Easy Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
 

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.

Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu

Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

As far as I am concerned, a great keto 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. It’s easy to make, low in carbs, grain-free and gluten-free all that and it is simply delicious!

For more recipes that feature cream cheese checkout our Keto Cream Cheese Recipes page.

Easy Keto Cordon Bleu

Based on my family’s reaction after making it for them, I think they too are in love with this keto casserole.

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 when company visits is a great way to show others how we eat and why we’ve opted to make keto a lifestyle.

This recipe for low carb 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.

Low Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu

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 dredge 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

Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

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 Easy Keto Cordon Bleu Casserole

Making the keto chicken 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).

Keto Casserole Ingredients

  • 5 cups of cooked chicken (shredded)
  • 15 slices of thinly sliced ham
  • 15 slices of Swiss Cheese

Keto Breading

  • 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)

Keto Cream Sauce

  • 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

Keto Cordon Bleu Sauce

Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Sauce
Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Sauce

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. 

This keto casserole features a creamy decadent sauce that is made easy and it’s a sauce you can use to also top your low carb veggies.

Once you taste this sauce you will be coming up with all sorts of reasons to use often. It’s thickened with cream cheese and parmesan cheese. Making it a keto safe sauce.

Save Cooking Time

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.

Knowing you have the option to bring a delicious meal quickly to the table is reason enough to consider using a pre-cooked chicken.

Keto Bread Crumb Topping

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.

I can’t wait for you to try this keto bread topping alternative. I also use it when I want to “bread” chicken nuggets or steak for chicken fried steak. It really is a great option.

Easy Steps To Assembling Your Low Carb Cordon Bleu Casserole

Keto Cordon Bleu Casserole Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a large baking casserole dish 12X12 in.

Keto Cordon Bleu Sauce

  1. Melt the butter in a sauté pan on low.
  2. Add the heavy whipping cream, parmesan cheese, and cream cheese, mustard, paprika.
  3. Allow the ingredients to melt and combine. Making sure to stir constantly.
  4. Once the sauce is fully combined set it aside.

Keto Casserole

  1. Place the cooked shredded chicken as the first layer in the baking dish.
  2. Next, add the ham layer.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken and sliced ham. (reserve 1 cup for the last layer)
  4. Add the sliced Swiss cheese
  5. Lastly, add the remaining sauce to the top of the casserole
  6. Sprinkle with the almond flour/ parmesan cheese combo or the pork rind/ cheese combo
  7. Cover the casserole and bake for 40-45 minutes
  8. Uncover the casserole and place on low broil for 5 minutes to lightly brown the top.

assembling of Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu casserole

 Fan Of Keto Casseroles?

If you’re a fan of low carb casseroles, you might want to also check out my recipe for Keto Bacon Carbonara Casserole and my Keto Chicken Chili Cornbread Casserole

I sure hope you will give this keto baked chicken cordon bleu or any of my other easy keto casseroles a try. Once you do, make sure you remember to tag us on Instagram and Facebook. It’s what keeps this girl encouraged to keep sharing and perfecting her recipes.

Please make sure to also checkout ourAmazon Store for recommendations. You might be surprised by how many great keto options are at your disposal.

Recipe and post updated 8/1/2018

Easy Keto Tip

perfect keto starter bundle

Have you struggled to get into ketosis consistently on your low carb keto diet, or you have hit a plateau that doesn’t seem to budge? Consider using exogenous ketones.  Using exogenous ketones will naturally elevate your ketones allowing you to enter into ketosis in under an hour.

You will reap the benefits of being in ketosis quickly making it much easier to see the results you are hoping for. Exogenous ketones can help reduce your appetite, carb cravings making it easier to say no to food temptations.

Entering into ketosis by drinking exogenous ketones makes the low carb keto lifestyle a viable sustainable option.

We are seeing how this all natural supplement is helping so many of our Fittoserve Group Community achieve their goals.

Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
An easy recipe for keto chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole. It's an easy way to enjoy the flavors of cordon bleu in a gluten-free, low carb casserole.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Sauce

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a large baking casserole dish 12X12 in.

Sauce

  1. Melt the butter in a sauté pan on low.
  2. Add the heavy whipping cream, parmesan cheese, and cream cheese, mustard, paprika.
  3. Allow the ingredients to melt and combine. Making sure to stir constantly.
  4. Once the sauce is fully combined set it aside.

Casserole

  1. Place the cooked shredded chicken as the first layer in the baking dish.
  2. Next add the ham layer.
  3. Pour the sauce over the chicken and sliced ham. (reserve 1 cup for the last layer)
  4. Add the sliced Swiss cheese
  5. Lastly add the remaining sauce to the top of the casserole
  6. Sprinkle with the almond flour/ parmesan cheese combo or the pork rind/ cheese combo
  7. Cover the casserole and bake for 40-45 minutes
  8. Uncover the casserole and place on low broil for 5 minutes to lightly brown the top.

Keto Breading

  1. Mix 3/4 cup of almond flour, 1/2 cup of Parmesan Cheese, 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, dash red pepper flakes. Note that you can substitute the almond flour for crushed pork rinds.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342 Total Fat: 38g Saturated Fat: 22.9g Cholesterol: 137mg Sodium: 547mg Carbohydrates: 3.7g Fiber: 0.3g Sugar: 0.5g Protein: 12.5g

 

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

keto meal plans

Archives

Categories

No Comments

  1. This sounds delicious. I'll have to try for my family. Thank you
     
  2. wow this looks soon decadent! yummm
     
  3. Chicken Casserole, yumm, that reminds me, havent had it in awhile! Thanks for sharing at the Pit Stop!
     
  4. This sounds amazing. I am saving it to my pinterest. I can't wait to try it and sounds easier to do than the harder way! Yay! So happy to find you at the Pit Stop linky!
     

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.