365 Days of Slow Cooking: Day 89: Slow Cooker Updated Chicken Cordon Bleu
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Day 89: Slow Cooker Updated Chicken Cordon Bleu

8 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried thyme leaves
8 thin slices of ham
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (16 oz) jar Alfredo sauce
1 (10 oz) can cream of chicken soup
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and thyme. Wrap a slice of ham around each breast and secure with toothpicks. Place onion and garlic in a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker. Top with wrapped chicken breasts. In medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour into slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 5-7 hours or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Serve with rice. Makes 8 servings.

Instead of being stuffed with ham and cheese like traditional cordon bleu, the chicken is just wrapped in ham and served with a cheese sauce. This dish had GREAT flavor. The mixture of alfredo, swiss cheese, chicken soup, and ham tasted so good. I will definitely make this again. This is a good one for Sunday dinners. 5 stars.


  1. This was really yummy. Everyone loved it. Even my picky eaters loved the chicken after I scraped the sauce off. I'm really looking forward to the leftovers for lunch today. Thanks!

  2. My husband made this for me last night for Mother's day dinner...and we thought it was good, but not 5 stars. The alfredo swiss cheese combo wasn't exactly what I expected, but we still liked it and I look forward to the leftovers today for lunch. Thanks!

  3. This was good, I thought it was a little salty and I put it in before work so I think it cooked to long. The chicken just fell apart(that was ok) but it tasted alittle mushy, and my sauce could have been thicker. I will try again.

  4. We liked this recipe pretty well, but for some reason bought alfredo sauce always has a wierd flavor to me. Not that I've ever made it from scratch, but I've had it in restaurants and it's divine. ;) But anyway, I'd give it 3 stars....we liked it but wonder if we could improve the sauce. Regardless, we enjoyed it! Thanks!

  5. I got a slow cooker for Christmas and only use it to keep soups warm. I'm looking forward to finding some new recipes on here to make my life a little easier. I think I'll start with this one.