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Monte Cristo or Monte Carlo chicken in a casserole
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5 from 5 votes

Monte Cristo Chicken

A baked chicken breast smothered a creamy honey dijon and mushroom sauce, topped with a mild swiss cheese and canadian bacon, creates a dish with all the flavors of a monte cristo sandwich, but in a simple easy to prepare one pan dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: canadian bacon, chicken, monte cristo, swiss cheese
Servings: 6
Calories: 549kcal
Author: Rachael



  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup nonfat sour cream
  • 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • ½ cup cream of mushroom soup
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic granulated
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • 1 Tbs chives chopped

Chicken Bake:

  • ½ cup white rice uncooked
  • 2 Tbs dijon mustard does not go in sauce
  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 12 slices Canadian Bacon
  • 6 slices Swiss Cheese



  • Preheat oven to 375°F,
  • Mix sauce ingredients together in a bowl, set aside
  • Pound 6 chicken breasts, so they are at an even thickness and will cook evenly
  • In a 9 x 13 baking dish, sprinkle white rice over the bottom
  • Place 6 chicken breasts over top of rice.
  • Spread dijon mustard over the chicken breasts.
  • Layer Canadian Bacon over the top of the chicken
  • Spread sauce mixture over the top of it all
  • Top with slices of Swiss cheese
  • Bake covered 40-45 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes until golden brown and sauce is thickened.
  • Garnish with herbs if desired


Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 70g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 201mg | Sodium: 1094mg | Potassium: 1127mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 1.7mg