Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta. Sounds fancy, huh?

It may sound upmarket, but this dinner is simply delicious and super quick and easy. The seasoned panko coated chicken is extra crisp and a fantastic contrast to creamy pasta. The Gruyère gives the pasta an unexpected, and very delicious, flavor which goes so well with the bits of ham in the sauce.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta


1 cup panko
3/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup olive oil
Creamy Cheesy Pasta (recipe follows)
Steamed broccoli to serve
Garnish: fresh thyme


1. In a shallow dish, combine breadcrumbs, thyme, salt, and pepper; set aside.

2. Brush both sides of chicken breasts with mustard. Dredge chicken in breadcrumb mixture.

3. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken, and cook for 4 minutes. Add remaining olive oil to skillet, turn chicken, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Place chicken on a cutting board; let rest for 5 minutes. Cut chicken crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

4. Spoon Creamy Cheesy Pasta onto serving plates. Place sliced chicken over pasta. Serve with broccoli and garnish with fresh thyme, if desired.

Serves 2 (Definitely double the recipe!)

Creamy Cheesy Pasta


2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup chopped deli ham
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
3 cups hot cooked fettuccini


1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and ham; cook for 2 minutes. Add flour, salt, and pepper; cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

2. Gradually stir in half-and-half. Cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Add hot cooked pasta to pan, tossing gently to coat with sauce.

Serves 2

Recipes from Cooking With Paula Deen Magazine

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