Recipe of the Week: Chicken Cordon Bleu

This week’s recipe is my chicken cordon bleu. It’s another easy recipe, and I don’t have to go out and buy anything special to make it, which is always a plus. And if you’re not a fan of ham and cheese, this recipe is easily customized with your favorite ingredients.

One change I make a lot is to use American cheese rather than the Swiss. We like the Swiss, but we don’t always have it on hand, so the American is a great alternative.

Recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu

2-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
thin sliced ham (2-5 pieces per chicken breast)
swiss cheese and/or American cheese (1-2 slices per chicken breast)
pepper/seasonings or shake & bake mix.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheet or casserole dish with cooking spray. Flatten out the chicken breasts. Place meat and cheese on top of chicken. Fold chicken breast over and stick 3-5 toothpicks in the chicken to secure it shut. Top each chicken breast with your choice of season. I use a little pepper and/or Morton’s Nature’s Season, and sometimes I sprinkle a little Shake n’ Bake seasoning on top as well. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until done.

Optional: 5 minutes before chicken is done, take out, and place half a piece of cheese on each chicken breast, or sprinkle some shredded cheese on top. Replace in oven and finish baking.


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  1. Delicious as usual!!

  2. My Messy House says

    My husband would probably love the Chicken Cordon Bleu. Thanks for a new idea, dinners for us have been pretty boring. I put up my recipe for the roasted red potatoes in my comments, if you’re interested.

  3. This looks so good! I’ve actually never made chicken cordon bleu before, I have no idea why not. I’ll try this soon.

  4. JUST ME, THE MOM says

    We love chicken cordon bleu at my home and this looks like a great way to prepare it. Thanks for sharing – looks delish!


  5. shopannies says

    this looks so fancy but looks so easy thanks for sharing will keep it in my recipe folder

  6. ♥Rosie♥ says

    Hi Jerri, my apologies for not calling by sooner because of illness.

    Your chicken looks scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing :0)

    Rosie x

  7. mmmmmm great post!

  8. Kim @ Forever Wherever says

    Yum! This is one of those dishes that looks like it took forever to make, but it doesn’t! Great post and thanks for the recipe!
    I haven’t made it in a LONG time! I don’t know how something this good could be forgotten. That’s why I have my new recipe binder for the kitchen. I need help!!!

  9. I used to make this every once in a while but have done for a very long time, I will have to do it again!

  10. Jean Stockdale says

    I would love to try this. Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a note. I hope you will try the breakfast casserole. I think you will like it. Blessings.

  11. Netts Nook says

    Love Chicken Cordon Bleu can’t wait to try yours looks great.

  12. This sounds delicious! Thank you!

  13. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says

    Thanks for participating, this week, in TMTT.

  14. This sounds absolutely scrumptious! THanks for sharing! 😀

  15. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says

    Sounds delicious -we love Chicken Cordon Bleu at our home!!

  16. Mary Beth says

    Wow that looks wonderful! I’m just going to sit here and keep staring at the pictures and pretend that’s what I’m having for dinner tonight {as I contemplate salad…again…ugh!}

  17. Yum! That looks so tasty!

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