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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Low-carb Recipe

November 24, 2017
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Low-Carb Recipe - perfect for date night!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole has cooked diced boneless chicken, chopped ham and Swiss cheese topped with a creamy sauce and buttery golden brown bread crumbs. This small batch recipe serves 2 in individual baking dishes. This dish is perfect for lunch, dinner, or date night in.

 

For the casserole:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

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Butter two 18 ounce individual baking dishes and set aside. Click here for individual baking dishes. You can also use one 8 x 8 inch oven safe dish.

 

Dice the chicken and cook over medium heat in a medium skillet for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.

 

Place the cooked chicken in the bottom of the baking dishes, divided evenly.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Low-Carb Recipe - place cooked diced chicken in baking dishes

 

Chop the ham and scatter it over the top of the chicken in each dish.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Low-Carb Recipe - chop the ham and scatter it over the chicken

 

Lay the Swiss cheese slices on top of the ham.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Low-Carb Recipe - lay Swiss slices over the ham

 

For the sauce:

Melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. When butter is melted, quickly whisk in the flour to form a smooth roux. Don’t let it get brown.

 

Once the roux is smooth and bubbly, slowly pour in the cold milk while whisking to make a smooth sauce. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.

 

Stir in the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, paprika and pepper.

 

Bring sauce just back to a low boil and turn off heat.

 

Pour the sauce evenly over the Swiss cheese layer. Spread the sauce around to the edges of the dishes.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Low-Carb Recipe - pour the sauce evenly over the casseroles

 

For the topping:

Melt the butter in the microwave in a small saucepan.

 

Stir in the Panko bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and dried parsley.

 

Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top of the casserole.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Low-Carb Recipe - spread the crumb topping over evenly over the casseroles

 

Bake the casseroles uncovered for 30 minutes until hot and bubbly throughout and topping has turned a light golden brown.

 

Remove the casseroles from oven and let sit to cool for 5 minutes prior to serving.

 

To serve, set on top of individual trivets to protect the table or counter top from heat. Click here for cork trivets.

 

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Low-Carb Recipe - serves 2
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Low-carb
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole has cooked diced boneless chicken, chopped ham and Swiss cheese topped with a creamy sauce and buttery golden brown bread crumbs. This small batch recipe serves 2 in individual baking dishes. This dish is perfect for lunch, dinner, or date night in.
Course: Date Night, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: French
Servings (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 636 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients (Choose US or Metric)
For the casserole:
  • 8 ounces boneless chicken
  • 4 slices honey ham lunchmeat
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
For the sauce:
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
For the topping:
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
For the casserole:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).
  2. Butter two 18 ounce individual baking dishes and set aside. Click here for individual baking dishes. You can also use one 8 x 8 inch oven safe dish.
  3. Dice the chicken and cook over medium heat in a medium skillet for about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  4. Place the cooked chicken in the bottom of the baking dishes, divided evenly.
  5. Chop the ham and scatter it over the top of the chicken in each dish.
  6. Lay the Swiss cheese slices on top of the ham.
For the sauce:
  1. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. When butter is melted, quickly whisk in the flour to form a smooth roux. Do not brown!
  2. Once the roux is smooth and bubbly, slowly pour in the cold milk while whisking to make a smooth sauce. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.
  3. Stir in the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, paprika and pepper.
  4. Bring sauce just back to a low boil and turn off heat.
  5. Pour the sauce evenly over the Swiss cheese layer. Spread the sauce around to the edges of the dishes.
For the topping:
  1. Melt the butter in the microwave in a small saucepan.
  2. Stir in the Panko bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and dried parsley.
  3. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top of the casserole.
  4. Bake the casseroles uncovered for 30 minutes until hot and bubbly throughout and topping has turned a light golden brown.
  5. Remove the casseroles from oven and let sit to cool for 5 minutes prior to serving.
  6. To serve, set on top of individual trivets to protect the table or counter top from heat.  Click here for cork trivets.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Low-carb
Amount Per Serving
Calories 636 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 187mg 62%
Sodium 1440mg 60%
Potassium 743mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 5g
Protein 48g 96%
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 3.4%
Calcium 34.9%
Iron 8.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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