April 24, 2013

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake

Boy, do I have a recipe for you today!

I have simplified making chicken cordon bleu and created this amazing recipe.  It does take a while to bake, but it involves very little hands-on time, which makes it easy enough for a weeknight, in my opinion.  You could even prepare the chicken layers and sauce in the morning.  Then combine the two after work and throw in the oven.  

The flavor is outstanding and it still has all of those layers and textures you love about regular chicken cordon bleu, but will only take you a fraction of the time to prepare.

I know you will LOVE it as much as we do.  

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Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

2 large chicken breasts
1 tsp. lemon pepper
1 tsp. Mrs. Dash Original
8 slices black forest ham, very thinly sliced
Swiss cheese, sliced
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
3/4 soup can full of milk
black pepper
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 c. seasoned croutons, crushed
cooked wild rice or brown rice, for serving

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place chicken breasts in a greased 9x9-inch baking pan.  Season with lemon pepper and Mrs. Dash.  Top each chicken breast with one slice of ham, then swiss cheese (as much as you like), then two slices of ham each, more swiss cheese and last with one more slice of ham.  In a separate bowl, combine cream of chicken soup, milk, black pepper and Italian seasoning.  Pour over chicken breasts, being careful so the ham and cheese doesn't slide off of the chicken.  

Cover tightly with foil and bake for 40-60 minutes or until chicken registers 165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.  Remove from oven and top each chicken breast with crushed croutons.  Return to oven, uncovered, for 5 more minutes to slightly toast the croutons.  Remove from oven and serve over wild rice or brown rice.  Spoon sauce over the top for serving.  Yield: 2 servings.      

Jenn's Notes:  If you don't want thick chicken breasts, you could always butterfly the breasts (cut in half horizontally) and bake in a 9x13-inch pan.  The baking time will depend on if your chicken breasts are thawed or frozen.  


  1. I love the idea of being able to make this dinner in advance! So important with busy schedules! Looks delicious!

  2. Pinning this one! :)


  3. Oh wow...what an easy and delicious looking recipe. I am stopping by from Your Creative Timeout. Pinned!

  4. Yum! I really will email you that recipe...sorry my little brain-sucking girls stole all my brain cells:-)

  5. Yummy--I know hubby would love this!

    1. Let me know if you end up making it!

  6. mmm I love chicken cordon bleu. :) This looks amazing!

  7. I love chicken cordon blue but I hate taking the time to make it. This recipe looks great for getting the fabulous flavor without all the hard work! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

    1. This is definitely much easier!

  8. This looks incredible Jenn! Pinned and featuring tonight!

  9. This looks delicious!

    I would love for you to link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!



  10. thank you for this recipe I have all the ingredients except mrs dash what can I substitute this spice thanks kat

    1. I love the flavor Mrs. Dash adds, but you can always leave it out completely and it will still be delicious. I'm not sure what you could substitute it with, because it's a mixture of all kinds of seasonings, but if you have another seasoning you really like, I'm sure you could add it and it would be delicious (poultry seasoning, garlic powder, parsley, onion powder or anything similar).

    2. thank you made it last nite my family loved it ..use spaghetti noodle instead and it came out lovely

    3. That sounds yummy with spaghetti noodles. I'm so glad you liked it!