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chicken cordon bleu

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe {Baked}

  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Delicious and easy Cordon Bleu that’s perfect for a family meal


Units Scale
  • 6 boneless chicken breast halves
  • salt – I used coarse sea salt
  • 6 slices of deli-style sliced ham
  • Sliced deli-style Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup of plain bread crumbs or panko
  • 2 Tbsp. of butter


  • 2 Tbsp. of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup of white cooking wine
  • 2 slices of Swiss Cheese torn into pieces
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  2. Grab a 9×13 pan and place the chicken breast into the pan
  3. Salt the chicken breast
  4. Add a couple of slices of folded up ham to the top of each breast
  5. Fold up slices of Swiss cheese and place those on the top of the ham
  6. Shake the bread crumbs over the chicken breasts
  7. Dividing the butter evenly add dollops of butter to each breast
  8. Place the chicken in the oven for 15-20 minutes – A thermometer inserted into the thickest part should read 165 degrees
  9. In a large saucepan, add the milk and flour
  10. Whisk until smooth
  11. Cook over med/high heat until thickened
  12. Add the wine, cheese, salt, and pepper
  13. Serve the chicken with sauce


Make-Ahead and Storage:

You can partially make this dish ahead of time. Make it through step 5, cover, and refrigerate for up to one day. When you are ready to bake the chicken, finish steps 6-8, make the gravy, and serve.

Storing Leftovers: Store leftovers, covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The best way to reheat this dish is to bake it until heated through.

Can I Freeze Chicken Cordon Bleu?


Freezing: Place prepared chicken on a baking sheet so they are not touching each other. Freeze them for a couple of hours and then place them in a gallon freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 months.

To reheat frozen chicken: Bake at a lower temperature for a longer period of time. Try 325 degrees for 40 minutes. If the breading gets too dark, cover with foil and continue to bake until cooked through.

Do I have to use White Cooking Wine in the Gravy?

No. If you don’t like the taste of cooking wine, then you might want to try using chicken broth, apple juice, white wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar

Does the Alcohol in Cooking Wine Burn off when you Cook It?

Yes, the alcohol will evaporate when heated to 172 degrees. Simmering or boiling should burn off any alcohol

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Poultry
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: International