Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

Did you know that if you look up “cordon bleu” in the dictionary it says, “A person highly distinguished in a field, especially a master chef”?  I bet you just learned something new!  So in what field are you a cordon bleu?

Obviously, we are familiar with the term cordon bleu usually in association with chicken, cheese, and ham.  And usually the cheese and ham is stuffed inside the chicken.  Well this recipe takes a classic and makes it simpler but still just as tasty.  Not only is this recipe easy to follow, it’s also quick!  Easily a 30 minute meal great for a weeknight dinner.

Sidenote:  Is anyone else bothered by the pea in the foreground of the photo?  My OCD is killing me, and I wish that I could just pick up that pea and move it out of the picture.  Grrr wish I’d noticed it when I was taking the picture!  Guess I was just too hungry to notice it then.

Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

Yields: 4 servings

Serving Size: 2 chicken strips

Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu


  • 1/2  cup  Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1  teaspoon  pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 8  chicken tenders (about 1 lb.)
  • 1  tablespoon  butter
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 8  Canadian bacon slices, cut into thin strips
  • 4  Swiss cheese slices, halved


  1. Combine breadcrumbs, pepper, and salt in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Rinse chicken tenders, and add to freezer bag. Seal bag, and shake to coat.
  2. Melt butter with oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken 3 1/2 to 4 minutes on each side or until done.
  3. Arrange Canadian bacon strips over chicken in skillet, and top each with 1 cheese slice. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Source:  My Recipes


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