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Chicken Cordon Bleu in Pastry Recipe

Chicken Cordon Bleu in Pastry Recipe

Baking chicken breasts in a flaky dough makes them turn out moist and delicious every time. This fancy dish is nice to serve family as well as guests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/4 cup spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 4 thin slices deli ham
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

Directions

  • 1. On an ungreased baking sheet, separate dough into four rectangles; seal perforations. Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese lengthwise down the center of each rectangle. Place ham widthwise over dough. Arrange chicken in center of each rectangle. Wrap ham around chicken. At each long end, pinch dough together around chicken, forming points.
  • 2. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the chicken reads 170°. Top with slice of Swiss cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and pastry is golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 428 calories, 26g fat (12g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 807mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein.

Reviews for Chicken Cordon Bleu in Pastry

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 250140
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2016

"The first time I tried this, I did it exactly as written. Unfortunately I'm not entirely sure what I do wrong but the crescent rolls got really dark before the chicken finished cooking. Maybe I should lower the temperature? The second time I made it, I realized too late that I was out of ham. Instead, I tried hard salami slices and used mozzarella instead of swiss cheese. It was even more delicious! I'll try lowering the temp next time, because I will try it again."

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AKB62 User ID: 5577602 222216
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"I used two chicken breasts and cut each one in half as one person suggested. I also pre-cooked the chicken for 20 minutes. They still needed an extra 10 minutes longer than the recipe stated, so I placed foil on top for the extended time as someone else suggested to keep the rolls from becoming too brown. Delicious meal! Will probably try chicken cutlets next time and see how that works!"

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Maxjada User ID: 6544729 149556
Reviewed May. 7, 2014

"Very easy and tastes amazing!! My whole family gave it a "10". I would definitely recommend this recipe."

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xerciser User ID: 1427919 207431
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"Excellent recipe to prepare for guests or for a family Sunday dinner. It is easy to make, looks elegant, and tastes very good. I used thinner chicken breasts and cooked about 5 to 8 minutes longer than recipe indicated and it came out perfect."

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Lisa33991 User ID: 6227888 207430
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"Haven't tasted it yet but just put it in the oven, the only modification I made was to use chicken cutlets instead of full breasts to cut the fat & cholesterol . This is the easiest dish I've made in a long time! Plus it's pretty, even before it's cooked!"

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blajr User ID: 1425815 65476
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"I make a very similar recipe but I do pre-cook the chicken first; I spread the onion-chive cream cheese mixture on 1/4 sheet of puff pastry; top with chicken, then I wrap swiss cheese slice into the ham first to prevent it from leaking out, then wrap the puff pastry like a present. My family loves this meal!"

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foodiemomma User ID: 5553422 68074
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"My biggest hint: use two chicken breasts instead of four and slice them in half horizontally. The meat cooks fully by the time the crescent rolls become brown (if not sure about the meat being fully done even then, just pop into the microwave for a minute after baking, that usually takes care of it.) Our family really enjoys this recipe!"

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zdb2010* User ID: 5656030 65475
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"OK, this is a really good recipe and everything but I do like my chicken fully cooked please - I looked at the recipe and decided the chicken would definitely need pre-cooking a bit. I pre-cooked it for about 12 mins and then assembled them and cooked for AGES longer - the pastry and ham bits were a bit past it by the time the chicken was finally done. Next time I will fully cook the chicken first."

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wendydms User ID: 4909106 104296
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"This recipe is easy and delicious. I cooked it for 25 minutes, covering the cookie sheet with foil after the first 15 minutes to protect the pastry from burning, and it came out perfectly. I also used a light/medium colored cookie sheet. I suspect if I had used a dark nonstick cookie sheet, the pastry would have burned."

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Gina640 User ID: 5803311 151423
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"This was Delicious! My fiance' loves chicken cordon bleu sandwich from a local pizza shop and i have tried other recipes but they were always missing something. We Both Loved This! Yummm!"

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thecampinglady User ID: 5290902 155792
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"This is very quick and easy to make. It is a huge sucess at our house. We have had it at least once every other week for about 3 months now. Has a good blend of flavors."

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Granny Grey User ID: 1970189 155287
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2010

"This tasted delicious, however, the crescent roll baked faster than the chicken did so that part was a little bit overdone. I think next time I am going to use chicken cutlets instead of breasts. The cream cheese makes this recipe wonderful and it's so nice and easy to make."

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myboyjack08 User ID: 4586062 134130
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2009

"This is one of our family's favorites. There are never any leftovers. Be careful about oven temps and darkening the crust too much to get meat done."

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mjohnmeyer User ID: 2561144 61394
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"I have made this recipe countless times, both for just my husband and I, as well as for friends. Everyone LOVES it! I make it exactly as the recipe states (though I usually add a bit more cream cheese to my pastry), and there's never any leftovers! This recipe was long ago added to my Family Favorites Book! SO good!"

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