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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Recipe

Husband, bought this 7+ pound roasting chicken, after it was roasted a meal or two eaten, what to do with the rest??  Found this recipe on the Taste of Home site. 

Of course, since we live 20 miles from anywhere and I didn't have the exact ingredients on hand I made a couple "adjustments".

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings
Recipe by:  Nikki Barton, Providence, Utah
 3 cups uncooked penne pasta

Not exactly Penne Pasta..

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened and cubed
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups sliced cooked chicken breast
3/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
3/4 cup cubed fully cooked ham
3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

I'm not seeing a pile of ham here....I did have some sliced deli ham that I chopped up... just not as much as the recipe called for.  You also don't see the seasonings here, but you get the idea.

I also added a few diced green onions.

Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente; drain.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat cream and cream cheese over medium heat until smooth, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1 cup cheese, onion powder, garlic salt and pepper until blended.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, bacon, ham and pasta. Add sauce; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; top with bread crumbs. Bake, uncovered, 18-22 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta in Taste of Home September/October 2013, pjls

After a nice hot comfort meal, the fire was like a warm desert.

And look what I found in a drawer I was cleaning out..ahh for the "good old days".