Classic Chicken Cordon Bleu

French Stuffed Chicken with Ham and Cheese
Classic Chicken Cordon Bleu
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Ingredients

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2 (6-7oz each) Chicken Breast
4 slices Swiss cheese
5 slices Ham
3 tbsp Mayonnaise
1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
spray Vegetable oil
to taste Salt
to taste Black pepper
For the sauce
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tbsp Butter
1 1/2 tbsp Wheat flour
1 1/4 cups Whole milk

Nutritional information

590
Calories
24g
Fat
207mg
Cholesterol
19g
Carbs
3g
Sugar
72g
Protein
Ingredients
  • For the sauce

Directions

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Cook to impress with my Classic Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe! Cordon Bleu is to the French what the hamburger is to the US – as authentic as they come! Chicken Cordon Bleu is essentially a chicken breast stuffed with cheese and deep-fried until the meat is juicy and succulent and the cheese is melted and oozing.

I’ve added a few extra touches to mine to make it even tastier, including sliding some ham in alongside the cheese and spreading a punchy combination of mustard and mayonnaise over the chicken before coating it in crispy panko breadcrumbs. You can also use the classic egg and flour dredging method but believe me, you’ll enjoy my version much more!

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So, how to make Classic Chicken Cordon Bleu?

Steps

1
Done
1

Heat the oven

Preheat the oven to 390°F.

2
Done
3

Toast the breadcrumbs

Spread the panko breadcrumbs out on a baking sheet and spray with oil. Bake for 3 minutes until turning golden. Remove from the oven, tip into a bowl and set aside.

3
Done
1

Prepare the chicken breasts

Cut a slice into each of the chicken breasts lengthwise so that you create a pocket.

4
Done
2

Stuff the chicken breasts

Fold the cheese slices in half and stuff 2 slices into each pocket, followed by the ham. Fold the chicken over the seal the pocket and use 2 toothpicks to hold the closure in place. Lay the chicken breasts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

5
Done
1

Mix the mayo and mustard

In a small bowl, combine the mustard, mayo, salt, and pepper.

6
Done
1

Coat the chicken breasts

Coat the top and sides of the chicken with the mustard mixture.

7
Done
2

Crumb the chicken breasts

Sprinkle the panko crumbs over the chicken and press down so that they stick. Spray them with oil.

8
Done
30

Bake the chicken

Bake the chicken for 25-30 minutes, until the crumbs have turned golden brown and the breasts are cooked through.

9
Done
2

Make the roux for the sauce

In the meantime, add the butter to a small pan over a medium heat. Once melted, add the flour, stir to make a roux and cook for 1 minute.

10
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3

Add the milk, mustard, and cheese

Add half the milk to the pan and whisk until well combined. Add the rest of the milk, cheese, and mustard. Cook for 3 minutes, whisking all the time until the sauce has thickened. Check the seasoning.

11
Done

Serving Classic Chicken Cordon Bleu

Once the chicken and sauce are ready, remove the toothpicks from the chicken and serve with the sauce spooned over the top.

This Classic Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe makes an impressive main dish to serve up at a dinner party or when you have a special guest! What do you think of my version? Let me know below or tag #cookmerecipes in your pics!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

Recipe Reviews

Average Rating:
(5)
Total Reviews: 1
sarah

Very very very delicious and looks great! I recommend it to everyone who is looking for something specials that is easy to make.

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