Quick and Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

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Quick and Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu
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
718
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized chicken breasts
  • 4 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
45g
69%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Cholesterol
164mg
55%
Protein
55g
100%
Carbs
22g
7%
Vitamin A
131µg
15%
Vitamin B12
1µg
22%
Vitamin B6
1mg
55%
Vitamin C
1mg
2%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
4mg
18%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
416mg
42%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
20µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
57µg
14%
Folic acid
22µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
76mg
19%
Monounsaturated
22g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
20mg
99%
Phosphorus
596mg
85%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
569mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
23.6%
Sodium
864mg
36%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
38.2%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
23%