Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

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Classic Chicken Cordon Bleu baked in the oven and topped with a delicious sauce with a trick for wrapping them perfectly, without toothpicks!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 657kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 thin slices ham
  • 8 oz Swiss cheeses sliced or shredded
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts , about 2 pounds
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cups corn flakes cereal , crushed (or substitute breadcrumbs)
  • 6 Tablespoons butter , melted

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 teaspoons yellow mustard , to taste

Instructions

  1. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Use a sharp knife to cut each chicken breast in half horizontally to create two chicken breast halves.
  2. Place the chicken breast halves between two sheets of plastic wrap and use a meat mallet or rolling pin to pound them into thin and evenly (be careful not to pound so hard that the meat tears.).
  3. Top each pieces of chicken with a slice of ham and a ham handful of shredded cheese. Roll tightly, tucking the sides a little, and place on a new piece of plastic wrap.
  4. Wrap the chicken tightly in the plastic wrap, pinching the excess plastic on the sides to create a tootsie-roll shape and twisting them to create a firm chicken roll. Refrigerate the wrapped chicken bundles for at least 30-minutes or up to one day in advance.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Remove chicken from fridge, unwrap and season with salt and pepper. Add cornflakes to a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Add crumbs to a shallow dish or pie plate. Melt butter in a separate shallow dish.
  6. Dip the chicken bundles in melted butter, and then into the cornflake crumbs, pressing lightly to help the crumbs stick to the chicken. Transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake on the center oven rack for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through (160 degrees on a thermometer inserted into the chicken, not the filling.)
  8. Make the sauce by stirring the mayo and mustard together. Taste and add more mustard, as needed, to taste.

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