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All the classic flavors of the famous dish, Chicken Cordon Bleu, are wrapped up in a low-carb and gluten-free pasta recipe. This Creamy Ham and Chicken Pasta is pure comfort food at its best. This dish features heart of palm noodles topped with a creamy, cheesy sauce and loaded with juicy ham and chicken.
Chicken Cordon Blue Inspired Pasta
I’m a super fan of Chicken Cordon Blue recipes. Creamy cheese and ham stuffed into chicken, yum.
It is such a rich and hearty meal that I wanted to take that concept and turn it into a low-carb dinner option that was quick and delicious.
Along with Chicken Cordon Blue, another one of my favorite things is pasta, low-carb pasta these days, but nonetheless, pasta is something I really enjoy.
So why not take both of my favorites and combine them in one super easy skillet meal? Sounds amazing to me!
Here’s What’ll Need To Pull It Off:
- Chicken Breast
- Swiss Cheese
- Dijon Mustard
- Chicken Broth
- Some Seasonings
- Low Carb Pasta, I like Palmini Noodles
With just this handful of basic ingredients, you will be able to create a hearty pasta dish that is both tasty and a healthier option for you and your family.
What is The Best Low Carb Pasta?
There are so many low-carb and gluten-free pasta options on store shelves these days, so it is just a matter of your preferences regarding the taste and texture when it comes to choosing your favorites.
There is a variety of pasta that we’ve tried over the years that we’ve loved and some we’ve honestly hated. Noodles on the market these days are made from things such as lupini beans, konjac roots, or my personal favorite, the heart of palm.
If you need help with the selection I’ve gathered a few for you. Here are three different pasta choices that you can try or test out and determine which is the best low-carb pasta alternative for your recipe.
Palmini Noodles: These noodles are easy to find on Amazon or more recently they have become very easy to find on the gluten-free aisle of local Walmart stores.
They usually come in cans at Walmart and I have been able to find the lasagna and the angel hair varieties lately in my local store. These are our personal favorites when it comes to low-carb noodles.
If you don’t have them in your local retail store, then you can also check the out on Amazon here through my affiliate link.
I like when I can get the noodles in the pouches versus the cans, so I tend to buy from Amazon when I need to stock up.
Lupini Bean Pasta: When it comes to these noodles, they are newer to us in this home, but some of you may be more familiar with them.
Lupini beans (sometimes called lupin beans) are legumes that have been popular in the Mediterranean region, Latin America, and North Africa throughout history.
Some people say they closely resemble chickpeas or fava beans, but lupini beans do have a much firmer texture, and even more importantly they are much lower carbs.
Oh, and did I mention, that they are very high in protein? Almost double the protein as other beans!
I found it very interesting that they are eaten pickled in many countries. I’d love to try them because I love any kind of salty briny snack. But we’re talking about pasta here, right?
I’ve tried these pasta and the flavor is very neutral as well. They look exactly like regular pasta and if I’m being honest they are pretty bland with a drying texture than traditional pasta.
They aren’t my favorite, but my husband enjoys them. One thing I’ve learned is that you’ll need to make sure you don’t overcook them.
Overcooking these noodles will pretty much cause them to mush and they will totally fall apart. So just follow the cooking directions on the box very carefully and you’ll have the best experience.
Shirataki Noodles: I would say most low-carb or keto followers are most familiar with these types of pasta. They have been around for years and even before they were known as low-carb alternatives they have been popular in Asian countries.
They are mostly fiber that comes from the konjac root. So they end up being zero net carbs. Like the other two kinds of pasta, we talked about they basically have no flavor of their own at all and can be topped with many pasta options.
However, these noodles tend to scare people off if they have a strange smell from the liquid they are stored in when you purchase them.
Some brands will not have that odor at all and trust me that’s a nice change. We’ve tried many brands of “shirataki noodles” and this one is what I can vouch for. They are very mild without a lot of that odor.
They are nice and odorless. Just rinse them off and prepare them in this recipe or your favorite pasta meal for a treat. Out of the three pasta options here, these will have the chewiest texture of all of them.
If you haven’t seen or tried the heart of palm “noodles” by now then you may be wondering what I’m talking about in this post of recipes.
Or perhaps you’ve heard of it but you still aren’t sure how they taste or what they are made from. If that is you, then I’m happy to help you learn more about them.
The most common brand of this product is Palmini, but there are others emerging lately. These low-carb and gluten-free pasta products are made from hearts of palm and it is a fantastic substitute for traditional wheat pasta that many dieters try to avoid these days.
Hearts of palm are a type of vegetable that is harvested from the inner part of a growing bud of palm trees. These noodles are very mild in flavor and can be found in a variety of shapes.
I’ve grown to love them and how well they work with all types of ways of preparations or sauces. If you want to see more ways I’ve utilized Palmini Noodles then be sure you check out my post on The Best Palmini Noodle Recipes!
Easy Skillet Meal Recipe: Creamy Ham and Chicken Pasta
I don’t know anyone that loves to do dishes, do you? I mean who wants to spend their time after good meal washing tons of dirty pots or skillets?
Definitely not me! For this reason, I’m always on the lookout for ways I can create our dinners in one pot or one of my large skillets. Those types of recipes are so near and dear to this girl’s heart.
So that’s where this Creamy Ham and Chicken Pasta steps in! Just look at it, so creamy, so hearty, and so easy.
This amazing recipe comes together in under 45 minutes all in one large skillet!
Skillet meals are some of the easiest meals when it comes to cooking and the clean up afterward. If you’ve followed me here for very long, you’ll know I’ve put out a few of these skillet meals in the past.
If you are new to my blog or if you missed those recipes, you’ll want to check them out after you’re finished here!
- Quick Asian Lettuce Wraps: These wraps are delicious and a great healthy meal. They are made with ground turkey, fresh shredded cabbage, and a delicious light sauce that soaks into the filling for a lot of great flavors. Serve them on crisp lettuce leaves and you will have a wonderful dinner or appetizer in just 30 minutes.
- Beef and Veggie Noodle Skillet: This skillet recipe is a delicious and healthy alternative to those boxed meals and it is a great way to feed your family lots of great veggies at dinner. It is gluten-free and low carb.
- Cheesy Steak Rice: A delicious skillet meal that the whole family will love. Cauliflower rice loaded with thinly sliced steak, onions, bell peppers, and yummy cheese. This simple recipe is filling and so easy that it all comes together in one large skillet. By using riced cauliflower instead of grains you not only have a nutritious meal but also one that is lower in carbs.
Skillet meals will have simple ingredients and are easy to prepare in most cases. This means they are a great place to start if you are a beginner cook.
They are also lifesavers on those nights when you need to get dinner on the table quickly to feed yourself or the family.
Recipes like this pasta are my go-to meals when I’ve been busy blogging all day or if my son has a ton of activities that keeps up out of the home all day.
It is a great feeling knowing I can come home and throw this recipe into a skillet and have a healthy meal for my family in under 45 minutes.
I hope you’ll give this Creamy Ham and Chicken Pasta a try soon and that you enjoy it as much as we do. Let me know if you make this recipe and tag me over on Instagram. You can find me @mytableofthree.
Show off your meal and let me see how you rocked this skillet meal around your table!
A creamy pasta play on Chicken Cordon Blue. Low-carb heat of palm noodles cooked in a cheesy sauce that is loaded with ham and chicken.
- 2 (15 ounce) cans of Palmini Angel Hair Pasta
- 2 large chicken breasts, cut into cubes
- 6 ounces of ham, cut into cubes
- 1 1/2 cups of shredded Swiss Cheese
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- 1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast (optional)
- 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon Dijion Mustard
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- salt to your taste
- In a large and deep skillet add the Palmini Noodles and cover with water. Bring the noodles to a boil and boil for 15 to 20 minutes depending on how soft you like them.
- Drain the noodles and set them aside in a bowl for a later step.
- Add the olive oil to the same large skillet and add in the chicken breast and ham and cook until the chicken is fully cooked through.
- If you have excess fat in the pan you can drain some if you feel it is necessary.
- Next, add the garlic to the meat and cook for two minutes string continuously.
- At this point add the cooked noodles back into the skillet and combine the with meats.
- Then add in the onion powder, Nutritional Yeast, mustard, pepper, and the chicken broth. Stir well and cook until the broth is hot and bubbling.
- Lastly, sprinkle in the shredded swiss cheese and stir the pasta mixture well to melt the cheese throughout the dish.
- Once the cheese is melted remove the pasta skillet meal from the heat and serve.
Serving Size1/5th the recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 489Total Fat 26.2gTrans Fat 0gCholesterol 173mgCarbohydrates 7gNet Carbohydrates 4.46gFiber 2.6gSugar 0gProtein 54g
I am not a nutritionist. If you have strict dietary needs I always recommend using an online nutrition calculator to calculate your totals using your exact brands you're using in this recipe as values may vary per brand.
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