My boyfriend hates chicken. That being said, all relationships have compromise and he loves the flavor combination of this cordon bleu dish. It's sure to be a favorite with the picky eaters in your life--especially those who don't like chicken. Serve with steamed rice and green vegetable of your choice.


Recipe Summary

40 mins
15 mins
1 hr 15 mins
20 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place chicken in the freezer until slightly frozen, about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and cut in half when cool.

  • Add mushrooms and garlic to the bacon fat and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes.

  • Mix 1/2 of the ale with 1 tablespoon cornstarch in a small bowl. Add to the mushroom mixture; cook and stir until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  • Combine milk and butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook until butter melts and mixture is warm. Mix remaining beer with remaining cornstarch in a small bowl; add to the milk mixture along with chicken bouillon. Cook and stir until slightly thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and combine with mushroom mixture.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a casserole dish with parchment paper.

  • Place eggs in a pie plate and mix with a fork until beaten. Place bread crumbs in a separate pie plate.

  • Remove chicken from the freezer. Cut a small pocket into each breast; do not cut in half or cheese will melt out during baking. Divide bacon and Swiss cheese evenly and stuff in chicken breasts. Immediately dip in beaten egg mixture, then dredge in bread crumbs. Place in the prepared casserole dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Just before the chicken is ready, warm the cream sauce on the stove.

  • Plate chicken and ladle warm sauce over each portion.

Nutrition Facts

877 calories; protein 65.9g; carbohydrates 43.7g; fat 48.4g; cholesterol 291.4mg; sodium 1165.3mg. Full Nutrition