Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

This version is easy since it uses the chicken cutlets which are much thinner than the whole breast - thus no pounding - and the ingredients are layered instead of rolled. It all came together accidentally tonight when I realized the cutlets were too small to roll. My family loved it...I hope you will too!

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 chicken cutlets

Ingredients

  • cooking spray

  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 6 thin slices deli ham

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 ¼ cups bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon oregano

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • ½ cup chicken broth

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Place 3 cutlets side by side in the prepared pan and season with salt and pepper. Top with overlapping ham slices, starting 1/4 inch away from the edges of the cutlets. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese over ham. Lay remaining 3 cutlets side by side on top, covering all the Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle flour on top, spreading with hands to cover.

  3. Combine beaten egg and milk in a bowl; pour over the chicken.

  4. Combine bread crumbs with oregano in a bowl; sprinkle over the top and sides to cover all surfaces of chicken. Spoon any excess egg mixture from the bottom of the pan over the chicken. Drizzle melted butter on top; pour chicken broth around the edges. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cutlets are no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 30 to 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  6. Turn oven to broil and cook until top is crispy and golden brown, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

493 Calories
26g Fat
21g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 493
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 14g 71%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 870mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 403mg 31%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 361mg 8%

* 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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