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Easy Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu – All the Amazing Taste Without All the Fuss

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Why fuss over finicky Chicken Cordon Bleu recipes when this Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu is just as savory?!

Chicken goes fancy when paired with ham and cheese in this Easy Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe that is as elegant as it is easy. All the flavor, all the crunch, all the goodness of traditional Chicken Cordon Bleu - without all the fuss!

Growing up, my sister and I were raised by our father. Although he worked all day and often through the night at his restaurant, he always made sure to be home to cook dinner – even if he had to return to work afterwards. Every night, we’d sit down to dinner at the kitchen table as a family and enjoy one of his delicious dishes. He made sure we always had that classic family dinner where the most important ingredient was love.

Now that I’m a parent myself, I want to do the same for my family. Regardless of our busy schedules, my goal is to bring us together around the kitchen table to enjoy a home cooked meal. As a cheese loving family, many of those home cooked meals have cheese incorporated in some way. And one of our favorites is Chicken Cordon Bleu.

While I love making classic Chicken Cordon Bleu, sometimes I want – and need – an easier way. Less work with all the same savory flavor. This easier Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is just as satisfying as the original, but without all the excess fuss. While it tastes like you spent hours preparing it, in actuality, it is simple and quick. My family goes nuts over this meal, and I think yours will, too!

Easy Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu

My Chicken Cordon Bleu is made with Borden® Cheese Swiss Slices because in addition to quality ingredients, they also add that extra special one. Love.

Ready to see how to make this Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu?

To make Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu you will need:

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tbsp melted butter
8 – 10 slices Borden® Cheese Swiss Slices
4 slices cooked ham (sandwich slices work well, too!)
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

Easy Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu ingredients

Directions to make Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9×13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Pound the chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness. I place each breast between two pieces of plastic wrap and then use either a meat mallet or rolling-pin.
  • Sprinkle each piece of chicken on both sides with salt, pepper and paprika.

Easy Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu season both sides of pounded out chicken

  • Place 1 slice of ham, and 2 (or more!) of the Borden® Cheese Swiss Slices on top of each breast.
  • Then roll up each breast, and secure with a toothpick.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large bowl. Dip both sides of each chicken breast in the melted butter and then dredge it through the breadcrumbs making sure to evenly coat both sides.

Easy Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu add ham cheese then roll up and secure with toothpicks

  • Place the chicken in the baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear.
  • Remove from the oven and top each breast with a 1/2 slice of cheese, then return to the oven for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted.
  • Remove the toothpicks and serve immediately.

Easy Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu bake until juices run clear

Just look at all that delicious ooey gooey cheesy goodness!

Another great thing about this easy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is the versatility. By simply changing the flavor cheese you use you can introduce a subtle variation of taste. Over the years I’ve made it with Borden® Cheese Pepper Jack Slices, Borden® Cheese Gouda Slices, and even Borden® Cheese Provolone Slices! I found my Borden® Cheese at Piggly Wiggly in the refrigerated dairy aisle, but check out this store locator to find Borden® Cheese near you! They have a great selection of chunk, singles and shredded cheese varieties!

Easy Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu Borden Cheeses

The next time you are searching for a simple and delicious meal for your family I hope you will try this Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe! For more cheesy inspiration, check out the Borden® Cheese website. You can also find even more delicious recipe ideas by following them on Facebook and Instagram.

Easy Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu serve and enjoy

What are your favorite cheese-filled home cooked meals?

Yield: 4 breasts

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken goes fancy when paired with ham and cheese in this Easy Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe that is as elegant as it is easy. All the flavor, all the crunch, all the goodness of traditional Chicken Cordon Bleu - without all the fuss

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 8 - 10 slices Borden® Cheese Swiss Slices
  • 4 slices cooked ham, sandwich slices work well, too!
  • 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Pound the chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness. I place each breast between two pieces of plastic wrap and then use either a meat mallet or rolling-pin.
  3. Sprinkle each piece of chicken on both sides with salt, pepper and paprika.
  4. Place 1 slice of ham, and 2 (or more!) of the Borden® Cheese Swiss Slices on top of each breast.
  5. Then roll up each breast, and secure with a toothpick.
  6. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large bowl. Dip both sides of each chicken breast in the melted butter and then dredge it through the breadcrumbs making sure to evenly coat both sides.
  7. Place the chicken in the baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear.
  8. Remove from the oven and top each breast with a 1/2 slice of cheese, then return to the oven for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted.
  9. Remove the toothpicks and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 breast

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 991Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 233mgSodium: 2077mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 81g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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Kiwi

Sunday 23rd of July 2017

I heard of chicken cordon bleu but never actually had it. I thought it would be hard to make. I love how the cheeses come out of this!

David Elliott

Friday 21st of July 2017

This does look fairly simple. I wish I were better at pounding the chicken down into a very thin piece. I know that's essential to be able to roll up the chicken and then putting a tooth pick in holding it all togeter. Does look delicious though.

Tami

Thursday 20th of July 2017

My hubby loves chicken cordon blue, despite the fact that I have never made it for him. He usually eats it as a sandwich at a restaurant. He will be pleased when he comes home to dinner this week.

Sue Reddel

Thursday 20th of July 2017

You've certainly taken a classic French recipe and made it super simple. You're also using ingredients that almost every home cook would likely have on hand. This dish seems like a real crowd pleaser.

Bites for Foodies

Thursday 20th of July 2017

This is pretty much how I make my chicken cordon bleu! This post has also reminded me that I haven't actually made it in ages...and the kids love it so much! Thanks for the reminder!

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