My Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is not only delicious, but it’s much easier and healthier than the traditional rolled and breaded cordon bleu. It combines chicken, ham, swiss cheese and rich cream sauce for an unforgettable casserole.
As far as I am concerned, a great casserole can act like a superhero. It can serve a crowd, be assembled quickly and make great leftovers in a single bound.
Which is why I am in love with this recipe for keto chicken cordon bleu casserole. Based on my family’s reaction after making it for them, I think they too are in love with this keto casserole.
Easy Keto Cordon Bleu, A New Family Favorite!
The first time I made this keto chicken casserole we had our daughter and son-in-love over for dinner. Michelle and Peter make perfect guinea pigs.
So, chances are I am trying something new whenever they visit. It gives me the opportunity to get creative with eager testers.
Which is why, creating tasty low carb keto dishes for company is a great way to show others how we eat and why we’ve opted to make keto a lifestyle.
This recipe for keto chicken cordon bleu hits all my requirements when cooking for guests. It’s quick, delicious and allows me to spend more time with them.
Because, who wants to be in the kitchen for hours when you can spend it connecting with family and friends? So many lovely memories are made around the dinner table and I aim to make as many as possible.
Keto Cooking Made Easy
Making the chicken cordon bleu into a casserole just makes cooking easier. After all, if you could avoid several steps and still enjoy all the traditional flavors, why not make things simpler for yourself?
AND…who wouldn’t want an easy keto chicken cordon bleu casserole?
A keto casserole version is a no-brainer for this girl. And something tells me you wouldn’t mind the option too.
Although you can transform the traditional chicken cordon bleu into a keto version. Do you really want to be pounding chicken, rolling in ham and cheese, then dredging it in egg, then rolling it again with a breading substitute, frying it, and then finally topping it with a cream sauce?
That is a lot of steps, too many if you ask me. Not saying I wouldn’t ever make a keto chicken cordon bleu that way, but for sure not on busy weeknights or for a large family gathering.
The Origins of Cordon Bleu
Have you ever wondered the beginnings of cordon bleu? Well, you can trace the origins of cordon bleu in Switzerland sometime around the 1940’s and was first mentioned in a cookbook in 1949. The first time we see the reference to chicken cordon bleu, was in 1967 in The New York Times.
Since its first appearance we have seen many variations of chicken cordon bleu. With the rise of the low carb keto diet, we see how the breading that was traditional has either been omitted or replaced with a lower in carb option.
Assembling Your Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Making the cordon bleu into a casserole just makes the cooking process easier. After all, if you could avoid several steps and still enjoy the traditional flavors, why not make things simpler?
I wanted to recreate the delicious flavors of chicken cordon bleu but without the hassle of assembling individual chicken rolls.
Frankly, who has time for that? We all live busy lives and whenever we can cut corners, I say si por favor! (yes, please).
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AND…to shave some extra time I made mine with an already cooked rotisserie chicken. You could also use a package of pre-cooked frozen chicken.
In my recipe for keto chicken cordon bleu casserole, I substituted the bread topping with an almond flour, parmesan cheese combo. Alternatively, you can swap out the almond flour for crushed pork rinds if you avoid nuts.
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Recipe and post updated 8/1/2018
Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Serving Size 10
Yields 1 cup serving
An easy recipe for keto chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole.
20 minPrep Time
45 minCook Time
1 hr, 5 Total Time
- 5 cups of cooked chicken (shredded)
- 15 slices of thinly sliced ham
- 15 slices of Swiss Cheese
- 3/4 cup of almond flour (or crushed pork rinds)
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- ½ teaspoon of sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
- A dash of red pepper flakes (or to taste)
- 6 tablespoons of butter
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 ½ cups of heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
- ¼ tsp of paprika
- ½ cup of parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a large baking casserole dish 12X12 in.
- Melt the butter in a sauté pan on low.
- Add the heavy whipping cream, parmesan cheese, and cream cheese, mustard, paprika.
- Allow the ingredients to melt and combine. Making sure to stir constantly.
- Once the sauce is fully combined set it aside.
- Place the cooked shredded chicken as the first layer in the baking dish.
- Next add the ham layer.
- Pour the sauce over the chicken and sliced ham. (reserve 1 cup for the last layer)
- Add the sliced Swiss cheese
- Lastly add the remaining sauce to the top of the casserole
- Sprinkle with the almond flour/ parmesan cheese combo or the pork rind/ cheese combo
- Cover the casserole and bake for 40-45 minutes
- Uncover the casserole and place on low broil for 5 minutes to lightly brown the top.
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