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Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

This chicken cordon bleu is easy and delicious and definitely no muss!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Poultry
Keyword baked chicken cordon bleu, chicken cordon bleu, cordon bleu
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 thighs
Calories 222kcal


  • 8 chicken thighs (organic, boneless and skinless)
  • 4 pieces ham (cut in half)
  • 8 pieces Swiss cheese (cut in half, though a full piece will go on the chicken)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/16 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg


  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/8 cup flour
  • 1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Dijon Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 1 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Lay chicken thighs on a plate with the inside facing and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Lay half a piece of ham on each piece of chicken
  • Lay two pieces (so a full piece) of Swiss cheese on the ham
  • Fold the chicken in half and stick a toothpick in each piece of chicken, securing it
  • Dribble some olive oil in a medium baking dish, set aside


  • Get two shallow bowls and crack an egg in one and whisk it until combined
  • Also place the bread crumbs, flour, parmesan cheese and thyme in the other bowl and mix it until combined
  • Dip each piece of chicken in the egg first and then in the bread crumb mixture and place in the baking dish
  • Bake for 35 minutes
  • Remove toothpicks from each piece before serving

Dijon Sauce

  • In a small saucepan, place the butter and melt it.  Add the flour and whisk it until combined and cook for 2 minutes
  • Add the milk, parmesan cheese, mustard and Worcestershire sauce and whisk until creamy, taste and adjust to your liking
  • Plate chicken with a veggie
  • Pour the dijon sauce over the chicken
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


Helpful tips
  • There are many different sliced hams out there but I prefer to use Black Forest ham in this recipe
  • Swiss cheese is perfect in this recipe but I've also made it with muenster and with provolone
  • I prefer and recommend thigh meat over breast meat because it is more moist. Buy boneless and skinless
  • Trim off some of the excess fat from the chicken
  • Take out ahead of time as many toothpicks as you think you'll need and place them on a little plate. That way you aren't contaminating the box
Mustard sauce tips
  • Don't let the butter brown when starting the mustard sauce
  • When you are whisking in the flour, make sure to cook it for 2 minutes
  • When you add the rest of the ingredients, whisk until the sauce is thickened


Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1mg