Gluten free, easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

A childhood favorite – I remember loving chicken cordon bleu as a child and choosing it anytime I got to pick the menu. How do I take a childhood favorite and turn it into a healthy, gluten-free adult classic?  Here’s the recipe:

  •  4 chicken breasts (We prefer Red Bird as it is hormone free and if you watch the sales you can get buy 1 get on free at King Soopers/Kroger)
  •  3 eggs
  • 4 slices of ham – we prefer black forest ham
  • 4 slices of Swiss cheese
  • Parmesan cheese

Put the chicken, one breast at a time, into a large zip lock bag and seal. Use a mallet or cup to hammer the chicken breast flat. Repeat for each chicken breast. Crack the eggs into a bowl and mix with a fork breaking the yoke (as if you are making scrambled eggs).  Lay each chicken breast in the bowl and coat with egg (you can add a bit of milk, we use unsweetened almond milk, to the eggs for easier dipping). Then lay the chicken breast flat and add a piece of ham and a piece of cheese onto the chicken breast and roll up placing in a baking dish. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over each. Bake at 350 for an hour or until golden brown and chicken is done.  Eat and enjoy!

***Time and cost saving tip:
We love this recipe at our house. When chicken is on sale we purchase as much as possible and make an assembly line to put them together. We then freeze them in groups of two in glass Tupperware and  take out for dinner in the future.


2 thoughts on “Gluten free, easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

    • No – no need to bake prior to freezing. Just freeze and take out about 24 hours before baking and put in the fridge. Then bake for an hour. Happy making…this is one of my favorites! 🙂

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