Here’s a delicious keto chicken cordon bleu casserole recipe that’s quick and easy to make. It's filled with layers of chicken, melted cheese, and diced ham. The dish makes the perfect meal solution for your family on busy evenings!
With the busy school year starting, it’s time to get out those quick and easy dinner recipes. I came up with a low-carb chicken cordon bleu casserole using convenient ingredients in just a short amount of time!
It took me less than thirty minutes to bake and prepare this delicious casserole that looks and tastes like a gourmet meal. It’s seriously one of the best chicken recipes to make for a delicious dinner tonight!
Why you'll love it
This chicken cordon bleu recipe is perfect to make for your family as your schedule becomes super busy. It’s a very easy recipe to throw together without having to think much about it.
If you are a really busy parent (or even a busy adult with jobs and other responsibilities), this family-friendly meal is exactly what you need. You don’t even have to make stuffed chicken breasts! There isn’t a lot of measuring or food prep necessary. It’s all made in one dish.
I found some shortcuts that sped up my time with food prep. I just know you are going to love them too!
There are just a few simple ingredients in this easy chicken cordon bleu casserole. Here’s what you need:
To cut prep time, I used one package of black forest deli ham but you can use any ham you like. A ham steak works great too. Just make sure it doesn’t have sugar.
I also used a bag of frozen pulled chicken breasts from the freezer section to make prep time easier. If you are planning ahead, you can meal prep shredded chicken in advance and use that! Or just shred some rotisserie chicken for last minute.
I love that the meat is pre-cooked, which saves time in the kitchen when making this chicken cordon bleu recipe.
To make the creamy sauce, I used a combination of mayonnaise, heavy cream, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and swiss cheese.
Yes, it’s a very rich and filling recipe!
Use your favorite spices in this cheesy casserole. I used garlic powder, black pepper, and chicken bone broth.
And, you can’t forget the salt and pepper!
This is optional, but I used come crushed pork rinds to add a bit of crunch on top of the casserole. They are a great low-carb option to crispy bread crumbs. You can also make your own seasoned keto panko breadcrumbs!
For a little extra flavor, pour a little melted butter over the topping!
Please note: Make sure to check out the recipe card below to find out what else I used in my casserole and how I kept it low-carb!
- Substitute shredded cheese. The swiss cheese doesn’t needed to be shredded. You can also use cheese slices!
- If you use chicken breasts that aren’t pre-shredded, make sure you cut the chicken breasts into strips.
- Use pork rinds for some extra crunch. Add plain crushed pork rinds over the casserole for a crunchy topping and to add the “fried” feel of classic cordon bleu.
- Add melted butter. Melt a little butter and pour it over the pork rinds. This will give the topping extra flavor.
This is a really simple recipe to throw together last-minute. You basically combine all the ingredients and then bake them. It’s so easy to make chicken cordon bleu! Here’s how:
Make The Cream Sauce
First, mix together the mayonnaise, heavy cream, and cream cheese. Then, stir in the parmesan cheese, spices, and swiss cheese.
This will be the base sauce.
Add The Meat And Broth
Next, stir in the chicken breasts, ham, and chicken broth or chicken stock.
Bake The Casserole
Add the ham and cheese mixture to the baking dish. Sprinkle on your crunchy topping and drizzle melted butter on top.
Bake at 350°F for about 25 minutes until you have golden brown. Remove the baking dish from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
Serve warm and enjoy! It’s absolutely delicious.
️ Serving suggestions
This is such a wonderful recipe that almost any low-carb side dish you make will taste delicious with it!
You can never go wrong with some green beans almondine. The almonds have a really yummy nutty flavor that pairs well with the creamy ham and cheese.
For something light and tasty, make some oven-roasted asparagus! It's easy and scrumptious.
Why it works
Traditionally, a classic chicken cordon bleu recipe is stuffed chicken breasts wrapped around ham and cheese. Then, it’s breaded with a breadcrumb mixture (like panko crumbs) and deep fried.
But, that’s not very keto-friendly!
So, I took the classic flavors of a chicken cordon bleu recipe- chicken, ham, and swiss – and combined them into a casserole form that will feed your entire family. I even incorporated the “deep fried” part of the traditional dish by using pork rinds.
You are going to love this low-carb recipe because it doesn't call for cream of chicken soup or egg noodles like regular versions!
Before I share the entire recipe card, there are some questions I want to answer.
The prep time for this easy low carb meal should be less than five minutes. You'll just need to combine all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
Once everything was mixed together, I just spread it out into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Honestly, you can probably use any baking dish size that you have in your cabinet, even a shallow dish. Since the meat is already pre-cooked, you are basically just heating it up, so the cheeses all melt together. This will work no matter what size of dish you use.
I opted to top off the casserole with crushed pork rinds. You could use seasoned pork rinds if you already have some made. I find that storing crushed pork rinds in the freezer is not only convenient but also eliminates a lot of the pork taste. You can also make your own seasoned low-carb breadcrumbs!
Since the meat is pre-cooked, it should only take 20-25 minutes for the chicken cordon bleu casserole to heat fully and begin to brown. With less than 30 minutes from start to finish, you won't be stressing to feed your family during the busy back-to-school season.
The last word
This is going to become one of your family’s favorite recipes! Save this to a Pinterest board so you can find it later!
I would also like to share that you get a lot of servings from this casserole, and it’s packed with protein. A little goes a long way, so it’s a nice dish to take with you for a potluck gathering.
The leftovers make wonderful quick meals later on in the week!
I hope you enjoyed this family-friendly low-carb casserole. If you want more easy recipes that will feed your entire family, check out these favorites:
- Low Carb Hamburger Cabbage Casserole is bursting with the flavors of rich tomato sauce and tender cabbage.
- Keto Philly Cheesestake Casserole is perfect for anyone that loves that classic sandwich from PA.
- Low Carb Mexican Beef Casserole is a fun way to shake things up on Taco Tuesday.
- Keto Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is a crowd-pleaser! Everyone loves the classic ranch flavor.
- Leftover Corned Beef Casserole With Cabbage tastes unlike anything else in this list - it's delightful!
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole (Keto)
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- dash fresh ground pepper
- 8 ounces Swiss cheese chopped
- 1 pound ham chopped
- 20 ounces cooked chicken shredded or chopped
- ½ cup chicken bone broth or stock (optional)
- ½ cup crushed pork rinds optional
- Mix mayonnaise, heavy cream and cream cheese until well combined.
- Stir in the Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and pepper.
- Add in the Swiss cheese , ham, chicken, and chicken broth.
- Spread mixture out into a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Top with crushed pork rinds if desired.
- Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until top begins to brown.
- The swiss cheese will be chopped, but you can use shredded if you have it.
- Make sure you cut the chicken breast into strips or use the pre-cooked meat.
- Add some plain crushed pork rinds over the top as this gives it the crunchy topping.
Array ( [serving_size] => 171 [calories] => 408 [carbohydrates] => 2 [protein] => 30 [fat] => 30 [saturated_fat] => 13 [cholesterol] => 122 [sodium] => 841 [potassium] => 402 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 615 [vitamin_c] => 1.5 [calcium] => 241 [iron] => 0.8 )
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First Published: August 29, 2016... Last Updated: January 13, 2022, with additional recipe information.