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Chicken Cordon Bleu

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

4 servings

The addition of bacon in this version of cordon bleu 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
Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.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.
  2. 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.
  3. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake, uncovered 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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