All the delicious flavors of your favorite chicken Cordon Bleu--salty ham, melty cheese, tangy mustard--with no tricky assembly required. This healthy comfort food recipe would be perfect for a potluck.

Hilary Meyer
Source: EatingWell.com, May 2018

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Recipe Summary

active:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Put a large pot of water on to boil. Cook broccoli in the boiling water until just tender and bright green, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl with a slotted spoon. Add pasta to the boiling water and cook according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to the bowl with the broccoli.

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  • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, onion, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion has softened and the chicken is no longer pink throughout, 6 to 8 minutes. Add flour and mustard. Stir until coated. Add milk and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until thickened slightly, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the broccoli and pasta. Stir in cheese, ham and parsley. Transfer the mixture to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, spreading evenly. Combine panko and oil in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the casserole.

  • Bake until the casserole is heated throughout and the breadcrumbs are beginning to brown, about 30 minutes (or 50 minutes, if casserole has been frozen).

Tips

To make ahead: Assemble casserole through Step 2 and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

495 calories; protein 37.7g 75% DV; carbohydrates 47.1g 15% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 5.7g 23% DV; sugars 6.5g; fat 16.9g 26% DV; saturated fat 7.4g 37% DV; cholesterol 87.2mg 29% DV; vitamin a iu 1593.3IU 32% DV; vitamin c 29.7mg 50% DV; folate 40.5mcg 10% DV; calcium 295.7mg 30% DV; iron 3.1mg 17% DV; magnesium 29.8mg 11% DV; potassium 471.5mg 13% DV; sodium 718.8mg 29% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 22% DV.

Reviews (4)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2019
I made as instructed. Was a little dry and wonder if anybody made it with alterations. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2019
Delicious! Easy to make enjoyed by adults and children alike. I would definitely make it again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2019
We all love this. The noodles and broccoli my 9month old scarfed down!!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2018
Awesome recipe and I would definitely make it again. Read More