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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. 151
    Pam says:

    A tasty looking casserole – it’s the perfect time of year to make it.

  2. 152
    Morgan says:

    I heard this stuff is great. I would love to try it.

    And the bottle is just so pretty.

  3. 153
    Emily says:

    What a great idea for simplifing Chicken Cordon Bleu – it looks delicious! We’re having a comfort food recipe contest and would love to have you enter this or another favorite recipe. I’ve linked to the contest through my name. The prize rocks! And I love POM juice, so I hope I win.

  4. 154
    Amy says:

    Love F-R-E-E!

  5. 155
    Chrissy says:

    I have wanted to try this juice so maybe now’s my chance.

  6. 156
    Candy says:

    Yummy casserole. I think my boys would love this one. Digging out the POM juice now.

  7. 157
    markandsusanna says:

    I’ve never tried this stuff, but look at it in the store and think hum should I try it. That would be awesome if I won!

  8. 158
    Dawn says:

    OK, I’m sold too, would love to try this POM juice. I hear it makes a mean pomagranete (sp?) cheesecake.
    Is it all natural or pom and sugar? Hmmm. Well, your very cheesy cordon bleu looks wonderful.

  9. 159
    The Napier's says:

    I LOVE POM Juice… and it comes in so many different variety’s… Pom with peach, pom with grape, pom with cherry (my personal fav). LOVE IT!! LOVE TO WIN!! Good Stuff.
    OH, and LOVE PICKY PALATE!! its on my fav’s list : )

  10. 160
    Brooke says:

    It would be so much fun to win! I check your site on a regular basis, and have used many of the recipes. They are wonderful, and thanks for taking the time to post them.

  11. 161
    Regan says:

    Sounds great!

  12. 162
    holly says:

    Love your blog. All the recipes I try turn out so good. Thanks for all your ideas.

  13. 163
    Faye says:

    Had my first pomegranite juice a few months ago and love it! I like to mix it with grape juice. YUM!!

  14. 164
    Amy says:

    I have never tried POM juice, but I have had my eyes on it for the longest time! It sounds yummy!

  15. 165
    whit says:

    POM juice sounds awesome! 🙂 I hope I win!

  16. 166
    Carrie says:

    Count me in… I love your blog!

  17. 167
    Amy says:

    I’ve seen POM juice but never tried it. Maybe you could give us some recipes??? I’d love to win some!

  18. 168
    Amy says:

    I’ve seen POM juice but never tried it. Maybe you could give us some recipes??? I’d love to win some!

  19. 169
    Emiline says:

    Oh man. I love POM.

    I’m so entering this contest!

  20. 170
    Kaime says:

    I have never tried this but always here about it. I do like pomegranite.

  21. 171
    Megan says:

    I have been wanting to try that juice and free is my kind of price 😉 Pick me! Pick me!

  22. 172 says:

    Pom juice is very good….can you use it to cook with?

  23. 173
    Lorie says:

    Oh! I would love the coupons!

  24. 174
    Shane says:

    Pom is the Bomb!! That stuff is delicious!!

  25. 175
    Queen of her Castle says:

    I love POM. So good for you too!

  26. 176
    Becky Johnson says:

    Oh, please let me have some Pom juice!!

  27. 177
    Ellen W says:

    I could use the anti-oxidants.

  28. 178
    Carlee Hoopes says:

    I would love to try this!

  29. 179
    The DeMarcus Family says:

    awesome dinner idea, it is something my whole family will like!

  30. 180
    Claire says:

    Never had POM juice but I bet it’s good. The casserole looks yummy.

  31. 181
    The Organic Guinea Pig says:

    I love pom juice!

  32. 182
    snbjork says:

    Awesome! I have some ham in the freezer that needs to be used and this sounds great!

  33. 183
    Hess Fam says:

    I’m up for trying the POM!

  34. 184
    Sarah says:

    I LOVE POM juice!!!

    esp POM Margaritas ;-p

  35. 185
    Topher says:

    thanks for the opportunity!


  36. 186
    Dragana says:

    The last time I used pomagranate juice in a recipe, I failed to taste the juice and since it was bad, my sauce was sour and inedible. I would love to try some of the POM brand.

  37. 187
    Robinson Family says:

    This dish looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try it. And I love pom juice:)

  38. 188
    Abbey says:

    Never tried it. Sounds great.

  39. 189
    Justin and Kristin Neal says:

    Yummy POM juice!! love it!!

  40. 190
    Holly and Ken Grover says:

    I love POM Juice, & pomegranates. I have eaten 3 of them this week already, they are so good!

  41. 191
    Whitney says:

    I never tried it either – I usually just buy fresh ones. I would also love to win!

  42. 192
    That Girl says:

    I LOVE Pom…I’m also a big fan of cheesy chicken in any form!

  43. 193
    Millers says:

    I LOVE POM juice!!!! YUM YUM YUM
    And thanks for the chicken casserole. We’ll be trying it for dinner tomarrow night, can’t wait.:)

  44. 194
    Sarah says:

    My husband drinks POM like a crazy person. Enter me, please!

  45. 195
    Alison says:

    The casserole looks so yummy… I think my family would eat it up!

  46. 196
    Anonymous says:

    I made this casserole tonight and could have seriously eaten the whole thing. SO GOOD! Thanks!


  47. 197
    Joylybean says:

    I love POM – pick me, pick me!

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    The Giffords says:

    I am a Brinton cousin and have seen nyou on Food Network. I was so happy to find your blog. Your recipes look delicious and I can’t wait to try some.

    I would love some POM juice !

  49. 199
    Leslie says:

    Have never tried Pom Juice but I would love too. Count me in.

  50. 200
    Janae says:

    Your blog is fantastic. The pom juice looks very good!

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