Chicken Cordon Bleu

5 from 6 votes
10 Comments

This post may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure policy.

This Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe uses a skillet to cook the chicken, not the oven. The chicken stays tender and juicy, never dry, and always full of flavor!

Chicken Cordon Bleu sliced open with asparagus and brown rice on the side all on a white plate.

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of those dishes that looks and tastes fancy but is really simple to prepare! It’s so easy, you can serve it up any old night of the week, or for a special occasion. The traditional dish is baked, but this one is made right on the stove top in a skillet. The warm ham and Swiss cheese melts beautifully as it’s wrapped up in tender, juicy chicken. It’s never dry and always cooks up perfectly. Serve with our delicious, creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu Sauce and be prepared to die of happiness!

Tips for Perfect Cordon Bleu

  • Make sure the chicken breasts are nice and thin. You can buy them thinly sliced or pound them with a mallet or rolling pin until they’re about half an inch thick.
  • Please take my word for it and make this recipe in a skillet on the stove! Baking can dry out the chicken, but by cooking them in a skillet, you will lock all that moisture in the chicken and achieve a golden crust too.
  • I like to use a block of Swiss cheese and slice chunks about three quarters of an inch wide, and about as long as a string cheese. When you cut into the chicken the cheese stays inside.
  • Don’t skimp on the paprika; it adds a bright, smoky flavor to the dish.

Make it in the Instant Pot!

If you own an Instant Pot, you will want to check out our recipe for Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu. It’s a quick and easy way to prepare and it tastes delicious!

Instant Pot filled with pieces of Chicken Cordon Bleus

What to Serve with Chicken Cordon Bleu

This recipe is versatile enough to add several different types of side dishes to it. Try a few of these favorite recipes:

How to Make Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu sliced open with asparagus and brown rice on the side all on a white plate.

Chicken Cordon Bleu

5 from 6 votes
This Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe uses a skillet to cook the chicken, not the oven. The chicken stays tender and juicy, never dry, and always full of flavor!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pound chicken breasts as thin as possible without completely destroying the chicken (about 1/2″ thick). Roll up the cheese in the ham.. kind of how you would roll up a burrito (folding in the ends over the cheese, then rolling it up) this will keep the cheese from oozing out. Now roll up the ham and cheese in the chicken. Keep it all together using toothpicks.
  • Place the melted butter in a shallow bowl or dish. In a separate shallow dish, mix the Panko, Parmesan cheese and paprika. Dip each chicken in the butter, then roll in the bread crumb mixture.
  • Heat the remaining butter (¼ c.) in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook each chicken until browned on all sides. Place on a plate until remaining chicken is browned. When all the chicken is browned, add a little more butter (or cooking spray) to the bottom of the pan to keep chicken from sticking. Place ALL the chicken back in the skillet. Sprinkle paprika, to taste, over the chicken, then add chicken broth to the pan (don’t pour the broth over the chicken, try to pour it directly into the bottom of the pan). Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
  • Transfer the chicken cordon bleus to a warm platter and remove toothpicks. The broth it was sitting in should have reduced and thickened a little during cooking. Add salt, pepper, and paprika to taste. Whisk in heavy cream. Cook, stirring until thickened, and pour over the chicken. Serve and enjoy!

Video

Nutrition Information

Calories: 1269kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 61gFat: 82gSaturated Fat: 48gCholesterol: 310mgSodium: 2265mgPotassium: 920mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 4295IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 803mgIron: 6mg

Did you try this recipe?

Share It on Instagram!

Mention @favoritefamilyrecipes or tag #favoritefamilyrecipes!

Share This With the World

PinYummly

About the author

Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

More about Erica Walker

Similar Recipes

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

How many stars would you give this recipe?




Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve always loved this but it was my first time making it. It was delicious! Better than what you would get at a restaraunt!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing chicken cordon bleus recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

  3. 5 stars
    We really like favfamilyrecipes, they have the best recipes my family really enjoys and loves to make together . The Chicken Cordon Blue is just one of our favorites from hundreds of other delicious meal ideas

  4. 5 stars
    Your tips were really handy for this recipe. I might try them with blue cheese too though it may turn out runnier than the Swiss cheese.

  5. I made this and it is SUPER YUMMY! I only had enough swiss for half, so I subbed in fresh mozzerlla and even a cheese stick and they were still really good.

  6. This sounds so delicious, but I'm not a fan of swiss…I wonder if I could sub a different cheese?!

    Visiting from Ucreate food!

    Love and Hugs, Jess

  7. This sounds so delicious, but I'm not a fan of swiss…I wonder if I could sub a different cheese?!

    Visiting from Ucreate food!

    Love and Hugs, Jess