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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. 101
    Tanya says:

    Mmmmmmmmmm….I have tried their juice and it is definitely yummy!

    Also just wanted to say thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes. I finally got a bag of cinnamon chips to try your recipes with them. The coconut-oatmeal-white chocolate chippers were incredible. Thanks!

  2. 102
    Jenna Tanner says:

    I love pomegranate juice and POM is the best one by far!

  3. 103
    Amy says:

    Yum! I love pomegranate seeds, and i can only imagine how yummy the actual juice would be! Thanks for the chance to win this!

  4. 104
    Alison Haight says:

    This stuff makes GREAT salad dressings!!! It is pricey though! I’d love to win!

  5. 105
    Schmardy says:

    I have heard awesome things that POM juice does for you! I would LOVE a chance to win!

    I also love your recipes!! I come often to find “new” ones for my family! Thanks so much!!

  6. 106
    KacieFlake says:

    Are you sure that everyone likes it? Derek has some sort of fear of chicken cordon bleu…how did the flakes get so picky!

  7. 107
    Alycat says:

    Yum, POM juice!

  8. 108
    Patsyk says:

    I’ve been wanting to try POM juice… maybe I’ll get lucky and win this one! 🙂

    Your casserole sounds perfect for a busy night. I’ve got it marked… your ideas always inspire me!

  9. 109
    Barbara says:

    Your casserole will be added to my weekday dishes to make.

    Yes, I love POM juice. My hubby and I are addicted to it.

  10. 110
    Marta says:

    I LOVE POM JUICE! I buy one every week when I go grocery shopping and then drink it before the kids come home from school. My own special treat to myself!

  11. 111
    Mandy says:

    Great giveaway, I really like POM juice.

  12. 112
    Lauren says:

    Ooo, I am going to make that casserole for my grandparents this weekend. Thank you!!

  13. 113
    Meghan says:

    For the love of God this sounds delish.
    I will be making it when all the boys are home next weekend.

  14. 114
    Kari says:

    You are so cute, thanks for the 411on cookie baking, hopefully that will help! And this recipe looks delish.

  15. 115
    Tyson and Courtney says:

    I would love to try some POM!

  16. 116
    Tiffany*Adam*Jocelyn says:

    I’ve never tried POM juice but would love to try it! Thanks for all of your yummy recipes! Adam loves it! I would love to win your giveaway! 🙂

  17. 117
    J-me says:

    looks delish!

  18. 118
    Tasty Trends says:

    your casserole looks great!

    i would love to win POM juice!!

  19. 119
    Colleen says:

    i love that juice,it is just so expensive. so pick me so i can have some. i love chicken cordon bleu. i have a recipe like yours for a casserole but we use pasta insead of rice. so yummy.

  20. 120
    alexis says:

    I’ve never had POM juice and have also wanted to.. so thanks!

  21. 121
    Zesty Cook says:

    I love POM Juice… I have over a dozen POM glasses

  22. 122
    CookiePie says:

    YUM – that casserole looks delicious, so rich and satisfying!

  23. 123
    creativecarryout says:

    Great giveaway! I just read an article about the cancer-fighting properties of pom. juice too. 🙂

  24. 124
    JenHunsaker says:

    Sounds yummy! Count me in!

  25. 125
    terrah says:

    Yum! I would love to try some!

  26. 126
    Jas and Kim says:

    I’ve never tried POM, but would love to.

  27. 127
    Lauren W says:

    mmmmmm…..a cosmo made with Pom juice is DELICIOUS!! The rice casserole looks great too! Keep up the great work!

  28. 128
    Tahmina says:

    Pom Juice… I see it at the grocery store but have never picked it up. Count me in!!!!

  29. 129
    The Robinsons says:

    this casserole looks like something my 2 year old would love.

    love me some POM

  30. 130
    Abes and Stace says:

    I would like to try that stuff. Think I could be on a lucky streak?

  31. 131
    Christina "frugal"Larson says:

    I like POM but hate to spend the $ on it. Love stuff for free!!!

  32. 132
    KiMnRoB says:

    I have always wanted to try POM!
    Hopefully I’ll get my chance… 🙂

  33. 133
    Candace says:

    I love POM!

    Also, I’m making this casserole tonight. Looks delish!

  34. 134
    lindsey says:

    I love your blog and would love to be in on this giveaway. Sign me up!

  35. 135
    Dani says:

    I love all your fun giveaways! I’d love to try the POM too!

  36. 136
    Christa says:

    I am always up for trying something new!

  37. 137
    Wii are the Nelsons says:

    POM juice sounds good. I like pomegranates, but I didn’t like the pomegranate jamba….

  38. 138
    Kelli says:

    OMG this chicken casserole looks amazing. I will be making it tomorrrow!!!

    I have always wanted to try POM!

  39. 139
    Simply AnonyMom says:

    OMG! This is an awesome giveaway! My FIL just was diagnosed with prostate cancer and they told him he needs to drink pomegranate juice. He has been going broke buying POM juice (and the cancer treatments of course) so this would be so awesome for him.

    Your recipe sounds awesome also!

  40. 140
    DaViD + KaTie + aLeXiS says:

    yum to the casserole & yum to the juice!

  41. 141
    Michele says:

    I’ve never tried POM…I keep meaning to give it a try, really I do.

    I love you casserole! I’m a big fan of rice based dishes, so this one would be perfect for us.

  42. 142
    Molly says:

    I like pomegranate juice but don’t drink it enough because it is so expensive. Free would be great though!
    Molly Harris

  43. 143
    Alysha says:

    ooo POM juice is tasty!! I would love love love to win! My hubby and I drink so much juice!

    ++The casserole looks great we are going to have it tonight!

  44. 144
    Plain City Dickamores says:

    Love POM juice!! So Yummy. Also i love your blog, Great ideas for dinner for my family.

  45. 145
    Mags says:

    pom! heart healthy a sooo yummy! i have a really fab fruit salad i make with it! thanks for the contest info!

  46. 146
    Nancy says:

    I have always wanted to try it.Yummers

  47. 147
    Ashley says:

    I’ve been dying to try this stuff, but it’s so expensive.

  48. 148
    Correnta says:

    POM juice is amazing! I love it and am always trying to find a way to justify adding into my groceries for the week – it doesn’t happen often.

  49. 149
    Alyssa says:

    Oh, I’ve always wanted to try this stuff! I know how good it’s supposed to be for you. Thanks for the chance.

  50. 150
    Melissa says:

    That looks yummy! I hope i win…

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