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Chicken Cordon Bleu with Broccoli

These delicious chicken cordon bleu are stuffed with cheddar cheese and tender broccoli florets, coated and then baked until golden. A hearty and delicious chicken dinner recipe you are going to love.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Broccoli Cordon Bleu, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Chicken Cordon Bleu with Broccoli
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Deliciously Seasoned

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese (thick slices)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups plain breadcrumbs

For the Dijon Cream Sauce

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¼ cup Parmesan
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with a non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Pound each chicken breast, in between plastic wrap or parchment paper, until thin with even thickness.
  • Place two pieces of cheese on each chicken breast, followed by ½ cup of broccoli. Tightly roll chicken up and place on a plate, seam side down. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
  • Set up the dredging station with three shallow bowls or containers.
  • In the first bowl, add flour, and in the second bowl, whisk eggs and buttermilk together.
  • In the third bowl, whisk breadcrumbs and seasonings together.
  • Roll one chicken breast at a time into the flour, then the egg mixture and lastly, the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Place coated chicken into the prepared baking dish seam side down.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165° then carefully remove from the oven.
  • While the chicken is baking, make the sauce.
  • In a skillet or frying pan, melt butter then stir in flour until combined. Cook for 1-2 minutes over medium heat.
  • Slowly whisk milk into skillet and stir until sauce comes together.
  • Add Parmesan cheese and garlic powder, stir constantly until cheese is melted then add Dijon mustard.
  • Simmer sauce until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Pour sauce over chicken and enjoy with your favorite side dishes.

Notes

Sauce recipe adapted from Allrecipes