Gluten-Free Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

Published on Apr 16, 2021

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Serves: 6
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This super easy Gluten-Free Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta dish is the perfect gluten-free dinner recipe inspired by chicken cordon bleu converted into a gluten-free pasta dish.


This French-inspired recipe is about gluten-free pasta mixed with rich and creamy garlic and basil sauce with tender chicken, layered with ham, Swiss or provolone cheese and creamy ricotta with spinach made in one skillet. Another recipe you may enjoy is the chicken cordon bleu meatloaf.

chicken cordon bleu pasta, in a skillet

chicken cordon bleu pasta is about layering

Each mouthful overflows with a blend of creaminess, chicken, spinach, and pasta in this layered one-pan creation. The ham’s saltiness and the richness of two distinct cheeses, combined with spinach, produce unforgettable flavors.

The basil and garlic-infused creamy sauce that encompasses chicken, cheese, ham, and spinach takes this pasta dish to another level.

Today’s inspiration draws from a famous chicken recipe – the classic chicken cordon bleu. However, this gluten-free pasta variation takes the concept to new heights, transforming the French-inspired dish into a robust one-pot meal with pasta and fresh spinach.

This chicken cordon bleu pasta dinner is easily enjoyed any night of the week. However, it is an ideal choice for special occasions

chicken cordon bleu pasta, gluten free

healthier chicken cordon bleu pasta recipe

As with most of my gluten-free recipes, I wanted to keep this dish healthy-ish, so I added  fresh baby spinach. To keep the spinach creamy, I mixed it with ricotta cheese.

Ricotta is a healthier choice than most cheeses because it contains less fat and salt. Ricotta adds creaminess without adding extra calories.

cordon bleu sauce

recipe details,

To start, I cooked the pasta in well salted water. It would be best if you cooked the pasta al dente, cooked but firm to the bite. I prefer to slightly undercook the pasta because it will continue cooking in the oven.

While the pasta is cooking using a large oven proof skillet, brown the chicken in olive oil or butter. The browning of the chicken is what will add flavour to the sauce.

chicken cordon bleu, gluten free

Once the chicken is browned, add the cream or milk, chicken broth, tapioca starch garlic and basil. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook until the sauce starts to thicken.

Transfer half of the sauce with chicken to a bowl and then add the pasta to the same skillet. Mix the sauce, chicken and pasta until combined.

chicken cordon bleu pasta, gluten free

the layers,

The dish now has a layer of creamy pasta. Add a layer of ham, a mixture of spinach and ricotta, cheese slices, the remaining sauce with chicken, ham, and finish with cheese.

Pop the skillet in the oven for about thirty minutes. The cheese will become golden brown and the ham crispy.

chicken cordon bleu pasta, gluten free

This gluten-free chicken cordon bleu pasta is a simple and delicious pasta dinner made mostly in one skillet. I cooked the pasta separately as not to take away from the flavourful creamy sauce and to keep it saucy.

To serve this gluten-free meal, spoon the pasta into bowls, and if you wish, sprinkle with hot chilli pepper flakes. This pasta dinner is simple and delicious, but even more importantly, everyone loves pasta!

If you need more pasta meals, check out our favourite gluten-free pasta recipes.

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Meet Kristina. Passionate about creating delicious, innovative gluten free recipes, and author of two gluten free cookbooks, “Entertaining The Gluten Free Way” and “Small Bites The Gluten Free Way”.

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thank you Jerry

Jerry. S

awesome dish!

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