- 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 shredded Swiss cheese
- 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
- 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs and 1-1/2 cups milk. Add butter, celery and onion; stir in bread cubes.
- 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.
- 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
"I teach a crockpot cooking class for kids and used this recipe because I thought it sounded a little different. We made 8 crock pots of this recipe. We all followed the recipe but each student brought different types of breads, differently cooked meats (some pre-cooked, some seasoned, etc. Some used ham chunks, some lunch meat), different brands of soup. All of them were unequivocally disastrous. MUSH! All of them were MUSH! The taste of the meat was good, but no one could eat the soggy bread. Not even the adults. This one will NOT be going on the list for the next class!I do not see any way that this recipe will turn out. I just don't. You're soaking bread in egg milk. How can it not be soggy?"
"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 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."