I call this one pan Open Faced Chicken Cordon Bleu my "skinny" version of the classic. With ham, Swiss and dijon, it isn't breaded and fried, it gets baked! keviniscooking.com
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Open Faced Chicken Cordon Bleu

I call this one pan Open Faced Chicken Cordon Bleu my "skinny" version of the classic. With ham, Swiss and dijon, it isn't breaded and fried, it gets baked!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American, French, Western
Keyword: chicken and cheese, chicken and ham, open faced sandwich
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts (See Note 1)
  • 1/2 tsp each kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 4 slices deli ham (See Note 2)
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese (See Note 3)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Pound chicken breast to flatten to 1/2" or if large, slice horizontally. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Lightly dust each side with flour.
  • In a oven proof skillet over medium high heat add the olive oil and butter. Quickly pan sear the chicken on both sides until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes each side. Turn off heat and brush each piece of chicken with divided mustard. Top each piece of chicken with divided sliced ham and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top ham with Swiss cheese. Bake for another 5 minutes and serve immediately.

Notes

1. If large chicken breasts, slice horizontally for 4 pieces of chicken about 1/2" thick.
2. I often times pick up lunch meat sliced ham and it is super thin and small. I use 3-4 pieces or use 1 large slice from deli.
3. I often times pick up lunch sliced cheese and it is super thin and small. I use 2-3 pieces or use 1 large slice from deli.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.3g | Protein: 31.2g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 105.6mg | Sodium: 482.9mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 0.5g