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Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

Chicken Cordon Bleu Penne Pasta

Chicken Cordon Bleu Penne Pasta is a delicious take on the old French Classic! Chicken,Ham, Swiss Cheese and Dijon  combine with Penne pasta to give an updated twist to this yummy dish! A great one-dish meal that is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Penne Pasta is a delicious take on the old French Classic!

What could be better than pasta, loaded with chicken and ham and smothered with melting cheese? How about serving this dish in  less that 30 minutes from start to finish with only a single pot! Chicken Cordon Bleu Penne Pasta is a quick and easy take on the traditional chicken recipe.  The dash of dijon mustard gives this flavorful dish authentic flavor.

Warm and satisfying this is an amazing cool weather dish, but it is so easy and delicious you will want this recipe in your rotation all year long!

Reasons to love this Chicken Cordon Bleu Penne Pasta recipe:

  • Easy and delicious dish using simple ingredients
  • Chicken chunks cook right in the broth to add incredible flavor
  • Hot and on the table in under 30 minutes
  • Great for weekdays, fancy enough for company
  • Perfect for using up leftovers

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Penne Pasta

This dish could not be simpler to make. First, in a large Dutch oven or heavy saucepan bring the broth and chicken cubes to a boil. Add in the pasta and cook until desired tenderness, about 10-13 minutes. Most of the broth should be absorbed by the pasta and the chicken cooked thru. Do not drain the pasta!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Penne Pasta

Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot and stir. Continue stirring until the cheeses are melted and the ham is heated thru.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Penne Pasta

Tips and Hints for making the best Chicken Cordon Bleu Penne Pasta recipe:

  • Use Penne pasta or a similarly thick noodle that will withstand being stirred with chunks of meat and melting cheese.
  • Start with quality meat – use organic chicken breasts if possible
  • I always say this, but the best results start with quality ingredients, so use the best you can afford.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Penne Pasta

Essential Tools and Ingredients to make Chicken Cordon Bleu Penne Pasta:

  • Dutch Oven or deep pot – I love my Dutch oven. There are several styles to choose from but I prefer ceramic coated cast-iron.  It can safely go from the stove top to the oven,  and is perfect for braising meats, cooking soup, baking bread and slow-cooking roasts.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Penne Pasta

A delicious take on the old French Classic! Chicken,Ham, Swiss Cheese and Dijon combine with penne pasta to give an updated twist to this yummy dish! Ready in 30!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 423kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces penne pasta, dry
  • 8 ounce chicken breast, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 6 ounce Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 ounces ham, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 ounce cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a large saucepan, place the chicken broth and chicken breast cubes. Bring the broth to a boil.
  • Add the penne pasta to the boiling broth and cook until desired tenderness, about 10-13 minutes. Most of the broth should be absorbed by the pasta. DO NOT DRAIN.
  • Remove the pot from the heat. Add the cream cheese, Swiss cheese, ham and dijon mustard to the pot. Stir to combine until the cheeses have melted and ham is heated thru.

NOTES

While I prefer to make this dish using low sodium broth and reduced fat cheeses, regular broth and full-fat cheeses can be substituted in their place.
If the sauce is too thick or you prefer a creamier sauce, add milk a tablespoon at a time to thin it out.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Cordon Bleu Penne Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 819mg36%
Potassium 456mg13%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 448IU9%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 300mg30%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Post updated March 2018

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3 Comments

  1. Hi Sharie, I’m so sorry to hear that! There are two things I can think of that may have been the problem. One, and this is the most common cause, it’s possible that the pot or the liquid left in the pot was too hot when you added the cheese. That allows more of the moisture in the cheese to escape, so the cheese does not get that nice melted texture.It will clump up or turn stringy, this is especially true if you used low-moisture shredded Swiss cheese. The other cause is that there may not have been enough pasta water left in the pot to blend and smooth out the cheese. I hope that helps you.

  2. Hi, I just made this and so sad. The Swiss cheese melted into a clump and refused to become part of the sauce. Any thoughts what I might have done wrong?

  3. Hello! I absolutely loved this recipe and wanted to make it for my party. Can you help me with the measurements for a serving of 40?

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