Yes, you read that correctly. Chickenfriggincordonbleu – in. A. Casserole!
To be quite honest, I’d never had chicken cordon bleu until I made a skinny version a few months back. However, the whole pounding the chicken thin, rolling it and securing it usually puts me into a fit of rage and kills a bunch of toothpicks. Sometimes it’s worth it – as you saw with my Jalapeno Popper Chicken!
However, sometimes – life just calls for a casserole. And with the chill in the air, you’ll love this layered comfort food – but you know I have your back, so it’s lightened up as to not add layers to YOU!
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole(serves 4 – 8ww pts/serving)
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
4 oz. lean sliced deli honey ham
2 oz. reduced-fat Swiss cheese
2 Tbsp. reduced-calorie margarine
2 Tbsp. white whole-wheat flour
1 3/4 cups skim milk
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1/8 tsp. white pepper
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 tsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. Seasoned salt
“I Can’t Believe It’s Not Buttter” spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray medium casserole dish with nonstick spray.
In a medium saucepan, add butter and milk over medium heat and whisk until melted. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Bring to a light simmer and stir until thickened.
Then add lemon juice, mustard, salt, white pepper and paprika. Bring back to light simmer and remove from heat.
Now, take your shredded chicken and spread in the bottom of your casserole dish.
Chop your ham and shred your cheese. Spread ham over the top of the chicken, then spread cheese evenly over the top.
Pour sauce over the cheese and spread, ensuring it reaches the edges.
Sprinkle panko crumbs evenly over the top of the casserole, dusting with parsley and seasoned salt. Spray with butter spray.
Now bake uncovered for 45 minutes until browned and bubbly. Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes before serving.
This dish is so low in points, you can serve with a delicious crisp salad and a slice of whole wheat bread to soak up the goodness.
Hope y’all enjoy…I know we sure did!