Super Simple Chicken Cordon Bleu With a Twist

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by cooking in cairo...

What a twist….how better to prepare this classic dish by substituting smoked turkey instead of ham. Try it, really, you are sure to please those you share this meal with. And the best part is it is SUPER SIMPLE and has a wonderful presentation. Enjoy!

Top Review by bethyjstar

Wowee this was good! First of all, I didn't realize that the recipe calls for herbed gouda, so I just got regular gouda. Still very tasty, but I can't wait to try it again with the herbed gouda. I skipped the onions for personal taste. Also, I had a bit of trouble rolling the chicken and did need toothpicks. I buy my chicken breasts in bags frozen from Sam's. So I thawed them, then beat them with a rolling pin (couldn't find my mallet), but I still had trouble. Nonetheless, this was so amazingly good and really easy! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pound chicken breast to ¼-inch thickness. (We have our local butcher do them here, he butterflies and pounds the breast, so you have a super flat piece of chicken breast.).
  2. Fry chopped onion in a bit of oil until brown, set aside.
  3. Sprinkle each chicken breast on both sides with salt and pepper.
  4. Place 1 herbed gouda cheese slice, then 1 smoked turkey slice then 1 white cheddar slice and add a bit of the chopped fried onions on top of cheese in each breast.
  5. Roll up each breast using toothpicks to secure if necessary. (I didn’t need toothpicks, if you roll tight enough you should be fine.).
  6. Prepare three separate bowls…
  7. Bowl 1- Flour: Add some paprika, salt & pepper and a dash of garlic powder to this flour.
  8. Bowl 2- Egg: one egg beaten.
  9. Bowl 3- Bread crumbs: I used fine plain bread crumbs.
  10. Dredge each chicken breast in flour, shake off excess, then in egg and finally in bread crumbs. Its not that bad, I thought it would be, just do it gently in each bowl. You may need to use your fingers to coat a bit if the breast doesn’t pick up enough, it worked our fine when I did this.).
  11. Place seam side down in baking dish that has been sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray.
  12. Add 1 tablespoon butter on top of each piece of chicken.
  13. Bake at 350° turning each breast once to brown the other side. I think about 45 minutes or so was fine for me. As you can see form pick they came out a nice golden brown.

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