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Simple Chicken Cordon Bleu

—Louise Gilbert, Quesnel, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 4 thin slices deli ham
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese, halved
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 envelope seasoned coating mix


  • Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Place ham and cheese down the center of each; roll up and secure with a toothpick. Place butter and coating mix in separate shallow bowls. Dip chicken in butter, then roll in coating mix.
  • Place in a greased 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover loosely and microwave on high for 5-7 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Let stand for 5 minutes. Discard toothpicks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 377 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 685mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 36g protein.

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  • Ginny
    Feb 5, 2017

    This was a great recipe. Had an extra one. My son had the extra one. Will definitely use again.

  • Ronda1
    Mar 20, 2013

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    Oct 3, 2012

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    Oct 3, 2012

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    Oct 3, 2012

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  • katlaydee3
    Sep 19, 2012

    This was delicious. I also used Shake N Bake like previous reviewers. I have an older microwave so I cooked mine for 9 minutes than flipped the chicken and cooked for an additional 8 minutes. It turned out perfectly moist and flavorful.

  • crondam
    Jul 16, 2012

    I just made this for my family tonight. I was a bit leery making it in the microwave, but the chicken turned out well and all the boys thought that it tasted great.

  • mamasquish
    Feb 16, 2010

    I really enjoyed this and plan to make it again as it was a hit with my husband and 5yr old. I will probably tweek it a little by adding a small amount of bleu cheese chunks just to give it a tad more flavor because I felt it a little bland. I used Italian seasoned bread crumbs as my coating which gave it a nice bite. I opted to bake mine in the oven which of course takes to quick out of "Quick Cordon Bleu" but I had the time and I figured it would taste better baked instead of microwaved. Over all--good and easy!

  • MelShep27
    Feb 14, 2010

    My 3 boys loved this chicken. My youngest, who is super picky, asked for seconds. They did suggest I double the cheese next time (full slice instead of a half slice). I didn't realize chicken in the microwave could taste so good. I also used Shake n Bake for the coating mix.

  • msondgeroth
    Jan 13, 2010

    I make this recipe often and my family loves it! I usually have all the ingredients on hand and it's quick to put together on busy weeknights.