Chicken Cordon Bleu

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Moms!  I hope it was a good one!

This year, rather than go out to eat, I decided to cook dinner for my mother-in-law.  She and my father-in-law came over to our house for dinner and a movie.  I haven't had the chance to cook dinner in a while because our schedules have been so hectic, so I am so glad I was finally able to!

I wanted to try a new recipe idea: Chicken Cordon Bleu.   I have made it before, but a different way.  I much prefer this one!

Ingredients (serves 4)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
12 thinly sliced pieces of ham
4 slices of swiss cheese
salt and pepper
2 eggs
2 cups panko bread crumbs
chopped mushrooms (optional)

Pound the chicken breasts very thin (about 1/2 inch thick).
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Lay 3 slices of ham over the length of the chicken.  If you want mushrooms, put them on top of the ham.
Cut a slice of swiss cheese in half and lay it on top of the ham and mushrooms.
Roll the chicken up.
Dredge the chicken in the eggs and coat with panko bread crumbs.
Bake at 400 for 40 minutes.

It was so good, my father-in-law didn't even put ketchup on it! I call that a success!

Happy Mother's Day!


  1. oh.. they look yumm..

    Happy mothers day to you too.. :)

  2. these sound so good and since Krogers has a great sale on chicken I will be trying these come see me at

    1. I always try to find it on sale! I don't have a Kroger close by though =(

  3. Yumm! They sound delicious! SOunds like they were a big hit too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. Its so funny you posted this because I was debating about making this recipe this week and chicken marsala...chicken marsala won, but now I wish I was making this. I'm going to make it next week for sure...yum :) Love the photos with it too!!

    Thank for linking up to First Day of My Life's Tasty Tuesday <3

    1. Oooh... Chicken Marsala does sound good =) I may have to give it a try soon!

    2. I wonder up making this tonight...THANK YOU!!!!!!!! This came out sooo amazing :)

    3. Oh, I'm so glad! Thanks for the feedback!

  5. This does sound good! We'd love for you to join us over at for our Tasty Tuesday linky party!

    1. Thanks for the invite! I'm linking up and posting a link to the party on my blog party tab!

  6. Looks so delicious!! I'm sad my husband doesn't enjoy chicken cordon bleu. :( Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a Dime!!

  7. It's been years since I've made chicken cordon bleu. This sounds like a really good recipe. I'm always looking for new dinner ideas...I really like this one. I'm going to have to pin this to my recipe board. Thanks for including this recipe in the Show &Tell link party.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  8. This recipe looks divine! Isn't panko so much better than regular bread crumbs? Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! I will be tweeting your recipe on Saturday.

    1. Thanks for sharing it. And I totally agree about the panko vs. regular bread crumbs... Thanks to my mom for teaching me the difference!

  9. I"ve only had Chicken Cordon Bleu from the frozen food section. My husband and I used to have it all the time when we were first married. Perhaps I should try making my own! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

  10. Yum! I love chicken cordon bleu! Thanks so much for sharing this delicious recipe at Thursday's Temptation.

  11. Rebekah,
    This looks delicious! I had to laugh because my Father-in-law puts ketchup on EVERYTHING he eats even chili! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.



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