Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

For the casserole:
  • 1 whole cooked chicken, bones removed, meat diced or shredded (rotisserie chicken is excellent, should have 5-6 cups)
  • 1/2 pound very thinly sliced deli-style honey ham, rough chopped
  • 1/4 pound thin sliced baby Swiss cheese
For the sauce:
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
For the topping:
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a 9- x 13-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Put cooked shredded or diced chicken on the bottom of the baking dish. Rough chop the ham and scatter it over the top of the chicken. Lay the Swiss cheese on top of the ham.
  3. To make the sauce: Melt the butter in a large sauce pot over medium heat. When butter is melted, quickly stir in the flour to form a smooth roux. Do not brown! Once the roux is smooth and bubbly, slowly pour in the cold milk while stirring briskly to make a smooth sauce. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens. Stir in the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, smoked paprika and white pepper. Bring sauce just back to a low boil and turn off heat. Pour sauce evenly over the casserole, being certain to get some of the sauce around the edges of the pan.
  4. To make the topping: Melt the butter in the microwave in a medium sized microwaveable bowl. Heat it for 30 seconds at a time and stop once it’s melted. Take the bowl out of the microwave and stir in the panko bread crumbs, seasoning salt and crushed dried parsley. Sprinkle over the top of the casserole.
  5. Bake casserole uncovered for 45 minutes until hot and bubbly throughout and topping has turned a light golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes prior to serving.

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  1. What is the carb count on this dish? My husband is diabetic and he needs accurate counts for his insulin delivery.
    Thanks so much.

    1. 33 grams carbohydrate based on the casserole serving 6 people. The tip off that this is NOT low carb are the HONEY ham, the flour, the milk and the breadcrumbs!

    2. 33 grams of carbs is only a little over 2 carb servings. My husband's nutritionist says he needs to eat 4 carb servings per meal. Serve this with a tossed salad and some mixed fresh fruit to get the other 2ish carb servings and it's a reasonable meal choice for a type 2 diabetic. Keep in mind everyone's carb needs are different. I would drop the "Low Carb" portion of the title so people looking for "No Carb" recipes would keep scrolling and bypass this recipe. I'm making this for the first time tonight. I'm making it this vs regular chicken cordon bleu not because it is touted as Low Carb but because I DETEST rolling the chicken breasts. Ew.

  2. This was absolutely delish!!! My husband said it was the best thing I've made! My daughter gobbled it up too!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I made this recipe and it was delicious! My teenage kids gobbled it up. This will definitely be a repeat recipe.

  4. Does this freeze well? I've been meaning to make this recipe for a long time and now am preparing meals ahead of baby's arrival!

  5. عندما تفكر في قضاء إجازتك في منزلك بعيدا عن الضوضاء و زحام المدن ، فإن أول ما تحب عينيك رؤيته هو نظافة حمام السباحة
    شركة صيانة مسابح بالدمام لاعمال صيانة واصلاح المسابح حيث فريق عمل مميز وعلى درجة عالية من الجاهزية لحل مشكلات المسابح والنوافير
    شركة صيانة مسابح بالخبر تقدم خدمات تنظيف وتعقيم المسابح جدران وارضيات بالاضافة الي خدمات صيانة المسابح وتغيير رمل الفلير

    شركة تسليك مجارى بالدمام
    شركة تسليك مجارى بالخبر

  6. You can use almond flour, half & half, and get regular ham. No bread crumbs. Should help a lot on the carbs.