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Absolute Best Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Updated on March 24, 2012

Elegant Chicken Cordon Bleu

In its simplest form, Chicken Cordon Bleu is a tasty combination of chicken, ham and swiss cheese, rolled together and usually fried. This recipe also includes a creamy wine sauce to accompany the chicken. Chicken Cordon Bleu is a beautifully elegant dish that is sure to impress, but quite easy to make. I hope you enjoy it.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Photo by UHLMAN

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

6 slices Swiss cheese

6 slices ham

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon paprika

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken broth

1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 cup heavy whipping cream

chopped basil, for garnish (optional)

1. Pound chicken breasts to 1/2 inch thickness. Place a cheese and ham slice on each breast within 1/2 inch of the edges. Fold the edges of the chicken over the filling, and secure with toothpicks. Mix the flour and paprika in a small bowl, and coat the chicken pieces.

2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the chicken until browned on all sides. Add the wine of broth and bouillon. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

3. Remove the toothpicks, and transfer the breasts to a warm platter. Blend the cornstarch with the cream in a small bowl, and whisk slowly into the skillet. Cook, stirring until thickened, and pour over the chicken. Serve warm.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      that looks yummy

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      imagelist lm 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing...

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      This looks yummy! I am going to make this tomorrow night!

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      DeannaDiaz 6 years ago

      I love Cordon Bleu, looks like I found the answer to what for dinner!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Thank you for sharing the Absolute Best Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe . It looks and sounds delicious. Lensrolled to Crunchy Hawaiian Chicken Wrap

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      catbehaviors 7 years ago

      Now this looks much better! xD

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      PastorSam LM 7 years ago

      Thanks for the lens.

      I spent a year over in Kuwait a few years ago and the cooks served this up on a regular basis, but your pictures look more appealing.


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      Wendy Henderson 7 years ago from PA

      I love Cordon Bleu.

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      Twmarsh 7 years ago

      Cordon Bleu is my favorite chicken-based dish, thanks for the recipe!

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      Wow! This gave me an idea. Will cook Chicken Cordon this weekend.

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      apocalypto 8 years ago

      try to cook this dish

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      DanCarson 8 years ago

      I haven't had this in a long time and reading this just reminded me how much I miss it.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This is really delicious..

      try to check out, my version:

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      eatfoodrecipe 8 years ago

      I have tried your recipe! its great! I do have another version of it, and it Rocks..

      Try this one:

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Yummy recipes. I will try this one.

      Check out my version of Chicken Bleu here:

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This turned out fabulous! I served it with mashed potatoes and fresh steamed asparagus! The gravy was so flavorful (used organic heavy cream and omitted the corn starch b/c the wine reduction was already so thick) and the perfect topping for the cordon bleu and potatoes. Yum, Yum, Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      howtosellebay 8 years ago

      WOW! smells like lots of cheese and butter, is it ok to put mozarella cheese on the chicken or parmesan? love food!

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      AppalachianCoun 8 years ago

      Great lens. Thank-you for the great recipe. We want to give it a try because the sauce would add so much richness.

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      poutine 9 years ago

      It is one of my favorite dish.


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      juliasofia44 9 years ago

      Great chicken lens.

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      Dianne Loomos 9 years ago

      Don't think I've ever tried Chicken Cordon Bleu. Looks really good!

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      ebay-grandma 9 years ago

      I didn't know there were so many kinds of Chicken Condon Bleu recipes!

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      Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

      I love your lens about Chicken Cordon Bleu so much that I'm sending the Cows over with a virtual glass of milk to go with it.

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      funwithtrains lm 9 years ago

      Nice lens, 5 stars! Please visit my Easy Web Hosting lens

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      Robin S 9 years ago from USA

      I've been wanting a good recipe for this! Thanks!

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      Tonie Cook 9 years ago from USA