A pasta dish that takes the best flavors of French chicken cordon bleu and Italian stuffed shells and combines them together. Use leftover chicken and ham, yes leftovers, and stuff into jumbo pasta shells. Top with our creamy cheese sauce and bam! No one will believe they’re eating leftovers. It’s that good!
Today was the perfect day to try out some new recipes so I scrounged through my kitchen to see what I could find. How about some leftover chicken and a package of large pasta shells. Jackpot! I also found a small ham steak that I’d been saving for some reason and decided to throw that in the mix.
I’ve been dying to make Chicken Cordon Bleu for a while, although not in the standard sense, I wanted it to be something out of the box and different. How about an Italian take on the French classic? Maybe a casserole that showed off all the same yummy flavors. Bingo! That was it!
And it turned out sweeet! It was a super delicious dinner and didn’t taste like leftovers at all! In fact, it will be perfect (as a leftover leftover lol) for next week’s lunches. A great way to stretch meats and get a tasty dinner on the table quick.
Hope you enjoy!
Chicken Cordon Bleu Shells
Yield: 4 servings
A pasta dish that combines chicken cordon bleu & Italian shells using leftover chicken & ham. Top with creamy cheese sauce & leftovers never tasted so good.
Wine Pairing: I would definitely suggest a Prosecco. The effervescence of the wine is the perfect foil for this rich dish full of cheese and cream. You can also try a semi-dry Riesling or possibly an unoaked Chardonnay. On the red side, if you must, a Pinot Noir would fit the bill quite nicely.