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Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

Description

A delicious and “fancy” dinner does not have to take all day! This Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu is ready in under 30 minutes.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 + teaspoon + a dash of kosher salt
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 large chicken breasts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 oz deli sliced ham
  • 4 thin slices of Swiss cheese

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the panko breadcrumbs and cook, stirring constantly, until they are a deep, golden brown. Remove from the heat and stir in a dash of salt. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven broiler to high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  3. Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board, and using a sharp knife, cut the breasts in half lengthwise, forming 4 thinner pieces. (Alternately, you can use 4 chicken cutlets.) Season both sides of the chicken with the remaining salt and the pepper.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned, 3-4 minutes. Flip the chicken over and cook the second side until browned. (You may need to do this in 2 batches if your skillet isn’t big enough.) Transfer the chicken to the prepared baking sheet. Top each piece of chicken with some of the ham and a slice of cheese.
  5. Broil the chicken until the cheese is melted and bubbly, 3-4 minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on it as it goes quickly.
  6. Serve the chicken sprinkled with the reserved breadcrumbs.

Notes

adapted from Supermarket Healthy