Cut piece of chicken cordon bleu with fresh carrots and broccoli on a square white plate with a stainless steel fork in front and a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken cordon bleu is always good, but what a pain to make. This recipe is for an efficient way to make EASY chicken cordon bleu.

The chicken, the ham, the melted cheese…. yummy!

But what a pain to make. Pound out the chicken. Roll everything up without it falling out. Then keep it rolled up. Bread it. Cook it without it coming apart. Then eat without it coming apart. Whew! I’m exhausted just writing that!

For the longest time, Chicken Cordon Bleu was something I would only get if we were eating out somewhere. I didn’t want to deal with cooking it myself.

One day, I decided I could probably make this myself. I started the recipe like my Feta-Topped Chicken since they are similar recipes. But I added the ham and mozzarella instead of feta and tomato. 

Chicken Cordon Bleu was originally a Swiss recipe called schnitzel. It has since evolved over time. Of course, the traditional cheese is, therefore, Swiss Cheese, but I don’t like it. So, we used the next best soft cheese that we all agree on: mozzarella cheese.

This recipe is a quick and easy way to make chicken cordon bleu. Seriously, easy. It takes about 25 minutes to make and not much of that is active cooking.

You may call this cheating, I call it efficient cooking!

Step by Step

In a large skillet, over medium heat, combine the chicken broth, balsamic vinaigrette, and pepper.

Lay the chicken breasts in the liquid. Cook for about 15-20 minutes. Make sure to flip a few times while it cooks. The chicken needs to be fully cooked.

Reduce the heat to low and layer the ham and cheese on top of the chicken.

Cover the pan and let it heat on low for about 3-5 minutes until the cheese has melted. 

Recipe

Originally Published On: September 1, 2016

Last Updated On: January 22, 2020

Cut piece of chicken cordon bleu with fresh carrots and broccoli on a square white plate with a stainless steel fork in front and a white and brown towel behind all on a wooden surface

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken cordon bleu is always good, but what a pain to make. This recipe is for an efficient way to make EASY chicken cordon bleu.
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, chicken, ham
Servings: 2 pieces
4.84 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 4 slices ham
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)

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Instructions

  • In a large skillet, combine the chicken broth, balsamic vinaigrette dressing, and pepper
  • Add in the chicken breasts
  • Cook over medium heat until the chicken is done, flipping as needed, about 15-20 minutes
  • Reduce the heat to low
  • Top each chicken with two slices of ham and half of the cheese
  • Cover the skillet and warm until the cheese melts

Notes

Nutrition is calculated assuming 10% retention of sauce
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Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 506 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 201mg67%
Sodium 1124mg47%
Potassium 1018mg29%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 66g132%
Vitamin A 257IU5%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 153mg15%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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24 thoughts on “Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu”

  1. I love me some Chicken Cordon Bleu. But I’ve always felt it could be better. This Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe has some tweaks that take it to the next level!

  2. I have never made chicken cordon bleu for the exact reason you mention, so many things to keep from falling apart! I love the idea of just placing it on top and letting it melt together!

    1. I’ve never made it the “traditional” way, either. I didn’t even want to try all that. But this one is so easy to do and ends up with about the same flavor.

  3. I love the simplicity of this recipe. I feel like I always shy away from making Chicken Cordon Bleu because its complicated…but I think I can handle this!!

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