My husband loves Chicken Cordon Bleu-we all do, but I usually avoid making it. Between the time it takes to pound out the chicken breasts, then roll them all, bread each of the breasts and then secure all of the portions, I just do not have the time. Or energy. I hate admitting that but Chicken Cordon Bleu is so much darn work!…then Hellmann’s put their twist the Classic Cordon Bleu with a recipe of their own for Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu and I could not resist the chance to give it a try.
Hellmann’s and chicken make a great team
Through out each of the three Hellmann’s Chicken Change Up recipes we have tried, a few things are consistent: they were all easy, they all cooked up pretty quickly, and the chicken was nice and moist in all three. Of the three, the Succulent Chicken Parmesan was my favorite followed by the Bar B Que Cheddar Crusted Chicken and then this week’s recipe.
Did we enjoy this new twist on Classic Chicken
Yes! The chicken was moist, the chicken was extremely easy to prepare and it was tasty. I wanted this recipe to be my favorite and since it was not, I decided to figure out what I would have done differently? I finally realized that the thing that would have made this a home run for me is a dash of onion powder and seasoning salt added to the chicken right after the Hellmann’s mayonnaise was brushed on. Ham and Swiss are great together, even better with chicken but in my own recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu, I punch up the seasoning of the chicken to add a little more depth. Next time, I’ll add a little onion powder and seasoning salt and then, for us, it will be perfect.
We used our left overs in breakfast cordon bleu biscuits, but they would have also been great sliced up over a salad!
You can find the EASY CHICKEN CORDON BLEU recipe that we tried below and more yummy chicken recipes using Hellmann’s® by clicking here.
EASY CHICKEN CORDON BLEU
A classic recipe made simple.
4 servings – (easily doubles for leftovers that make yummy chicken breakfast biscuits!)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.)
1/3 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise
1/3 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
4 thin slices cooked ham (about 2 oz.)
1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese (about 2 oz.)
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil, then spray with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.
2. Brush chicken with Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise, then coat in bread crumbs. Arrange chicken on prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes. Evenly top chicken with 4 slices ham, then cheese. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
That’s it-2 Steps to dinner!
There are so many recipes for chicken on the Hellmann’s web site that are quick, easy and tasty! Check them out here, and after that go enter to win in the Hellmann’s® Chicken Change-up. Remember that on the Hellmann’s® Facebook Page, there are tips from Celebrity Chef Tim Love on tackling the issues we all face when it’s time to make dinner.
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