Weeknight Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe
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Weeknight Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

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Ever cut a recipe from a magazine and find you missed part of it? I winged it for a Cordon Bleu my son calls his top choice. —Mary Ann Turk, Joplin, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 3 cups cut fresh green beans (2-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4 thin slices deli ham
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup vegetables: 367 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 763mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 47g protein.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Remove from pan.
  2. Heat remaining oil in same pan. Add green beans and mushrooms; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Return chicken to pan; top each with a slice of ham and cheese. Cook, covered, 1-2 minutes or just until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Weeknight Chicken Cordon Bleu in Simple & Delicious April/May 2015

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annrms User ID: 2649709 233821
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015

"I made this recipe soon after it was printed in Simple & Delicious! I did not use the mushroom and green bean side. I served it with multi-grain rice and steamed spinach. It's a keeper. So glad you "winged it"!!!"

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