I’ve always loved Chicken Cordon Bleu. It’s one of those dishes that, for me, never gets old. And this Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu is my favorite new way to prepare this classic chicken dish.
First of all, it’s so much easier than making traditional Cordon Bleu. There’s no breading the chicken, you just put it on the grill. And the Dijon vinaigrette is a wonderful, lightened-up version of the creamy sauce that is so often served with Chicken Cordon Bleu.
Besides being simple and delicious, my whole family loved this dish, which is always a plus in my book. With some grilled veggies or a side salad, it makes for a tasty summer meal. One that will be repeated often at our house.
Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu with Dijon Vinaigrette
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper
- 6 slices deli ham
- 6 slices Swiss cheese
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon minced shallot
- 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
- Chopped fresh chives, for garnish
- Brush grates of your grill with oil and preheat to medium high heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
- Prepare vinaigrette by whisking together vinegar, olive oil, mustard, shallots and sugar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Grill chicken until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Top each chicken breast with ham and cheese and reduce heat to medium low. Cover and grill for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until cheese melts.
- Drizzle vinaigrette over chicken and garnish with chopped fresh chives. Serve immediately.
Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Cuisine at Home