Scary Chicken Cordon Bleu Fingers

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Serves: 5

Have a little fun at Halloween with the kids. This recipe will provide you with a lot of satisfaction and it just might scare someone.


5 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
5 slices Swiss cheese
1/2 cup (125 mL) all-purpose flour
5 slices deli ham, thinly sliced
1/2 cup (125 mL) panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup (125 mL) breadcrumbs
3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil
10 Kalamata olives, halved


1 Pound chicken breasts to ½ -inch thickness then cut into 3-inch x 4-inch pieces.
2 Place a cheese and ham slice on each breast leaving a bit of room around the edges. Roll the edges over the filling and secure with toothpicks.
3 Coat the chicken evenly with the flour, egg wash then breadcrumbs.
4 Heat the butter and olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat (preferably cast iron), and cook the chicken until browned on all sides. Transfer to 175°C preheated oven for 30 minutes or until internal temperature of 77°C (170º F) is reached when inserted with a meat thermometer.
5 Remove the toothpick and transfer to a serving platter. Place halved kalamata olives at the end of the cooked chicken cordon bleu for the appearance of fingernails.