Chicken Cordon Bleu

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 742


1 cup bread crumbs
1/8 teaspoon basil
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 ounces breast of chicken pounded out to make 8 fillets
1/2 stick butter
1 cup milk, divided
8 ounces ham (1 or 2 slices per serving)
8 ounces Swiss cheese (1 or 2 slices per serving)
2 tablespoons flour
1 (8-ounce) can sliced mushrooms
1/8 teaspoon thyme


Blend together bread crumbs, basil, garlic salt, pepper, and salt, and toast in oven at 350° for 6 minutes. Dip chicken in a little milk, then dip in bread crumb mixture; cover completely. Place chicken in pan and fry to light brown. Place 1 or 2 slices ham and cheese between 2 pieces of chicken; continue to make 4 servings. Place chicken in pan and cook at 350° for 20–30 minutes.

Heat butter until melted, stir in flour, add remaining milk and heat. Stir until thickened. Add additional flour as necessary to thicken. Add mushrooms, pepper, and thyme; mix and heat until warm. When chicken is done, pour sauce over it and serve.

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Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 742
Calories from Fat: 296

This Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is from the Best of the Best from the Midwest Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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