Chicken Cordon-Bleu

Posted: January 11

Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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In French, “cordon-bleu” refers to food cooked to the highest standards and by the best chefs. You can bring that same elegance and quality to your own kitchen with the Chicken Cordon-Bleu. The tender cooked chicken forms a juicy shell for melty cheese and fatty ham, so each bite is a blue ribbon of savory, creamy, and salty delight. Chicken Cordon-Bleu is one of the most beloved examples of French cooking, and it’s surprisingly easy to make. Now’s the time to bring a little more class to your culinary repertoire.


• 4 chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper • 6 slices American or Swiss cheese • 4 slices ham, cooked • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Coat a 7x11-inch glass oven-safe dish with a nonstick cooking spray.

Step 3

Pound the chicken until they are about a 1/4-inch in thickness.

Step 4

Season each chicken breast with salt and pepper on each side.

Step 5

Lay one slice of cheese and one slice of ham on top of each of the chicken breasts.

Step 6

Roll up each of the chicken breasts, using a toothpick to secure them and keep them from unrolling.

Step 7

Place the rolled chicken breasts into the prepared baking dish.

Step 8

Top each of the chicken breasts evenly with the bread crumbs.

Step 9

Bake the dish until the chicken is no longer pink and has an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 30-35 minutes.

Step 10

Pull the breasts out of the oven and remove the toothpicks.

Step 11

Serve immediately.

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