Cordon Bleu Casserole

2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts -  poached and diced small
1 lb. ham - diced small
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
2 cups half & half
1 cupgrated three-cheese blend
1 tsp. ground mustard
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

1/4 cup butter melted
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dried bread crumbs
1 cup grated three-cheese blend

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and add the flour to make a roux using a whisk. After it has cooked for a minute. Slowly add half and half and bring to a simmer to fully activate the thickening agent in the flour.  Remove from stove and whisk in cheese, ground mustard, salt and nutmeg until well combined and cheese is melted.  Fold in chicken and ham.  Place into a baking dish that has been prepped with cooking spray and will fit mixture and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To make topping, melt butter in a 4 cup glass measuring cup in the microwave.  Add bread crumbs, walnuts and cheese, mixing with a fork.  Sprinkle on top of filling and place in oven - bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and let rest for ten minutes, then serve.

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