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Instead of a plain chicken breast, make dinner a little more special tonight with this chicken cordon bleu recipe. Homemade cordon bleu is a lot easier than you think, too—we'll walk you through it.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

50 mins
40 mins
1 hr 30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare rice mixes according to package directions. Spread cooked rice in the bottom of an ungreased 3-quart baking dish.

  • Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan, cook mushrooms, green onions, and garlic in hot butter over medium heat until tender. Stir in the 2 tablespoons flour. Gradually stir in half-and-half. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in shredded cheese until melted. If desired, stir in sherry. Spoon sauce over rice; cover and keep warm.

  • Starting from the thickest side of each chicken breast half, make a horizontal slit to, but not through, the other side. Wrap each stick of cheese in a slice of ham and insert into a slit. Secure with wooden toothpicks. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.

  • Place the 1/3 cup flour in a shallow dish. In a second shallow dish, combine eggs and water. Place panko in a third shallow dish. Dip chicken in flour, shaking off excess; dip in egg, then in panko, turning to coat.

  • In an extra-large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat. Cook chicken, half at a time, in hot oil about 4 minutes or until brown on both sides, adding the remaining 2 tablespoons oil with the second batch. Remove toothpicks. Place chicken on top of sauce.

  • Bake, covered, for 40 to 45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F). Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

862 calories; fat 36g; cholesterol 256mg; saturated fat 15g; carbohydrates 66g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 8g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 2g; protein 68g; vitamin a 874.6IU; vitamin c 8.3mg; thiamin 0.4mg; riboflavin 0.8mg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; vitamin b6 1.4mg; folate 56.4mcg; vitamin b12 1.6mcg; sodium 1586mg; potassium 996mg; calcium 393.8mg; iron 3.4mg.