Tyler Florence's Chicken Cordon Bleu

READY IN: 40mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lay the chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap.
  • Using the flat side of a meat mallet, gently pound the chicken to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Take care not to pound too hard because the meat may tear or create holes.
  • Lay 2 slices of cheese on each breast, followed by 2 slices of ham, and 2 more of cheese; leaving a 1/2-inch margin on all sides to help seal the roll.
  • Tuck in the sides of the breast and roll up tight like a jellyroll.
  • Squeeze the log gently to seal.
  • Season the flour with salt and pepper; spread out on waxed paper or in a flat dish.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs with thyme, kosher salt, pepper, and oil, the oil will help the crust brown.
  • Beat together the eggs and water, the mixture should be fluid.
  • Lightly dust the chicken with flour, then dip in the egg mixture.
  • Gently coat in the bread crumbs.
  • Carefully transfer the roulades to a baking pan and bake for 20-30 minutes until browned and cooked through.
  • Cut into pinwheels before serving.