Comforting, creamy, and crunchy!
Chicken Cordon Bleu is one example of a food situation where the whole is more than the sum of its parts. Combining crunchy breaded chicken with savory ham and creamy Swiss cheese makes this a delicious combination. It seems there isn’t anything you can do to improve on that combination… But, what if you added the comforting taste of pasta? It was then baked into a creamy, cozy casserole. Then you would have our Chicken Cordon Bleu Tetrazzini. It has all the flavors of the classic trio, but is a comforting casserole.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, divided
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken stock
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
1 1/2 cups ham, chopped
1 pound spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
3/4 cup Swiss cheese, grated
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
Preheat oven to 400°F and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Set aside.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt 1/4 cup of the butter, then add onions. Cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
Add garlic and cook one minute more.
Sprinkle flour over onions, cook one more minute, and then whisk in chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring to a slow boil, reduce heat, and continue cooking until mixture has thickened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in chicken, ham, cooked noodles, and Swiss cheese. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan.
Melt remaining butter in a microwave-safe bowl and then stir in breadcrumbs and Parmesan. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture evenly over casserole.
Bake until hot and bubbling and breadcrumbs have browned, 30 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!