With ham, swiss, and a flavorful breading, this easy chicken cordon bleu is simple enough to make on a weeknight and fancy enough for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner! You can even make ahead of time and bake the day of. It's so juicy and flavorful! | www.pinchmeimeating.com

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Author: Caroline Lindsey
With ham, swiss, and a flavorful breading, this easy chicken cordon bleu is simple enough to make on a weeknight and fancy enough for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner! You can even make ahead of time and bake the day of. It's so juicy and flavorful!
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Ingredients

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs fat removed
  • 6 slices deli smoked ham
  • 6 slices swiss cheese
  • 1 package dry onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut off large pieces of fat from chicken thighs.
  • Fold each slice of swiss cheese accordion-style to make a cheese stick about half an inch wide.
  • Place a cheese stick on a piece of ham long-ways. Fold ends of ham over ends of cheese stick and roll up like a burrito. Repeat with remaining slices to make six ham and cheese rolls. This keeps the cheese from melting out while baking.
  • Combine bread crumbs with onion soup mix in one flat-bottomed bowl or tray. Put mayonnaise in another. Dredge the smooth side of each piece of chicken in mayo, then in the bread crumb mixture.
  • With the uncoated side of the chicken facing up, place a ham and cheese roll in the center short-ways. Fold each end of the chicken over the ham roll and place in a 9x9 baking pan with the open seam facing down. You will not need toothpicks to secure.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Enjoy with a glass of white wine!

Notes

Chicken can be prepared a day ahead and baked the next day. Remove the pan of chicken from the refrigerator while oven preheats and then bake as directed.