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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is a creamy mixture of chicken, ham, and cheese over rice. Topped with a buttery Ritz cracker topping for a truly comforting meal.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole in baking dish.

Chicken Cordon Bleu in Casserole Form

Everyone loves a good casserole recipe. A delicious chicken casserole with all the ingredients of chicken cordon bleu: chicken, ham, swiss cheese all baked together over white rice is pure comfort food. I’ve made it extra-flavorful by adding some cheddar cheese and a buttery Ritz cracker crumb topping.

What Is Chicken Cordon Bleu?

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a classic French dish made with chicken, ham, and cheese. Typically, the chicken is pounded thin and wrapped around ham and swiss cheese. It is then usually coated in breadcrumbs. “Cordon Bleu” in French means “blue ribbon”. It is used to describe food of the highest standard.

Cordon Bleu casserole in baking dish.

Use Rotisserie Chicken For Convenience

Using a rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken makes Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole super easy to put together. You will need about 4 cups of diced cooked chicken. Note: This recipe is also great for using up Thanksgiving leftovers so feel free to use leftover turkey instead of chicken as well as leftover ham.

What To Serve With Chicken Casserole

This recipe goes great with Southern-Style Green Beans or Lemon Butter Broccoli and Yeast Rolls. You can also serve it with a graden salad with Creamy Italian Dressing.

This is a great recipe to make when you need a meal to take to a new mother or a family that’s going through a rough time. It appeals to a wide variety of ages and tastes and it is true comfort food that is bound to bring pleasure at the end of a hard day.

The combination of chicken, ham, and cheese is already an irresistible one, but a buttery Ritz cracker topping really takes this casserole over the top. Pair with some green beans or a salad and you have a fantastic meal to serve your family.

Wooden spoon scooping up casserole.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Add some veggies to this casserole if you wish. One cup of steamed chopped broccoli or green beans would be a great addition.
  • Use a different cheese. For a stronger cheese flavor, use gruyere cheese instead or swiss. If you don’t like swiss, use sliced provolone cheese or shredded mozzarella or monterey jack cheese.
Spoon scooping up Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole.

More Chicken Casseroles

If you’re looking for chicken casseroles, you’ve come to the right place. We have Chicken Cobbler, Chicken and Stuffing CasseroleChicken and Asparagus Casserole, Chicken Divan Casserole, and Poppyseed Chicken Casserole.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is a creamy mixture of chicken, ham, and cheese over rice. Topped with a buttery Ritz cracker topping for a truly comforting meal.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
TOTAL: 40 minutes
SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked rice, I use 2 bags of Success Boil in the Bag Rice
  • 4 cups cooked diced chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups diced ham
  • 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 6 ounces sliced swiss cheese cut into strips
  • 4 ounces grated cheddar cheese
  • 20 Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  • Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spoon rice into bottom of baking dish.
  • Top rice with chicken and ham.
  • Evenly layer swiss cheese and cheddar cheese on top of meat.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together chicken soup, milk, and chicken broth.
  • Pour soup mixture on top of cheese.
  • In a small bowl, mix together cracker crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle on top of casserole.
  • Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Notes

I like to use rotisserie chicken for the chicken but any cooked chicken can be used or you can even use turkey.

Nutrition

Calories: 631kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Casserole
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken casserole, ham

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28 thoughts on “Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole”

  1. Excellent recipe. I added a dollop of grey poupon mustard to the soup mixture and used whisk to combine all the liquid ingredients.
    Will make again but use low sodium cream of chix soup because we are watching sodium. Really 😋 delicious!

  2. I am a novice cook, cooking for one. I made this several months ago and froze a few portions. I totally forgot about it until I made the recent decision to eat out of my freezer. I don’t remember any of my impressions when I first made it, but my thawed out leftovers taste AWESOME. Very flavorful; perfect comfort food. This recipe is a keeper for me.

  3. AURELENE BECK

    Trying to find recipes my daughter can freeze for work notes. Should this be frozen before or after baking. If after any kind of instructions. Will it be dry?

  4. Kammie | Sensual Appeal Blog

    Gotta love a good casserole. This one looks just SO deliciously decadent <3

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Yes, you can freeze it or assemble it up to 24 hours ahead of time and refrigerate.

  5. OK, this looks awesome, but now I’m going back to check out the chicken and stuffing casserole!

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