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Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu Rice Casserole and POM giveaway!


Good Thursday everyone! Hope you are all enjoying your week. A couple cool things for you….

First, is this great weeknight dinner idea. Easy and family friendly is always a plus in my book. I took one of my favorite dishes, Chicken Cordon Bleu and turned it into an easy to put together casserole. Trust me, the whole family will love this cheesy rice dinner. Enjoy! Oh, and check out my newest article I wrote for the 3-A-Day folks featured on and, I’m having so much fun with them.

Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu Rice Casserole

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

1 red bell pepper, diced

1 clove fresh garlic, minced

½ lb diced ham

2 Cups cooked shredded chicken breast

4 Tablespoons butter

¼ Cup flour

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper

14 oz can chicken broth

3 Cups cooked rice of choice (I used white long grain)

1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 Cup shredded mozzarella or swiss cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Heat oil into a large 5 qt rimmed skillet over medium heat. Saute onion and bell pepper until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, ham and chicken. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Melt butter then stir in flour, salt and pepper until combined. Slowly stir in chicken broth until well combined. Stir in cooked rice then transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish. Top with cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cover the dish with foil the last 10 minutes for oozing cheese.

6-8 servings


Pomegranate Juice Givaway!

Second, I was excited to get an email from the folks at POM filling me about this great Blogger recipe contest they are hosting. Click HERE for the details on a chance to win $5,000 bucks.

They also gave me the opportunity to have a fun little giveaway. One of my readers will receive 10 coupons for free POM juice. I got a complimentary case in the mail today and YUM, it is good stuff not to mention really good for you.

To be entered, just leave a comment on this post by Saturday the 8th before midnight AZ MST. Good Luck everyone and have a great rest of your week!

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  1. 51
    Meg says:

    Love the recipe! It looks delicious and creamy!

  2. 52
    Erin says:

    That POM juice is GOOOOD! And this casserole looks good too. Yum!

  3. 53
    Misty says:

    #1 This recipe looks FANTASTIC. It even looks like something my incredibly picky hubby would eat.

    #2 I can’t get enough of anything pomegranate. They’ve always been my favorite fruit and I would love to get some POM. Love that stuff!

  4. 54
    Court Cooks says:

    I would love to make some POM martini’s!!

  5. 55
    Maria says:

    I have seen POM juice but never tried it! Sounds good though! Thanks for another giveaway!

  6. 56
    jtr4511 says:

    I have heard of the Pom Juice but haven’t been able to find it. Would love the chance – thanks so much for the opportunity!

  7. 57
    Mary says:

    Great article for 3-a-day, Jennie. Very nicely done.

  8. 58
    Lindsay says:

    I’ve been wanting to try POM juice, so this would be a super excuse to buy some 🙂

  9. 59
    JJLanier says:

    Everything you make looks delicious! I love trying your recipes. I’m looking for those cinnamon chips!

    Please choose me! POM juice is SO YUMMY!

  10. 60
    Erica Williams says:

    Pick me! I love POM juice! Oh, and I LOVE your blog. I made spaghetti bolgonase last night for dinner- it was awesome! Thanks for all of the wonderful recipes.

  11. 61
    Sharon says:

    What an inventive dish! It’s a great combination of the flavors of Cordon Bleu without the hassle!

  12. 62
    Lissel Dalton says:

    YUM! I love chicken cordon bleu, so am looking foward to trying this no fuss dish! And I love pomegranate juice…so I hope I get some POM!

  13. 63
    Tamera says:

    That casserole looks so yummy! Since winter is coming you should post some crock pot recipes!
    Hope to try that POM juice.

  14. 64
    Janiel says:

    I’ve heard of this but have yet to try it. Love your blog…and so does my waist line!

  15. 65
    Kerri says:

    I love your blog!

  16. 66
    Michaiah says:

    This casserole looks great, I can’t wait to try it! And I also love pomegranate juice!

  17. 67
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Who doesn’t love cordon blue chicken? I think transforming it into a casserole is just genious!

  18. 68
    Brooke says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! Love your recipes too!

  19. 69
    Fellars Family says:

    Thanks for the great recipes! I would love to try the POM juice.

  20. 70
    Julie says:

    I love POM juice! Thanks for having the giveaway! 🙂

  21. 71
    KiMbErLy~eRiN~bRaDy says:

    I Love POM! Especially the real fruit when it comes out in the fall I always stock up!

  22. 72
    Brandon & Aimee says:

    What a coincidence, I just bought me a pomegranate yesterday! I love the website, we tried the banana spice muffins the other day and they were gone in an instant. Where do I find cinnamon chips? I live in Utah but have not found them yet. Anyway, thanks for the great recipes!

  23. 73
    natalie says:

    POM’s the best and I can never afford it! Pick me 🙂

  24. 74
    Flssgrl says:

    I need some Pom Juice for sure!

  25. 75
    Satisfying my Sweet Tooth says:

    LOVE chicken cordon bleu but too scared to try and make it. I’m totally making your casserole for dinner tonight! And I love POM too so I really hope I win!

  26. 76
    Jen says:

    The yumminess of a pomegranate with out the mess.

  27. 77
    Mary Ann says:

    Pom juice is one of my fave items right now. I have used it a couple times recently, not to mention just drinking it 🙂 This casserole looks great, perfect for a weeknight!

  28. 78
    RoweKlan says:

    I love POM, I love your blog

  29. 79
    woodsyouknowit says:

    Never had POM but would love to try.

    Yum, will have to try the recipe!

  30. 80
    Katie says:

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE POM! pick me! pick me!

  31. 81
    Anonymous says:

    I am printing this recipe out to try this week! I think my family will LOVE it.
    Thanks again,

  32. 82
    Emily says:

    I’ll give it a go. Who wouldn’t love red juice in a gorgeous little bottle?

  33. 83
    Allie says:

    Great idea turning it into a casserole you’re so creative! I’m probably the only person, but I still haven’t tried the POM juice…how sad is that?!?!

  34. 84
    desertdiva says:

    Great product and I’d love to win the coupons!

  35. 85
    Amanda says:

    That cheesy rice dish looks SO good! That’s one I’ll have to add to my list of recipes to try.

  36. 86
    Lalycairn says:

    The casserole looks awesome. You are indeed creative, i’d have never thought of taking the cordon bleu ingredients and making a casserole out of them. That is, of course, why I read YOUR blog. (grin)

    POM is a wonderful thing. I’d love to win.

    Lalycairn (at)

  37. 87
    Bob says:

    As interested as I am in winning stuff, I’m much more interested in that casserole. That looks amazing, I want some right now.

  38. 88
    Erin says:

    Mmmm. I love POM!

  39. 89
    Reneé says:

    Pom-tini’s are the best! Pick me!

  40. 90
    EAT! says:

    What a great casserole for the rainy day we are having in NJ. This one includes all our favorites – chicken, ham, and cheese. I’ll be adding this to my recipe file.

  41. 91
    fly baby in OKC says:

    I just ate a whole pom in 2 days last week…I would LOVE that juice! YUM!

    Are you gonna be making any recipes with your POM juice? *hint – hint* :o)

  42. 92
    Wendy says:

    I’ve been wanting to try it!

  43. 93
    RJHnrksn says:

    Looks like a great recipe, and yummy juice!!

  44. 94
    Tina says:

    I have see the stuff at the store but have never tried it. I think that it sounds great though! I will keep my fingers crossed :0

  45. 95
    Jenn says:

    I love your blog. Thanks for sharing great recipes. You are the greatest!!!!!

  46. 96
    Donna in VA says:

    My oldest boy’s favorite food is Chicken Cordon Bleu and my youngest’s favorite food is Rice. . . any kind of rice. So THIS is the perfect combination.

  47. 97
    Maggie says:

    Anything with the words “cheesy” “Chicken” “Cordon Bleu” and “Casserole” has to be fabulous. This looks like something my hubby and 4 boys would devour! Thanks.

  48. 98
    Cindy says:

    I’d love to try some of the POM!

  49. 99
    Laura says:

    Hooray! I would love to try some juice 🙂

  50. 100
    Jen says:

    Can’t wait to try that recipe! My dh loves cordon blue, but it’s a pain to make!

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