Another Cordon Bleu Casserole
Easy Cheesy and Breezy... don't know what that means... it just rhymes lol
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 1/2 cup Yellow Onion, diced
- 3 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
- 1 1/4 cup White Long Grain rice, uncooked
- 10.75 oz. Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1/2 cup Sour Cream
- 1 cup Milk
- 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
- 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 cup cooked chicken
- 8 oz. ham steak, or 1 cup diced ham
- 9 slices Swiss Cheese
- 1/3 Cup Seasoned Breadcrumbs
- 1 Tablespoon Melted Butter
Place the rice in a strainer and run it under cool water for 1 minute. This rids it of excess starch which will help to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot when cooked.
Shred the cheese and set aside, it will melt better if it’s not cold when added. Avoid packaged shredded cheese as it contains cellulose which prevents it from melting well.
If using uncooked chicken, diced it and season with salt and pepper. Sauté in butter until golden and cooked through. Set aside.
Measure out remaining ingredients prior to cooking.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Melt 2 Tablespoons butter and add the diced onions. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
Add the garlic, garlic powder, and thyme. Cook for one more minute.
Add olive oil, chicken broth, and rice. Stir to combine.
Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover tightly and cook for 15 minutes. Do not stir.
Turn off heat, leave the lid on and let it sit for 10 minutes, do not stir. Any rice stuck on the bottom will release during this time.
Add the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, milk, Dijon mustard, cheddar + Parmesan cheese, and cooked chicken/ham. Stir to combine.
Transfer to a lightly greased 9 x 13 casserole dish. Top with Swiss cheese. Cover and bake for 15 minutes.
Combine the melted butter and breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over the top of the casserole and bake for 10 more minutes, uncovered.
Let it stand for 5 minutes prior to serving.