Finished Casserole

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

The hardest meal to think of innovative options for is lunch.  For breakfast there are many different egg and bacon concepts.  For dinner you can make steaks, side dishes, etc.  For lunch, the entire meal needs to fit in a tiny container and generally everything in the container needs to be microwave safe and quick.  My wife wanted to switch it up so we tried Chicken Cordon Bleu.  The inspiration for this was a post on LCF:

Finished Chicken Cordon Bleu LunchHere is the finished product with some spinach for greens.

Chicken Thighs with Salt and PepperFor this meal, I used chicken thighs.  The reason for this is I made half Chicken Thighs with Spinach and half this.  So I was able to get by just getting one meat product. The original recipe calls for chicken tenders.  However, I think if I were to make it again I would just use chicken breasts  The first step is to rough chop the chicken as shown and apply salt and pepper.

Chicken and HamAdd cubed ham.  I used ham steak and cut it up.  WARNING: I just bought any other ham steak and to my dismay, when I got home I discovered this has sugar in it.  Make sure to buy one without sugar. I used it anyway but I was really close to just pitching it because I eat a lot of vegetables and I really don’t want empty carbs.

Add Swiss CheeseSprinkle with swiss cheese.  Again, the original recipe called for cubed swiss, but I find that grated melts better.  I hand grated it with a regular table top grater.

Liquid AppliedHere is the final result before baking. When you add the liquid over top, give it a stir to combine everything together.  One note, for these massive, all week meals, I don’t use a standard 9×13 pan.  The one shown is actually a 15″ x 10″ casserole dish.

Finished CasseroleAnd here is the final product!  This made 10 servings.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 10
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 486
  • Fat: 30
  • Carbohydrates: 4
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 38
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  • 53 oz Chicken (breast or tender or thighs)
  • 300 g Ham Steak
  • 11 oz Jarlsberg Swiss Cheese
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • To Taste Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup Cream Cheese
  1. Cut up chicken into 1" cubes, spread on bottom of pan
  2. Salt, pepper, garlic powder the chicken
  3. Cut up the ham into ½" cubes and sprinkle on top of chicken
  4. Shred Swiss cheese and spread over mixtures
  5. Heat the cream cheese in the microwave, then add the cream and mix, pour over casserole
  6. Mix the dish up
  7. Bake @ 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
  8. Makes 10 portions. Half the recipe for 5 or a smaller pan.
4.8 Quart Casserole Dish
Great for cooking those gigantic, week long casseroles! I call them 5day meals on the website. Normal casserole dishes are 10×13 but this one is gigantic and can easily be divided into ten portions.
Cuisinart 9-Cup Food Processor
I first got this food processor as a wedding gift and I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. Well, let me tell you, its been a godsend on keto! I shred cheese, slice brussels sprouts, and rice cauliflower like a boss!

GlassLock 17 Oz. Square Food Container
These are my new favorite food storage container! They are good for the refrigerator, microwave and freezer. Additionally, the gasket makes it so they never leak and the lids are super secure.

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