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Chicken Cordon Bleu sliced and covered in sauce ona white plate next to brussel sprouts
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Chicken Cordon Bleu

This easy Chicken Cordon Bleu has moist chicken, rich ham, and Swiss cheese that gets breaded with a garlic, herb and cheese breading and served with an easy savory sauce, just like my mom makes it.  You're going to love it!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 630kcal
Author: Amy Nash


Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 slices ham
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 box Original Shake N' Bake
  • 1 envelope Garlic & Herb dressing mix
  • 1 cup powdered Parmesan cheese
  • Toothpicks


  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Copycat Shake N' Bake Breading

  • 3 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Copycat Good Seasonings Garlic & Herb Dressing

  • 1 ½ Tablespoons salt
  • 2 Tablespoons oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard seed


Chicken Cordon Bleu Assembly

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Working with one chicken breast at a time, lay the meat on a cutting mat and use a sharp knife to slice each breast in half horizontally into two even pieces. Repeat with the remaining pieces of chicken. If any of the pieces seem too thick, insert those pieces one at a time into a gallon-size ziploc bag and use a meat mallet to pound the breast until it is about ¼" thick.
  • In a shallow dish, combine the contents of a box of Shake N' Bake (2 packets or one batch of the copycat Shake N'Bake recipe included in this post) with the Parmesan cheese and packet of Good Seasons Garlic & Herb dressing (or 2 tablespoons of the copycat Good Seasons dressing included in this post). Stir well to combine, then set aside. Also set aside a shallow dish with the ¼ cup of flour for dredging and a third shallow dish with the beaten egg.
  • Working with one piece of chicken at a time, layer a slice of ham and a slice of swiss cheese on top, then roll it up tightly into a roulade and secure with toothpicks. Dredge each roulade first in flour, shaking off any excess, then in the beaten egg, then in the Shake N' Bake mixture, then set one a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat the process with all of the remaining chicken.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or just until the chicken is cooked through.


  • While the chicken cordon bleu is cooking, combine the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and chicken broth in a small pot over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Heat just until bubbling, then serve with chicken cordon bleu. Alternatively, you could pour the sauce into a large 9x13" casserole dish, then nestle the cooked chicken roulades into the sauce, cover with aluminum foil, and heat in a 350 degree oven for an additional 10-15 minutes until the sauce is bubbling, then serve family style over with cooked rice.

Shake N' Bake

  • Combine all ingredients in a ziploc bag or large bowl and shake or stir well to combine.

Garlic & Herb Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients in a small container with a resealable lid and shake well. Use 2 tablespoons of the dry mix is the equivalent of one package of Good Seasons Garlic & Herb Dressing.


You could even make a gluten-free version of this by replacing the all-purpose flour for dredging with rice flour and subbing almond ground almond meal for the breadcrumbs!


Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 3833mg | Potassium: 761mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1052IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 419mg | Iron: 4mg