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20 Minute Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

This 20 Minute Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is the perfect quick and easy dinner! Crunchy panko breading, ham, Swiss cheese and wine - no one will know you didn't slave for hours!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken cordon bleu, skillet chicken cordon bleu
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 593kcal
Author: Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 6 small chicken cutlets or breast filets 1.5-2 lbs - large breasts can be cut in half
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 Tbls extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 slices deli ham
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup white wine can substitute chicken broth if desired
  • additional Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley can be used to garnish


  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Combine the Panko bread crumbs and the Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
  • Coat the chicken with the bread crumb mixture pressing gently to adhere.
  • Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large, lidded skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the cutlets (working in batches if necessary to avoid crowding) and cook 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. (Wipe skillet before repeating with remaining chicken pieces.)
  • Return all of the chicken pieces to the skillet. Top each piece of chicken with a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss cheese.
  • Gently pour the wine over the top of the chicken and cover with a lid. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve with a side salad, rice, or pasta.


Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 972mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 2mg