Chicken Cordon Bleu is a flat piece of chicken breast topped with ham and cheese, rolled, then crumbed and cooked. The tasty sauce goes well with the crumbed outside.

Chicken Cordon Bleu

A delicious chicken cordon bleu recipe with a tasty sauce to serve over it.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main
Cuisine South African
Servings 4
Calories 792 kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 4 slices ham
  • 4 oz Swiss cheese
  • 3 tblsp melted butter
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cube chicken stock
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp Worcester sauce
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 180ºC (350°F).
  • Pound chicken breasts to ¼ inch thick.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Top each breast with 1 slice of ham and 1 oz of cheese.
  • Roll up in a roll and secure with a toothpick.
  • Combine garlic and butter in a dish.
  • Mix bread crumbs and thyme separately.
  • Dip each chicken roll in butter and then into the bread crumb mixture.
  • Place in a baking dish and bake for 40 minutes.

The sauce

  • Melt butter in a small pan.
  • Add flour and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add wine and milk bit by bit and keep stirring until smooth.
  • Add chicken stock, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Simmer 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve over chicken.


Calories: 792kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 76gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 238mgSodium: 1412mgPotassium: 683mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 907IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 436mgIron: 4mg
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