope you like it. (:

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    1. It was delicious Maggie! I hope you do. (:

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  18. I don't eat pork, but this dish looks amazing! Yum!
    Alexis @ thelittlebrunette

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    1. Even if you left the ham out this dish would be great. Perhaps even sub out the ham for turkey? Not really chicken cordon bleu, but the best thing about cooking is making something your own. (:

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  19. Love how you turned a traditional Chicken Cordon Blue into a casserole dish. So genius!

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    1. I'm all about simplicity. Plus we always have company so I need to be able to feed an army. (;

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  20. You always have the best dishes!

    Mel
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  21. This looks so yummy!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
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  22. <3
    wish you a great weekend ahead…
    Borka
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    1. Thank you Borka. I hope your weekend is excellent. I'm certainly looking forward to mine. (:

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  23. Looks delicious!
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    I'm with you I think the first time, but certainly not the last :)
    I invite you to me ♥

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