You can have a ham steak for dinner, have a little Canadian bacon with your eggs at breakfast, throw some ham chunks into a split pea soup, or fancy up a chicken breast with a slice of ham, as I did in this delicious Chicken Cordon Bleu with Dijon Sauce Recipe!
I love pork, and all varieties of ham. I especially love sliced ham in sandwiches and thrown into recipes like mac and cheese, but sometimes ham needs something a little fancier, don't you think? Ham is such a versatile meat and so perfect in so many recipes!
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Chicken Cordon Bleu with Dijon Sauce Recipe
Now, you can get really, super-duper fancy with a chicken cordon bleu recipe, but why would you? It's the holiday season and we are all going crazy, scrambling around with holiday events, and aren't we already doing enough cooking as it is?
The beauty of Smithfield® Anytime Favorites Sliced Ham is that they are SIMPLE, and so versatile that you can easily whip up a meal without any hassle. They are precooked and an easy way to add protein to meals!
This sliced ham is perfect for sandwiches, throwing into quiche or scrambled eggs for breakfast, putting in casseroles, or even just grabbing a few slices for a low carb snack! Smithfield® Anytime Favorites is available in multiple flavors and cut options, from diced and cubed ham to slices and steaks!
Why Make A Chicken Cordon Blue Recipe For Dinner?
Among many other Smithfield® products, you can pick up Smithfield® Anytime Favorites sliced ham (I got the brown sugar variety) in the lunch meat and packaged meat section of your local grocery store!
How to Make Chicken Cordon Bleu with Dijon Sauce Recipe
This is really a pretty simple recipe, but I am embellishing it with a new twist - something that I've never done before...
I created a Dijon sauce to top it! HOLY SMOKES! It added such a depth of flavor, I am thinking that I might create this quick and easy sauce every time I make a simple chicken dish from now on!
Chicken Cordon Bleu with Dijon Sauce Recipe
- 2 chicken breasts
- 4 oz four cheese blend, shredded - or cheese of your choice. Swiss cheese is usually preferred
- 2 large slices of Smithfield® Anytime Favorites sliced ham
- Italian style bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- sprinkling of garlic salt and pepper
- 4 tablespoon butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 cups milk
- 5 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- ½ cup grated Parmesan Romano cheese or 4 blend cheese
- salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place each chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap and flatten to about ¼" thick. I have a meat mallet, but you can also use a rolling pin, it will just take longer.
Top chicken with a slice of ham and then a sprinkling of cheese.
I used about 3 tablespoons of cheese on each piece. Feel free to use as much as you want!
Sprinkle the Italian season and garlic salt and pepper on top, then roll up the piece of chicken tightly. I used bamboo skewers to hold each piece together.
Sprinkle your bread crumbs on the top of the chicken breasts and pat down to make sure that they stick during cooking.
Bake for 30 minutes.
The Dijon sauce is probably the hardest part of this recipe!
You're going to melt your butter over medium heat, and once it's melted, add in your flour and whisk until its golden. Add in 1 cup of the milk, then the dijon mustard and then whisk until it's nice and creamy.
It is going to be thick and that's okay! Keep adding the additional cup of milk until you reach the consistency you like. Next, add in your cheese and whisk away!
Now, this Chicken Cordon Bleu with Dijon Sauce Recipe tastes just fine without the Dijon sauce, but once you have it....you are never going to look at a chicken breast the same way!
I made a huge batch and even drizzled it over some chicken strips I cooked in the air fryer the next day. It's so good!
You can find Smithfield Anytime Favorites sliced ham in your local grocery stores, I found mine at Publix! It's right with the lunch meat and prepared sides dishes area. Enjoy!
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