Stacked Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 4 thin slices deli ham
- 2 slices Swiss cheese, halved
- 2/3 cup condensed cream of chicken and mushroom soup, undiluted
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 2 tablespoons 2% milk
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Minced fresh parsley
- 1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness; set aside. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper. In another shallow bowl, whisk egg and water. In a third bowl, combine bread crumbs and almonds. Coat chicken with flour mixture, then dip in egg mixture and coat with bread crumb mixture.
- 2. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Top with ham and cheese; cover and cook 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
- 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the soup, sour cream, milk, pepper and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through. Serve with chicken; sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
1 serving: 491 calories, 29g fat (8g saturated fat), 162mg cholesterol, 790mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 41g protein.
Reviews for Stacked Chicken Cordon Bleu
"This is a great recipe! Like one of the other reviewers, I dredged my chicken breasts in mayo and covered with breadcrumbs. I baked mine in the oven, but kept the rest of the recipe the same. My husband said, "Incredible!" Will definitely make again! Thanks for a recipe that's easy enough for a weeknight, but also perfect for company!"
"Very very good, especially served over a rice pilaf."
"One of my favorite recipe's Fairly easy to make, tastes great. Family was impressed"
"This was really good and easy to prepare."
"This was a very good and simple recipe. I didn't use the almonds or parsley. Awesome!!"
"This was absolutely delicious!! The only thing I omitted was the almonds and I used left over spiral ham. Definitely a keeper!!"
"It looks like Taste of Home changed the name of this recipe. In the original magazine it is called "Stacked chicken Cordon Blue" with no mention of rice. Just wanted those of you to know who were wondering about the rice...."
"This was delicious and such an easy way to prepare and enjoy chicken Cordon Bleu. Couple of things for reviewer questions and concerns. The serving size is 4. The recipe calls for 4 chicken breasts, 4 slices of ham & 2 slices of cheese, halved (making 4 slices). King Arthur flour can be purchased on their website or can sometimes be found in major grocery stores. It is just a name brand such as Pillsbury's or Gold Medal, which can be substituted with no problems as all 3 is an All-Purpose Flour. With regard to the soup, it is not a can of each (totaling 2 cans of soup) it is one can mixed with both that can be found in most major grocery stores. Usually Campbell's brand. If one can of each is being used this might explain why some are yielding too much sauce. If you can't find the combo mix of both in one can then I think I would go with the Cream of chicken. Typically mushrooms are not in chicken Cordon Bleu but by all means add some if your taste favors them. The rice part of title is unknown to me. I'm guessing submitter meant to add serve over rice of your choice."
"Question Only: Heading states 8 servings, while directions segment says 4 servings. Please advise which is closer to correct."
"This recipe reads "chicken Cordon Bleu with Mushroom Sauce AND RICE." What rice??"
"where do you get the King Arthur flour???"
"Fast, easy, filling and delicious!"
"Do you mean 2/3 cup of each of the two condensed soups?"
"For the reviewer who wants rice, make some. And, the comment about high sodium, there are plenty of options available to reduce sodium, i.e. low sodium ham and reduced sodium soups. As the person making this, you're in the driver's seat with healthy options. Why rate this so low when it appears you haven't even made it?"
"Where's the rice? Very high sodium."
"This was wonderful. I made it exactly as written. The extra sauce was an added bonus I served it just like gravy over mashed potatoes. Next time I will serve the chicken with rice and use the sauce over the rice. This was delish!"
"Thanks sooo much for a simpler, much less time-consuming recipe for cordon bleu than the ones usually in cookbooks! It's truly delicious and as far as the criticism that there's way too much sauce - this sauce can be used on Anything. It makes baked potatoes absolutely shine - both white and sweet potatoes)! Thanks again - can't wait to cook it again."
"It was good. My sister and niece really liked it."
"Tasted great my only complaints are that the sauce is way to much for a serving of four people so it was wasteful. I did end up finishing them off in the microwave to melt the cheese a bit more and get the chicken good and done since flattening chicken is not something I am good at doing and my pieces were thicker than 1/2 in."
"The whole family loved this dish...even my husband who is a very picky chicken eater. Thank you for this one...it's a keeper."
"If I could give this 10 stars I would!!!! This has got to be one of the most delicious recipes for chicken Cordon Bleu that I have ever eaten or made!!!! It's absolutely delicious and sooooo easy to make!!!!"
"To be a little healthier I baked mine instead of cooking in oil, I also added a few dried herbs to the bread crumb mix for some added flavour and served it in a bed of rice. Very yummy! Even the kids ate it up!"