Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Karla Everett


I just love chicken cordon bleu and this is such an easy recipe and it tastes delicious.

I seen this type of process done once like this on a video but I can't remember from where and I have made adjustments to fit my families taste.

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4 large
chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
ritz crackers
4 slice
6 Tbsp
butter ; melted
salt and pepper
ap flour for dredging
3 large
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
onion powder
2 Tbsp
dijon mustard
8 slice
thin deli ham
1 to 1-1/2 c
shredded swiss cheese

How to Make Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu


  • 1In the food processor pulse up the ritz crackers and torn up bread a few times to make coarse crumbs.
  • 2Drizzle the melted butter over the crumbs and pulse a few more times to incorporate the butter into the crumbs.
  • 3Pour the crumbs onto a cookie sheet and place in a 450° oven and cook until lightly browned about 3-5 minutes.
  • 4Into the fat end of the raw chicken breast about 1/3rd the way down from the end , cut a slit about 3" long and make a pocket inside the breast , leaving about a 1/4" all around the chicken breast intact.
  • 5Place about 2 Tablespoons of the shredded Swiss cheese along the center of the ham slice and roll up tight like a cigar shape. (I had to use 4 round slices of ham and put them together because I bought the wrong cut of ham)
  • 6Cut the ends off of the rolled up ham to make the rolls uniform in length to the chicken breasts.
  • 7Stuff 2 ham rolls beside each other in the prepared pocket of the chicken breast.
  • 8Pull the top cut over and Press the sides of the chicken breast slit part together to seal the slit in the side of the chicken breast.
  • 9Salt and pepper each side and place each chicken breast onto a platter.
  • 10Once you have all of them together cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to seal together for 20 minutes *this is a very important step "DON'T SKIP THIS STEP"
  • 11Add the Dijon mustard , garlic and onion powder to the 3 eggs.
  • 12Prepare 3 dishes for dredging the chicken in. one for the flour , egg mixture and one for the toasted bread crumb mixture.
  • 13Dredge the chicken in the flour and pat off any excess flour.
  • 14Next using kitchen thongs dredge the floured chicken into the egg mixture.
  • 15Next dredge into the toasted crumb mixture , patting the crumbs into the chicken breasts.
  • 16Place onto a cookie sheet and place in a preheated oven @ 450° on the bottom rack for 10 minutes ; this will set the bottom.
  • 17Than lower the oven temp to 400° and raise the chicken to the center rack and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  • 18Once you remove them from the oven , place tin foil in a tent fashion over them (not tight because you want them to stay crispy and not sweat) so they can rest for 5 minutes before cutting into them.

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About Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pork
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #cheese, #ham, #cordon blue

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