September 9, 2014

Gluten Free Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

3 cups cooked chicken breast, diced (can also use any left over chicken)
4 slices Tillamook swiss cheese
6 slices Hormel honey ham, sandwich slices (not from the deli)
4 oz Philadelphia cream cheese
3 Tb butter
1 cup milk
1/4 cup Kraft grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup ground raw almonds or almond meal
1/4 cup Kraft grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tb melted butter

Heat oven to 350
Grease a glass pie pan or small oblong pan.
I find this recipe is easiest to make by making the sauce and topping first.
1. Make sauce by placing the 4 ingredients in a pan on medium heat. Stir vigorously with a wire whisk until smooth and mixture begins to thicken and boil. Remove from heat.
2. To make the topping: With blender grind almonds until they resemble a coarse flour. Add parmesan cheese and stir to mix. Pour melted butter over top and stir with a fork. Mixture should look like small peas. If mixture is to dry add a little more melted butter or coconut oil. Set aside.
3. Spread cooked chicken across the bottom of the pan. Lay slices of cheese evenly over all the chicken. Then lay the ham slices over the cheese. Stir sauce and pour over top, covering all the chicken layers.
4. Sprinkle on the topping and bake uncovered for 20 minutes.  Serves 4 -5