Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake


This retro-classic is a constant on our dinner rotation. If I’m being honest, the fact that this recipe is easy, quick and often a request from my husband makes it a staple in our household. I typically serve alongside steamed broccoli and call it a day. Gently dredged in breadcrumbs, this version is baked (not fried!), making it a guiltless, easy, weeknight meal.

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¼ cup chicken broth

5 teaspoons butter, melted

1 large garlic clove, minced

½ cup dry breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon grated Parmesan

1 teaspoon paprika

4 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

4 thin slices prosciutto (about 2 ounces)

¼ cup (1 ounce) shredded mozzarella

Salt and pepper to tast


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place broth in a small microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high for 15 seconds or until warm. Stir in butter and garlic. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and paprika in a medium shallow bowl; set aside.
  3. Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap and pound into a ¼-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with salt, oregano and pepper. Top each breast with 1 slice of prosciutto and 1 tablespoon of mozzarella. Roll-up each breast and dip into chicken broth mixture; dredge in breadcrumb mixture.
  4. Place rolls, seam side down, on an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour remaining broth mixture over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 28 minutes or until juices run clear and tops are golden.

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