Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Saturday, June 6, 2009
Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is an alternative to the fancy stuffed classic made super easy.

For years I believed that chicken cordon bleu was a French invention, but it actually originated in Switzerland as a schnitzel filled with cheese around the 1940s, originally found in a cookbook around 1949.

This copycat chicken casserole dish is a super creamy ranch in flavor topped with a creamy cheese sauce stuffed with deli ham.

The chicken is sliced thin,  lightly sauteed then cooks up fast in the sauce baked in the oven.

I love the ease of making this casserole in a throw-away pan for less cleanup.

This recipe is perfect after a holiday with lots of leftover ham left and looking for another recipe to repurpose it, this is perfect for it.

If you're a huge fan of chicken cordon bleu and simple recipes, this will be your favorite casserole and your family and friends will love it also.

You may also like to try our Chicken or Pork Lombardy which is a wine-based chicken with mushrooms and also loaded with melted cheese or our Mississippi London Broil recipe for two easy delicious meals.

Scroll down to get this easily printable recipe to get started on this super easy family-loved chicken recipe.

Chicken cordon bleu made in a casserole pan with cheese sauce

this is chicken cordon bleu baked

Classic Chicken Cordon Bleu

What I love the most about this recipe is with just a few simple ingredients this turns into such a tender creamy bold-flavored chicken.

The recipe has several kinds of cheese combined melted together added to make this yummy casserole.

The original French classic chicken recipe requires much more work of pounding the chicken than stuffing it.

Just buy the chicken already thinly sliced for a quick meal in no time.

this is all in one pan easy chicken cordon bleu in a casserole casserole


  1. preheat oven
  2. season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste granulated garlic powder and herbs
  3. buy thinly sliced chicken breasts or cut them 1/4 inch thick
  4. make sure the cream cheese is whipped or spreadable
  5. always grease your pan or line it with parchment paper (you can also use a disposable pan)
  6. add red pepper flakes for a little heat
  7. use any kinds of cheese you prefer and substitute
  8. for a garnish add bleu cheese crumbles

this is chicken cordon bleu browned before baking

Tool You May Need:

  1. 13 x 9 baking dish
  2. measuring spoons
  3. measuring cup
  4. bowl
  5. spoon
  6. cheese grater if using block cheeses
  7. knife
  8. cutting board

these are chicken breasts sliced thin with cream cheese spread on top

Ingredients You Will Need(scroll down to the printable recipe card for exact measurements)

  • chicken, (or turkey filets can be substituted)
  • cream cheese
  • granulated garlic powder
  • deli ham or leftover holiday ham
  • salt, pepper
  • assorted cheeses
  • butter
  • heavy cream or half and half
  • Italian seasoning or chopped fresh parsley
  • Optional: Italian breadcrumbs or crushed buttery crackers for garnish before baking

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I Never Have Enough Chicken Recipes

With just a few ingredients this casserole is perfect for any chicken recipe collection.

I really love the ease of these baked chicken breast recipes in one pan especially ones that make a sauce to pour over the side dishes we prefer.

We hope you try this recipe, anyone that's a huge cheese lover, and especially a bleu cheese lover.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Yield: 6
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 55 Min
This is an all-in-one pan chicken rolled up with ham covered in cheese sauce that can be a topping for rice, pasta, or even crusty French bread.


  • 2 large boneless thinly sliced chicken breast
  • enough deli ham for each thinly sliced piece of chicken 9or use thin sliced leftover ham from a recent holiday you may have made)
  • 1 container spreadable whipped cream cheese
  • granulated garlic powder
  • 1 cup flour seasoned with salt and pepper around 1 teaspoon each
  • 1/ 4 cup oil
  • Optional: Italian flavored breadcrumbs, buttery cracker crumbs or seasoned panko, before baking and bleu cheese crumbles for garnish
  • Sauce Ingredients
  • (This is the Sauce you will pour over the chicken and then bake covered on 350* for 1 hour.)
  • 4 slices of Swiss cheese or Gruyere cheese 
  • 1 cup extra sharp cheddar or Havarti cheese
  • 4 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of half and a half or heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano and Parmesan combined grated cheese
  • 1/4 cup of feta
  • 4 tablespoons bleu cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoons of each, granulated garlic powder, salt, white pepper, cayenne pepper, and parsley.
  • Heat and combine all ingredients just until the cheeses are melted set aside.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make cheese sauce first.
  3. Oil spray a casserole deep 13 x 9 pan and set aside.
  4. On a cutting board spread each piece of chicken with whipped cream cheese, add a piece of deli ham, sprinkle with granulated garlic powder.
  5. After you have repeated this with all chicken slices.
  6. Note: you can attach toothpicks or butcher's thread to each one.
  7. Roll chicken into the seasoned flour ( you can add dried Italian seasoning and granulated garlic also if you prefer more seasoning.
  8. In a large frying pan heat around 1/4 cup oil and brown chicken seam side down on each side for around 2 minutes each side.
  9. Place them in the casserole pan seam side down.
  10. Pour the melted cheese sauce over the chicken.
  11. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs or buttery cracker crushed and cover loosely with foil.
  12. Bake at 350 until the chicken is cooked all the way through around 35 minutes to 40 (depending on the thickness of the chicken) removing the foil after 20 minutes.
  13. Garnish: bleu cheese crumbles if preferred
  14. Suggestions for Serving:
  15. Cooked rice, cooked pasta, crusty bread over a bed of assorted cooked vegetables, or sauteed greens of any kind.
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  1. I am always looking for new ways to cook with chicken and this looks delicious. Super comforting too.

  2. What a delicious chicken dinner!

  3. This looks so yummy and very tasty! My family love love loved this recipe! Definitely a big hit here and will make this again!

  4. Yum! I have this on my dinner menu for next week. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. So many gorgeous flavours packed into one dish, this looks delicious!


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