6750 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5613
  • 4 star values: 883
  • 3 star values: 173
  • 2 star values: 56
  • 1 star values: 25

'Cordon Bleu' is a French term, literally translated as 'blue ribbon', that originally referred to an award for culinary excellence given to women cooks! The term can now apply to any superior cook (yes, men too), and also to this dish (chicken, ham and Swiss cheese slices, breaded and sauteed). This yummy version adds paprika and a creamy white wine sauce worthy of its own blue ribbon. Two blue ribbon tastes in wedded bliss -- Chicken Cordon Bleu II!

Behr
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Pound chicken breasts if they are too thick. Place a cheese and ham slice on each breast within 1/2 inch of the edges. Fold the edges of the chicken over the filling, and secure with toothpicks. Mix the flour and paprika in a small bowl, and coat the chicken pieces.

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  • Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the chicken until browned on all sides. Add the wine and bouillon. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

  • Remove the toothpicks, and transfer the breasts to a warm platter. Blend the cornstarch with the cream in a small bowl, and whisk slowly into the skillet. Cook, stirring until thickened, and pour over the chicken. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Facts

584 calories; 40.9 g total fat; 195 mg cholesterol; 655 mg sodium. 7.7 g carbohydrates; 41.6 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2003
I made a few changes to this recipe. First I brushed the chicken with egg and rolled in breadcrumbs instead of flour. Second I fried the chicken in butter for about 10 minutes until it was nicely browned then I put it in the oven at 350 for another 20 minutes. Instead of simmering the chicken in the sauce I whisked the cream wine bouillon and cornstarch in a bowl then simmered it for about 10 min. alone and spooned it over the chicken. It turned out fantastic. My fiancee said this was the best dish I ever made and he's more of a beef man. Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/28/2012
Not sure if I missed the mark on this one but this recipe was so bland. I make every recipe on this site exactly as stated so that I can give a proper review versus reviewing it based on all these "alterations." This would've tasted way better had i put the sauce on. Easy to make though! I'm almost too turned off by the result that I don't even want to try the "alterations" others have suggested... Read More
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6750 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5613
  • 4 star values: 883
  • 3 star values: 173
  • 2 star values: 56
  • 1 star values: 25
Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2004
This is very good -- but I'd recommend a few changes. First pound the breasts to half-inch thickness at least (this will let you reduce the 30 min cook time to about 15 max). Then reduce fat a little by using half butter and half olive oil when you brown (3 tbsp. of each). Oil will keep the butter from burning too. Third if you want to eliminate wine just use 1/2 cup chicken broth (from a can if needed) -- or just use salted water. No big deal. Last when I blend the cream at the last stage I like to add about 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil to the mix -- serve with chopped fresh basil on top too - or substitute whatever herb you like (fresh is best but only add it last). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2003
I made a few changes to this recipe. First I brushed the chicken with egg and rolled in breadcrumbs instead of flour. Second I fried the chicken in butter for about 10 minutes until it was nicely browned then I put it in the oven at 350 for another 20 minutes. Instead of simmering the chicken in the sauce I whisked the cream wine bouillon and cornstarch in a bowl then simmered it for about 10 min. alone and spooned it over the chicken. It turned out fantastic. My fiancee said this was the best dish I ever made and he's more of a beef man. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
I have to add my 5 stars to this one. I scaled this recipe to 24 for a holiday dinner. All ages LOVED this meal served with rice pilaf and roasted asparagus and quartered bella mushroomsi. I recommend an oven roasted no water added ham and a good quality wine. After making this again recently I learned that even a small chicken breast after pounded and filled is too large a portion. My 6 adult guests could only eat half of theirs. Going forward I will slice this into 1 inch rounds (much prettier too) as pictured in photo number 26. Thanks Behr. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2004
Not to beat a dead horse but this dish was fantastic. 4 kids ranging in age from 13 to 7 my wife and I ate the whole thing. I decided to prepare the chicken with an egg wash and bread crumb mixture added the paprika to the bread crumbs and a pinch of garlic powder. Pan fried in 3 tbs. of butter on all sides and stuck the pan in a 350 degree oven for 20 mins. Prepared the wine butter and bullion in a saucepan. Mixed the cornstarch and heavy cream in a separate bowl and added to the wine mixture stirred with a wisk until it came to a boil and thickened. Sliced the cooked chicken into 1 inch rounds and topped with sauce and fresh parsley. Served with steamed veggies and noodles and a side salad. This will be on the table the next time my in-laws and other dignitaries come to town. Bob Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2009
Followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfect! It was wonderful!!! I did however use deli sliced ham and wrapped the cheese up in it so it would not melt out during cooking. See my photo's - Yummy!!! I will definately be making this again and again. Note: Do NOT sub half and half for heavy whipping cream. You will also want to double the sauce - because it is soooo good - Thank you for sharing your recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2003
This is an excellent recipe but I still prefer the look and texture of finishing it in a 350' oven. I use the "smokiest" ham I can buy and spread a little dijon inside the breasts before rolling (the "classical" recipe). I also tie the breasts both ways with orange kite string in small bows. They hold together well and look nice. (And the string never gets lost.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2006
This chicken is awesome. I exspecially like the white wine sauce. I've tried it with many different wines and i liked it best with Sauvignon Blanc. Serving it over rice and asparagus makes for a deliciously unified and well-rounded meal. I just tripled the wine and boullion after i took the chicken out and let it cook off a little then added triple the whipping cream and triple the cornstarch plus a little paprika for color. Some people point out that the swiss melts out of the chicken which can be solved by wrapping the swiss in a few thinnly-sliced pieces of ham. This is one of my favorite meals and it's amazingly easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2003
Tastes like the fancy restaurant version. This is wonderful Behr! The only thing I changed was to substitute 3T garlic flavored olive oil for the butter. Used cooking string rather than toothpicks. Doubled the sauce so we could have some with our steamed aparagus. This wine sauce is out of this world! Next time I'll try rolling the chicken in Panko crumbs.Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
FANTASTIC chicken recipe!!!!! I've made it several times and the only thing that I do differently is doubling up on the sauce. Which by the way is out of this world! Try it I think you'll be very happy you did! Bon Appetite! Read More
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