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Golden Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Golden Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

For an entree that's as elegant as it is easy, try this moist classic chicken recipe. It's a simple dish for two, but looks like you really fussed. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 slices deli ham (3/4 ounce each)
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese (3/4 ounce each)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • 1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; top each with a slice of ham and cheese. Roll up and tuck in ends; secure with toothpicks.
  • 2. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt, paprika and pepper. In another bowl, whisk egg and milk. Place bread crumbs in a third bowl. Dip chicken in flour mixture, then egg mixture; roll in crumbs.
  • 3. In a small skillet, brown chicken in oil on all sides. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Discard toothpicks; drizzle with butter. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 501 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 172mg cholesterol, 728mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 49g protein.

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patticakes4745 User ID: 7629476 264019
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2017

"delicious.....We feel like we are dining out in a highly rated is a real treat!!! We use deli ham the best quality, it taste just as great and it is easier to roll."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 261721
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2017

"This was really good - not hard to put together and very tasty."

Dianna User ID: 8772949 261456
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2017

"This is an easy recipe that is delicious. I did not have bread crumbs, so I crushed potato chips and coated the chicken before I fried. Also, instead of putting melted butter, I made a onion and chicken broth gravy to put over the crispy chicken. The chicken was very moist and tender, and the gravy gave it great flavor."

Suelon User ID: 269823 261228
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2017

"I have made this recipe before and it is VERY good! I have also made it simpler, for me, by simply layering the flattened chicken breasts, the ham and I use shredded Mozzarella, then ham, then chicken again. Put toasted bread crumbs on bottom and on top, drizzle a bit of melted butter over the top crumbs and bake. I usually cover the meat for about half the time, uncovered the rest of the time to have crispy."

Oregongirl23 User ID: 8788003 244650
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"I prepared as stated except used gluten free flour and gluten free seasoned bread crumbs. Also spread light layer of dijon mustard before adding ham and swiss. Increased baking time to 45 min due to not being able to pound chicken to 1/4". I also sprayed them with olive oil about 10 min before done because they weren't crisping up. Texture came out ok. chicken was tender and juicy. But the recipe turned out bland. SUPER bland. I was not impressed at all. Nothing like restaurant Cordon Bleu."

mumsay User ID: 7742579 244560
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"Delicious and easy to make. Will definitely make again."

SKBanitt User ID: 8364726 244009
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"It was good but lacked seasoning. It was also quite dry."

Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 243968
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"This was very tasty and very simple to make.It may not be as good as what you get in a fancy restaurant but for the time and price I give it 4 stars. I used thin cut breast fillets so I didn't have to flatten the chicken used 2 slices ham and cheese for each fillet. I will definitely make these again"

5453 User ID: 4464925 243928
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"Really, really good and easy! Did not have bread crumbs, so I used herb seasoned stuffing mix (Pepperidge Farm). I love to read the reviews to get different ideas on how to prepare."

Susie77 User ID: 98373 243836
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"This is great! For a delicious sauce, I used a can of reduced-fat cream of chicken soup, couple of tablespoons of low-fat sour cream, splash of lemon, and a bit of dill. Stir that up and gently heat, serve with chicken (over rice is nice!). The second time I made it, I spread some spicy brown mustard over the chicken before adding the ham and cheese."

kaffroz User ID: 8258771 220509
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"Super easy to make and really yummy! It was a hit with my family and I'll definitely make it again."

rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 218917
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"This recipe came out perfectly! A very elegant dish, but so easy to make!"

plumshoe User ID: 923064 218541
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"Absolutely delicious! The chicken was beautiful, very juicy. The breading gets nice an crispy and stays intact. Pure comfort food. Thank you Test Kitchen!"

Gella211 User ID: 8054871 110466
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"Perfect chicken cordon bleu recipe that I've tried. Moist not dry. Although I didn't fry it, just baked it for 35 mins."

momio User ID: 2526647 83636
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"We had it for a big dinner party and everyone really enjoyed it! I made it like the recipe but also served hollandaise sauce with it. Delicious!"

zookeeperk User ID: 819663 170862
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"Looking forward to having again and again!!"

Purplekushcook User ID: 7335256 99391
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2013

"loved it, it was delicious!!"

cmorris532008 User ID: 5996074 110447
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"My boyfriend has been spoiled with the best food in the world and he loved this! Definitely a keeper!"

bergner2 User ID: 6240445 209481
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"Wow, can't beat this. I used to make it from fresh chicken breasts that I cut off the rib meat with skin. Very hard to make. The boneless breasts are easy to flatten, and fold so much easier. Sams club frozen breasts work best for me. Just outstanding."

grama8 User ID: 6582863 100535
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"This was so simple and so good!! Hubby loved this and so did I!!!"

ahleisha User ID: 7009001 209480
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"this was absolutely delicious I didn't have any bread crumbs so I improvised with what I had and used some shake n bake and it was sooo good, definitely making this again boyfriend loved it as well :)"

Miss Arlene User ID: 4863988 172253
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"Definitely a keeper. Even though I didn't get it thin enough, I cooked a little longer & it was done. A tip for the final step. I find if I put the crumbs in a shaker with large holes & shake it on, you don't have the crumbs clumping."

esmer0924 User ID: 5044386 102157
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"I made this last night and my fiance and I were very pleased it came out perfect. I will be making this again. I didn't have seasoned bread crumbs so I used panko crumbs."

kayitten User ID: 1493828 138648
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

"I love this recipe. They taste wonderful. One busy day, I made the rolls early in the day and put them in the refrigerator. Just added additional time when I baked them at dinner."

nschoochoo User ID: 6660265 158624
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2012

"This is my go to recipe. The only extra thing I do to it is add a can of cream of chicken when adding it to the oven."

Deanna Mielke User ID: 2096562 174946
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"I made this recipe for my husband on Valentine's day and he absolutely loved it. He had to hide it from our children to make sure they didn't eat it!"

FACSteacher User ID: 759865 99389
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"I made this last night for Valentine's Day and it was awesome! I only used 1 slice of cheese though b/c I couldn't fit two slices in. The flavor was great and hubby loved it! I will be making this again!"

Pixie1974 User ID: 5345642 100267
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"My husband loves this recipe. I was told that it was the best chicken Cordon Bleu he has ever had! I will definitely making this again!!!"

youheardit User ID: 2783925 110446
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"They were good I seasoned my own bread crumbs so maybe that is the reson I did not care for the spice I used. Also I would suggest more ham."

Katriana84 User ID: 2820887 174945
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"Great classic cordon bleu recipe! I made it as written, only I couldn't get the chicken flattened all the way to 1/4", so it took a little bit longer to cook. Still it was delicious!"

littleofthis User ID: 2856222 102156
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2009

"This is simple and elegant. Instead of swiss cheese, try pepper jack and plain bread crumbs for a tasty change of pace."

fishinfool User ID: 113389 170820
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"I have a recipe identical to this one from an old Microwave cookbook. I've cooked it in the Microwave as well as the oven. Before rolling into rolls add a little chopped tomato and sprinkle with a little sage and basil."

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