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Simple Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Simple Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

—Louise Gilbert, Quesnel, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 9025035 260814
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2017

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

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 153141
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1065870 136435
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4901222 62449
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2745079 157427
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3058677 81883
Reviewed 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."

1scotty User ID: 1032632 207671
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2009

"I'm not positive what they mean, but I use a packet of Shake n bake and it turns out good."

susan valley-putt User ID: 2566861 138419
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2009


Just curious as to what kind of "seasoned coating mix" is used for this recipe!

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