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Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe with Creamy Sauce

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

This homemade dish is crispy and delicious, filled with cheese and ham. It is an easy version of the famous French meal that is ready in about one hour. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Keyword Chicken Cordon Bleu
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 782 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts about 6oz each
  • 8 slices swiss cheese
  • 8 slices ham
  • salt and pepper
  • baking spray

Breadcrumbs Mixture:

  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika optional - used to add color
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Egg Mixture:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Lemon Aioli:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Spray a baking dish with oil and set it aside.

Breadcrumbs Mixture:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium shallow bowl, stir to combine and set aside.

Egg Mixture:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium shallow bowl, stir to combine and set aside.

Prepare the Chicken:

  1. Take each breast and butterfly it, by cutting it horizontally across the center, but not all the way through, so you can flip it open.

  2. Season the meat with salt and pepper on both sides.

  3. Place two pieces of cheese on a cutting board, one above the other, the sides should slightly overlap. Same way, top with two pieces of ham, and roll together.
  4. Place the roll-up onto the butterflied chicken and top it with the other side. Now the chicken is stuffed with the cheese and ham roll-up. Secure it inside by placing a few toothpicks on the cut/opening side of it.

  5. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes if you have time.
  6. Dip chicken in the egg and flour mixture, after that toss into the breadcrumbs mixture.
  7. Place into the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts.
  8. Spray the top with cooking spray and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165F.

Lemon Aioli:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and stir until fully combined.
  2. Serve over chicken. garnished with fresh chopped parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 782 Calories from Fat 468
% Daily Value*
Fat 52g80%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 252mg84%
Sodium 1223mg53%
Potassium 714mg20%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 56g112%
Vitamin A 880IU18%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 499mg50%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.