Deconstructed Chicken Cordon Bleu

This tasty and ridiculously easy dish will have your taste buds dancing in 30 mins! And it’s definitely company worthy! There is basically no prep and the sauce takes 5 mins to make. Besides that you have to do nothing! Just pop the chicken in the oven and wait for the magic to happen! And when I say magic I really mean it! I wanted to take a bite photo of all the chicken/ham cheesiness but once I tried a little piece I couldn’t stop and before I knew it my plate was empty 🙂

The chicken and ham release a delicious juice that keeps your chicken nice and moist 🙂

Here’s how to make it:

Deconstructed Chicken Cordon Bleu

Serves 4


For the chicken:

  • 2 medium large chicken breasts
  • a little bit of paprika and pepper
  • 8 slices deli ham
  • 4 slices swiss cheese (broken in half)
  • 3-4 tbsp italian bread crumbs

Directions: Preheat oven to 350F. Butterfly each chicken breasts (cut all the way through) to create 4 thin chicken cutlets. Sprinkle the chicken(both sides) with a little bit of pepper and paprika. Place in a pregreased baking dish. Top each chicken with 2 slices deli ham, top with cheese and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake for 30-35 mins or until the chicken is cooked through.

For the sauce:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • a little Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup of shredded italian cheese blend (I used Kraft with a touch of Philadelphia-yum!)

Directions: In a medium saucepan, medium heat, melt the butter. Add in the flour and whisk continuously for 1-2 mins. Continue whisking and add the milk. Whisk, whisk, whisk for 3-5 mins until the mixture starts to bubble and thickens. Remove from heat and add in the mustard and Worcestershire sauce, whisk to combine. Add the cheese and let it melt- stirring occasionally. If too thick just add a little more milk until it reaches your desired consistency.

To serve: Plate the chicken breast and top with sauce. Devour!

Adapted from: The Gril Who Ate Everything



  1. Great way to make a difficult dish so simple to make, this looks great. This will find its way onto my meal planner soon.

  2. Looks and sounds delicious!

  3. Reblogged this on Meals on Wheels.

  4. This looks amazing! I’m definitely going to have to try this soon.

  5. Mmmmm…I want to lick the computer screen!

  6. Great photos- very helpful. I definitely want to try this.

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