Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu

Okay that’s it! There will be no more heating up the oven in my kitchen in the afternoons and evenings! It’s hotter than Heck on earth out there! Oh, I know, there’s actually some of you sun worshipers out there who get a thrill having sweat run down your back! (I personally think you may have burnt out the receptors in your brain but, I love ya anyway…I just love ya from my air condition house slurping my shaved ice!) Since I’m having my own tropical heat wave 24/7, even in the winter, the thought of adding any more heat is mind numbing! So… it’s time to start grilling full time at this nest!

But, seriously…is there anything better than grilled food in the summertime? I don’t think so! Actually yes… it’s eating said grilled meals out on the deck at sunset! It is my favorite summery (is that a word?) thing to do! Any who… since I love to have grilled meals during these wonderful heat waves I am always looking for new and exciting recipes for the grill. A few years ago, I ran across this amazing recipe on Pinterest and since then, it has made a regular summer appearance on our patio dinning table!  It was originally on Cuisine Grilling.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Grilled with drizzle

So, the story goes…when the Little Red Hen and Wilbur got together…they created…Chicken Cordon Bleu! Well, maybe not but…you gotta admit whoever did come up with the idea to stuff chicken with ham and Swiss cheese was a genius! What could possibly top that? How about instead of breading it and making a rich creamy sauce we grill it and make an amazing mustard honey vinaigrette (Fancy word for drizzle or sauce…lol) to go over it? There are good grilled chicken recipes and there are great grilled chicken recipes! This one is blue ribbon, Wilbur worthy, GREAT! It’s one AMAZING recipe! (Not to still Wilbur’s thunder!) I can even go so far as to say you will not miss the breading or the creamy sauce! (Say What!!!)

This is super easy to make and one that I wouldn’t even think twice about serving to company or on a special occasion. It’s so flavorful and juicy. It’s one of those recipes where you want to savor every single bite!

I purchase the black forest ham from the deli section and have them sandwich slice it. I also purchase my baby Swiss cheese there too. I cut a slit for my pocket into the the chicken breast being careful not to cut through the ends or the back side. (use a really sharp knife) I lay a piece of cheese on top of the ham, roll it together, stuff it in the slit, salt and pepper and brush with Dijon mustard. That’s it! After I have the chicken breasts prepared I make the honey Dijon mustard drizzle/sauce…”vinaigrette”

Chicken Cordon Bleu cutting slit

Chicken Cordon Bleu prep

As my chicken breast are grilling I brush with the drizzle! After they are done cooking and I plate them, I take the remaining sauce and drizzle it over the tops of the chicken breasts! That is it! Isn’t that simple? Doesn’t it look amazing? It really is so yummy! (My mouth may be watering right now…it has nothing to do with the heat either…at least not this time!)

Chicken Cordon Bleu cut and stuffed

There ya have it! One of my all time favorite grilled chicken recipes. We just gotta thank “Red” and “Wilbur” for getting together on this one! I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does. I’ve got a printable version below.  If you do try it, please leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you! I live for feedback! (Well… and chocolate, Dr. Pepper, cold Arctic climates, and Tom Selleck!) Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by…have a great one!
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Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu
Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu
Norine Rogers

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 4 slices of thinly slice deli ham
  • 4 slices of Swiss cheese
  • Dijon Mustard
  • salt and pepper
    For the vinaigrette:
  • 2 T white wine vinegar
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 T honey
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T minced fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Cut a pocket into each chicken breast by inserting the knife blade into the thick end of the breast. Sweep the blade back and forth, cutting the opening larger, being careful not to cut through the end, top, or bottom.
  3. Layer a lice of ham with a slice of cheese. Roll them up together and insert into the pockets. Brush each breast with Dijon mustard, and sprinkle with sale and pepper.
  4. Grill chicken 6-9 minutes per side, with the lid down. or until cooked through. Brush each breast with the vinaigrette while cooking. When chicken is done and plated drizzle remaining vinaigrette over the chicken and serve.
    Vinaigrette
  1. Whisk together the white wine vinegar, Dijon, honey, olive oil, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu is an elegant summertime dish! It's an easy classic recipe to make, yet juicy and full of flavor!

Prep Time: 30 minutes - Cook Time: 20 minutes ; Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
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3 COMMENTS

  1. Chelcie | 10th Jun 16

    I can nearly taste this picture! It makes me so hungry! This will happen at our house, soon!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 10th Jun 16

      Just be sure to blow the smells down the street when you do! You’re gonna love it! It’s so yummy without the guilt of regular Chicken Cordon Bleu!

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