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Pollo Cordon Bleu

A New Mexican twist on the classic chicken cordon bleu! Pollo Cordon Bleu is made with chicken breasts stuffed with green chile, ham, and cheese, breaded and baked, then topped with a creamy green chile and mustard sauce. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken cordon bleu, New mexican cuisine
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 721 kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 slices swiss cheese
  • 4 slices cooked deli ham
  • 1/4 cup chopped green chiles
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped green chile
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. 

  2. Cut a slit into the center of each chicken breast.  Stuff each with one slice swiss cheese, one slice ham, and 1 tbsp of green chile.  Close with one or two toothpicks. 

  3. Whisk an egg in a bowl.  Add breadcrumbs to another bowl.  Dredge stuffed chicken breasts in the egg, then coat it in breadcrumbs.  Place on baking sheet and repeat for remaining chicken breasts. 

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 - 35 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink in the middle.  

  5. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat.  Sprinkle in flour and whisk until no clumps remain.  Slowly pour in milk, whisking constantly.  Add in dijon mustard and 1/4 cup chopped green chile and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 2 minutes, then add shredded parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper, to taste. Remove from heat.  

  6. When chicken is cooked, serve over rice, potatoes, or noodles, and top with green chile and dijon sauce. 

Nutrition Facts
Pollo Cordon Bleu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 721
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.