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Chicken Cordon Bake

I took this cordon bake to our son's house for supper and it was enjoyed by everyone. A very simple version of Chicken Cordon Bleu.
  • 4 cups chicken, cooked and chopped
  • 2 cups ham, cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup onions, chopped..I omitted this and it tasted just fine
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Crunchy topping
  1. Layer chicken, ham, and cheese in a greased 9" by 13 " pan.
  2. Saute onions (if using) in butter.
  3. Stir in flour, blend in milk, add dry mustard and seasonings.
  4. Cook and stir until thickened.
  5. Pour over ham and sprinkle with topping.
Crunchy topping:
  • 2 1/2 cups coarse bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  1. Mix together until combined, sprinkle over ham.
  2. Bake in a 350ยบ oven for 30 minutes.
I served it with brown rice and a salad.


  1. I'm sure this is very good... But it reminded me of a favorite recipe of mine that has a few additions to it.

    Like dill in the chicken/ham mixture and additional dill and finely chopped walnuts in the topping. Everything else of the recipe seems very close. You have to do the onions, though... it makes it soooooo good. ;)

    Thanks for reminding me of my recipe - I'll need to make this again.

  2. This looks delicious. Did you include shredded carrot in yours?

  3. I copy-paste immediately... thanks as always, ciao Flavia

  4. sounds wonderful and looks great..

  5. What a great casserole and so much less fussy than rolling and frying.

  6. OHMYGOODNESS! This is such a terrific idea - I just printed it and will be trying this soon. Thank you so much for sharing your delectable dishes!

  7. mmmm...looks tasty! I'll have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. 14 cups of butter? I'm hoping n'praying you mean 1/4 cup butter, otherwise you can all come to visit me in the cardic unit at our hospital...

    Sound delicious - making my mouth water, but I'd add cut up broccoli...

  9. OR - how about adding spinach to it - I love spinach in the late winter/early spring... make it and add it to almost everything...

  10. This looks like a wonderful supper to bring to someone, or serve at home. Your son must of been delighted that his mom would bring supper to his place.....oh the love of a mom.....

  11. I make a similar dish, but mine includes a base of hashbrown potatoes. YUMMMMY!

  12. As I was reading this one, I just knew it came from you, Betty! It sounds like something that would be a good potluck dish to take to one of our family gatherings. I printed it out.

    thanks for sharing with us.

  13. Looks yummy and easy - my favorite kind of recipe. I'll be trying it soon.

  14. Looks like a very good recipe Betty!

  15. this bake looks simple and divine! thanks for sharing :)
    love this, love you! .meg

  16. Snagging it and thinking it'll be a whole let easier than making the traditional recipe and just as tasty. Thank you!

  17. My daughter made this yesterday for our family, her first time to do a white sauce.
    It was delicious!!

  18. made this for supper last night -- it was a hit! thanks for the great idea.

  19. I didn't add carrots but it's a great idea to add veggies.
    Clare..good to hear you loved it!
    Anonymous..happy you enjoyed this dish, so did we:)
    And thank you all for your ideas and kind comments.

  20. Hi ladies ... I'm a little late coming to the table on this post, but wanted to share that I made this recipe on the week-end. It is a hit with my family and I will certainly be making it again many times in the future!! Delicious, just delicious!! Nice to have a "non-fried" version of Chicken Cordon Bleu!

    ~ Shirley ~

  21. Hello ladies, I just wanted to say that my sisters and I have fallen in love with this site.
    My only variation to this is I'm going to add some cooked shell pasta... saves time on having to make a side dish. : )

  22. I made this dish tonight for supper. WOW! So good! I did tweak a bit. I used chicken broth/milk mix for the liquid, and I added carrot, celery and herbs de provence in with the spices. AMAZING!!!


  23. I have a very similar recipe but it has dill weed in the white sauce and uses cheddar instead. I also always add pecans on top, with the bread crumbs. Every time I make it I get accolades! I increased it and served it to an Alpha class. It was a hit!

  24. Huge hit at our house!

    In our case, I skipped the cheddar cheese in the topping, and instead of dry mustard I used some prepared Horseradish mustard.

    Empty plates and requests for more all around.

  25. What I think is just so fascinating, is that it seems no two women will make the recipe as it is written, but each instantly personalizes it!

  26. Just made this for dinner tonight and my family loved it! Yay a new recipe to add to the dinner rotation!

  27. I received the Celebrations cookbook as a Christmas gift from my sister and brother-in-law and finally tried the "Chicken Cordon Bake" for supper tonight. My boys enjoyed it and I loved it! Last year I was in an accident and I've lost most of my sense of smell - I seem to only pick up bitter smells now - but the hint of smell as this was baking in the oven was awesome. I will definitely make this again and share it with others.

  28. Oh my goodness. YUM! Great job, Betty! :) I'm pinning this to try myself.