Teriyaki Chicken Cordon Bleu


This is such an easy recipe for your dinner guests. It looks elegant and tastes fabulous! Serve with a nice salad and French bread for a winner.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
18 hrs
Total Time:
18 hrs 55 mins
4 servings


  • 4 large skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce

  • 1 tablespoon tomato-based chili sauce

  • 4 servings butter-flavored cooking spray

  • 4 slices deli ham

  • 4 (1 ounce) pieces low-fat string cheese

  • 4 toothpicks

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs


  1. Place the chicken thighs between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/2-inch.

  2. Whisk together the teriyaki sauce and chili sauce in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 18 to 24 hours.

  3. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray.

  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Lay each chicken thigh flat, then layer a slice of ham on each thigh followed by the string cheese. Roll up each chicken thigh around the string cheese and ham, and secure each roll with a toothpick.. Repeat with the remaining chicken.

  5. Spray each bundle with the butter-flavored cooking spray. Pour panko flakes onto a dish, then roll the bundles into the crumbs and place on prepared baking dish. Lightly spray the bundles once more.

  6. Bake the chicken bundles until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 35 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chicken should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade and breading ingredients. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

501 Calories
25g Fat
32g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 501
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 3288mg 143%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 184mg 14%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 451mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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