One Pan Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

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One Pan Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta by Kristin of Yellow Bliss Road.

Tender chunks of ham and chicken combined with flavorful Swiss cheese make this One Pan Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta a truly spectacular meal.

One Pan Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta - A delicious meal that cooks all in one pan for easy clean up!

MY OTHER RECIPES

One Pan meals, like my Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta, are a staple in our home. As a single parent with two busy kids, I’m always looking for ways to get dinner on the table quickly and with as little mess as possible – my kids make enough of a mess on their own! So one pan meals are a great way to cut down on dishes and save my sanity.

This Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta is about as easy as they come.

Start by heating some olive oil in a 12″, oven-safe skillet, then add garlic and diced chicken breast. You’re just searing the chicken, not cooking it all the way through.

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Next you’ll add the cooked and diced ham, dry pasta, water, garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Stir it up to combine the flavors and bring it to a boil.

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The type of pasta isn’t important, as long as it’s small. I love the way cheeses cling to the Rotini (spiral noodles), so that’s usually my pasta of choice for one pan meals.

Once the water is boiling, cover the pan and reduce the heat to low. Set your timer for 20 minutes and walk away. See? I told you it was easy!

Now comes the fun part – the CHEESE! Cheese makes everything better, right? There will be liquid left in the pan but that’s ok – you need that to help make the sauce. If you’re a garlic lover like me, you can add another teaspoon of minced garlic here, but it’s optional. Toss some sliced or shredded Swiss Cheese in the pan and stir it up really well until all the cheese is melted. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top and place the pan under the broiler for about five minutes.

One Pan Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta - A delicious meal that cooks all in one pan for easy clean up!

One Pan Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

A deliciously cheesy pan pasta with savory ham and chicken, topped with breadcrumbs.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch chunks
1 cup of diced cooked ham (like from a ham steak)
2 1/2 cups small, dry pasta (like Rotini)
3 cups water
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces Swiss Cheese, sliced of shredded
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons dried parsley

Directions:

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a 12" skillet. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, then add the chicken. Saute for a couple of minutes just until browned, but not cooked through.
Add diced ham, pasta, water, salt and pepper, and garlic, onion and mustard powders. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove pan from heat (there will still be liquid in the pan) and add Swiss cheese, stirring until completely melted. Top with breadcrumb mixture and place under the broiler for about five minutes, careful not to let it burn.
Serve hot.

One Pan Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta - A delicious meal that cooks all in one pan for easy clean up!

 

If you loved this pasta dish, you’ll love the 35 Delicious Pasta Recipes that I’m sharing today!

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Kristin

Hi! I’m Kristin and I’m the creative mind behind Yellow Bliss Road, where you’ll find tons of recipes, free printables, and a little decor and DIY thrown in for good measure. Life can be complicated, so I am all about simplifying wherever I can – from food to decor to DIY – because I believe that it doesn’t have to be elaborate or extravagant to be amazing. I am a single adoptive mom with a daughter in Preschool and a son in Kindergarten. My kids are a handful, I’m exhausted and most days my house is a mess – and I’m okay with that!

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Comments

  1. Michelle posted on October 4, 2014 at 7:15 pm (#
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    One pan meals are the best! I will definitely be trying this!

  2. Bobbi posted on October 5, 2014 at 9:51 am (#
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    I love this casserole, and my family does too. Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Jenny Mays posted on October 6, 2014 at 1:30 am (#
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    love this Chicken dish have a college student who need cheap and easy main dish

    • Jamielyn posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:17 am (#
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      So glad you love this! Thanks for commenting Jenny. :)

  4. Ashley posted on October 11, 2014 at 9:06 pm (#
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    Just made this with honey ham and left over roast chicken and used tastefully simple garlic garlic seasoning. Definitely a keeper!

  5. Coleen posted on October 14, 2014 at 4:43 pm (#
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    Made this the other night….DELISH!

  6. Polly posted on January 1, 2015 at 8:28 pm (#
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    Just wondering how many adults this will serve?

  7. Erin posted on January 26, 2015 at 9:07 am (#
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    Made this last night and loved it- my husband had two giant bowls. I didn’t have any dried parsley so I did seasoned breadcrumbs instead which just added even more flavor. Easy, delicious recipe. Thank you!

    • Jamielyn posted on February 2, 2015 at 4:52 pm (#
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      So glad you enjoyed this chicken cordon blue pasta! Thanks for your comment Erin! :)

  8. Duvessa posted on July 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm (#
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    Hello,
     How many will this feed?

    • Laura Capello posted on July 21, 2015 at 7:28 am (#
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      Four to six people, depending on their appetites. :)