Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Baking this delicious classic entrée on a bed of rice creates an easy make-ahead meal in one dish.

30 min. prep time
4 servings
242 Ratings



4 (4-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 (1-ounce) slices deli ham, cut in half


1/4 cup seasoned dried bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon paprika
1 Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter, melted


1 (6-ounce) box long grain rice and vermicelli with chicken flavored sauce
2 cups boiling water


Cut a 3-inch slit in each chicken breast to form a pocket. Insert 1/2 slice ham and 1 slice cheese. Place onto large plate.

Combine all topping ingredients in bowl; mix well. Top each chicken breast with 2 heaping tablespoons topping. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 400°F.

Combine all rice ingredients, including spice packet, in greased 13x9-inch glass baking dish. Cover; bake 10 minutes. Uncover; stir. Place chicken breasts over rice. Continue baking, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until chicken reaches at least 165°F and juices run clear when pierced with fork.

Freeze and Bake Later Method: Prepare chicken as directed but do not bake. Cover tightly with aluminum foil; freeze up to 3 months. To thaw, place in refrigerator for 24 hours or until thawed. Heat oven to 400°F. Bake, covered, 10 minutes. Uncover; continue baking 15-20 minutes or until chicken reaches at least 165°F and juices run clear when pierced with fork.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 540

Fat: 25g

Cholesterol: 130mg

Sodium: 1180mg

Carbohydrates: 37g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 40g

Recipe #13126B©2004Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I had a hard time stuffing chicken so I flaten chicken between wax paper with my meat hammer then just rolled ham and cheese fastened with toothpick then added topping.
I always keep these in my freezer for easy dinners. So easy
to prepare and bake. Lots easier than traditional

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