Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe with the Best Cordon Bleu Sauce

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Chicken Cordon Bleu is my favorite recipe for entertaining a crowd. Instead of spending time rolling and stuffing, this EASY Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe has layers of chicken, ham, cheese, and bread crumbs, and then it’s covered with this delicious white wine dijon sauce. Get ready to learn how to make Chicken Cordon Bleu (with the BEST chicken cordon bleu sauce ever). 

chicken cordon bleu sliced up on a plate

Chicken Cordon Bleu

This baked chicken cordon bleu recipe is my absolute favorite. It’s easy, it’s delicious, and it’s the perfect dinner for any occasion!

This easy Chicken Cordon Bleu is such an amazing recipe. I’m such a sucker for easy recipes; it’s the entire reason I started The Cookie Rookie! I love figuring out easier ways to make classic recipes. Less time, but just as much flavor.

It’s not worth the hack if it doesn’t taste as good than the original! But this Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu definitely passes the flavor test.

This is such a great recipe because to be honest, it’s juicier and tastier than some other more traditional recipes. That’s why I prefer this version to the pounded and rolled version. Plus it’s so much simpler! It has all the flavors you love about the original, but in an easy and quick version. I’m in love!

Speaking of love, the chicken cordon bleu sauce I used for this recipe (a creamy dijon sauce) is out of this world. It’s the best way to finish off this dish.

Make Chicken Cordon Bleu the EASY way with this super simple recipe!

chicken cordon bleu in a baking dish

baked chicken on a plate

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Sauce

Two words: DIJON and WINE. This Chicken Cordon Bleu Sauce is everything I want it to be and more. I’m lucky if I can make this recipe without diving into the sauce head first. It’s nothing short of divine!

So what’s in the sauce?

  • Dijon Mustard
  • White Wine (use a dry wine)
  • Chicken Broth
  • Butter
  • Heavy Cream
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Thyme
  • Salt & Pepper

You can almost taste it just by reading the ingredients list. Creamy, rich, and unbelievably delicious! It’s a similar sauce to what we used on our Chicken Cordon Bleu Meatballs and I loved it then just as much as I do now. 

Check the recipe card to see how to make chicken cordon bleu sauce. You’ll make it on the stove top first, before making the chicken.

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

This baked chicken cordon bleu may be a super simple recipe, but it’s still pretty and dressy if you want it to be. It’s the ultimate recipe to make for company and it’s sure to please even the pickiest eaters. I love that it still has all the class of the traditional recipe, but secretly it’s so much easier!

It comes out so creamy, melty, juicy, and rich in flavor. I can’t get over how good this is! Be sure to watch the video to see how it’s done!

chicken topped with chicken cordon bleu sauce

easy chicken cordon bleu recipe

What side dishes go with chicken cordon bleu?

I hope this will become one of those easy go-to recipes that your family requests time and time again. It has gone straight into the weekly dinner rotation for us!

You can serve so many sides with this baked chicken cordon bleu recipe, you almost can’t go wrong. But I love to serve it with Herb Roasted PotatoesRoasted Parmesan BroccoliBrussels Sprouts with Pear and Blue Cheese, or even with some pasta or rice to add in some healthy grains.

Make sure you drizzle that dijon sauce over everything on your plate! It will make any veggies or rice extra tasty.

Find more Baked Chicken Recipe for Dinner!

a piece of chicken cut into pieces

Where did Chicken Cordon Bleu get it’s name?

The French term “Cordon Bleu” translates roughly to “Blue Ribbon”. The term was applied to dishes cooked to a high standard. So basically this BLUE RIBBON CHICKEN is the best recipe ever. I know you’ll agree.

How do you make this dish more traditionally?

The more complicated version of this recipe calls for pounding the chicken thin, rolling it with ham and cheese, and then breading and frying. This Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu is not only easier, it’s also HEALTHIER! No frying, just baking.

What kind of cheese do you use in Chicken Cordon Bleu?

Traditionally you’ll find Swiss Cheese on this recipe. We love it with Swiss or even better, with Gruyere.

We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! It’s been a family favorite since we first tasted it…especially that creamy dijon sauce! Be still my HEART!

Watch the video or see the recipe card below for details on How to Make Chicken Cordon Bleu. Enjoy!

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