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Golden Chicken Cordon Bleu

For an entree that's as elegant as it is easy, try this moist classic chicken recipe. It's a simple dish for two, but looks like you really fussed. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 slices deli ham (3/4 ounce each)
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese (3/4 ounce each)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness; top each with a slice of ham and cheese. Roll up and tuck in ends; secure with toothpicks.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt, paprika and pepper. In another bowl, whisk egg and milk. Place bread crumbs in a third bowl. Dip chicken in flour mixture, then egg mixture; roll in crumbs.
  • In a small skillet, brown chicken in oil on all sides. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° until a thermometer reads 170°, for 20-25 minutes. Discard toothpicks; drizzle with butter.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 501 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 172mg cholesterol, 728mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 49g protein.

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  • Erika
    Dec 27, 2020

    This is delicious and easy to make. My family asks for it frequently. I like to serve it with glazed baby carrots or steamed broccoli.

  • cynandtom
    Sep 18, 2019

    Crispy and golden on the outside;; moist and delicious ham and cheesy goodness on the inside. A definite keeper!

  • britan313
    Oct 22, 2017

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  • valdater
    Sep 27, 2017

    Cooked this last night. It was easier to make than I thought, and DELICOUS. Will make this again, for sure!

  • patticakes4745
    Mar 28, 2017

    delicious.....We feel like we are dining out in a highly rated is a real treat!!! We use deli ham the best quality, it taste just as great and it is easier to roll.

  • aug2295
    Feb 23, 2017

    This was really good - not hard to put together and very tasty.

  • dlynsmith9
    Feb 17, 2017

    This is an easy recipe that is delicious. I did not have bread crumbs, so I crushed potato chips and coated the chicken before I fried. Also, instead of putting melted butter, I made a onion and chicken broth gravy to put over the crispy chicken. The chicken was very moist and tender, and the gravy gave it great flavor.

  • Suelon
    Feb 13, 2017

    I have made this recipe before and it is VERY good! I have also made it simpler, for me, by simply layering the flattened chicken breasts, the ham and I use shredded Mozzarella, then ham, then chicken again. Put toasted bread crumbs on bottom and on top, drizzle a bit of melted butter over the top crumbs and bake. I usually cover the meat for about half the time, uncovered the rest of the time to have crispy.

  • Oregongirl23
    Feb 28, 2016

    I prepared as stated except used gluten free flour and gluten free seasoned bread crumbs. Also spread light layer of dijon mustard before adding ham and swiss. Increased baking time to 45 min due to not being able to pound chicken to 1/4". I also sprayed them with olive oil about 10 min before done because they weren't crisping up. Texture came out ok. Chicken was tender and juicy. But the recipe turned out bland. SUPER bland. I was not impressed at all. Nothing like restaurant Cordon Bleu.

  • mumsay
    Feb 27, 2016

    Delicious and easy to make. Will definitely make again.