Quick & Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

The classic recipe with chicken, ham and Swiss is actually American in origin. This easy version swaps the fussy "rolling" step for a simple open presentation topped with melted cheese. 15 minutes and dinner is served!


  • 2 tbsps Ranch dressing
  • 2 tsps Dijon mustard
  • 4 (4 to 5 oz each) boneless; skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 lb thinly shaved honey baked ham
  • 4 slices (about 1 oz each) Crystal Farms Swiss Cheese Slices
Recommended Crystal Farms Product Substitutions: Crystal Farms Swiss Thin Slices


  • Line baking sheet with aluminum foil; spray with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl, stir together Ranch dressing and mustard. Set both pan and sauce aside.
  • Place one chicken breast between sheets of waxed paper. Pound until chicken breast is ¼-inch thick. Repeat with remaining chicken. Season chicken with salt.

  • Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet on MEDIUM HIGH. Add chicken. Cook 5-7 minutes, turning once, until chicken is browned and no longer pink inside.

  • Heat broiler on HIGH. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet. Brush both sides of chicken with dressing mixture. Mound sliced ham on top of each chicken breast. Top each with 1 slice of Swiss cheese.

  • Broil, with top of chicken 4-6 inches from heat, 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.