Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Another great find on Pinterest. Check out the original post here for some awesome food photography! (The only adaptations I made were to accommodate what I had on hand and to limit the topping just a bit.)

3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1/2 pound thinly sliced honey ham
1/4 pound sliced baby Swiss cheese
4 Tablespoons butter
4 Tablespoons flour
3 1/4 cups milk
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon mustard
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
4 Tablespoons butter
1 cup breadcrumbs
3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt

Put cooked shredded chicken on the bottom of a greased baking dish. Rough chop the ham and scatter it over the top of the chicken. Lay the Swiss cheese on top of the ham.

Melt 4T butter in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour until smooth and bubbly. Then slowly pour in the milk while stirring briskly. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens. Stir in the lemon juice, mustard, salt, paprika and white pepper. Bring sauce just back to a low boil and turn off heat. Pour sauce evenly over entire casserole.

Melt 4T butter in the microwave in a medium sized bowl. Stir in the bread crumbs and seasoning salt. Sprinkle over the top of the casserole.

Bake at 350* casserole uncovered for 45 minutes until hot and bubbly throughout and topping has turned a light golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes prior to serving.

If I have labeled a recipe as GlutenFree or Dairy Free but it appears to have those ingredients in it... that means the recipe is still delicious with substitutes/replacements. Ex: soy milk, lactose-free cheese, Bragg's liquid aminos (for soy sauce), all-purpose gluten free flour (Better Batter is my favorite), etc. Please check your individual ingredients to be sure they are GF or DF, if that is what you need.

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