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Easy Weeknight Chicken Cordon Bleu Foldovers

August 19, 2013
Finished Chicken Cordon Bleu

I love chicken cordon bleu, but I also love making dinner fast and easy.  Introducing: chicken cordon bleu lite. Same great taste, less prep time. That’s really what I’m all about in the kitchen, creating something that tastes great and is easy to create. Every once in a while I want to get fancy, but mostly “in and out” with a scrumptious finished product is my goal.

This truly is easy. After you pound out the chicken it only takes four steps to get it to the table. Easy and good, take a look!


  • 4 Chicken breasts, boneless skinless
  • 4 Teaspoons stone ground mustard
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 slices black forest ham
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Pound chicken breasts to a quarter inch thickness by placing them in a gallon zip top bag and flattening with the bottom of a heavy glass or meat mallet. The bag prevents raw chicken splatter from coating your surroundings (and you).
 Chicken Cordon Bleu Mustard
Spread each piece of newly thinned chicken with a teaspoon of mustard, 2 slices of ham and one piece of Swiss cheese. Fold chicken in half, secure with toothpicks if necessary.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Stuffing
Chicken Cordon Bleu Secured
Mix one beaten egg, tablespoon water and 1 teaspoon mustard. Salt and pepper both sides to taste. Then dip your toothpick-secured chicken in the mustard-egg wash and then dredge in Italian bread crumbs.
 Egg WashChicken Cordon Bleu Dredge
In an oven safe skillet on medium high heat, brown each side of your chicken in butter/olive oil, cooking each side approximately 6 minutes. Place the whole skillet in a 350 degree oven for 15
-20 minutes until done.

Chicken Cordon Blue Browning


Easy, fast, and good! (Like this post) Enjoy!
Finished Chicken Cordon Bleu
6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 19, 2013 7:23 PM

    This looks so amazing! I might just buy thin cut chicken breasts and make this.

    • August 19, 2013 7:30 PM

      Thanks! Let me know how you like it. We love it… just make sure to get all the toothpicks out!

  2. August 19, 2013 8:10 PM

    The finished meal looks so gooey and delicious. Wow!

  3. August 20, 2013 7:29 AM

    Mmm Mmm…comfort food at it’s finest…looks delicious!

  4. August 23, 2013 8:05 PM

    one of my favorites! 🙂

  5. September 2, 2013 12:59 PM

    YUM! Just the other day, my son asked if it was possible to actually make your own cordon bleu. I didn’t even have time to search the recipe when I stumbled upon your blog! It looks easy enough that I’ll be teaching him how to make it with me!

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