Traditionally chicken cordon bleu has been thought of as a fancy meal and if purchased at a restaurant - expensive.
I decided to try my hand at making an inexpensive version for the two of us - and it was a true hit!
I will definitely do this again.
This recipe can be increased as needed for more people
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole (for 2)
1 large boneless/skinless chicken breast cooked and cut into bite size pieces
4 oz. thinly sliced ham
4 slices Swiss cheese
1/2 can of cream of chicken condensed soup
1/2 can water
Approximately 1 - 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs (or you could use cup of small cut dressing bread)
Preheat oven 350*.
Cook chicken and cut into pieces. Mix soup, water, bread crumbs, and about 1/4 cup parmesan cheese together. Add chicken and stir together. Pour into a small greased baking pan, top with ham slices and Swiss cheese. Bake about 25-30 minutes until cheese is turning golden in color.
We served with a nice vegetable and it was very filling and so tasty.
*Use the other half can of soup for another casserole or recipe - don't waste it!!!
It's nice to be able to fix a 'fancy' meal at home and not have to spend a lot of money. Get creative and figure a way to make your favorite restaurant food!