Quick Chicken Cordon Bleu


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4 servings


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • 4 slices fully cooked ham

  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise


  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup milk

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese

  • 2 tablespoons white wine or chicken broth


  1. Flatten the chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. Spread mustard on one side; sprinkle with paprika. Top with a ham slice. Roll up tightly; secure with toothpicks.

  2. In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and pepper.

  3. Brush chicken with mayonnaise; roll in crumb mixture. Place in a shallow 2-qt. microwave-safe dish; cover loosely. Microwave on high for 7 minutes. Turn the chicken; cook 7 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Remove toothpicks; set aside and keep warm.

  4. In a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish, heat the butter on high for 30 seconds; stir in the flour until smooth. Cook, uncovered, on high for 30 seconds. Add milk and salt. Cook 3-4 minutes longer or until thickened. Stir in cheese until smooth. Add the wine or broth. Serve over chicken.


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