Easy Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Easy Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu is an alternative to the fancy stuffed classic made super easy.

For years I believed that chicken cordon bleu was a French invention, but it actually originated in Switzerland as a schnitzel filled with cheese around the 1940s, originally found in a cookbook around 1949.

This copycat chicken casserole dish is a super creamy ranch in flavor topped with a creamy cheese sauce stuffed with deli ham.

The chicken is sliced thin,  lightly sauteed then cooks up fast in the sauce baked in the oven.

I love the ease of making this casserole in a throw-away pan for less cleanup.

This recipe is perfect after a holiday with lots of leftover ham left and looking for another recipe to repurpose it, this is perfect for it.

If you're a huge fan of chicken cordon bleu and simple recipes, this will be your favorite casserole and your family and friends will love it also.

You may also like to try our Chicken or Pork Lombardy which is a wine-based chicken with mushrooms and also loaded with melted cheese or our Mississippi London Broil recipe for two easy delicious meals.

Scroll down to get this easily printable recipe to get started on this super easy family-loved chicken recipe.

baked chicken stuffed with ham and cheese  with a white cordon bleu cheese sauce

chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese baked

Classic Chicken Cordon Bleu

What I love the most about this recipe is with just a few simple ingredients this turns into such a tender creamy bold-flavored chicken.

The recipe has several kinds of cheese combined melted together added to make this yummy casserole.

The original French classic chicken recipe requires much more work of pounding the chicken than stuffing it.

Just buy the chicken already thinly sliced for a quick meal in no time.

ingredients for chicken cordon bleu recipes and step by step easy instruction collage


  1. preheat oven
  2. season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste granulated garlic powder and herbs
  3. buy thinly sliced chicken breasts or cut them 1/4 inch thick
  4. make sure the cream cheese is whipped or spreadable
  5. always grease your pan or line it with parchment paper (you can also use a disposable pan)
  6. add red pepper flakes for a little heat
  7. use any kind of cheese you prefer and substitute
  8. for a garnish add bleu cheese crumbles

this is chicken cordon bleu browned before baking

Tool You May Need:

  1. 13 x 9 baking dish
  2. measuring spoons
  3. measuring cup
  4. bowl
  5. spoon
  6. cheese grater if using block cheeses
  7. knife
  8. cutting board

these are chicken breasts sliced thin with cream cheese spread on top

Ingredients You Will Need(scroll down to the printable recipe card for exact measurements)

  • chicken, (or turkey filets can be substituted)
  • cream cheese
  • granulated garlic powder
  • deli ham or leftover holiday ham
  • salt, pepper
  • assorted cheeses
  • butter
  • heavy cream or half and half
  • Italian seasoning or chopped fresh parsley
  • Optional: Italian breadcrumbs or crushed buttery crackers for garnish before baking

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Easiest Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe Ever

With just a few ingredients this casserole is perfect for any chicken recipe collection.

I really love the ease of these baked chicken breast recipes in one pan especially ones that make a sauce to pour over the side dishes we prefer.

We hope you try this recipe, anyone that's a huge cheese lover, and especially a bleu cheese lover.

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Yield: 6
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Easy Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Easy Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

This is an all-in-one pan chicken rolled up with ham covered in cheese sauce that can be a topping for rice, pasta, or even crusty French bread.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 15 M


  • 2 large boneless thinly sliced chicken breast and enough deli  black forest ham for each thinly sliced piece of chicken
  • 1 container spreadable whipped cream cheese
  • granulated garlic powder 
  • 1 cup flour seasoned with salt and pepper (around 1 teaspoon each)
  •  1/ 4 cup oil for frying canola, vegetable, blends
  • Optional Garnish:
  • Italian flavored breadcrumbs, buttery cracker crumbs, or seasoned panko, bleu cheese crumbles, extra slices of swiss, mozzarella, provolone,, or Havarti cheese on top 
  • Sauce Recipe: (Pour over the chicken and then bake covered on 350* for 1 hour.) 
  • 4 slices of Swiss cheese or Gruyere cheese 
  • 1 cup extra sharp cheddar or Havarti cheese 
  • 4 tablespoons of whipped cream cheese 
  • 1 cup of half and a half or heavy cream 
  • 4 tablespoons of butter 
  • 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano and Parmesan combined grated cheese 
  • 1/4 cup of feta 
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled bleu cheese 
  • 1/4 teaspoons of each, granulated garlic powder, salt, white pepper, cayenne pepper, and parsley. 
  • Heat and combine all ingredients just until the cheeses are melted around 3 to 4 minutes on low heat, then set aside.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make cheese sauce first.
  3. Oil spray a casserole deep 13 x 9 pan and set aside.
  4. On a cutting board spread each piece of chicken with whipped cream cheese, add a piece of deli ham, sprinkle with granulated garlic powder.
  5. After you have repeated this with all chicken slices.
  6. Note:  after rolling them you can attach them by using toothpicks or butcher's threads to each one.
  7. Roll chicken into the seasoned flour ( you can also add dried Italian seasoning and granulated garlic also if you prefer more seasoning.)
  8. In a large frying pan heat around 1/4 cup oil and brown chicken seam side down on each side for around 2 minutes each side.
  9. Place them in the casserole pan seam side down.
  10. Pour the melted cheese sauce over the chicken.
  11. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs or buttery crackers crushed and cover loosely with foil.
  12. Bake at 350 until the chicken is cooked all the way through around 35 minutes to 40 (depending on the thickness of the chicken) removing the foil after 20 minutes. The internal temperature should be 165 for chicken cooking completion.
  13. Garnish: bleu cheese crumbles if preferred and cheese slices 10 minutes before the chicken are completed cooking.
  14. Suggestions for Serving:
  15. Cooked rice, cooked pasta, crusty bread over a bed of assorted cooked vegetables, or sauteed greens of any kind.



  1. preheat oven
  2. season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste granulated garlic powder and herbs
  3. buy thinly sliced chicken breasts or cut them 1/4 inch thick
  4. make sure the cream cheese is whipped or spreadable
  5. always grease your pan or line it with parchment paper (you can also use a disposable pan)
  6. add red pepper flakes for a little heat
  7. use any kind of cheese you prefer and substitute
  8. for a garnish add bleu cheese crumbles

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Other Recipe Serving Suggestions

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favorite pasta

Tuscan garlic bread

roasted vegetables

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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2009. It was edited and re-published in 2021.


  1. I am always looking for new ways to cook with chicken and this looks delicious. Super comforting too.

  2. What a delicious chicken dinner!

  3. This looks so yummy and very tasty! My family love love loved this recipe! Definitely a big hit here and will make this again!

  4. Yum! I have this on my dinner menu for next week. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. So many gorgeous flavours packed into one dish, this looks delicious!

  6. So juicy and flavourful! This is one of my favourite chicken dishes.

  7. You can never go wrong with a great chicken dinner any night of the week. This sounds so delicious. My family will love it.

  8. We enjoy Cordon Bleu and I like the ease of this adaptation - everything is better with cheese sauce.

  9. This made for such a wonderful meal! I just love the flavor of Gruyere, and it added the perfect cheesy touch here.

  10. This was so easy to make and the family loved it.

  11. This looks like such a wonderful idea for dinner.
    Gruyere adds so much flavor to things.
    I can't wait to try it!

  12. What a yummy recipe! The step by step instructions really made this easy to follow and make. The family loved it.

  13. That was actually much easier to make that i thought. Delicious recipe and the presentation is fabulous. Will cook again

  14. Oh I haven't prepared chicken cordon blue for a very long time. Thanks for recipe. I will try it out.

  15. I love CHICKEN CORDON BLEU and thank you for making this easy to follow and very doable recipe!


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