Friday, January 14, 2011

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Recipe adapted from Erica's Kitchen Adventures
Makes 6 Servings

1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
9-oz.package smoked ham, diced
16 oz. chicken breast, cooked in salt and pepper then shredded with two forks
4 tbsp light butter
4 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
14 oz can chicken broth
3 cups white rice, cooked per package instructions
3 oz. Cabot 75% Reduced Fat Cheddar

Preheat oven to 350. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes, until tender. Then add garlic and and ham and cook for another 5 minutes until heated through. Add cooked chicken. Add butter until it is melted, then stir in the flour, salt and pepper until combined. Slowly stir in the chicken broth, then mix in rice. Transfer mixture to a 9x13 baking dish and sprinkle the top with cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Nutritional Information: 394 calories, 43 carbs, 8 fat grams and 31 protein grams.

Review: YUMMY! It’s like a little taste of Thanksgiving! I loved the butter combined with the bacon – it made every bite taste flavorful and sinful. Ham just really gives that natural flavor. I could see bringing to Thanksgiving – it had that kind of flavor too it. I rarely make rice casseroles (when the rice has to cook in it) because they usually work out crunchy or mushy for me. But with this one since the rice was made separate it worked out great. I also liked how much food this one made. I’ll be making it again!

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