Make this Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe for an incredible dinner your whole family will love! This bread crumb-encrusted chicken breast is stuffed with succulent Canadian bacon and mouth-watering cheese for a taste that will have people asking where you went to culinary school!

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Ingredients you will need:

  • 2 large chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 8 oz. wheat crackers, crushed
  • 8 oz. Panko
  • 8 oz. Swiss cheese, sliced
  • 1 package Canadian bacon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons seasoning
  • 3 eggs with 2 tablespoons water

Cut the fat tip off 2 large chicken breasts, as well as any tendons, attaching tissue, or vessels.

Chef Ted cutting chicken breasts.

Cut along the thick side of each chicken breast, forming a pouch. This is where extra ingredients will go.

Chef Ted demonstrating chicken breast pocket.

Slice 8 oz. Swiss cheese into slices of moderate thickness.

Slicing Swiss cheese.

Stuff the chickens with Swiss cheese and Canadian bacon.

Placing Canadian bacon in chicken breast.

In a large pan, make an egg wash from 3 eggs and 2 tablespoons water. In a separate pan, place 8 oz. crushed wheat crackers and 8 oz. Panko bread crumbs. Mix.

Chef Ted makes an egg wash with the Rada Handi-stir.

Add 1/4 cup sugar to bread crumbs.

Chef Ted adds sugar to bread crumbs.

Add 3 to 4 tablespoons seasoning to bread crumbs. We recommend season salt, but season as you wish!

Chef Ted adds season salt to bread crumb mixture.

Gently roll each chicken breast in the egg wash, coating it.

Chef Ted coats chicken breast in egg wash.

Gently roll each breast in the bread crumb mix, coating it. Bake in oven at 350 to 400 degrees until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Chef Ted coats chicken cordon bleu in bread crumb mixture.

Serve and enjoy!

Chef Ted proudly presents the completed chicken cordon bleu.

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What is Cordon Bleu?

It’s not known exactly where cordon bleu began, but it is known that, in its purest, most basic form, it’s a schnitzel stuffed with cheese and ham. Schnitzel is a boneless fried meat, one that can be made from beef, chicken, pork, turkey, and other meats. The sort of chicken cordon bleu described in this post began showing up in American restaurants in the 1960’s, and is a specifically American version of the dish.

Visit the online German Food Guide to learn more about the origins of cordon bleu!

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Video Recipe


Chicken Cordon Bleu Video Transcript

Hi, I’m Chef Ted coming to you from the Rada Cutlery kitchen. Today I’m going to show you a real easy version of Chicken Cordon Bleu. I’ve got a couple pretty decent sized chicken breasts. These are really, really nice chicken breasts. There’s not much of a fat tip on them. I’m using the Rada Outdoors Fillet Knife, actually. It’s good for making sure you get the little tendons and attaching tissue cut.

I start on the thicker side and cut along so that we leave plenty of room for stuffing. I’m going to use the Rada Cheese Knife. I’m going to cut them kind of thick. We’ve got some Canadian bacon and I’m going to reserve a couple pieces of that as well. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. These are really nice sized chicken breasts, so yes, it worked.

Now I’m going to make an egg wash with a couple tablespoons of water and the Rada Handi-Stir. Here, what I have is a little bit of wheat cracker with a little bit of Panko bread crumbs mixed into it. I’m going to use some sugar, and for seasoning a little bit of season salt. You use garlic, onion powder, pepper, whatever you prefer. The seasoning that I use has all of it mixed together already. I season it fairly heavy. I’m going to take the chicken breast that’s stuffed and I’m going to carefully roll it so I don’t lose any of my stuff out of it. Then from there we give it a nice coat, take it over into the seasoned bread crumbs and wheat crackers. This is the easy way of making this. This would probably get me kicked out of culinary school!

Then I’m going to put them in the oven at 350-400 degrees, however your oven works best, and cook them until the internal temp is 165 degrees. There it is. A real quick and easy chicken cordon bleu.

End of Video Transcript

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