Continuing with my mission of using all the ham from my Green Eggs and Ham adventure in my second grade classroom, and since Chicken Cordon Bleu Flautas were a hit, I thought I would give Chicken Cordon Bleu Salad a whirl.
So glad I did because it was sooooooo good!
The kids used ranch instead of the Maple Dijon dressing I made, but at least I didn’t have to make anything separate for them.
How to Make Chicken Cordon Bleu Salad
I used iceberg lettuce, but use whatever lettuce you like.
Add shredded chicken (which I always keep on hand), diced up ham, sliced swiss cheese cut into strips, and croutons (because every good salad needs an element of CRUNCH).
We kinda laughed at dinner that night because all you could hear was crunch crunch crunch-ity crunch!
(My son, who is sitting next me as I type this just laughed called me weird for the crunch-ity crunch part, then he said “hey, that’s true though, we were a crunchy family that night 🙂 )
If you don’t have leftover bone-in ham like I did just ham from the deli sliced up would be just as good I’m sure.
Also, store bought honey mustard dressing would be perfect if you don’t make the Maple Dijon dressing.
I feel like as a mom, sometimes the extra step of making my own dressing can stress me out.
After making this dressing once already and knowing how good it was, I made a bigger batch and kept in the fridge to use as a dipping sauce or dressing, so mine was already made and ready to go.
More recipes to try like Chicken Cordon Bleu Salad…
Chicken Cordon Bleu Salad
Chicken cordon bleu ingredients served as a yummy salad
- 1 head iceburg lettuce chopped
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- 4 slices swiss cheese cut into strips
- 2 cups ham diced
- 1 cup croutons
- honey mustard or dressing of choice
Divide lettuce into 4 bowls or containers
Top each with chicken, swiss cheese strips, ham, and croutons, and top with dressing.