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.
After the chicken is cooked, reduce the heat to low and layer the ham and cheese on top of the chicken.
Replace the cover and let it warm for about 3-5 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
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Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu
- 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
- 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