Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

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chicken cordon bleuThis is an easy and yummy recipe that my whole family loves. Cheese, chicken, ham…I was pretty much sold right there. I have been making this recipe for years and it never disappoints. I found the original version of this recipe on All Recipes. I’ve stuck with the original recipe for the most part but changed a few things to better suit my family. If you are worried about fat content I’ve listed some alternatives in parentheses that can make this recipe a little more waist friendly. I think this recipe goes great with fettuccine alfredo and green beans. Yum! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of milk (skim milk)
  • 1 cup of Italian bread crumbs
  • 6 skinless, boneless thin sliced chicken
  • 6 pieces of ham
  • 6 slices of provolone cheese (a fat free version)
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (olive oil cooking spray or sometimes I just bake the rolls without browning the sides at all)
  • 1 (10.5) can of condensed cream of chicken soup (the fat free version)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (skim milk)
  • salt and pepper
  • Optional: 6 slices of bacon

Directions

1. The first thing you will need to do is preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next, place the milk and bread crumbs into two separate swallow bowls. Lay out all the chicken slices on a cutting board or a plate and season it to your liking with salt and pepper.

seasoning the chicken cordon bleu

2. Place a piece of cheese and ham on the center of each chicken slice. Starting from one edge of the chicken start to roll the chicken. Once you can no longer roll anymore pin the chicken together with tooth picks (I used about 3 tooth picks per chicken).

rolling the chicken cordon bleuafter rolling the chicken cordon bleu

3. I set up my cooking space like a little assembly line to make this whole process a little less messy. I placed a 9X13 baking dish, the bowl of milk, the bowl of bread crumbs, the seasoned chicken next to each other in that order. I dipped the chicken roll into the milk, rolled it in the bread crumbs, then placed it on the baking dish.

breaded chicken cordon bleu rolls

4. Heat the oil over medium high in a large skillet. I started heating the oil while I was rolling the chicken slices. Try to brown all sides of each chicken roll the best you can. This can be a little bit difficult with all the tooth picks sticking out. Just do your best. Once all the chicken rolls are browned place them back into the baking dish.

browning the chicken cordon bleu rolls

Optional: Do you love bacon? Yes, I know this is really unhealthy but bacon just tastes so good. Mmm bacon. Are you thinking of those dog treat commercials now? But seriously, these rolls are even more excellent when wrapped in a piece bacon. Please precook the bacon in a pan before wrapping it around the chicken rolls. I have found that this recipe does not have a long enough cooking time to fully cook the bacon.

5. While you are browning the chicken rolls you can also start the sauce. Pour the soup and cream into a small saucepan and season it with salt and pepper. Heat the mixture over medium heat. The sauce should be thoroughly heated by the time you are done browning the chicken rolls.  

making chicken cordon bleu sauce

6. Pour the sauce over the chicken and bake it in the oven for about 30-40 minutes. Check the chicken about 25-30 minutes into the cooking time to see how everything is progressing. You can check for pink by cutting into one of the chicken rolls. Surprisingly for something so small I have noticed it can be tricky to cook all the way through so check for pink.

pouring the sauce on the chicken cordon bleu

Make sure to remove the tooth picks before digging in. Please let me know if you try this recipe and what you thought of it. And if you make any alterations please let me know. I am always up for changing things up. Bon Appetit! What side do you think would go well with this? I’d love a recipe to try.

Disclosure

Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.

Comments

  1. I was just thinking about what to pick up at the grocery for dinner tonight! It is spring break and my husband will actually be home for dinner tonight..so I wanted to do something good but different from my usual! I am absolutely trying this out! Thanks!

    • Let me know what your family thinks. I hope they like it! And if you make any alterations please share. I’m always wanting to change things up myself 🙂

  2. Kathleen Desio says:

    Ok you know I am starving now after seeing this recipe! I love chicken cordon bleu but I haven’t made it in ages. Think this will have to be on the schedule for this week. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love this recipe! It looks so yummy and not too hard to cook for me 🙂 Thank You So Much for sharing it!

  4. Oh, yes, I very much do love bacon. And while I love your re-working of this recipe, I love bacon so much that I am tempted to turn it into bacon cordon bleu, with chicken as the accent meat.

    Seriously, this looks amazing. Yum on the sauce.

    • Bacon Cordon Bleu isn’t a bad idea! It’s kind of the same concept as I like a little bit of coffee with my cream and sugar lol. I look forward to hearing how you like it.

  5. Oh my gosh, this looks so yummy! I’m down to cooking just once a week (good thing, since I’m cooking challenged!). This one’s going on my Try It list because it does look easy enough that I could make it.

    Thanks for the the pics too, they are such a big help for the cooking challenged – like me!)

    • Awe shucks. You’re welcome! Yeah, I don’t cook too much either. Buying meat is so expensive. I do a lot of free for alls lol. But I do try to cook a good meal every now and then.

  6. I love Cordon bleu, but not with ham.. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the steps anyway! 🙂

  7. Carolsue says:

    This looks like a really yummy recipe — and not too hard to make either. Thanks for the instructions! I could add this in the Cook’n software program if I win it from you! 🙂

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