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Homemade Chicken Cordon Bleu

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.


2 servings

This chicken cordon bleu is a great, fast dinner for two. It's easy to fix and makes an elegant entree. — Betty Palmesino, Phoenix, Arizona
Homemade Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 slices deli ham
  • 2 slices Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; top each with ham and cheese. Roll up and tuck in ends; secure with toothpicks.
  2. Place butter in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, salt and paprika. Dip chicken in butter then roll in crumb mixture.
  3. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Discard toothpicks.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 441 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 157mg cholesterol, 792mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 46g protein.

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  • dlynsmith9
    Jan 12, 2019

    This is a great recipe and very easy. The only thing I did different was use crushed Cheese-Its crackers instead of the bread crumbs. They turned out great and was a bit git at my dinner party. I did make a Mustard/Brown Sugar sauce to serve on the side.

  • kredhead
    Dec 8, 2018

    Easy, fast

  • CookinLovin
    Jan 27, 2018

    I make this a bit different. I do an egg wash to butterflied chicken breasts, then spread some Honey Mustard mixed with Mayo on top of the ham slice before I add the Swiss cheese. I then roll it up and pat on Panko breadcrumbs all over them, that I have added some garlic powder, onion powder and Parmesan cheese to. I drizzle melted butter on them before baking and I only bake for about 30 - 35 minutes. They are really awesome this way. Crispy, tender, moist, buttery, garlicky goodness. YUM!

  • denise1959
    Sep 10, 2013

    everyone loved it

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    Jun 3, 2013

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    May 7, 2013

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    Mar 16, 2013

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    Jan 24, 2013

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    Jul 1, 2012

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  • RrFleeger
    May 11, 2012

    My family Loved this chicken.