Chicken Cordon Bleu?

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Registered: 06-03-2005
Chicken Cordon Bleu?
Thu, 08-14-2014 - 10:53am

Hi! I found this recipe:

Is it hard to make? I'm imagining the rolls falling apart while baking. Does anyone have another recipe they love? 

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Registered: 04-11-2012
Thu, 08-14-2014 - 11:05am

Yummy actually doesn't look too difficult but I agree that I could see the potential for the rolls to fall apart.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 08-14-2014 - 2:11pm

Yummy. If you're worried about them unrolling or if they start to unroll, you can definitely bake using a toothpick. Just soak them in water for about 5 minutes prior so they are good and wet. The chicken is cooking at 350° for 20-25 minutes so you'll be fine. Just make sure your oven rack is not super close to the top (though it shouldn't be anyway). 


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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 08-15-2014 - 10:38am

I make these chicken roll ups quite often and have never had an issue with them unrolling in the oven.  But I second the toothpick suggestion

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 11:44am

I love chicken cordon bleu.  I've never had a problem with the rolls falling apart or unrolling.  If the procsiutto is out of your comfort zone $$$$, use some deli sliced smoked ham.  

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Registered: 11-13-2011
Mon, 10-06-2014 - 9:06pm

I found an easy recipe on


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Registered: 12-28-2007
Thu, 11-06-2014 - 2:14pm

I didn't look at the recipe cause when I click on links here it takes forever.

Mine is

the chicken breasts - 4-6 beaten flat

ham (honey or prefered)

swiss cheese

bread crumbs, egg and milk mixture.

Mix the egg and milk mixture in one bowl...and have the breadcrumbs in another bowl

Take the beaten chicken and lay a slice and 1/2 of ham and a slice of swiss.  If beaten flat enough you can roll this twice (no need for toothpicks).  Then place the rolled chicken in the egg and milk mixture and then dip the rolled wet chicken into the breadcrumbs.  This makes like a firm ball of chicken then place in sizziling pan of oil....let cook on each side for about 12-15 minutes (check for browness before turning).  When nicely on paper towel to drain grease....I put in a casserole or pizza pan and put in oven on warm about dry out a little bit...and they are delicious!

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Registered: 11-25-2014
Tue, 11-25-2014 - 10:21am
Sounds yummy! I also love putting cooked spinach and goat cheese in the middle of the chicken breasts. Really great flavor. You can really stuff the pounded breasts (or pounded boneless pork chops) with anything and cook the same way :)