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Chicken Cordon Bleu

The addition of bacon in this cordon bleu recipe makes it one of my favorite comforting recipes. I've made it for both friends and family, and everyone's a fan. —Jim Wick, Orlando, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 thin slices fully cooked ham
  • 4 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Flatten chicken breasts to 1/8-in. thickness; spread butter on the insides. Sprinkle with thyme. Top with a slice of ham and cheese; roll up tightly. Wrap each with 2 slices of bacon and secure with toothpicks.
  • In a small bowl, beat eggs and milk. Place flour in another bowl. Combine the bread crumbs, garlic powder, oregano and cheese. Dip each chicken breast into egg mixture; dip into flour to coat. Dip each again into egg mixture, then coat with crumbs.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half : 654 calories, 27g fat (11g saturated fat), 280mg cholesterol, 961mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 70g protein.
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  • Carmen
    Aug 15, 2020

    Absolutely delicious! Made the recipe as written and is not only easy to do but taste great.

  • Butcher2boy
    Jul 20, 2019

    I wish there was 10 stars because that's what this recipe deserves. My husband could not stop saying yum, or my this is great and on and on. This recipe is a keeper for us the added bacon was an excellent choice. The Cordon Bleu that I have had wasn't this flavorful. Easy recipe and it's a keeper for us! Jim, if Florida was next to Idaho I'd find you and give you a great big hug.

  • ReneeMurby
    Apr 13, 2019

    This was so good I made it two weeks in a row. I like this recipe and find it was very easy to double and freeze some for another time.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Feb 21, 2019

    I prepared this recipe for company and everyone loved it. I made no changes. It was delicious.

  • wrenjen523
    Feb 9, 2014

    very good and very easy. I used chicken thighs, and missed the step about double dipping so it was only dipped once but still very good.

  • saw-whet
    May 15, 2013

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  • rdnek1986
    Mar 27, 2013

    Very good recipe, we have made it time and time again, great for a special meal.

  • butterflybaby7605
    Feb 14, 2012

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  • Katielabonte
    Oct 28, 2011

    This recipe has become a favorite of mine. Thanks!

  • sandydent
    Mar 13, 2011

    Great recipe. I have made this for years. My best friend has even requested it as her birthday dinner.