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Slow-Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

slow-cooker chicken cordon bleu pasta Entree
Slow-Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6

This slow-cooker dish is comfort food defined. We took classic chicken cordon bleu and turned it into a seriously delicious pasta casserole. The creamy Alfredo pasta sauce, cheesy ham and chicken, and crispy bread crumb topping will hit the spot on a cold day. It just might be your favorite new dish this winter. MORE+ LESS-

January 4, 2019
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Ingredients

2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz container)
1
jar (15 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1
package (16 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
8
oz uncooked penne pasta (about 2 1/4 cups)
3/4
cup coarsely chopped deli-sliced ham (about 4 oz)
1
cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)
1
tablespoon butter
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian-style panko crispy bread crumbs

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix broth, Alfredo sauce, Dijon mustard and pepper. Stir in chicken. Cover; cook on High heat setting 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until chicken is cooked through (at least 165°F).
  • 2
    Stir pasta and ham into slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 25 to 30 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring twice.
  • 3
    Stir in cheese until cheese melts. Let stand covered 5 to 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir mixture.
  • 4
    In 8-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until toasted. Top pasta with bread crumb mixture before serving.

Expert Tips

  • You can use shredded Gruyère cheese in place of Swiss cheese in this recipe.
  • Store leftover pasta in a covered container in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: About 1 1/3 cups
Calories
640
Calories from Fat
310
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
53%
Saturated Fat
20g
98%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
145mg
48%
Sodium
1080mg
45%
Potassium
310mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
2g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Traditional chicken cordon bleu is chicken that has been stuffed with a thin slice of ham and Swiss cheese. If you’re a fan of this soup, give our easy take on the classic recipe a try next.

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