Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu with White Sauce Recipe

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu with White Sauce Recipe

The BEST Chicken Cordon Bleu… This Easy Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu with White Sauce is the most simple and delicious meal that’s fit for a king. Baked not fried and smothered in a lightened up, healthier white sauce variation. It’s sure to be a family favorite.

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What I Like about this Chicken Cordon Blue Recipe:

  • It’s a healthier version than the typical fried recipes
  • the sauce is easy to make and full of flavor
  • you won’t need a meat mallet for this recipe because you simply layer everything onto the chicken breast and bake
  • the bread crumbs are literally just sprinkled on. No need to mess up dishes by dipping the chicken breast into eggs and then into breadcrumbs

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FAQ’s

Make-Ahead and Storage:

If you want to make this one day in advance, make it up through the step of adding swiss cheese slices to the top of the ham. Cover the chicken breast with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Then, when you are ready to bake the chicken, add the bread crumbs with butter and bake.

Storing Your Leftovers: You can store leftovers, for up to 3 days. Chicken should be covered and stored in the fridge. Reheat chicken by baking it covered with aluminum foil

Can I Freeze Chicken Cordon Bleu?

You can absolutely freeze cordon bleu chicken.

Freezing: Put the prepared chicken breasts on a small baking sheet. Make sure they have space between them so they don’t freeze stuck to each other. After a couple of hours, place them into a gallon freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months.

To reheat the frozen chicken: Bake it low and slow. Instead of 375 degrees, bak it at 350 degrees and add another 20 minutes for thawing. Be sure the chicken is cooked through before serving.

How Do I Know if my Chicken Breasts are Fully Cooked?

The temperature of the center (the thickest part) of your chicken breast should read 165 degrees and juices should run clear

What is a Good Substitute for White Cooking Wine in the Sauce?

If white cooking wine is too strong for you then try using white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, or apple cider

Does the Alcohol that is in Cooking Wine Burn off while you Cook It?

Yes, alcohol should evaporate when heated to 172 degrees. Any alcohol should burn off when you reach a temperature for simmering or boiling

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Tips and Tricks for making this recipe:

  • you can substitute the Swiss Cheese with other cheeses that you prefer. Mozzarella Cheese would be a great substitute
  • a fully cooked chicken breast should read 165 degrees and the juices should run clear
  • save time by making the sauce while your chicken is baking

What Should I Serve with Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe?

  • a side salad
  • dijon mustard would be a great option for dipping
  • a cooked vegetable dish like asparagus, beans, or broccoli
  • mashed potatoes
  • baked potato
  • rice pilaf
  • parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top

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Are you ready to make this recipe? Let’s make sure you have everything you need:

Ingredients:

  • boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt – coarse sea salt is a great option for this recipe
  • deli-style sliced ham – slices of ham can be found at the deli or hanging up with the lunchmeat at your grocery store
  • deli-style Swiss cheese
  • plain bread crumbs or panko breadcrumbs – you can use garlic and herb to amp up the flavor even more
  • butter – use unsalted butter in this recipe

Sauce

  • all-purpose flour
  • 2% milk – you could also use whole. I would not use skim for the sauce
  • white cooking wine
  • more Swiss Cheese
  • salt
  • ground black pepper

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How do you Make Chicken Cordon Bleu?

    1. Preheat the oven
    2. Place chicken breast into a 9×13 baking dish
    3. Salt the chicken breast
    4. Add a couple of ham slices that are folded up to the top of each breast
    5. Fold up slices of Swiss cheese and place one on each piece of ham
    6. Shake the bread crumbs over the chicken breasts
    7. Dividing the butter evenly add 1 tablespoons of butter to each breast
    8. Place the chicken in the oven for 15-20 minutes
    9. In a large saucepan, add the milk and flour
    10. Whisk until smooth
    11. Cook over med/high heat until thickened
    12. Add the wine, cheese, salt, and pepper
    13. Serve the chicken with sauce

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Finally, here’s the recipe:

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Easy and Healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt – I used coarse sea salt
  • 6 slices of deli style sliced ham
  • Sliced deli style Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup of plain bread crumbs or panko
  • 2 Tbsp. of butter

Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp. of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup of white cooking wine
  • 2 slices of Swiss Cheese torn into pieces
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  2. Grab a 9×13 pan and place the chicken breast into the pan
  3. Salt the chicken breast
  4. Add a couple of slices of folded up ham to the top of each breast
  5. Fold up slices of Swiss cheese and place those on the top of the ham
  6. Shake the bread crumbs over the chicken breasts
  7. Dividing the butter evenly add dollops of butter to each breast
  8. Place the chicken in the oven for 15-20 minutes – A thermometer inserted into the thickest part should read 165 degrees
  9. In a large saucepan, add the milk and flour
  10. Whisk until smooth
  11. Cook over med/high heat until thickended
  12. Add the wine, cheese, salt and pepper
  13. Serve the chicken with sauce

Notes

Make-Ahead and Storage:

If you want to make this one day in advance, make it up through the step of adding swiss cheese slices to the top of the ham. Cover the chicken breast with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Then, when you are ready to bake the chicken, add the bread crumbs with butter and bake.

Storing Your Leftovers: You can store leftovers, for up to 3 days. Chicken should be covered and refrigerated. Reheat chicken by baking it covered with aluminum foil

Can I Freeze Chicken Cordon Bleu?

You can absolutely freeze cordon bleu chicken.

Freezing: Put the prepared chicken breasts on a small baking sheet. Make sure they have space between them so they don’t freeze stuck to each other. After a couple of hours, place them into a gallon freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months.

To reheat the frozen chicken: Bake it low and slow. Instead of 375 degrees, bak it at 350 degrees and add another 20 minutes for thawing. Be sure the chicken is cooked through before serving.

How Do I Know if my Chicken Breasts are Fully Cooked?

The temperature of the center (the thickest part) of your chicken breast should read 165 degrees and juices should run clear

What is a Good Substitute for White Cooking Wine in the Sauce?

If white cooking wine is too strong for you then try using white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, or apple cider

Does the Alcohol that is in Cooking Wine Burn off while you Cook It?

Yes, alcohol should evaporate when heated to 172 degrees. Any alcohol should burn off when you reach a temperature for simmering or boiling

 

 

 

 

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