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Golden Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Golden Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

For an entree that's as elegant as it is easy, try this moist classic chicken recipe. It's a simple dish for two, but looks like you really fussed. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 slices deli ham (3/4 ounce each)
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese (3/4 ounce each)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • 1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; top each with a slice of ham and cheese. Roll up and tuck in ends; secure with toothpicks.
  • 2. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt, paprika and pepper. In another bowl, whisk egg and milk. Place bread crumbs in a third bowl. Dip chicken in flour mixture, then egg mixture; roll in crumbs.
  • 3. In a small skillet, brown chicken in oil on all sides. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Discard toothpicks; drizzle with butter. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 501 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 172mg cholesterol, 728mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 49g protein

Reviews for Golden Chicken Cordon Bleu

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"I prepared as stated except used gluten free flour and gluten free seasoned bread crumbs. Also spread light layer of dijon mustard before adding ham and swiss. Increased baking time to 45 min due to not being able to pound chicken to 1/4". I also sprayed them with olive oil about 10 min before done because they weren't crisping up. Texture came out ok. Chicken was tender and juicy. But the recipe turned out bland. SUPER bland. I was not impressed at all. Nothing like restaurant Cordon Bleu."

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"Delicious and easy to make. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"It was good but lacked seasoning. It was also quite dry."

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"This was very tasty and very simple to make.It may not be as good as what you get in a fancy restaurant but for the time and price I give it 4 stars. I used thin cut breast fillets so I didn't have to flatten the chicken used 2 slices ham and cheese for each fillet. I will definitely make these again"

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"Really, really good and easy! Did not have bread crumbs, so I used herb seasoned stuffing mix (Pepperidge Farm). I love to read the reviews to get different ideas on how to prepare."

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"This is great! For a delicious sauce, I used a can of reduced-fat cream of chicken soup, couple of tablespoons of low-fat sour cream, splash of lemon, and a bit of dill. Stir that up and gently heat, serve with chicken (over rice is nice!). The second time I made it, I spread some spicy brown mustard over the chicken before adding the ham and cheese."

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"Super easy to make and really yummy! It was a hit with my family and I'll definitely make it again."

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"This recipe came out perfectly! A very elegant dish, but so easy to make!"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"Absolutely delicious! The chicken was beautiful, very juicy. The breading gets nice an crispy and stays intact. Pure comfort food. Thank you Test Kitchen!"

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"Perfect chicken cordon bleu recipe that I've tried. Moist not dry. Although I didn't fry it, just baked it for 35 mins."

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"We had it for a big dinner party and everyone really enjoyed it! I made it like the recipe but also served hollandaise sauce with it. Delicious!"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"Looking forward to having again and again!!"

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2013

"loved it, it was delicious!!"

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"My boyfriend has been spoiled with the best food in the world and he loved this! Definitely a keeper!"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"Wow, can't beat this. I used to make it from fresh chicken breasts that I cut off the rib meat with skin. Very hard to make. The boneless breasts are easy to flatten, and fold so much easier. Sams club frozen breasts work best for me. Just outstanding."

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"This was so simple and so good!! Hubby loved this and so did I!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"this was absolutely delicious I didn't have any bread crumbs so I improvised with what I had and used some shake n bake and it was sooo good, definitely making this again boyfriend loved it as well :)"

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"Definitely a keeper. Even though I didn't get it thin enough, I cooked a little longer & it was done. A tip for the final step. I find if I put the crumbs in a shaker with large holes & shake it on, you don't have the crumbs clumping."

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"I made this last night and my fiance and I were very pleased it came out perfect. I will be making this again. I didn't have seasoned bread crumbs so I used panko crumbs."

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

"I love this recipe. They taste wonderful. One busy day, I made the rolls early in the day and put them in the refrigerator. Just added additional time when I baked them at dinner."

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2012

"This is my go to recipe. The only extra thing I do to it is add a can of cream of chicken when adding it to the oven."

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"I made this recipe for my husband on Valentine's day and he absolutely loved it. He had to hide it from our children to make sure they didn't eat it!"

Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"I made this last night for Valentine's Day and it was awesome! I only used 1 slice of cheese though b/c I couldn't fit two slices in. The flavor was great and hubby loved it! I will be making this again!"

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"My husband loves this recipe. I was told that it was the best Chicken Cordon Bleu he has ever had! I will definitely making this again!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"They were good I seasoned my own bread crumbs so maybe that is the reson I did not care for the spice I used. Also I would suggest more ham."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"Great classic cordon bleu recipe! I made it as written, only I couldn't get the chicken flattened all the way to 1/4", so it took a little bit longer to cook. Still it was delicious!"

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2009

"This is simple and elegant. Instead of swiss cheese, try pepper jack and plain bread crumbs for a tasty change of pace."

Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"I have a recipe identical to this one from an old Microwave cookbook. I've cooked it in the Microwave as well as the oven. Before rolling into rolls add a little chopped tomato and sprinkle with a little sage and basil."

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