I try really hard not to turn on my oven in the summertime. Sometimes I will have a plan for a dinner that typically goes into the oven, & I will change it so I can throw it in the crockpot saving myself from the heat & energy the oven takes to make that meal.

This recipe is one of those that I decided to do in the crockpot so I wouldn’t have to turn on my oven. It turned out great!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole


  • 1 can reduced/low fat cream of chicken soup
  • 1 soup can skim milk
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 oz small diced ham cubes
  • 1 cup white minute rice
  • 5 slices swiss cheese, cut up into little cubes
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs/italian bread crumbs or mixture of both
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  1. In a crockpot, combine cream of chicken soup & milk. Whisk thoroughly.
  2. Cut up chicken breasts into small cubes. Add chicken, ham dices, rice & half of the cut up swiss cheese to crockpot. Add salt(not too much because of the sodium from the cheese) & pepper, oregano, thyme & garlic powder. Give it a good stir.
  3. Top with remaining swiss cheese slices.
  4. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  5. Cook on high for 2-3 hours.