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Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Chef John

Chef John

If you love chicken cordon bleu because of its winning flavor combination of chicken, ham, and Gruyere cheese, you'll love this sandwich. It has all the satisfying flavors of chicken cordon bleu with half the work!

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  • Calories:
  • 405 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 23.4 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.1g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 24.1 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 845 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  2. Combine bread crumbs and 1 teaspoon melted butter in a small bowl.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir ham and onion in melted butter until onion turns translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in thyme and cook for 1 minute. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, until flour has lost its raw smell, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and pour in 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk. Place saucepan back over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is thick, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Remove saucepan from heat and add 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese, Dijon mustard, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg. Stir to combine.
  5. Stir chicken and diced pickle into cheese sauce.
  6. Place toasted bread slices on the prepared baking sheet. Brush one side of each bread slice with 3/4 teaspoon melted butter. Turn slices over and top each with 1/4 of the cheese sauce. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon shredded Gruyere cheese over the top of each sandwich. Top with bread crumb mixture.
  7. Bake sandwiches in the preheated oven until cheese is bubbling and chicken mixture is hot, 15 to 20 minutes.
  8. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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Marianne
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Marianne

1/29/2013

I made this just as directed by Chef John, and everyone loved them. They made the perfect lunch for us as we greeted out-of-town visitors. I did think that they were just a tad on the bland side, a fact that could be that I used some Honeybaked ham rather than the smoked ham called for. I am surprised that Chef didn't add a little cayenne to this, since that is present in so many of his recipes! :) I would definitely recommend this sandwich!

Rex Hutcheson
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Rex Hutcheson

1/7/2013

Really good as is, but next time maybe I'll add some hot sauce to bring it to a sharper taste.

MrsEngstrom
1

MrsEngstrom

5/11/2014

So, this is going to sound a little weird, but I just made this into a casserole. My kitchen is almost bare, but I had chicken breasts and my husband loves chicken cordon bleu, so I decided to try and cobble something together. Hubby gave it a "very good" so I thought I'd share! I followed the directions, for the most part, but I only had Buddig ham sandwich meat and some Irish cheddar or something (the wrapper is gone, so I'm not sure. It was just a very sharp cheese!). I doubled the recipe and used panko bread crumbs with the butter as a base in a 7x11 glass pan, chopped chicken next, and then my crazy ham & cheese mixture. As I said, I followed the directions, but didn't have Dijon so I mixed some yellow mustard with a bit of dry mustard. I poured/spooned the mix over the chicken and topped it off with another layer of panko, and in the oven it went! I like it fairly well myself, but I have a low spice tolerance so I'd probably do a little less mustard next time, and I admittedly went a little crazy with the panko XD but overall it's a success, more than just edible, and I definitely want to have it with french bread and "real" ham sometime!!!

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