Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

WOW! I can't believe how flavorful this casserole was!  I expected the stuffing to dry out on top and for the chicken to dry out on the bottom......NOT the case!  This was moist, delicious and just plain scrumptious!  And the bubbly goodness on top......sigh!  So good!

This was super easy to put together and qualifies as a meal for under $10!  I'm so happy one of my facebook "fans" suggested I make this!

Here's the recipe:

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Ingredients:
2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1 can condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
1 cup Milk
1 box Chicken Stovetop Stuffing
6 (approx.) slices deli ham (I used honey ham)
6 (approx.) slices swiss cheese
2 Tbsp. butter, cut into lots of pieces
Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste

Directions:
In the Slow Cooker insert, place the chicken.  Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Mix the Cream of Chicken soup with the milk, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Pour over the chicken.

Next, add a layer of ham slices.

Prepare the stuffing according to the box and then spread evenly over the ham.
Place butter slices on top of the stuffing.

Cook on LOW for 4-6 hours.  
Uncover for about 20 mins or so on HIGH to help thicken the liquid.

Next, place slices of swiss cheese over the top.

Re-cover and continue to cook until the Cheese is melted.
Serve and Enjoy!
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69 comments:

  1. This is fabulous!! My family loved it and couldn't stop eating....it's already be requested that I make it again!
    Thank you

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  2. I'm so happy to hear that! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  3. I'll be trying this this week!! Thanks!

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  4. Glad to hear it Casey! Let me knowhow it turns out!

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  5. I'm sending my husband to the store for these ingredients. I'll be having this for supper tomorrow. I can't wait!

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  6. Would it make sense to cut the ham into small pieces prior to cooking? It seems it may be easier to serve.

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  7. I made this today and my husband said he hopes that I will make it again. My 21 yr old, home from college, had a second helping! Easy and delicious! Thanks :)

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  8. I am gone for 9 hours during the day. Can I cook this on low for that time or will it dry it all out??

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  9. The chicken "might" be on the dry side, but ya never know! Worth a shot!

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    1. Maybe if you assembled the night before and refrigerated
      all night it will stay more moist. It will take a while for
      the ingredients to warm up.

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    2. That sounds like an excellent idea. Did you try it that way? I'm gone for the same amount of time and want to try it as well.

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    3. Use chicken thighs off the bone and cut up-----it will stay moister. It changes the flavor slightly, but many prefer dark meat.

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  10. I only have cream of mushroom soup on hand. I will let you know how it turns out.

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  11. Do your meals need to be prepared in a large crockpot? Or would a smaller (2 person) type crock work too?

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  12. Jill, I made this one in a 3 Quart crock, but a 2 or 2.5 quart would probably work too. It really depends on the recipe. I have a 3 Quart, 6.5 Quart, 7 Quart and 2.5 Quart. I use them all! If you have a question on a particular recipe, please let me know!

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  13. I have made this with a ton of Chicken (Maybe three pounds?)on low for 8+ hours, and it came out delicious! I haven't tried it with less chicken because my husband loves leftovers to take to work. I have also tried it with boneless chicken thighs. YUM!

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  14. This is a great one! My family loved it and my 2 1/2 year old ate a large helping yummy!! A few things-
    I used a ton of chicken-came out great.
    I agree with slicing the ham when placing it in the crock pot.
    I do not suggest seasoning with salt/I found it to be salty tasting with the ham/stuffing. If you like a little bit of salt (like me/I am lame)-I suggest waiting until after it cooks to apply your salt to your dish.
    Thanks for another great dish Hope-
    ps. I am on a roll Thursday I am going to do the Buffalo Chicken-I am sure it will be another great one.

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    1. Did you increase the amount of liquid when you added more chicken?

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  15. Tara, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! The Buffalo Chicken Pasta is a great one for sure!

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  16. what kind of lining did you use?

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    1. That is a Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner. They are disposable and wonderful!

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    2. Do you have to use a liner? I've never heard of using a liner

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  17. I made this tonight and it was so yummy! I will be fixing this again next week for sure!

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  18. made this for dinner tonight, was yummy, my son even licked his plate, def going in my menu collection...thanks
    Amanda

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  19. I made this last week and I was told that I must make this again today. Off to the grocery store I go. I love this site and all the recipes are so easy.

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  20. I am so making this on Saturday! I cannot wait and I don't normally cook on saturdays!
    I already have the rest of the weeks meals planned but this sounds so awesome, I cannot wait.
    Thank you so much Hope <3

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  21. There are 2 adults in this house and a hungry teenager... LOL Would this be enough to feel all of us or should I double it? Thanks!

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  22. I made this earlier this month, but it was on a day that I already had dinner plans with friends so I didn't get to taste it. BUT the hubby and 5 kids reportedly loved it and there was no leftovers! I am making it again this week and cannot wait to try it :)

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  23. So I am feeding 7 people, three of them hungry teenage boys...does this recipe double well? Thanks!

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  24. This will double very well and it will triple well as long as you have a big enough slow cooker. As the recipe is, I cooked it in a 3 Quart. So, I would suggest a 6.5-7 Quart if you're going to triple it. You'll need that much for 7! :) Let me know how it comes out for you!

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  25. What are your thoughts on using frozen chicken for this recipe?

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  26. Ok i read the comment where you did this one in a 3qt crockpot. That may explain my result. I made it in a 6qt. The stuffing was dry. The chicken was not. The stuffing tasted good but compared to the rest of the ingredients, i found it a smidge much. I would tweak this recipe some to try it again. (More chicken, soup/milk mix maybe double it and wet the stovetop seperately in a bowl with maybe 1/4-1/3c water before placing on top to cook.) Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will do it again.

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    1. Yes, the layer of stuffing was probably too thin. For sure double or triple for the 6 Quart :) Glad you enjoyed it anyway!

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  27. Sounds very good! We will be trying this soon!

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  28. I definitely am going to make this dish, just one question....what size crock are you using??? it would be very helpful to know when trying to make more servings or cut it down to smaller portions.

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    1. For this, I used my 3 Quart. If you want to make a larger batch, use a larger crock. I wouldn't recommend making this small amount in a larger crock though, as the chicken may dry out.

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  29. My crockpot has temperature setting from 200 to 400 degrees - what setting would you recommend for the LOW and the HIGH settings for this recipe?

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    1. I am guessing 200 for LOW and 400 for HIGH but I wanted to check...

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    2. I don't know. I would google it. I have never used one like that and I don't want to attempt a guess! :)

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  30. I'm a college student living with 6 other students (2 are vegetarian so we'll say 4 others for cooking purposes) and I really want to make this meal as one of our house dinners! How many people does this recipe usually feed?

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    1. This serves about 4. You can double it with no problem!

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  31. Made this tonight for dinner...tasted wonderful. Next time i think we will use more stuffing to help absorb the liquid...there was a bit too much even with having the lid off cooking for 40 min.

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    1. Great idea. Make it work! ;) Glad you enjoyed it!

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  32. Can you please tell me what that plastic thing is you are putting in there is? I would love to use something like that so I don't have a messy Crock Pot to clean afterwards. I am sharing this recipe this week. It is SUPER EASY and looks DELICIOUS. Thanks Missy

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    1. Those are a little piece of heaven called "Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners!" They make clean up a cinch!

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    2. Thanks. We are making this right now and I can not wait to try it out.

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  33. Making this tonight and can't wait for it to be done! I'm sure this one is going to be a favorite! I love your website!!!

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    1. It's definitely one of our favorites! :) I'm so happy you love my website!

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  34. Making this tomorrow. Love it! When is your book coming out?

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  35. I HAVE MADE THIS AND IT IS SUPERB! MY GRAND DAUGHTER WAS VISITING WHEN I MADE IT AND NOW SHE IS HOME AND WANTS THE RECIPE SENT TO HER-SO SHE CAN MAKE IT FOR HER MOM AND BROTHER..

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm happy you're passing it on to spread the love!

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  36. what type of bag did you place in your slow cooker
    I like the idea to make it easier to clean up

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    1. It is a slow cooker liner. Reynolds and PanSaver make them :)

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  37. This is an awesome recipe, with a few modifications. I double (every) recipe because my husband (and whichever of his bachelor brothers drops in around supper time) can easily eat three helpings. So double everything. And I use a ham steak instead of the slices... more flavor and easier with everything all cubes neatly. Throw in some onions, fresh chopped garlic, and diced mushrooms. Buy swiss in the block form and grate yourself to save tons of money...Served over rice, this is easily my favorite budget weekday meal and I have made it about a dozen times. Ciao!

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  38. got started a little late how long shopuld i leave it on high and then turn down on low to melt cheeese

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    1. HIGH for 3 hours, then turn it to low and add the cheese.

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  39. Chicken Cordon Bleu has recently become my kids favorite recipe but it was a pain to fix. I cant wait to try this out and see if they love it. Thanks for the recipe.

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  40. Could you make this recipe keeping the chicken breast whole?

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