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Budget Friendly Bits: Easy Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu

Under $10: Easy Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu


Cook time:10 Minutes
Prep time:10 Minutes

Makes 8 serving

Cost per serving $1.16
Total Cost $9.31

1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs – cost $1.15
2 teaspoon pepper – cost $.08
1 teaspoon salt – cost $.01
16 chicken tenders (about 2 lb.) – cost $4.98
2 tablespoon butter – cost $.12
2 tablespoon olive oil – cost $.23
16 Slices of deli ham, cut into thin strips – cost $1.50
8 Swiss cheese slices, halved – cost $1.24

Prep Day: Combine breadcrumbs, pepper, and salt in a large zip-top plastic bag. Rinse chicken tenders, and add to freezer bag. Seal bag, and shake to coat. Place parchment paper on cookie sheet and place coated chicken on sheet and freeze for a few hours. Once frozen place in new freezer bag along with packaged cheese and bacon.

Serve Day: Thaw. Melt butter with oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken 3 1/2 to 4 minutes on each side or until done. Arrange Canadian bacon strips over chicken in skillet, and top each with 1 cheese slice. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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