Quick and Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Quick and Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu
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Chicken Cordon Bleu

Dan Myers

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken cordon bleu has gotten a reputation over the years as a recipe that's not exactly easy to prepare. It's a traditional roulade, which takes some skill and a deft hand for balance, and the fact that it's breaded and fried is never a great inspiration. 

This preparation, however, uses only a few ingredients and gives you all the luxuriousness of a traditional chicken cordon bleu without the mess and fuss. It's quick and easy, and a great way to impress your guests (and family).

4
Servings
148
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • medium-sized chicken breasts
  • slices Black Forest ham
  • 1  Cup  grated Swiss or Gruyere cheese
  • 1  Cup  breadcrumbs
  • 1  Teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1  Teaspoon  onion powder
  • 4  Tablespoons  vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To butterfly chicken breasts, slice each breast in 1/2 and cut it open like a book, leaving the edges intact. Add 1 slice of ham, folded in 1/2, to 1side, and top with ¼ cup of grated cheese and a pinch of salt and pepper. Repeat on remaining the breasts and secure each breast with toothpicks. Place the breadcrumbs on a large plate or baking dish and mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, and a couple of pinches of salt and pepper. Coat each breast with 1 tablespoon of the oil and then coat them in the breadcrumb mixture. Make sure that the breasts are evenly coated (pack the breadcrumbs on with your hands if you need to), and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and golden brown.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
143µg
20%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
486mg
49%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
20mg
6%
Phosphorus, P
312mg
45%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
610mg
41%
Water
38g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Quick and Easy Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Quick and Easy Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.