"If you love chicken cordon bleu because of its winning flavor combination of chicken, ham, and Gruyere cheese, you'll love this sandwich. It has all the satisfying flavors of chicken cordon bleu with half the work!" — Chef John
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dry bread crumbs
diced smoked ham
shredded Gruyere cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
cayenne pepper, or more to taste
diced cooked chicken breast
diced dill pickles
4 (1/2 inch thick) slices
toasted French bread
shredded Gruyere cheese
melted butter, divided
I made this just as directed by Chef John, and everyone loved them. They made the perfect lunch for us as we greeted out-of-town visitors. I did think that they were just a tad on the bland side, a fact that could be that I used some Honeybaked ham rather than the smoked ham called for. I am surprised that Chef didn't add a little cayenne to this, since that is present in so many of his recipes! :) I would definitely recommend this sandwich!
Really good as is, but next time maybe I'll add some hot sauce to bring it to a sharper taste.
Just made it for my family of five last night. I just started cooking, but my father ( a very good, trained chef in my opinion) said it was restaurant quality. I TRIPLED the recipe and there was not one bit of leftovers. However, I used sharp cheddar rather than Gruyere (a Vermonters spin on it) and instead of doing individual sandwiches I hollowed out a big loaf of artisan bread and stuffed it with the cheese sauce. We cut it into sections and had it with a side of steamed broccoli in a sharp cheddar cheese sauce. Absolutely amazing. I will definitely make this dish a regular one. It's affordable, it's quick, and it's delicious.
I followed the recipe to as written...delicious!!! Couldn't find Gruyere cheese at my small town grocery store, so just used Swiss.
This is excellent as is. Only thing I may do different is change up the cheese. Other then that so yummy.
I can't say I ever follow recipes exactly. The whole family loved these. We used wheat buns cut in half and used olive oil instead of butter. The flavor was very yummy. I used sharp cheddar since it was what I had on hand. The second time I made it with only ham and still awesome. I will try the french bread when I make again. Thanks so much Chef John.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 211
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