Oven Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe
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Oven Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

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My son loves Chicken Cordon Bleu, but I’m not a fan of store versions. My recipe has all the yummy flavors in a 30-minute meal. Leftovers freeze well. —Ronda Eagle, Goose Creek, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 slices deli ham
  • 3 slices aged Swiss cheese, halved
  • 1 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • Cooking spray
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3 tablespoons sauce: 285 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 490mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper; arrange in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. Top each with one slice of ham and a half slice of cheese, folding ham in half and covering chicken as much as possible. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Carefully spritz bread crumbs with cooking spray, keeping crumbs in place. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°.
  3. For sauce, in a small saucepan, whisk flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Reduce to medium heat. Stir in wine and cheese; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt and pepper. Keep warm over low heat until ready to serve. Serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Oven Chicken Cordon Bleu in Taste of Home April/May 2015, p32

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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nopalito User ID: 3750663 255079
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2016

"Good and easy, though we adjusted the seasonings a bit because we like heavily seasoned cooking. If you like to have the chicken wrapped around the ham and cheese, either flatten the breasts as previously suggested or go to your nearest Hispanic market with a meat counter and ask for pechugas empanizada. These are chicken breasts already sliced and ready for breading and rolling. You don't need to do anything but decide how large you want each serving to be.


sstetzel User ID: 158954 245769
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

"lpelchat the order is chicken, ham, cheese, panko.

Good luck!"

Ipelchat User ID: 8810847 245704
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2016

"I have a question. Is this a layer of chicken, then ham ,and then cheese plus panko crumbs on top? My husband and I are arguing how to do the layers."

MCMLXII11 User ID: 8802483 245489
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2016

"Great recipe BUT, I take the chicken in a plastic bag, knock it down until1/2 inch in thickness and THEN follow the recipe!

FIVE star!!

havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 244378
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

"Delicious. All of the kids loved it and my husband was pleasantly surprised to come home to such an amazing dish. From the looks of the dish, you'd never know that it was also very simple! The only thing that I did differently was add real butter dollops to the top of the bread in place of spray, and I used cooking wine. Delicious! Thank you for sharing!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 236889
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

"Awesome recipe. I only had sliced Swiss and subbed in parmesan in the sauce. I seasoned the chicken with garlic salt and used a tsp of olive oil on the pan. I found this flavorful and not at all dry."

kendralowry User ID: 173203 231085
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2015

"Would I prefer the traditional Cordon Bleu? Of course! However, since my figure cannot handle that type of food anymore this is a very good substitute. The sauce really makes the dish."

lauriembs User ID: 7101665 228754
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"We loved this recipe! The chicken was most and flavorful and the Panko crumbs gave it just enough "crunch". So happy to find a recipe for chicken Cordon Bleu without heavy cream. I will definitely make this one again! It was delicious!"

darharrison User ID: 6120514 228063
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

"For years I have made this the traditional way as taught by my mother. Never again. This was a big hit with my family. Loved it."

meaganteal User ID: 814898 225329
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

"Very easy, but not a lot of flavor. I might season again with more spices."

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