Baked Italian Chicken Cordon Bleu

Baked Italian Chicken Cordon Bleu

Baked Italian Chicken Cordon Bleu

Course: Chicken, Italian, Main Course


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Welcome to my kitchen, where deliciousness and healthy cooking come together! Today, I am excited to share with you the mouthwatering recipe for Cordon Bleu Italian Baked Chicken—a crowd-pleaser that never fails to impress with its flavorful combination of tender chicken, savory ham, and gooey cheese.

This delightful dish has a fascinating historical background. It was first created in Switzerland and has since become a beloved classic around the world, with each region adding its own unique flavor. In our rendition, we’ll be adding a touch of Italy to this culinary fairy tale.
The key ingredient of this dish is chicken, which is an excellent source of lean protein, essential for maintaining and repairing our bodies’ tissues. Additionally, it provides essential vitamins and minerals like selenium and vitamin B6. When combined with nutritious ham and cheese, it not only enhances the flavor profile but also adds more calcium and protein.
As you prepare this delicious dish, take a moment to appreciate the enticing aroma that fills your kitchen and tantalizes your senses. We choose to roast the chicken instead of frying it, reducing the amount of oil used, while still achieving a lovely crispy texture that retains all the flavors.
What I love most about this recipe is its versatility. It can be easily adapted to different dietary preferences. For a low-carb option, feel free to use almond flour or ground pork rinds instead of breadcrumbs. Additionally, you can experiment with different types of cheese, such as mozzarella, provolone, or fontina, to create your own signature flavor combination.
Whether you’re hosting a formal dinner or preparing a casual family meal, Cordon Bleu Italian Baked Chicken is a perfect fit for any setting. Serve it with a fresh garden salad, steamed vegetables, or even al dente pasta for a complete and hearty meal.
So, if you’re planning a cozy family dinner or hosting a special event, Cordon Bleu Italian Baked Chicken is sure to impress your guests. Its harmonious combination of flavors, along with its historical background and nutritional properties, makes it an outstanding recipe worth sharing.
Now, don your apron, gather your ingredients, and let’s embark on a culinary adventure together. Experience the symphony of flavors that awaits you as you savor every bite of this delightful Italian interpretation of a timeless classic. Bon appétit!


  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

  • Salt/ pepper

  • 2 eggs

  • Sliced cheese

  • Sliced ham

  • Sliced chicken breast (7 pieces)

  • 30 g butter


  • Take one chicken slice, put cheese on it, cover with ham on top.
  • Make it into a roll, you can secure everything with a toothpick for convenience.
  • When you finish making rolls, salt and pepper them on top
  • Take three medium bowls. In one of them, beat the eggs with salt and pepper. In another, mix flour with salt and pepper. In a third bowl, mix half of the grated Parmesan cheese with breadcrumbs.
  • Dip each roll first in flour mixture, then in egg mixture, then roll in breadcrumbs.
  • Grease a baking dish with butter. Lay out the rolls and bake for 50 minutes at 220 degrees C° (430 F).
  • In the meantime, let’s prepare the Bechamel sauce. In a dry frying pan, saute 2 tbsp of flour until golden brown.
  • Add butter and mix with flour.
  • Add milk and stir constantly with a spatula. Cook the sauce over low heat until it thickens
  • Finally, add the grated Parmesan and stir until it completely dissolves in the sauce.
  • Remove the rolls from the oven and let them cool slightly. Remove the toothpicks if you used them.
  • Cut the rolls into smaller pieces, pour over the Bechamel sauce, garnish with grated Parmesan and fresh thyme leaves on top.

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