Ham 'n' Swiss Chicken Recipe
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Ham 'n' Swiss Chicken Recipe

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This saucy casserole allows you to enjoy all the rich, traditional flavor of Cordon Bleu with less effort. It's a snap to layer the ingredients and let them cook all afternoon. Just toss a salad to make this meal complete. —Dorothy Witmer Ephrata, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped onion
  • 8 slices bread, cubed
  • 12 slices deli ham, chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and 1-1/2 cups milk. Add butter, celery and onion; stir in bread cubes.
  2. Place half of the mixture in a greased 3-qt. slow cooker; top with half of the ham, cheese and chicken. Combine soup and remaining milk; pour half over chicken. Repeat layers.
  3. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until a thermometer inserted into bread mixture reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ham 'n' Swiss Chicken in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p31

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"As a lot of people have noted, this casserole is pretty soggy. I baked it in the oven for about an hour at 350. It's pretty greasy- I would cut down on the butter and the milk if I make it again. I'd also use cubed ham next time. I'm not sure why you'd want rolled up lunch meat. It was awkward trying to serve it with the ham rolled up everywhere. The flavor was pretty good...it just needs less liquid and less butter."

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"This was really good, thought it would be thicker though and next time I will definitely use cubed ham instead of rolled lunch meat."

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2013

"I love this recipe, the only change I would make is to cut the ham into chunks or strips. I use leftover ham chunks. Yummy!"

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

"My family loved it. I used only 1 cup of milk and only 4 slices of bread. It was a big hit!!"

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"I was looking so forward to this recipe, and thought this is going to taste great...Was I ever wrong. This was disgusting, my family all was very disappointed and this is the worst meal i have ever made. I would say more but leilaroche down below stated it perfectly! enough said"

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