Chicken Cordon Bleu with Mashed Potatoes

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It sounds fancy, but this classic French dish is really comfort food for the whole family!


12 minutes

Prep time

20 minutes

Cook time

771 cal.

Per serving


Stovetop, Oven, Frying pan, Peeler, Pot (small), Colander


Chicken breast

Step 1

Place the chicken on a sheet of plastic wrap. Cover with another sheet. Then use a heavy pot, rolling pin or meat tenderizer to pound the chicken into thin cutlets. Season both sides with salt & pepper.

Ham (deli slices)
Swiss cheese

Step 2

Arrange the ham & cheese slices over the flattened chicken breast. Then fold the chicken breast in half. Trim or tuck in any extra cheese & ham around the edges.

Bread crumbs
Flour (all-purpose)
Chicken breast

Step 3

Crack the egg into a shallow dish. Whisk to combine. Place the bread crumbs in separate dish. Coat the chicken breast in flour on both sides (optional).

Chicken breast
Bread crumbs

Step 4

Thoroughly dredge the chicken in the egg & then the bread crumbs. Then repeat dredging in both.

Chicken breast

Step 5

Heat a drizzle of oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chicken. Season with salt & pepper. Brown for 3 min.


Step 6

Peel & slice or cube the potatoes.


Step 7

Add the potatoes to a pot of salted boiling water. Cook for 7-10 min, or until fork-tender.

Chicken breast

Step 8

Flip over the chicken. Season with salt & pepper. Brown for 2 min. Reduce the heat to low. Cover & let cook for 7-10 min.

Milk (whole)
Butter (unsalted)

Step 9

Drain the potatoes. Add them to a bowl with the butter, milk, salt & pepper. Mash it all together, using a fork or potato masher.

Step 10

When the chicken is cooked through & the cheese is melty, remove from the heat. Slice the chicken. Serve it alongside the mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy771 cal.
Fat33 g
Carbohydrates65 g
Protein58 g
Fiber6 g

On average, one serving of the recipe "Chicken Cordon Bleu with Mashed Potatoes" contains 771 Energy, 33 g of Fat, 65 g of Carbohydrates, 58 g of Protein, 6 g of Fiber.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu with Mashed Potatoes