February 3, 2010

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

This is loosely based on the Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe at Picky Palate, but I changed it up a bit to suit my family's taste.  I have a habit of reading recipes but never following them exactly. I always put my own spin on things.

Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu Rice Casserole

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
½ lb diced ham
2 Cups cooked shredded chicken breast
4 Tablespoons margarine
¼ Cup flour
1 tsp Zatarain's or other Cajun seasoning
 14 oz can chicken broth
3 Cups cooked brown rice
2 cups shredded cheese, your choice(I used Parmesan and sharp cheddar)
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute garlic, ham, and chicken in a skillet over medium heat until garlic is golden, but not browned.  Melt margarine; stir in flour and seasoning until combined.  Stir in chicken broth very slowly until smooth.  Add cooked rice, then transfer to a greased 9" x 13" baking dish.  Spread softened cream cheese in a thin layer over top of rice mixture.  Top with shredded cheese.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Cover with foil for the last 10 minutes of baking.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for helping me plan tonite's dinner (your Pork Fried Rice) as well as tomorrow nite's: this casserole.