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Since we’re a gluten free family + we *try* to limit dairy, I really really wanted to re-create chicken cordon bleu with those restrictions. I also wanted to be lazy and didn’t want to roll up chicken and dip it in breadcrumbs, etc.
So, I played around with this + I (AND my kids) were pleasantly surprised. We served this over Banza’s chickpea pasta, but you could eat this over whatever gluten free pasta you want.
The breadcrumbs are also optional, but I highly recommend it to give that little toast and crunch that normal cordon bleu has! (Plus, it’s super easy to make!)
I used the Instant Pot for my cooking my chicken, since it’s a super quick way to cook and shred chicken.
I used my Vitamix to make the cheese sauce. You can use a regular blender to make the cheese sauce and then heat it up over the stove, but the Vitamix is able to make it completely smooth AND heat it up at the same time. Crazy, huh? You can legit make soups on a Vitamix! You should ask for one at Christmas! 😉
I seriously use my Vitamix EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.