Comfort food gets an elegant makeover with this Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole. Each bite promises a delightful mixture of creaminess and goodness, perfectly balanced with the strong flavors of chicken and ham.
Packed with the rich and satisfying flavors of classic Cordon Bleu chicken, this stew offers a simpler, yet equally delightful spin on a favorite dish. Imagine a hearty blend of tender chicken, flavorful ham, and velvety cheese, all mixed together in a creamy, savory sauce. This stew is not only full of flavor, but also offers a sense of nostalgia, bringing back the joy of home-cooked meals. This is a dish that combines comfort with a fine dining experience, and is perfect for a family dinner or a special event.
This recipe is flexible and can adapt to different dietary needs.
- For the gluten-free version, Replace regular flour with gluten-free flour and ensure that your pasta is gluten-free.
- For those looking to reduce sodium, Use unsalted butter, low-sodium chicken broth, and consider omitting the added salt.
- To reduce saturated fat, Replace the heavy cream with half and half.
- Swiss cheese substitutes: Any cheese is soft and meltable like mozzarella or Monterey Jack.
This chicken cordon bleu stew is a star on its own, but pairing it with a simple, crisp green salad can balance the richness of the dish. If you’re looking to make it a festive meal, a light dessert with fruit like berry compote or sorbet can be a delightful finish.
Storage and reheating instructions
Unfortunately, this casserole does not freeze well because the creamy sauce can separate when thawed. However, leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, cover with foil and heat in a 325 degree F oven until heated through.
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