Easy Low Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu
I am always a fan of casseroles. I love how you can make a whole, complete meal in just one pan. I also love how diverse casseroles can be. There is a lot that you can do with a casserole! While there are probably thousands of casserole recipes out there, not all of them are low carb and not all of them are tasty. You need to be sure to pick the right casserole recipe if you want to have a fantastic, easy dinner. Don’t worry, this keto chicken cordon bleu recipe is one of the easy and delicious ones.
Chicken cordon bleu is a classic dish made with chicken, sliced ham, and sliced cheese. Traditionally, the ham and cheese are placed on a thinly sliced chicken breast and then rolled up, enclosing the ham and cheese inside the chicken. The chicken roll is then breaded and baked. The first account of chicken being made in this fancy way goes all the way back to 1578. The fact that we are still enjoying the combo of chicken, ham, and cheese in the 21st century goes to show you how delicious it is!
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There is one specific part of chicken cordon bleu that is not so keto-friendly- the bread crumbs. Bread, as you may know, is packed with carbs and a definite “no” for any keto follower. This is a simple enough fix though, we just take the bread crumbs away! Tender, juicy chicken, salty ham, and melted cheese have enough flavor that the bread crumbs really are not needed.
Chicken cordon bleu typically takes a while to make. You need to slice the chicken, layer on the ham, and carefully roll each piece individually. We wanted to create a dish that was reminiscent of the classic entrée but a little easier to make. Why not turn chicken cordon bleu into a casserole? That would be much easier than hand-rolling each piece of raw chicken!
We started by creating a creamy, cheesy sauce for the chicken to bake in. Mayo, heavy cream, and cream cheese are mixed together with parmesan cheese and spices. Then, chicken pieces, shredded swiss cheese, and sliced black forest ham are mixed into the creamy sauce. The whole mix is dumped into a casserole dish and baked! You get all the great flavors of chicken cordon bleu in a much, much easier dish.
If you want to add a little crunch to your chicken cordon bleu casserole, sprinkle some ground pork rinds over the top before baking. Pork rinds are low carb and nice and crunchy. They are also made from pork which will complement the ham that is already in the casserole. Pork rinds are a much better option than bread crumbs!
The phrase “cordon bleu” is French for “blue ribbon”. Our keto chicken cordon bleu casserole is definitely a blue ribbon dish. It is incredibly flavorful, low carb, and super easy to make. This casserole may just have to be put on your weekly dinner rotation! I know I make it at least once a week and I am still not tired of that creamy chicken! Enjoy!
Looking for another delicious chicken-based casserole recipe? Try this keto Mexican chicken casserole from My Life Cookbook. This dish is so rich and delicious – the ultimate comfort food!
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup cream cheese
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 1 pound sliced Black Forest ham
- 1 pound shredded rotisserie chicken
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
- In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, heavy cream and cream cheese until smooth.
- Add the parmesan garlic powder and ground black pepper to the mayo and stir everything together.
- Place the swiss cheese, ham and shredded chicken in a large bowl. Toss together, breaking up the ham slightly.
- Add the chicken broth to the large both and toss.
- Add the mayo mix to the large bowl and stir everything together well, coating the ham and chicken in the mayo completely.
- Spread the mix in the casserole dish and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the casserole begins to bubble around the edges and the top starts to brown. Serve while hot!
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