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Chicken Cordon Bleu

Recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a classic French dish that is loved by many all over the world. It is a dish of chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese, then breaded and fried. The result is a deliciously crispy and flavorful chicken dish that is perfect for any occasion.

A personal story

I first tried Chicken Cordon Bleu when I was on vacation in Paris with my family. We were at a cozy little restaurant, and I remember feeling a bit intimidated by all the fancy French dishes on the menu. But when I saw Chicken Cordon Bleu, I knew I had to try it. It was love at first bite – the combination of the crispy exterior, the juicy chicken, and the melty cheese and ham was just perfect. Since then, I've tried making it at home a few times, and I've finally come up with a recipe that I'm really happy with.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 thin slices of ham
  • 4 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil for frying

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Place each chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet until they are about 1/4-inch thick.
  3. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  4. Place a slice of ham and a slice of cheese on each chicken breast, then fold the chicken over to enclose the filling.
  5. Secure the chicken with toothpicks.
  6. Dredge each chicken breast in flour, then dip in the beaten eggs, and coat with breadcrumbs.
  7. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. Fry the chicken breasts until browned on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  9. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted.
  10. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley if desired.

Serving Suggestions

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a perfect dish for a fancy dinner party or a special occasion. It pairs well with a side of mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the oven or microwave. Enjoy!

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