Chicken Cordon Bleu

Stuffed with ham and melty cheese, you can't go wrong with this chicken cordon bleu recipe.

Chicken Cordon Bleu
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins


  • 6 ounce Gruyère or Swiss cheese (3x1-1/2x1-inch block)

  • 6 very thin slices Black Forest or country ham (about 3 ounces)

  • 6 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 9 ounces each)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • 2 cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) or soft bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a shallow baking pan with foil; set aside. Cut cheese block into six 3x1/2x1/2-inch sticks. Wrap a slice of ham around each cheese stick. Using a sharp knife, cut a pocket in each chicken breast half by cutting horizontally through the thickest portion to, but not through, the other side. Stuff a ham-wrapped cheese stick into each pocket. Secure pockets with wooden toothpicks. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

  2. Place 1/3 cup flour in a shallow dish. In a second shallow dish combine eggs and the water. Place panko in a third shallow dish. Coat chicken with flour. Dip chicken into egg mixture, then into panko, turning to coat.

  3. In a 12-inch skillet heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Add half of the chicken; cook about 4 minutes or until golden, turning once. Transfer chicken to the prepared baking pan. Repeat with the remaining oil and chicken. Bake, uncovered, for 40 to 50 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F). Remove toothpicks before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

619 Calories
27g Fat
19g Carbs
70g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 619
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 264mg 88%
Sodium 814mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 70g
Vitamin C 3.9mg 20%
Calcium 310mg 24%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 999mg 21%
Folate, total 33.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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