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Inside Out Chicken Cordon Bleu

As delicious as the classic but a whole lot easier! Your family will love this Inside Out Chicken Cordon Bleu!
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword inside out chicken cordon bleu
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 511kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 2 to 3 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 to 8 slices ham
  • 4 to 8 slices Swiss cheese


  • drippings
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  • Cut the chicken breasts in half crosswise. If they are really large chicken breasts, cut again lengthwise. Combine the flour and paprika in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a saute pan over medium heat and add the olive oil and bouillon cube and stir until well combined. The butter should be bubbling slightly.
  • Dredge the chicken strips in flour mixture and add to the pan. Saute for about 2-3 minutes per side until nicely browned. Chicken can be sauteed in batches, just remove chicken to a plate and tent with foil.
  • Once all chicken has been cooked, return to pan and pour wine over the chicken and place the lid on the pan. Let the chicken continue to cook for 4-6 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Remove the lid and layer with ham first and then top with swiss cheese. Fold or tear the ham and cheese so that it fits over the chicken strips. Replace the lid and continue cooking until cheese is melted.

For the gravy:

  • Remove the chicken from the pan and place on plate. Tent with foil. Another option is to place chicken in a warm oven.
  • Bring the contents of the pan to a simmer. Combine whipping cream and corn starch by whisking together and add to the pan. Continue whisking and bring gravy to a simmer. Serve over Chicken Cordon Bleu and mashed potatoes if you desire.


Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 589mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1555IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 1mg