Lazy Chicken Cordon Bleu

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by JHope

An adaptation of #50876 because I had 15 min to prep.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Delicious chicken, for sure! I used large breasts so definitely had to pound 'em down a bit! Also used breadcrumbs that I made from a nutty, whole grain bread that we enjoy so much, & the resulting meal was delightful! Followed your recipe, except that I, too, used slices of honey baked ham from the deli! Many thanks for this great keeper of a recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this Spring's round of Pick A Chef]

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 (4 ounce) chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, not too thick
  • 8 slices swiss cheese (or whatever you like but it should be 2 per breast)
  • 4 slices ham, I used Virginia, use whatever type makes you happy
  • 1 egg
  • 14 cup breadcrumbs, I use unseasoned
  • 12 teaspoon seasoning salt, I usually eyeball it
  • 1 teaspoon butter, melted, optional (I think it will make the coating less dry)


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with a silicon liner or whatever you like to use.
  2. Rinse and pat dry breasts. Layout breast, 1 slice of cheese, 1 slice of ham, then roll from larger end towards pointy end and close with one toothpick. Set aside until all chicken is done up to this point.
  3. In a small dish or bowl, slightly beat an egg and set aside.
  4. In another small dish or bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, seasoned salt and butter.
  5. Dip rolled up chicken in egg, then breadcrumb mixture and place on baking sheet - repeat with rest of chicken.
  6. Lay one slice of cheese over each coated chicken breast.
  7. Bake approx 20 min, use a thermometer to measure internal temp to be safe.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a