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Chicken Cordon Bleu

Serves 4

Prep Time
30 mins

In an attempt to create something new, we sometimes forget how good the classics can be. That's the perfect reason to bring back cordon bleu in its simplest form to your table tonight.

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 4 boned, skinned chicken breast halves (8 oz. each)
 1 teaspoon kosher salt
 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
 4 ounces thinly sliced smoked ham
 4 ounces gruyère cheese, thinly sliced
Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Heat oil in a large, ovenproof, nonstick frying pan. Sprinkle each chicken breast with 1/4 tsp. salt and lay in hot oil. Cook until browned on one side, about 5 minutes. Turn chicken over and transfer pan to oven.

Step 2

Cook chicken until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes. Spread each breast with 1/2 tsp. mustard. Top each with ham, then cheese, dividing evenly. Return to oven until cheese melts. Serve with a green salad.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 429Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 6.8g34%
Cholesterol 178mg60%
Sodium 998mg42%
Total Carbohydrate 1.6g1%

Dietary Fiber 0.0g0%
Protein 65g130%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.