Ingredients

How to make it

  • Poach the chicken breasts covered in small amount of water. Bring to a rapid boil for about 10 minutes then turn the burner down and simmer for about another 10 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the pot tightly and let the chicken breasts stand in the hot water for another 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how big the chicken breasts are. Remove the chicken breasts with tongs to a plate and remove skin and bone, if using bone in breasts. Then slice each breast in three even horizontal slices (lengthwise). That process will make the chicken moist and tender.
  • Melt butter in heavy saucepan. Saute onion until transparent. Whisk in flour, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until smoothly thickened. Remove from heat.
  • Beat egg with cream in a separate bowl then whisk it into hot sauce gradually and cook a few moments longer, stirring constantly. remove from heat and put aside.
  • In broad shallow buttered baking dish, layer alternately, slices of chicken, ham, and cheese. Cover the dish evenly with the sauce. I usually take a knife and insert it and move it around a bit so the sauce drains down through. That wasn't in the original instructions though so it is up to you.
  • I just find the sauce is more even that way.
  • Combine breadcrumbs and melted butter and sprinkle on top of casserole.
  • Bake at 350 F for 20 to 25 minutes until top begins to brown.
  • Remove and serve. I have tried to freeze this and it doesn't do so well but it is like most dishes it tastes good the next day too! Enjoy:)

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  • notyourmomma 1 year ago
    yummy!
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  • NPMarie 1 year ago
    I KNEW I had this bookmarked:) Added to my planner to help remind me to make this sometime soon!!
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    chuckieb ate it and said...
    This was yummy Joce. I LOVE dishes that I can make up ahead of time and pop in the oven when I need to! The sauce is lovely and I'd use it on its own as a separate recipe in future too! Am enjoying seconds for my lunch this moment. Thanks so much!
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    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    Great flavor! I cut my chicken into strips about 6 per breast and seasoned them up as well before cooking. This went great over toast! Added my picture and put a bit more in the IMI link below.
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    " It was excellent "
    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    It has a nice flavor. Fits in a 9x13 casserole dish.
    See Breast Of Chicken Mornay for more mouthings.
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  • otterpond 2 years ago
    This sounds great. I think my fellows would enjoy it too.
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  • wynnebaer 2 years ago
    It would be tonight's supper except I don't have ham....on the list though!!
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  • Good4U 2 years ago
    Thanks for pointing out the baking instructions were missing!
    It is corrected now:)
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  • elgourmand 2 years ago
    Sounds lovely but I'm with Pointsevenout; what next?
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  • notyourmomma 2 years ago
    Food porn for this dieter! LOVE it.
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    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    Is this baked in an oven to warm everything up and brown the bread crumbs?
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    " It was excellent "
    chuckieb ate it and said...
    This sounds really yummy Joce. I've never had Chicken Mornay before.
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  • NPMarie 2 years ago
    Sounds lovely Joce...do you think it would still taste ok if I omitted the ham??
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