Chicken Cordon Bleu

An slowly Chicken Cordon Bleu which is agile to prepare, and baked quite than fried. All the flavour, all the crunch, a beautiful fortunate crumb, and it ’ south better for you !
This ex post facto classical is here to stay – constantly !
Close up of Dijon Cream Sauce being poured over Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken stuff with ham and cheese, coated with crunchy golden breadcrumb. You ’ d swear it ’ s fried – but it ’ mho baked .
The classic way to make Chicken Cordon Bleu involves breast impound until thin, layered with overact and cheese, rolled into a log, chilled, dredged in flour then egg then breadcrumbs then deep fried ( and you need a batch of oil to deep fry them ). It ’ s not dissimilar to Chicken Kiev in this respect .
But phew ! I got banal barely typing that out ! ! And it ’ second surely not something that I ’ megabyte making tonight. 🙂
BUT – you can decidedly make my Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu tonight. Because it ’ s barely that – EASY .

How to make Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

I stuff my Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu merely by cutting a pocket into chicken summit, then stuffing it with cheese rolled up inside ham ( helps stop the cheese melting out, terrific reader tip ! ). procure with toothpicks – and that ’ s it ! The stuff is done !
Preparation steps for Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Choose your own adventure: Crumbing

adjacent up is the breadcrumb. I ’ ve got 2 methods to choose from :
Method 1: Super Easy – Smear mayonnaise and mustard on the chicken, then sprinkle over breadcrumb. The mayo-mustard mixture acts as glue / flavorer and oil to help make the breadcrumb toasty gold ; OR
Method 2: Quick Dredge – Dunk wimp in egg flour assortment ( combined in same bowl ), then in breadcrumbs .
After coating the wimp with breadcrumbs, just give them a quick spray and voila ! ready for baking !
Preparation steps for Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Super Easy vs Quick Dredge

here ’ s a comparison of the 2 methods. There ’ s no denying the Quick Dredge comes out better looking, and it ’ s the option I ’ five hundred use for company. Plus, full application of crunch .
But the Super Easy version is just then darn agile and comfortable, and actually, the main thing is merely the absence of crunch on the bottom of the chicken. humble compromise for the public toilet, in my humble opinion !
Preparation steps for Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Secret Tip: Oven Toasting Breadcrumbs

If you ’ ve ever baked something crumbed and been disappointed by how it came out picket and splotchy and/or not adenine crunchy as you hoped, I think you ’ re going to love this brash tiptoe .
just spread the breadcrumb out on a tray, spray with vegetable oil, then bake for 3 minutes. This oven toasting gives the breadcrumb a headway begin on the color / crunch factor .
result : Baked crumb / breaded chicken that is beautifully gold all over and sincerely crunchy, like it was deep electrocute ! optional extra step, but rightfully worth it in my view .
PS Some recipes do this in a frying pan – oven is easier. 🙂
Toasted Breadcrumbs
And here ’ s a comparison of the Chicken Cordon Bleu with and without toasting the breadcrumb. See how splotchy it is without the toast breadcrumbs compared to the toasted breadcrumb ? ?
Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu
Whichever method acting you choose, you ’ ll be greeted with the like glorious sight of melt cheese oozing out of the warm ham stuffing inside the blue chicken breast, and all that gold crunchy crumb… .
And to top it all off, that MUSTARD CREAM SAUCE ! ! ! !
I think you need to change this weeks ’ meal plan. immediately. 😂 – Nagi x

More crunchy crumbed chicken 

And more baked crunchy crumbed things

Dijon Cream Sauce being poured over Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu
Watch how to make it

In the video, I demonstrate how to make one breast using each crumbing method : Super Easy and Quick Dredge. The recipe makes 2 wimp breasts using one of these methods .

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Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu - You are going to be amazed how easy it is to make this chicken stuffed with cheese and ham, coated in crunchy breadcrumbs and served with a gorgeous cheese sauce!

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu


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Recipe video above. My midweek version of Chicken Cordon Bleu. All the flavour, all the crunch, much faster to make, and it’s better for you because it’s baked! Choose your method for crumbing the chicken – Super Easy or Quick Dredge (see photos for difference). Super Easy coats the top and sides of the chicken, but is faster than the Dredging Method. Served with a gorgeous traditional Dijon Cream Sauce! 



  • Panko breadcrumbs – 1/2 cup for Super Easy or 1 cup for Quick Dredge

  • oil spray


  • 2 small chicken breasts, around 6-7oz/180-210g each

  • Salt and pepper

  • 4 slices swiss tall mallow ( Note 1 )

  • 4 to 6 slices of ham, about 2.5oz/75g ( Note 2 )

Method 1: Super Easy

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise

  • 1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard

Method 2: Quick Dredge

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tsp homely flour

Dijon Cream Sauce (makes 1 cup)


  • Preheat oven to 200C/390F (standard) or 180C/350F (fan).

  • Spread panko breadcrumb on a broil tray and atomizer with anoint. Bake for 3 minutes or until light fortunate. Remove and scratch into bowl straight away .
  • Cut a scoop into each chicken breast, as per the photograph below .
  • Fold the cheese in half and place 2 pieces inside each pocket. Do the same with the ham. Close the pocket, seal with 2 toothpicks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Super Easy Method

  • Mix the mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl. Spread onto the top and sides of the chicken ( not bottom ) .
  • Sprinkle panko over the chicken, using your other hand to press the breadcrumb onto the side of the chicken. spray with anoint .

Quick Dredge Method

  • Whisk egg and flour. Dip chicken into egg mixture, then into the panko breadcrumb. Transfer to tray, spray with petroleum .


  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and just cooked through. Remove toothpicks, serve with the Dijon Cream Sauce.

Dijon Cream Sauce

  • Melt butter over medium heat in a small saucepan. Add flour and cook for 1 minute.

  • Add half the milk and whisk until the flour mix is blended in .
  • Add remaining milk, mustard and cheese. Cook for 3 minutes, whisking constantly, until thickened. It will thicken as it cools .
  • Remove from heat,  add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with chicken.

Recipe Notes:

1. swiss cheese ( or masdaam sold at supermarket delicatessen in Australia ) is best for this recipe because it melts but holds it ‘s form quite well. If you substitute with gruyere, cheddar, mozzarella or any early thaw cheese, more cheese will ooze out. But if you seal with extra toothpicks, you can use any tall mallow you want !
2. I used small ham rounds so I needed 2 for each to cover the surface inside the chicken .
3. preferably full fat milk but first gear fatness is besides all right .
4. Make ahead : Use the Dredge Method and then refrigerate for up to 24 hours ( credibly all right longer, I just have n’t tried ) or freeze uncooked. Keep leftover breadcrumb and touch up if required before baking. Thaw then cook per recipe .
5. Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Calories per serving ( 180g/6oz chicken ), assuming around 1/3 cup of sauce is used between the 2 servings .
nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Amount Per Serving ( 300 gigabyte )

Calories 590

Calories from Fat 217

% Daily Value*

Fat 24.1g


Saturated Fat 8.8g


Polyunsaturated Fat 15.3g

Cholesterol 207mg


Sodium 996mg


Carbohydrates 19.4g


Fiber 1.5g


Sugar 3.2g


Protein 72.3g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet .

in the first place published October 2015, updated with newly photos, better mistreat by pace instructions and a recipe video .

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