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Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu

I used this speedy microwave recipe the first time I made chicken cordon bleu. Although I've since tried other recipes that bake in the oven, this remains the quickest...and the best. The moist chicken and flavorful cheese sauce make this entree perfect for a special occasion. -Shirley Jackson, Elkton, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 thin slices fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons white wine


  • Flatten the chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. Spread mustard on one side; sprinkle with paprika. Top each with a ham slice. Roll up tightly; secure with toothpicks.
  • In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and pepper. Brush chicken with mayonnaise; roll in crumb mixture.
  • Place in a shallow 2-qt. microwave-safe dish; cover loosely. Microwave on high for 7 minutes; turn chicken. Cook 5-1/2 minutes more or until meat is no longer pink; keep warm.
  • In a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish, heat butter on high for 20 seconds; stir in flour until smooth. Cook, uncovered, on high for 20 seconds. Add milk and salt. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until thickened. Stir in cheese until smooth. Add wine. Discard toothpicks from chicken; serve with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 470 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 140mg cholesterol, 840mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 49g protein.

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  • AmyE007
    Oct 6, 2015

    I use this sauce recipe with the chicken cordon bleu roll recipe. Yum

  • mokeefe62
    Sep 5, 2015

    The white sauces complimented the dish very nicely

  • kluesner5
    Nov 3, 2010

    This was a hit at my house. However, I cooked it in the oven not the microwave at 350 until the chicken was done.

  • raindrop74
    Jun 1, 2010

    Very good and after a bit of time pounding the chicken it was very quick to make. I added a few garlic croutons when making the bread crumbs and I think that upped the taste. Not a crispy coating when done in the microwave, but very tasty. My family liked it.

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