Ham 'n' Swiss Chicken Recipe
- 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
- 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.
Reviews for Ham 'n' Swiss Chicken
"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."
"This was really good, thought it would be thicker though and next time I will definitely use cubed ham instead of rolled lunch meat."
"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!"
"My family loved it. I used only 1 cup of milk and only 4 slices of bread. It was a big hit!!"
"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"
"I know this is a crock pot recipe but what if you made this in the oven instead of in a crock pot? It sounds really good but I would hate to go through all the work of making it just to find out that it is awful."
"Found this recipe very disappointing. TOO MUSHY! will try using dressing and less milk next time. The ONLY reason I will even consider making it again is because my husband liked it and he doesn't ask for much, but he did ask that it go on the remake list. I love Chicken Cordon Bleu, so I was excited when I came across this recipe... what a let down :("
"I would make this recipe again, but I would use stuffing instead of bread. I do think that for a slow cooker recipe, this one does have a lot of steps. It is very rich & greasy, but that's okay if you're only making it once every 3 months or so."
"I cannot say more emphatically that this is the worst dinner I've made in my entire life, and I even followed all the recommended modifications. When I found the recipe, I was excited because it looked like a slow cooker cordon bleu, but it was such a disappointment. The "liquid" that everyone talks about is nothing but grease. I don't know how anyone could eat this without having a heart attack on the spot. We're not super health nuts, but my husband scooped all the ham and chicken out, rinsed it off and put it in some macaroni noodles. I had a salad. I have never had a failed meal since we've been married, but this was my first. If I was a Taste of Home editor, I would be embarrassed that this recipe was an award-winner."
"My husband LOVED this recipe. I did make a few modifications after reading other reviews... for the 1 1/2 cups of milk that's mixed with the bread, I used evaporated milk (not sweetend condensed). It's just a little bit creamier that way. I also used Texas Toast bread, instead of standard bread slices. I think this definitely helped with issue of the casserole not being soggy. The deli ham I used was smoked and gave so much more flavor. And I didn't use the celery, because family doesn't care for it. My husband raved about this recipe to a friend & now I have to make a copy of the recipe for his wife! One other helper with it being less soggy is I used my oval 7qt slow cooker. This really spread the ingredients out to cook better. Hope this helps!"
"Too soggy! It came out better as follows: Use only one egg; decrease milk to 1/4 cup to mix with stuffing; substitute 2 cups dry stuffing (like Peppridge Farms) for the bread; and use the soup undiluted (don't add milk) if you warm it, it spreads easily."
"I made this for dinner today and then realized I had to go out tonight; so I ate it before I left and told my wife to help herself when she got home. I loved it.When I got home she raved about it and said she had *two* large bowls of it. Great recipe. However, it did take me longer than expected to prepare it...about 25 minutes."
"All of the milk?"
"There are alot of steps, but it has good flavor. I do agree that you can either skip the milk or add very little."
"Omit the milk, and it works out great!"
"The recipe sounded tasty, but it was very VERY wet as the previous commenter mentioned. Plus, for a crock pot meal, there were a lot of steps involved! I like to throw it together pretty quickly. The flavor of mine came out ok though, I used only 4 slices of bread, then 2-3 cups of peppridge farm stuffing. It was still way too moist."
"I liked the idea of this recipe because I LOVE chicken cordon bleu and this was so simple to put together. But it was a disappointment. It was mushy with not a lot of flavor. Maybe try some salt & pepper to beat the blandness, but there would still be the mush...."