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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276 Responses
  1. Kimberly Hooks

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  5. Anonymous

    Another winning recipe in my house. We tried it last night and even my husband loved it! He is such a picky eater!!!
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!


  6. Pamela

    I know your giveaway is over, but I just wanted to say that this casserole looks really great! I definitely want to give it a try.

  7. Kyle, Ashley & Gage

    POM rocks!!

    The casserole looks tasty. Wonder how I could make a vegetarian version…

    PS: Heard you can buy cinnamon chips at Food City. I haven’t checked yet though.

  8. Shelley & Scott

    Love the casserole recipe. Could you come up with some yummy recipes to use up about a hundred butterfinger, nestle crunch and baby ruth candy bars. I have Halloween candy coming out my ears!

  9. The Hansens

    My family loves POM juice, it is expensive but worth it. I would love to get some for free. How cool would that be to get a free case in the mail, what a gift. Pick me….

  10. Wservir


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  11. Geegsy

    I’ve never tried it, but have heard good things about it. Everyone says it’s really good! I hope I win! *crosses fingers*

  12. ChiefFamilyOfficer

    Pomegranates are so popular now – I’d love to try the juice for free! Thank you for the giveaway.

  13. Dustin and Tara

    I have always wanted to try that juice. Any recipes in mind? Love your blog and how practical the recipes are!

  14. Lori Lynn

    Just wanted to let you know that I thought your casserole recipe sounded divine.

    (Although I really like Pom, I’ll let someone else win the coupons, seems to be a lot of passion out there for those coupons).

  15. Wservir


    We bumped into your blog and we really liked it – great recipes YUM!!! YUM!!!.
    We would like to add it to the

    We would be delighted if you could add your blog to Petitchef so that our users can, as us,
    enjoy your recipes.

    Petitchef is a french based Cooking recipes Portal. Several hundred Blogs are already members
    and benefit from their exposure on (more than 30 000 visitors per day)

    To add your site to the Ptitchef family you can use or just go to and click on "Add your site"

    Best regards,


  16. Amy Lindstrom

    There is a FABULOUS treat that you must try! Haggen Daas makes an ice cream bar that is pomegranite ice cream covered in a dark chocolate shell. OH MY! It is more heavenly than ANYTHING I have ever tasted! Go try it!

    Oh and pick me, please! 🙂

  17. rubymama

    The casserole looks fabulous! I really love that you combined the rice with it. Rice is a huge hit at our house.

    The POM juice always catches my eye at the store but alas I always fail to get it.

  18. Becky

    What a great casserole! This will be tonight’s supper. Thanks for sharing! I’ve enjoyed POM flavored teas, I would love to try the juice. Will we be seeing a tasty new recipe featuring POM? Sure hope so!

  19. Amanda G.

    I always am excited for fall to come. I love fresh pomegranates. POM juice gets me through the rest of the year. They have a great recipe on their website for chicken wings. Thanks for the great giveaway! Amanda G.

  20. Patti Beasley

    I keep seeing recipes with POM juice in them and want to try it. I have been intimidated since I wouldn’t know what to do with the bottle if I didn’t like it. Would love to try it for free!!!!

  21. Sara

    Yummy, that casserole looks delicious. Just made that chicken corn chowder you posted last year and it was amazing!!! I want free pom juice.

  22. Kevin and Vicki

    Here in Nevada where pomegranates grow like weeds, we use them to make jelly out of the juice. It is the best jelly ever. I even make some and give to my parents in California for Christmas. I have never tried the juice, but it’s got to be good for you.

  23. Nick

    I think your blog is the bomb….we check it every day and love your work! This recipe looks fantastic…and I’m sure the POM juice will come in handy when you post a POM recipe:0 I hope luck is on my side…….

  24. Nikki

    My sister is one of the head hanchows (however you spell it) for Pom. It is great stuff. It makes the best Jelly. So of course I want to win.

  25. Katrina

    I haven’t ever tried POM juice, but have wanted to. Sounds great! Seems like everyone is either cooking/baking with it or just drinking it these days!
    Yum to the casserole. I’ll bet it would be good with pasta, too?

  26. Live.Love.Eat

    This casserole looks great. I especially like that it doesn’t have all the usual cans of cream of’s. I think my hubby would like this since he doesn’t like the traditional stuffed chicken cordon bleu. Happy Weekend!

  27. Diana and Scott

    I’m gonna try that casserole recipe this week. Looks so yummy.

    My family is definitely juice lovers and pomegranate is my all time favorite.

    Thanks for great recipes and great give-aways!!!

  28. Tricia

    I’d love to drink something my budget doesn’t allow me too… and being pregnant, pom juice is as good as it gets!

  29. Kelly

    I love, love, love your blog! Your recipes and pictures are always so yummy and easy. I’m still searching for the cinnamon chips so I can bake with them. I love POM juice! I have some fun recipes I could use it in. Please pick me!!!

  30. Lia

    I just discovered your blog and I LOVE it! So many amazing recipes I can’t wait to try… mmm.

    And POM juice is delicious!

  31. kateFS08

    Hi, I’m Kate from POM Wonderful, I just wanted to thank everyone for their comments, and let you know how excited we are with all the recipes that are coming in! If you are thinking about entering, check out Make sure it boasts the pretty n’ pink pomegranate and get it in before November 30th. Have fun and good luck from all of us here at POM Wonderful!

    Enjoy the weekend everyone 🙂

  32. Becca

    Yum…oh man. I think I will have to buy some when I go grocery shopping tonight. I know pomegranates are in season now too. I was introduced to their glory by a roommate years and years ago and I want myself a smoothie made with Pom now.

  33. btwixtandbtween

    I love Pom juice! Not to mention that i just can’t bear to throw away the stylish glasses and bottles. Would love to win!

    Thanks also for the casserole idea.

  34. DandL

    MMMMMMMM….Pom juice is good stuff…great for making italian sodas!!

    They Cordon Bleu Rice Casserole looks yummy! We love Cordon Bleu and this looks like something my 15month old twins could eat. Sounds like a great recipe for the whole family.

  35. annes

    Yum! I could use some pomegranate juice for all the holiday cocktails that will be served up over the next couple of months.

  36. Bunny

    You are so busy Jenny I don’t know how you have the time to do everything you do!! I have all the ingredients for this casserole (except the red pepper) but I’ll be going grocery shopping saturday so I’ll be making this then! I’ve never had POM juice either, but I bet it’s good.

  37. The Giffords

    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 !

  38. Millers

    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.:)

  39. Dragana

    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.

  40. Brooke

    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.

  41. The Napier's

    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 : )

  42. Dawn

    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.

  43. markandsusanna

    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!

  44. Emily

    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.

  45. Alyssa

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

  46. Correnta

    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.

  47. Alysha

    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!

  48. Michele

    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.

  49. Simply AnonyMom

    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!

  50. Lauren W

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

  51. Colleen

    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.

  52. Tiffany*Adam*Jocelyn

    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! 🙂

  53. Marta

    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!

  54. Barbara

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

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

  55. Patsyk

    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!

  56. KacieFlake

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

  57. Schmardy

    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!!

  58. Amy

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

  59. Tanya

    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!

  60. Maggie

    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.

  61. Donna in VA

    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.

  62. Tina

    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

  63. fly baby in OKC

    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)

  64. EAT!

    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.

  65. Bob

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

  66. Lalycairn

    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)

  67. Allie

    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?!?!

  68. Mary Ann

    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!

  69. Satisfying my Sweet Tooth

    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!

  70. Brandon & Aimee

    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!

  71. Tamera

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

  72. Lissel Dalton

    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!

  73. Erica Williams

    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.

  74. JJLanier

    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!

  75. jtr4511

    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!

  76. Misty

    #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!

  77. Never thought I'd be a soccer mom!

    Never have had it but thanks for the opportunity to enter. Your site is fabulous and I love trying out your recipes. And seeing you on my favorite channel from time to time. Thanks!

  78. michellenotdawn

    Ooh, what a great giveaway!
    Oh, and I’m attempting two of your Mile High Cheesecake Layered Chocolate Cakes for my best friend’s birthday bash tonight – I’ll let you know how they turn out!

  79. Andrea Gunnell

    I haven’t ever tried POM juice and I would love too! I think I’ll have to try your casserole too! Thanks!

  80. Sara

    Yum, your casserole sounds delish! I’ve never tried that Pom juice, but I’ve heard that it’s pretty good. What a great giveaway!

  81. carol

    Your casserole sounds wonderful Jenny-what a great way to make Chicken Cordon Bleu fast and easy!
    I’ve never tried POM juice but do like pomegranates, so I’m sure the juice is great! I’d LOVE to win…:)

  82. shumaker clan

    The casserole looks so good. I will have to try it this week for dinner. I love reading your posts and all the fun recipes you come up with.

  83. Susan

    What a cool givewaway- I adore pomagranates…they are also so much healthier than I ever thought they could be! Thanks for this chance to enjoy it!

  84. Veronica

    I love Pom juice…it’s helping me to kick the soda habit-I mix a few tablespoons of Pom into 8 ounces of selzer instead!

  85. *~Dani~*

    Have never tried pom juice, but would love to.

    Love your site. I have it in my reader and always drool over your recipes! Your oreo chocolate chip cookie recipe rocks and my husband is always asking for me to bake them.

  86. Barbara Bakes

    The casserole looks yummy! I’ve not tried POM juice, but I understand it’s great. I couldn’t find cinammon chips at the market today. 🙁

  87. Emily

    I love your casserole recipe!!! Things like this make sitting down during the week to dinner just so nice!

    I want to win! My hubby drinks SO MUCH JUICE!!! I love pomegranite juice! It is mighty tasty!

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