Tips & Goods | April 7, 2011

Chicken Cordon Bleu

chicken cordon blue on plate

chicken cordon bleu on black platter

I love this Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe because it’s easy, filling and has a wonderful gourmet feeling to it. Perfect for a family dinner or double it for guests. It seems to hit the spot any day of the week with its salty sweet ham, tender juicy chicken and gooey cheese. ahhh.

And let me show you just how simple this chicken recipe is… Set out the chicken to thaw, when thawed you butterfly the chicken breasts (so 1 breast = 2 chicken cordon bleu roll-ups) It takes about 10-15 minutes to roll up the chicken and let the oven do the rest!

pre-cooked chicken cordon bleu in a white baking dish

pre-cooked chicken cordon bleu in a white baking dish

Post-Oven: baked and amazing ready to rock your socks.

cordon bleu in pan after being baked
Chicken Cordon Bleu close up

Now, the cheese sauce- or as my kids called it- Cheese Gravy- is what makes this dish king. It is the best. We SMOTHER our chicken and rice in this gooey, creamy cheesy gravy.

cheese sauce for cordon bleu in gravy boat

I use the remaining swiss cheese from the packet of slices + other ingredients. I would recommend not making the sauce until right before you are ready to eat. It whips up really fast!

chicken cordon bleu on black plate

5 from 1 vote
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

This Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is easy, filling and has a wonderful gourmet feeling to it. Perfect for a family dinner or double it for guests.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken stuffed with cheese, stuffed chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 830 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • Chicken
  • 4 thawed chicken breast
  • 8 pieces of Deli ham *I prefer honey ham
  • 8 slices of swiss cheese.
  • toothpicks
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1 cup bread crumbs

Cheese Sauce

  • 2 T butter
  • 1 tsp instant chicken bullion
  • 1/4 cup shredded swiss cheese I typically use the rest of the sliced swiss, just tear it up.
  • 2 T parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 T flour
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley

  1. Take chicken breasts and slice in half long-ways (so it makes 2 long skinny flat chicken breast....looks like a butterfly)
  2. lay cheese and ham onto filleted chicken
  3. Roll and toothpick
  4. Dip in melted butter
  5. Roll in bread crumbs
  6. place in 9x13 pan
  7. 6.Bake at 350 for 40-50 min
Cheese Sauce
  1. Melt butter on med heat, stir in flour. Let mixture bubble for a minute.
  2. Add bullion, and milk.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour over chicken.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 830 Calories from Fat 405
% Daily Value*
Fat 45g69%
Saturated Fat 25g156%
Cholesterol 258mg86%
Sodium 833mg36%
Potassium 1032mg29%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 72g144%
Vitamin A 1265IU25%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 676mg68%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Looks yummy! I’m trying this tonight! Thanks for the recipe, I can’t stand some of the ones with cream of chicken.

  2. Looks great! Going to try these this week. Question, is the serving size 4? I know the photo shows 8 rolls but the recipe only calls for 4 chicken breasts. If we’re doing more, should be double the ingredients? Or, when you cut the breast in half, does this make 2 rolls? Thanks! :)

  3. i just have a question do pour the sauce over the chicken when it’s cooked or when you put the chicken in the oven?

    1. You pour the sauce at the very end if desired. My husband likes to put it over chicken and rice! My kids like sauce to the side and dip their chicken in it.

  4. This was wonderful!! Made it tonight for dinner and it was really easy and tasted complicated, the whole family enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi, just made this today for lunch and my son wanted it again for dinner! hahaha :) We really love the cheese sauce, I added a teeny bit of dijon mustard for some added zing and it worked! this one’s definitely a keeper…Thank you!

  6. My family really enjoyed this. The cheese sauce was something new that tasted great over white rice and steamed broccoli. Pinning this and will make it again. I used fish fry seasoned breading since I was out of bread crumbs. It made it a little too zesty for my 5 year old, but I thought it was awesome.