Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake

From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner


2 large chicken breasts

1 tsp. lemon pepper

1 tsp. Mrs. Dash Original

8 slices black forest ham, very thinly sliced

Swiss cheese, sliced

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup

3/4 can full of milk

black pepper

1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1 c. seasoned croutons, crushed

cooked wild rice or brown rice, for serving


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place chicken breasts in a greased 9x9-inch baking pan.  Season with lemon pepper and Mrs. Dash.  Top each chicken breast with one slice of ham, then swiss cheese (as much as you like), then two slices of ham each, more swiss cheese and last with one more slice of ham.  In a separate bowl, combine cream of chicken soup, milk, black pepper and Italian seasoning.  Pour over chicken breasts, being careful so the ham and cheese doesn't slide off of the chicken.  


Cover tightly with foil and bake for 40-60 minutes or until chicken registers 165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.  Remove from oven and top each chicken breast with crushed croutons.  Return to oven, uncovered, for 5 more minutes to slightly toast the croutons.  Remove from oven and serve over wild rice or brown rice.  Spoon sauce over the top for serving.  Yield: 2 servings.     


Jenn's Notes:  If you don't want thick chicken breasts, you could always butterfly the breasts (cut in half horizontally) and bake in a 9x13-inch pan.  The baking time will depend on if your chicken breasts are thawed or frozen.