Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu is a another fabulous throw it together in the morning and walk into dinner right-ready-to-go in the evening recipe!
Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu
- 1 10.75 oz can low-fat cream of chicken soup
- 1 C 1% milk
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 4 oz sliced ham
- 4 oz sliced swiss cheese
- 1 8oz pkg herbed dry bread stuffing mix
- Preheat slow cooker on high.
- Spray the inside of slow cooker with cooking spray.
- In a small bowl combine milk and cream of chicken soup.
- Pour enough soup mixture in the bottom of slow cooker to cover.
- Place chicken breasts in the bottom of slow cooker.
- Layer ham slices, then cheese slices on top of chicken.
- Pour remaining soup mixture on top.
- Sprinkle dry stuffing and spreading evenly over top.
- Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours.
- Dish and serve!
* I adapted and skinnied this recipe from Six Sisters Stuff cookbook
Let’s just have a little crock pot talk here for a minute…
As most of you know I’m prepping to begin Culinary School this fall and one of the classes I’m taking this summer is Sanitation. We had a little eye-opening chat about Slow Cookers and how they can be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and pathogens.
First rule of thumb is to preheat your crock pot just like you preheat your oven. Plug it in and turn it to the High setting to get it nice and hot for cooking. Next add everything into the crock pot as warmed up as it can be, to cut down on the getting-the-food-hot portion of cooking, this is where you need to be cautious and make sure it is all hot and up to cooking temperature in 2-3 hours. If food stays between 41 degrees and 135 degrees for 4 hours, then it has to be thrown out because the bacteria and pathogens have had much too much time to grow and a foodborne illness is a likely result.
If you add meat make sure it is thawed and NEVER frozen, if it’s beef or pork brown it first. Add liquids hot- like use HOT water. In this recipe warm up your milk and cream of chicken soup in the microwave first, then add it in already hot.
Slow Cookers are wonderful things and if we take a couple of quick precautions to keep food safe while using them… they are even better 🙂
Enjoy this Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu with your family tonight… it’s delicious and tastes as good as regular Cordon Bleu with way less work 🙂
Have a really great Thursday! It’s my kids last day of school so we are SUPER happy, happy around here!