Chicken cordon bleu bake

Chicken cordon bleu bake
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min, oven time 40 min

Chicken cordon bleu is a dish that involves wrapping chicken thighs in ham and cheese before baking in a bubbling cheese sauce. Sound good? Give this easy version a go.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
495kcals
Fat
26g (13.2g saturated)
Protein
34.8g
Carbohydrates
25.2g (5.5g sugars)
Fibre
1.2g
Salt
1.2g
Calories
495kcals
Fat
26g (13.2g saturated)
Protein
34.8g
Carbohydrates
25.2g (5.5g sugars)
Fibre
1.2g
Salt
1.2g

Ingredients

  • 4 free-range chicken thighs
  • 4 slices ham
  • 4 slices emmental cheese
  • 40g butter
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 400ml whole milk
  • 100ml dry white wine
  • 25g finely grated parmesan
  • 100g torn sourdough bread
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. Skin and debone the chicken thighs, then sandwich each between 2 sheets of compostable baking paper and use a rolling pin to flatten to 0.5cm thick. Top each thigh with a slice each of ham and emmental cheese, then roll up and put seam-side down in an ovenproof baking dish.
  2. Whisk the butter, plain flour, milk and white wine in a pan over a low heat. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 3-4 minutes. Take off the heat, stir in the finely grated parmesan and season. Pour the sauce over the chicken, put in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whizz the sourdough, olive oil and garlic clove to fine crumbs in a food processor. Scatter the crumbs over the chicken and bake for 10-15 minutes more or until golden. Serve scattered with chopped fresh parsley leaves, if you like.

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