Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Last week, we shopped and saw a box of prepared chicken cordon bleu, and my daughter turned to me to say how long it had been since we ate that. The whole family enjoys it, in fact she even made a completely homemade version for us before. It took hours to prepare! Today, I created this easy version, and it will be added to our list of family meal recipes. 

We cook chicken in bulk in the electric pressure cooker, and my oldest daughter deboning the chicken led me to consider the best way to use it and remember her sister's wish for chicken cordon bleu, thus this recipe was created. 

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

16 oz dry noodles, boil in chicken broth 
Deboned fully cooked chicken
Sliced ham, 5-8 slices 
Swiss cheese, 5-8 slices
8 Ritz crackers, crumbled

This could easily be adapted for more. 8 servings would fit in a large casserole dish, but we had exactly 5 slices of Canadian bacon left in the package, so I made 5 servings in our deep stoneware casserole dish. First the boiled noodles and remaining broth they were boiled in were poured into the pan. Next I scooped five 1/2 cup portions of shredded chicken on top of the noodles. A slice of Canadian bacon topped each pile of chicken, and above that a slice of Swiss cheese topped it off. My daughter agreed crumbled Ritz crackers would resemble the breading on the traditional version, so she sprinkled that on top of the cheese and visible noodles. We baked it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, and it was delicious! 

Let me know if you try it. 



  1. Sounds yummy. Wonder if ham might work as well

    1. Ham should work perfectly. I just used what we had.

  2. Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of the things my son will actually eat. This sounds yummy and easy enough! Thanks for sharing, Jennifer! We'll definitely be trying it. I often find our best recipes come from experimenting.

  3. Oh my, that sounds absolutely delicious! We too cook chicken "in bulk" in the pressure cooker, but we can only fit one whole chicken and a few extra loose parts, so it doesn't stretch very far. I think I might try this recipe with chicken thighs, since then I don't have to debone. Sometimes I get lazy. ;)

    Thanks for a great recipe!

  4. That looks so good!! I will definitely be trying it soon!


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