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Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake

I got this easy chicken cordon bleu recipe from a friend years ago. I freeze several half recipes in disposable pans to share with neighbors or for when I'm pressed for time myself. —Rea Newell, Decatur, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    2 casseroles (6 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) reduced-sodium stuffing mix
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 8 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 pound sliced deli ham, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare stuffing mixes according to package directions. Meanwhile, whisk together soup and milk.
  • Toss chicken with pepper; divide between 2 greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Layer with ham, Swiss cheese, 1 cup cheddar cheese, soup mixture and stuffing. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casseroles. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350Ā°. Bake, covered, until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°, about 45 minutes. Uncover; bake until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Chicken thighs taste great in this recipe, and they're usually cheaper at the grocery store than chicken breasts.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese has been aged longer than regular cheddar. As cheese ages, its flavor becomes more pronounced. Using aged cheese in a recipe can add complexity and rich flavor, even to humble favorites like mac ā€™nā€™ cheese.
  • Check out more easy baked dinners to make tonight.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 555 calories, 29g fat (15g saturated fat), 158mg cholesterol, 1055mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 46g protein.