Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

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.

Chicken Cordon Bleu is always a good choice in my opinion. 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. Keep it rolled up. Bread it. Cook it 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 added the ham and mozzarella instead of feta and tomato. 

Chicken Cordon Bleu was originally a Swiss recipe called schnitzel but has 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, which is why my recipe is topped with mozzarella cheese instead. 

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 and cover. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Make sure to flip a few times while it cooks. 

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

After the chicken is cooked, reduce the heat to low and layer the ham and cheese on top of the chicken.

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Replace the cover and let it warm for about 3-5 minutes, until the cheese has melted. 

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Serve immediately.

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu


Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

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: 4
4 from 1 vote


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

Recommended Equipment


  • In large skillet, combine broth, vinaigrette, and pepper
  • Add in chicken breasts
  • Cover and cook over medium heat until chicken is done, flipping as needed
  • Reduce heat to low
  • Top each chicken with a slice of ham and cheese each
  • Cover skillet until cheese melts
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Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 552 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 184mg61%
Sodium 880mg37%
Potassium 961mg27%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 60g120%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 154mg15%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu
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4 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!

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