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Family-Style Chicken Cordon Bleu

FamilyStyleChickenCordonBleu
Anything that has cheese oozing out of it is a win, right? Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of those dishes that’s fancy enough to serve for guests but simple enough to serve for the family any night of the week. Pair it a side of roasted broccoli or steamed green beans to complete the meal!
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 (4-ounce) chicken cutlets
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 thin slices deli ham
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1⁄3 cup chicken broth
  • 1⁄3 cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard

Directions

  1. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper and top each cutlet with a slice of ham and a slice of cheese. Fold in half and secure with a toothpick.
  2. Set aside 1 teaspoon flour and place the remaining flour in a shallow dish. Lightly dredge both sides of the chicken in the flour.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil and the butter over medium heat. Add 2 cutlets to the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate. Add the remaining oil and cook the remaining 2 cutlets. Transfer to the dish with the other cutlets.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the broth, wine, lemon juice, mustard, and reserved 1 teaspoon flour in a medium bowl and whisk until smooth. Pour the broth-wine mixture into the empty pan and cook over medium heat, whisking to loosen any bits that are stuck to the skillet. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Return the chicken to the skillet. Cover and cook over medium heat until the cheese has melted. Spoon some sauce over each piece of chicken and serve.
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