Easy Weeknight Meals – Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

Easy Weeknight Meals – Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

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Easy Weeknight Meals

Easy weeknight meals are a must for me.  Are they for you? I find that when I don’t meal plan, or something gets in the way of what I’ve planned I need a quick and easy meal that I can pull together in no time flat, and get on the table in a matter of minutes.  Let’s face it.  There are days I am all sorts of prepared and ready to go (those are usually slow cooker days check out my pot roast recipe) and then there are those days that I just don’t want to cook.  I’d rather pile my family into the car and head out to my favorite restaurant.

When I found myself leaving the house at dinner time more often then I knew I should, I knew it was time to amp up my easy weeknight meal arsenal.  I started to develop some of my own, and when short on time I’d reference some from Food Network – a go-to for me.  Their collection of easy meals is extensive.

Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

The inspiration for my Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu came from the ingredients I had in my fridge. It happened on a day I wasn’t feeling like taking on a big dinner project.  For protein, I had chicken and lunchmeat available and non-frozen.  Since I had ham and cheese, cordon bleu came to mind.  I did not, however; have any intention of rolling up meat and putting anything in the oven.  It was hot. I wanted an easy weeknight meal, and I was determined to find a lazy way to make chicken cordon bleu easy.

Turns out it was a complete hit – one that my boys have asked for again and again.  Not only that – I think this is a recipe that can be used for entertaining as well.  It looks pretty,  it’s delicious, and best of all, it’s on the table in minutes!

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Easy Weeknight Meals – Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

: 4
: 15 min
: 15 min
: 30 min
: Easy

Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu is a quick, easy meal that you can get onto the table in a matter of minutes!


  • 4 chicken breasts - pounded thin
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 slices ham or prosciutto
  • 1/4c flour
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 3/4c chicken stock
  • 4 slices Swiss or American Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350.
  • Step 2 Pound chicken until thin.
  • Step 3 Season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 4 Sprinkle garlic powder on each.
  • Step 5 Coat each of the chicken breasts in flour.
  • Step 6 Cook the chicken breasts in melted oil and butter until browned and cooked through.
  • Step 7 Remove chicken from the pan and whisk in mustard and lemon juice.
  • Step 8 Add corn starch to your chicken stock and whisk together.
  • Step 9 Add mixture to the mustard and lemon juice in pan whisking at all times. (Make sure to get those lovely brown pieces off of the bottom of the pan).
  • Step 10 Add chicken back to the pan.
  • Step 11 Top with one slice of ham or prosciutto.
  • Step 12 Finish with one slice of cheese.
  • Step 13 Place in preheated over for 5 minutes allowing the cheese and prosciutto to heat and the cheese to brown.
  • Step 14 Serve with roasted tomatoes and garnish with parsley (if you have it on hand).
  • Step 15 Enjoy!

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