chicken cordon bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu – Or As My Kids Call It, “Yes Please!”

chicken cordon bleu

The endless quest for food that the kids will eat goes on every day, of every week, of every year. Thankfully, I have found a few items that have withstood the test of time. This is definitely one of them. Now what is nice about this one is that it’s not just for kids… it is the type of meal that can impress a special someone.

chicken cordon bleu

What you’ll need:

3 good sized chicken breasts. Honest, this is one of those situations where you want to pick out a three pack with the thickest ones you can find.

6 slices of swiss cheese

1/4 of virginia ham, OR leftover ham.



Ground Rosemary

8 oz bag of mozzarella cheese

Bread Crumbs


Toothpicks (at least 9)

Now we’re going to get into the nitty gritty. Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2) Butterfly the chickens, and pound them flat. They should look similar to a heart when you are done. Awwww…

3) Sprinkle salt and pepper on the bottom. Flip them, sprinkle salt, pepper, and rosemary on the top.

chicken cordon bleu

4) Place a slice of ham and swiss on the breast. Spread out a layer of mozzarella. Cover the cheeses with another layer of ham.

chicken cordon bleu

5) With the point of the heart closest to you, roll the breast up tightly, away from you. Secure with toothpicks.

chicken cordon bleu

6) Spread out bread crumbs on a separate plate. Melt the butter, and baste the chicken.

chicken cordon bleu

Place the breast on the crumbs and roll it over. The butter will help it stick, and if needed, sprinkle more crumbs on top of the chicken. Place it in a glass cooking pan. Rinse and repeat for the other two breasts.

chicken cordon bleu

7) Cook for a minimum of 45 minutes. After the 45 minutes is up, put the remaining swiss cheese over the tops of the chickens, and sprinkle more mozzarella.

8) Put it back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes. The cheese will melt.

chicken cordon bleu

Ah, look at that deliciousness. Enjoy!

Try this delicious, juicy chicken cordon bleu recipe!

National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day is April 4th, be sure to celebrate! Let us know if you try my recipe!

8 thoughts on “Chicken Cordon Bleu – Or As My Kids Call It, “Yes Please!”

  1. These sound and look delicious. This is something I know my whole family would love. I will have to surprise them with this special dinner….

  2. We buy the frozen premade ones, but not been happy with them lately! Yours look 100 times better, so I think I will be using your recipe if you don’t mind!! Thank you for the post, these will be a hit with the kids!

  3. This looks easier than I would have thought. Makes me want to give it a try instead of buying the premade ones.

  4. I can’t wait to try out your special recipe for this Chicken Cordon Bleu. I think it sounds delicious, and I hope I do as good as you did in the photos. I will try making it this coming week.

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