Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For chicken, in a shallow dish, combine breadcrumbs, thyme, salt, and pepper; set aside.
  • Brush both sides of chicken breasts with mustard. Dredge chicken in breadcrumb mixture.
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add chicken, and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Add remaining olive oil to skillet, turn chicken, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Place chicken on a cutting board; let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Cut chicken crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  • For cheesy pasta, in a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and ham; cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add flour, salt, and pepper; cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in half-and-half.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  • Add cheese, stirring until melted.
  • Add hot cooked pasta to pan, tossing gently to coat with sauce.
  • Spoon creamy cheesy pasta onto serving plates.
  • Place sliced chicken over pasta.
  • Garnish with fresh thyme, if desired.
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