Cordon Bleu Chicken & Mushroom Sauce, a recipe known throughout the world; a simple way to prepare chicken that will still impress your family.
Why we ❤️ it
You wouldn't believe that Cordon Bleu Chicken is one of the most searched-for dishes in our blog.
Although not a traditional Dominican dish, we have always received requests for this recipe. Cordon bleu chicken and this mushroom sauce are a classic, known throughout the world, and is a simple way to prepare chicken that will still impress your family. It's much easier to make that it seems.
Name and origin
The first thing you ought to know is that it is cordon, never gordon, and bleu, not blue. It's easy to make that mistake. Cordon bleu means blue ribbon in French.
As a side note, the dish has no relationship with the famous culinary school of the same name.
About this recipe
I found that the combination of pancetta (Italian-style bacon), Emmental (Swiss cheese) and spinach work wonderfully. The fat in the pancetta prevents the chicken from drying out, one of the biggest problems with chicken breast. The Emmental has a strong taste, which sets the pace for the rest of the dish, and the spinach adds moisture to the chicken as it cooks, plus veggies! I add vegetables to everything.
My favorite side for this dish is steamed vegetables, but I give you a few more suggestions in the recipe card.
There are several versions of this dish. This is by far my favorite.
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[Recipe + Video] Cordon Bleu Chicken and Mushroom Sauce
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoons pepper (freshly-cracked, or ground), (or more, to taste)
- 16 slices pancetta
- 8 slices Emmental cheese
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 cups breadcrumbs, or homemade breadcrumbs (our recipe)
- 2 egg (medium), whisked
- Oil spray (for greasing)
For the mushroom sauce
- 1½ pound portobello mushrooms, [0.7 kg], rinsed and sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter (salted)
- 1 large white onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white wine
- ½ teaspoon salt, (or more, to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon pepper (freshly-cracked, or ground), (or more, to taste)
- Flatten chicken: Butterfly the chicken breasts. Place a breast between two plastic films and pound with a meat mallet until it is thin. Repeat with the rest.
- Make rolls: Season each breast with a ¼ teaspoon of salt and a pinch of pepper. Place two slices of pancetta on the breast, followed by a slice of cheese, then ⅓ cup of spinach. Fold the breast and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat with the rest.
- Breading: Mix the onion powder with the breadcrumbs. Cover the breasts with the egg, followed by the breadcrumbs.Place the breasts on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and spray with the oil.
- Roasting: Cook in the oven --preheated to 400 ºF [200 ºC]-- for 20 minutes, or until the rolls turn a golden color and are cooked through. In the meantime, make the sauce.
For the mushroom sauce
- Sautéing: Heat butter over very low heat. Add the onions and cook covered until they turn translucent.
- Simmering: Add the mushroom and simmer covered until they are cooked through (about 5 minutes). Sprinkle the flour and mix well. Add the wine and cook stirring until the sauce thickens.Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serving: Serve the chicken rolls with sauce on the side. Some side dishes that go great with this dish are oven fried potatoes, steamed veggies, or mashed potatoes.
Tips and Notes
Nutritional information is calculated automatically based on ingredients listed. Please consult your doctor if you need precise nutrition information.