Monday, March 1, 2010

Chicken Cordon Bleu

A friend of mine asked me to post my "Chicken Cordon Bleu" Recipe. Here it is for all of you and for you, Lilia!

Chicken Cordon Bleu
This is what you need:
*2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or 4 small ones) (about 1lb.)
*1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
*1/2 stick melted butter
*2 pieces thick cut ham
*4 pieces Swiss cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
(...and wooden toothpicks)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Rinse and pat chicken dry with a paper towel.
3. Lay the chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap or in a plastic bag. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, gently pound the chicken to 1/4-inch thickness. Take care not to pound too hard because the meat may tear or create holes.

4. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.
5.Lay 1 piece of Swiss cheese on top of the chicken.
6. Lay the slice of ham on top of the cheese.
7. Now, tightly roll the cheese and ham in with the chicken as if you were rolling a jelly roll.
8. Secure one side of the chicken with toothpicks.
8. Lay the rolled up chicken into a greased pan with the toothpicks sticking out the side of the chicken and brush the top and sides with the melted butter.
9. Now, evenly sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top and sides of the chicken.
10. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes or until juices run clear, take out of the oven and layer one more slice of Swiss cheese on top of each chicken.
12. Return to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes or until cheese is melted and gold.
13. Now slice the rolled up chicken as if you were slicing a jelly roll.
... and ENJOY....


  1. Thank you for sharing this recipe, Alla!!! It looks so easy to make! It's my husband's b-day and we're having some guests over on Saturday, so now i know what I'm going to cook. It's such an easy, but delicious recipe! I'll even have time to make that lemon blueberry cheesecake of yours (i haven't had a chance to make that one yet...)

  2. Thanks Alla, i made it yesterday and we loved it, except i didnt have ham so i put turkey. It was a little dry, i think that with ham it would be much better. Next time will do it:)

  3. Yana, yeah the turkey will deff dry it out. I don't like ham, but in this recipe it is good.