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Sliced up chicken cordon bleu.

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes (not including marinating time)
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Tender chicken breasts marinated and topped with slices of ham and melted cheese make up one of my favorite chicken recipes! Unlike a classic chicken cordon bleu recipe this one is super simple with just 5 ingredients! Definitely an easy recipe for beginners!


Units Scale
  • 6-8 Chicken Breasts cut in half OR 12-14 Chicken Tenderloin Strips
  • 1 cup Mayo
  • 1 cup Italian Dressing (I use the Olive Garden brand)
  • 6-8 slices Thin of Deli Ham
  • 6-8 slices Swiss Cheese


  1. Place chicken pieces in a large ziploc bag.
  2. Add  the mayo and Italian dressing to the bag. Squish around until is mixed together well.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray it with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Use tongs to remove the chicken from the marinade and place each chicken piece on the baking sheet leaving a little space between each one.
  6. Discard remaining marinade.
  7. Bake chicken breasts for about 50 minutes (juices should run clear, internal temp should be 165) OR bake the chicken tenderloins for 35 to 40 minutes.
  8. Top each piece with ham slices then swiss slices.
  9. Place back in the oven for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy!

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