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Oven Chicken Cordon Bleu

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

My son loves Chicken Cordon Bleu, but I’m not a fan of store versions. My recipe has all the yummy flavors in a 30-minute meal. Leftovers freeze well. —Ronda Eagle, Goose Creek, South Carolina
Oven Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 slices deli ham
  • 3 slices aged Swiss cheese, halved
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Cooking spray
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper; arrange in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  2. Top each with 1 slice of ham and a half slice of cheese, folding ham in half and covering chicken as much as possible. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Carefully spritz bread crumbs with cooking spray, keeping crumbs in place. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°.
  3. For sauce, in a small saucepan, whisk flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Reduce to medium heat. Stir in wine and cheese; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce is thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt and pepper. Keep warm over low heat until ready to serve. Serve with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half with 3 tablespoons sauce: 290 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 498mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch.

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