Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu and Mother’s Day

Mother’s day has always been a difficult one for me. Growing up, Mother’s Day was tough, my relationship with my own mother pretty rough. Now I’m older, and I appreciate that even though it’s still difficult, I can spend time with her now. She drove up four hours to attend my daughters school play just to turn around and head home the next day. On HER holiday.

chicken cordon bleu

The kids and I spent the weekend together, and I made myself some gourmet dairy free chocolate covered strawberries. They were amazing and my stomach hurt from eating so many. I also gave them a thank you gift. I started this tradition several years ago when I saw it in a magazine. They have to put up with a lot with me.

dairy free chocolate covered strawberries

I made sure to balance the strawberries with some dinner so I made this easy chicken cordon bleu. This recipe is out of my cookbook I’ve had for…forever. The poor thing is falling apart but I still keep our family’s favorite recipes in it. I’m sharing this easy chicken cordon bleu recipe with you today.

gluten free chicken cordon bleu

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu and Mother’s Day

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 piece of chicken

Ingredients

    For the Chicken:
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Dijon mustard
  • 6 slices ham
  • 5 slices swiss cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Milk
  • 1 cup fine bread crumbs (can substitute gluten free)
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can cream of chicken soup (we used Pacific Foods)

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place several pieces of chicken in a heavy duty ziploc bag. Pound chicken with a meat mallet until thin.Remove chicken from bag and spread one side of the chicken with a light layer of dijon mustard. Place the cheese and ham on one end of the chicken and roll the chicken around the cheese and ham. Secure with a toothpick.
  3. Dip the chicken in the milk, then roll around in the breadcrumbs to coat the outside of the chicken completely.Sprinkle the chicken lightly with salt and pepper.Place the chicken in the baking dish.
  4. Continue dipping the chicken and placing in the pan until finished. When done, cover the chicken with aluminum foil and place in oven. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove aluminum foil, reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake an additional 25 minutes or until chicken is golden brown on top and center of chicken is baked. Remove from oven, cover for several minutes while you prepare the sauce.
  5. To make the sauce: In a small bowl, stir together the chicken soup and sour cream until smooth. Cover and heat in the microwave for 45 seconds-1 minute until warm. Stir.
  6. To serve: Place a piece of chicken on a plate. Remove the toothpick. Spoon a small amount of sauce over the top.
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