This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barber¬†Foods. All opinions are entirely my own. #BarberNight
Buttery lemon citrus and cheese pasta with fresh herbs. ¬†Served with Barber Foods Chicken Cordon Bleu. ¬†Five minutes of prep and this chicken dinner will be ready within 40 minutes. ¬†The pasta is light and refreshing. ¬†The chicken is moist and stuffed with ham and cheese. ¬†Dinner couldn’t be any easier to prepare with this recipe.
I love planning meals that give me the most time with my family. ¬†The less time in the kitchen, the better. ¬†Especially on a busy weeknight when we’re all rushing to get home, eat and relax. ¬†Any meal that takes 40 minutes or less to make is a meal made for me.
I love a classic Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe in all its gloriousness. ¬†I really do. ¬†I’ve attempted to make is at least a half dozen times and it’s a hit or miss recipe for me.
¬†It’s always the filling that leaks out and leaves the chicken dry. ¬†Sometimes, I want an easier way. ¬†A way that requires less work but has the same delicious flavors and taste.
What I love about using already prepared Chicken Cordon Bleu from the store is that I don’t have spend nearly an hour to make it myself. ¬†Since the chicken is raw and needs to be baked, it gives me time to make a side dish while it bakes.
To make Barber Foods Chicken Cordon Bleu, start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F. ¬†Unwrap the chicken from the pouch and space them apart¬†on a baking sheet. ¬†Bake for 31-33 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. ¬†Allow chicken to cool a few minutes before serving.
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Anytime I make a meal that’s 40 minutes or less, I know I’m winning!
What is your favorite side dish to pair with Chicken Cordon Bleu?
5 minPrep Time
35 minCook Time
40 minTotal Time
- 4 Barber Foods Chicken Cordon Bleu (2 boxes)
- 1 lb spaghetti
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup finely chopped parsley (I used Italian curls)
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- 3 1/3 tablespoons butter
- 3-4 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
- 2 + 1/2 lemons, juiced
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cook Barber Foods Chicken Cordon Bleu according to package directions.
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt to boiling water.
To make the butter sauce, melt butter in pot over medium-high heat. Just as the butter gets color, add minced garlic and stir for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add in lemon juice and cooked pasta. Add in chopped parsley, basil, salt and pepper then toss together. Add in cheese and lemon zest; toss together.
Serve chicken over pasta.