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Chicken Cordon Blue – tender chicken, ham and Swiss cheese rolled and breaded. Delicious!

Chicken Cordon Blue from The Foodie Army Wife

When I was growing up there were certain sounds that I loved to hear coming from the kitchen. One of those sounds was that of my mother’s meat mallet pounding away in the kitchen. That sound meant one of two things. We were having my mom’s “round steaks” or we were having Cordon Blue. Both of which were meals I loved.

My mother made her Cordon Blue with traditional veal, and deep fried the rolls of breaded goodness. This version that I am sharing today is made with chicken cutlets and is baked.

To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In your food processor, combine 2 cups of bread crumbs, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 3/4 teaspoon thyme. Pulse these together a few times, until very fine. Pour the mixture into a shallow dish.

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In another dish, whisk 2 eggs and 1/3 cup of milk until frothy.

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In a third dish, place about a cup of flour.

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Now for the substance. You’ll need a package of thin chicken cutlets, some Swiss cheese, and some sliced ham from the deli. I used about 4 ounces of cheese. You’ll cut the cheese into sticks – and you’ll need as many “cheese sticks” as you have chicken cutlets. You’ll need the same number of ham slices. And you’ll need some toothpicks.

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Place a slice of ham and a cheese stick on a chicken cutlet.

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Roll them up tightly and secure with toothpicks.

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Dredge the roll in the flour, then coat with the egg wash, and then with the bread crumbs.

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Place it on a baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the chicken cutlets, ham and cheese.

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Bake these for 35-40 minutes or until they are cooked through.

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Look at that gorgeous, gooey cheese!

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Carefully remove the toothpicks.

Chicken Cordon Blue from The Foodie Army Wife

Serve with your favorite sides.

Chicken Cordon Blue from The Foodie Army Wife

Chicken Cordon Blue from The Foodie Army Wife

Enjoy!

Chicken Cordon Blue from The Foodie Army Wife

Chicken Cordon Blue

Chicken Cordon Blue from The Foodie Army Wife
Chicken Cordon Blue – tender chicken, ham and Swiss cheese rolled and breaded. Delicious!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 c bread crumbs
  • 1/3 c parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp thyme
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 1 c flour
  • 8 thin chicken cutlets
  • 8 slices of deli ham
  • 4 ounces Swiss cheese, cut into 8 sticks

Instructions

  1. To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In your food processor, combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder and thyme. Pulse these together a few times, until very fine.
  2. Pour the mixture into a shallow dish. In another dish, whisk the eggs and milk until frothy. In a third dish, place the flour.
  3. Place a slice of ham and a cheese stick on a chicken cutlet. Roll them up tightly and secure with toothpicks.
  4. Dredge the roll in the flour, then coat with the egg wash, and then with the bread crumbs. Place it on a baking sheet.
  5. Repeat with the rest of the chicken cutlets, ham and cheese.
  6. Bake these for 35-40 minutes or until they are cooked through.
  7. Carefully remove the toothpicks. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 548Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 219mgSodium: 740mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 46g

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32 thoughts on “Chicken Cordon Blue”

  1. Conni, I love chicken cordon bleu! Thank you for the helpful step by step photos. I can’t wait to try this. I’m especially glad that you baked these instead of fried (no standing over a hot oven waiting for these babies). I’m drooling just by looking at your photos.

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  2. I have had chicken cordon blue at restaurants before but even though it has been on my foodie bucket list for years I haven’t made it yet. Really need to do that this year.

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  3. Those came out beautifully, Conni! I adore chicken cordon bleu but I hardly ever think to make it. You have motivated me to put it back in rotation. Thank you!

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  4. My husband is a fan of chicken cordon blue, but I always hesitant to make it because the recipe I have requires deep-fry, instead of bake. I’m sure the addition of garlic and thyme bring this meal to a new level. Gonna surprise the hubs with this one. Bookmarked!

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  5. It’s been so long since I’ve had Chicken Cordon Blue and I’ve only ever had the frozen kind! This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! HUGS

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  6. I grew up on this and … well … the stuff I grew up on wasn’t nearly as beautiful as your version. Absolutely divine!

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  7. I haven’t had chicken cordon blue in ages. Thanks for posting this because I’m certain my husband would be thrilled if I made it for him. This is right up his alley.

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  8. Mmmmm….I’m certainly overdue for making Chicken Cordon Bleu! You’ve inspired me to add it to my menu ASAP. I always love picking off any leftover oozing cheese from the baking pan…you’ve made me very hungry this morning!

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  9. So beautiful, Conni! And like so many of your recipes – this is a keeper! How wonderful that you had a cooking mom…And thank you for sharing your chicken in the oven version.

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