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Chicken Cordon Bleu


  • 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


  • 1. 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, 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.


Average Rating: 4.76923
  • 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
    Dec 31, 1969

    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.

  • rdnek1986
    Mar 27, 2013

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

  • 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.

  • Mrs. Peters
    Nov 3, 2010

    an excellent chicken dish

  • Karen J
    Jul 17, 2009

    This is my husband's favorite meal. He requests this often for his birthday.

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