Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

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Chicken Cordon Bleu is a French-inspired poultry dish, although evidence suggests that Chicken Cordon Bleu was actually developed in the United States by chefs imitating other stuffed meat dishes from Europe. The name of the dish is clearly of French origin – Cordon Bleu means “blue ribbon” in French, and in French culinary tradition, the Cordon Bleu is awarded to food or chefs of particularly high quality. More information please check Wisegeek out.

  • 50 ml Chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Butter, melted
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 Boneless chicken breasts halves, skin removed
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Dried oregano
  • 2 slice Ham
  • 2 slice Gruyères
  • 1-2 tbsp Butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Combine the chicken broth, melted butter and minced garlic in a bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and paprika.
  2. Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and pound each to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt, pepper and oregano. Place a cheese and ham slice on each breast within 1/2 inch of the edges. Tuck in the sides of the breast and roll up tight like a jellyroll and secure with toothpicks.
  3. Dip each roll in chicken broth mixture and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Place rolls, seam side down, in a baking dish coated with butter. Pour the remaining broth mixture over chicken. Bake in the preheated oven for 28 minutes or until golden crisp.
Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

80 comments:

Magic of Spice 29/6/10 07:07

The most perfect Cordon Bleu I have ever seen, and I include my own:) So happy to see a post from you!

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The Cilantropist 29/6/10 07:08

Wow, this chicken cordon bleu looks like perfection! And such beautiful photos, well done. :)

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Ivy 29/6/10 07:17

This is wonderful Angie. I love the cheese oozing out. I made something similar a few weeks ago but more like Chicken Kiev.

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The Housewife 29/6/10 07:18

This looks so amazing.. crispy, golden and cheesey! So perfect!

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denise @ quickies on the dinner table 29/6/10 07:21

Chicken Cordon Bleu is probably my favourite chicken dish, ever! Being baked makes your version even better!

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Jeannie 29/6/10 07:50

Oh my goodness! That chicken dish look so amazingly good! So scrumptious!

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Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) 29/6/10 08:33

wonderful drooling pics....crisp outside n n cheesy inside ...tempting chicken bake..looks gorgeous with the golden crust

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Fimère 29/6/10 08:56

ma chère angie
il a l'air délicieux tu es un cordon bleu je t'en félicite et bravo
bonne journée

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wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... 29/6/10 09:01

My husband loves this, and I'm going to try this out soon :)

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Krishnaveni 29/6/10 09:10

interesting recipe...looks so good... beautiful presentation

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Heavenly Housewife 29/6/10 09:17

It looks absolutely perfect. Look at that delicious crispy coating :) YUM!

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Elin 29/6/10 09:40

Angie...you make me hungry...just looking at them....beautiful and I know for sure it taste just as great...the cheese oozing out...lovely . Thanks for the recipe :)

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Cherine 29/6/10 09:44

Your cordon bleu is mouthwatering!! I've never tried it baked, next time I'll try your recipe :)

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kitchen flavours 29/6/10 09:53

Wow, I'm drooling now.... I love chicken cordon bleu with brocolli and jacket potato with tartar sauce over it! Yummy! Yours look exceptionally delicious and perfect!

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zurin 29/6/10 09:53

I love this dish but have never made it . Can u believe that? baked sounds so much better. I will do it. :))

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Pete 29/6/10 09:55

Nice presentation, sure look delicious!

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3 hungry tummies 29/6/10 10:24

Great photos as always...perfect for our very cold night here.

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Anncoo 29/6/10 10:26

WOW! I really love this, looks so delicious. I must try this...bookmarked!

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Honey Bee Sweets 29/6/10 10:34

So nicely done! The cheesy filling oozing out looks so good. :) A nice & elegant dinner to serve, thanks for the recipe. ;)

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Priya 29/6/10 10:41

Lipsmacking cordon bleu, just love it..

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Jess @ Bakericious 29/6/10 11:17

wow this look so yummy, especially the cheese oozing out, drooling now...

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pegasuslegend 29/6/10 12:04

wow you did a nice job on these, mine never come out like neat little rolls like this, so I gave up and just layer it. Tasted the same but not as pretty presentation at all like these! Great job!~

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wenn 29/6/10 12:42

i thought it's going to be a drunken chicken as Gordon Bleu is also a type of wine.

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tigerfish 29/6/10 12:52

I have seen this before but never tried it...not to talk about cooking it !

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pigpigscorner 29/6/10 13:09

Oh my..that oozing cheese...nom nom

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Joanne 29/6/10 13:12

I adore chicken cordon bleu and this one has me drooling. The cheese melting out of it is priceless.

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A Thought For Food 29/6/10 13:21

These is the kind of dish my parents would make for us as children, before we switched over to a Kosher kitchen (and I became pescatarian). You really can't go wrong with these ingredients. And who doesn't enjoy oozy melted cheese?

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Cool Lassi(e) 29/6/10 13:30

Very Gourmet-like. Looks unbelievably good!

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Belinda @zomppa 29/6/10 13:31

These are so perfectly breaded. They almost look unreal!

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lisaiscooking 29/6/10 14:46

What a great, classic dish. The oozing filling looks delicious!

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Katie@Cozydelicious 29/6/10 15:59

Chicken cordon bleu is my husbands favorite meal. And yours looks so perfect and lovely! I usually just throw some swiss cheese and ham on a chicken breast and call it a day, but this is way batter! I will have to try your version - my husband will swoon!

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Mary 29/6/10 16:26

You did a wonderful job with this recipe. It looks and sounds wonderful and I love that it is proportioned to feed smaller families. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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Chef E 29/6/10 16:48

I just had a memory, when I was fourteen I had a neighbor who made this, and I watched her, maybe that is when I began to dream of my own family meals become so much more! I love this dish, and how you have adapted it to be baked!

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shriya 29/6/10 17:25

wow!!!! looks soo perfect and really tempting pics. Love the clicks.

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alwayswinner786 29/6/10 18:04

Soooooo tempting! Awesome Cordon Bleu! Excellent presentation!

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Cheah 29/6/10 18:07

Gosh, this is indeed salivating, Angie!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 29/6/10 21:23

Healthier than the fried version and sooooo appetizing!

Cheers,

Rosa

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Schmellen 29/6/10 21:37

Looks yummy - a lighter version and perfect for summer (the idea of standing over a frying pan when it's warm is not so far up there on the list of fun things to do for me).
Will be trying this soon.

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Xiao Yen Recipes 29/6/10 22:24

Not sure if I could find Gruyères. I can't believe how simple this recipe is. I actually have everything to make it except for Gruyères.

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sweetlife 29/6/10 22:29

i love chicken cb is one of my favs, baked even better..with the summer heat

sweetlife

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Stella 29/6/10 23:51

This looks too good, Angie. It's making me want to eat meat (smile). And I bet it is American. Kind of seems like it for some reason...

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A Canadian Foodie 29/6/10 23:55

My mom and dad have ordered these as one of the dishes for their 60th wedding anniversary so I am pleased to have this to refer to! These look PERFECT!
YUM
valerie

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Cook with Madin 30/6/10 00:17

Hi Angie, your Chicken Cordon Bleu looks awesome,the melted cheese oozing out from the chicken, oooohhhhh.

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grace 30/6/10 01:20

masterful work, angie! that oozy, velvety cheese is sooo enticing. :)

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Cinnamon-Girl 30/6/10 02:41

Your Cordon Bleu couldn't be any more perfect Angie! I had forgotten about this dish - it used to be one of my favorites. Mine never looked as succulent and delicious as yours!

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Peanutts 30/6/10 03:50

yumm, love that cheese oozing out,

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citronetvanille 30/6/10 06:10

Yes that is a French classic! Lovely pictures and that melting cheese is so inviting, it's screaming EAT ME NOW!

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foodcreate 30/6/10 06:13

What a great, dish. The ...filling looks delicious!:)

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Ho Ho Ho 30/6/10 07:00

look at the melted cheese... yum...

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My Little Space 30/6/10 07:27

These look so divine and tasty good! And easy to make too. Thank you for sharing, Angie. Have a wonderful day.
Cheers, Kristy

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Cristina - Teenie Cakes 30/6/10 07:39

Mmmm - the crust/breading looks perfect and the oozing cheese, just simply wonderful! So nicely done.

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Foodessa 30/6/10 13:45

It would not really have made a difference what ribbon this was given...now the Angie touch has won a different colored ribbon of her own.
Fantastic execution of this very tasty meal. You make a chicken breast actually look very appetizing ;o)
Flavourful wishes, Claudia

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Vrinda 30/6/10 14:57

Something very new to me..looks superb...

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Carla and Michael 30/6/10 16:30

How beautiful is that with the cheese peeking out from the center of the ham! My husbands favorite Birthday dinner on the times we don't go out to a restaurant.

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Sarah Naveen 30/6/10 16:37

Awesome click..looks super delicious..

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Food For Tots 30/6/10 18:25

Looks perfectly baked! The crust is so crispy and the cheese is oozing...... You are indeed a Cordon Bleu chef to me!

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natural selection 30/6/10 18:54

I never tire of the classics! You know when you having dinner guests and can't come up with something creative on your own..the classics never let you down! and your presentation as usual is excellent!

How are ya Angie? you should stop by I made some southern BBQ!

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Erica 30/6/10 22:09

Wow! This looks delicious and it is one of my favorite dishes!Love the pictures as usual.

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Christine@Christine's Recipes 1/7/10 00:01

Love your wonderful Cordon Bleu, the meat looks succulent, the cheese inside oozing.....

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☺lani☺ 1/7/10 02:28

Oh Angie, one of my favorite! But I never trie making it yet! May i'll try it one of these day! I used to remove the ham and give it to my hubby! Probably, I'll replace it with peppered sliced beef instead, I'll let you know! Have a nice day!

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Claudia 1/7/10 03:07

I love this dish and must try every variation so am bookmarking this for the next time it is in the plans. Oh does that oozing, melted cheese warm my heart.

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Diana's Cocina 1/7/10 04:28

Your chicken cordon bleu looks perfect. What would make it better is if I had some for dinner.

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PranisKitchen 1/7/10 08:37

thats so delicous i know its not so easy task to make such perfect baked chicken dish u did it so perfectly .. really delicous

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noobcook 1/7/10 11:08

the cheese oozing out looks amazing :)~

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nora@ffr 1/7/10 16:23

yumm yummm.. cheesyy crispyyyy yummm!! m sooo loving this chicken angie!! sure gonna prepare this weekend :)
cheers!!

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Janet @Gourmettraveller88 1/7/10 19:40

Wow, you make cordon bleu yourself! Great job!

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Kitchen Butterfly 1/7/10 20:35

I love the baked crust.........and the oozing centre. How delicious is that!

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Nadji 1/7/10 20:52

Angie mon amie, tes recettes sont toujours un plaisir pour les yeux.
Ces cordons bleus semblent délicieux.
See soon.

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Happy Cook 1/7/10 21:13

Wowowwwwwwwww it is baked i love it, i always fully deep fry them, this looks absloutly oozey delicous.

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Biren 1/7/10 21:26

Your chicken cordon blue looks perfect! I wish I can sink my teeth into one now :)

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♥LOVE2COOK♥ 2/7/10 01:23

I'm drooling over and over dear! Makes me totally hungry now! :D

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baking.serendipity 2/7/10 02:32

I love chicken cordon bleu, and yours looks so good! The picture with the cheese oozing out is making me hungry!

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Hélia 2/7/10 10:35

this cordon blue looks delicius, I made somentinhg like that and my kids loved it.
I tink i'll try yours.

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OysterCulture 2/7/10 14:11

As a kid we only had chicken cordon bleu on special occasions, so it always means something really wonderful to me. Your version looks amazing.

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Linda www.mykindofcooking.com 6/7/10 06:41

I love Chicken Cordon Bleu! Your recipe for it looks fantastic!

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MaryMoh 6/7/10 08:29

Just fabulous! Looks very delicious. I love to see that cheesy, gooey filling oozing out of the chicken.

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petite nyonya 8/7/10 15:58

I am missing all of your delicious food! And this is just by looking at the pictures. Imagine if I could eat them!

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wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more 1/10/10 14:07

Angie,
I've tried this recipe and it's posted here
http://wendyinkk.blogspot.com/2010/10/baked-chicken-cordon-bleu.html

Thanks for the much healthier recipe :)
My husband loved it a lot

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dining room table 4/12/10 02:08

I like the way it is done. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing this nice recipe!

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