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Stacked Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Stacked Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Sliced deli ham and Swiss cheese come together in a restaurant-quality entree that cooks in moments. It’s wonderful for company or a special weeknight meal. — Angela Spengler, Clovis, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 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
  • SAUCE:
  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 255303
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2016

"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!"

Wildfiremustang User ID: 1330024 243757
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2016

"Very very good, especially served over a rice pilaf."

Namttor User ID: 7317261 227914
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

"One of my favorite recipe's Fairly easy to make, tastes great. Family was impressed"

abashu User ID: 6784654 215633
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"This was really good and easy to prepare."

Jodipersilver User ID: 7036622 182844
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"This was a very good and simple recipe. I didn't use the almonds or parsley. Awesome!!"

Dyan0819 User ID: 3129836 190799
Reviewed May. 25, 2014

"This was absolutely delicious!! The only thing I omitted was the almonds and I used left over spiral ham. Definitely a keeper!!"

rock111 User ID: 2691736 114964
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2014

"Used a great shortcut for breading chicken or fish. Instead of the egg, milk, etc. simply coat chicken/fish with a light coating of mayonnaise and then roll in or press on the desired crumb mixture. Love this recipe, so does my hubby. I just cut ingredients in half, perfect for the 2 of us."

dbburrus19 User ID: 2163379 114962
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

"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...."

Red Hat Milli User ID: 4954609 123225
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

"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."

lambmm User ID: 2899114 124307
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"Question Only: Heading states 8 servings, while directions segment says 4 servings. Please advise which is closer to correct."

suefryray User ID: 2823055 194350
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"This recipe reads "chicken Cordon Bleu with Mushroom Sauce AND RICE." What rice??"

kunzeda User ID: 1759198 123223
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"where do you get the King Arthur flour???"

CindyP899 User ID: 6632199 123222
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"Fast, easy, filling and delicious!"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 190795
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"Cream of chicken and Mushroom is one product that uses both flavors. If you can't find it on your supermarket shelf, just pick one or the other and go with it. I think I'd grab cream of chicken and add a few sauteed mushrooms, diced small."

kw333 User ID: 6366444 177383
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"Do you mean 2/3 cup of each of the two condensed soups?"

Debby11 User ID: 5904737 212275
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"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?"

303gordom User ID: 6580083 116141
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"Where's the rice? Very high sodium."

mindysmama User ID: 6929696 131764
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"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!"

SimpleFoods User ID: 7160373 177382
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"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."

jgbex1 User ID: 5795516 131727
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"It was good. My sister and niece really liked it."

Dianaore User ID: 1737743 212274
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"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."

celia.horner User ID: 1831304 190794
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"The whole family loved this dish...even my husband who is a very picky chicken eater. Thank you for this's a keeper."

jenniemsrich User ID: 1772477 191873
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"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!!!!"

MichMajor User ID: 6203085 194423
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"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!"

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