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This recipe for Quick and Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Rolls is sponsored by Jarlsberg. As always, all opinions and recipes are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Shared Appetite!
I know the fall season has been here for over a month at this point, but now that I had to give in and finally turn on the heat in the house it is 100% unequivocally FALL. As I trade in my grilling tongs for oven mitts and head back into the kitchen for meal time prep, I’m especially excited for quick + easy meals (after all I have two small kids in the house!) that are cozy and comforting!
Between day care, pre-K, and an absurd amount of after school activities keeping us insanely busy during the week, I jump on the chance to slow down for just a second and cook up lunch for the little ones on the weekends or a rare weekday off. Olivia loves cheese and anything on bread, and Bennett has a serious affinity for cold cuts. These Quick and Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Rolls were the perfect mash-up to keep them both happy at lunchtime! Best of all, they take less than 5 minutes to assemble! That’s the kind of lunch prep I’m taking about! Even better, I send the leftovers to day care because these Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Rolls reheat well!
Chicken Cordon Bleu is a traditional dish that dates back to the 1940s. There’s plenty of variations to the original recipe, most of which involves a boneless chicken cutlet, cheese, and ham. To make these quick and easy crescent rolls extra simple to prepare (and using the staples I have on hand in my fridge 90% of the the time), I decided to use sliced chicken breast and ham from the supermarket deli along with shredded Jarlsberg cheese.
Assembling the Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Rolls is as easy as layering the deli ham, chicken breast, and shredded cheese on each crescent roll segment, rolling, and placing on a parchment-lined baking sheet. After a quick stint in the oven, these golden brown beauties are ready to be devoured!
Jarlsberg® is a specialty cheese that’s too enticing to just be for special occasions. It’s famous around the world for its mild, sweet and nutty taste and resembles a Swiss Emmental with its large round holes. Of Norwegian origin, it’s quite versatile – perfect for sandwiches, salads, cheese boards, and snacks, and is available in wedges, slices, and chunks. And for my dairy-intolerant little man, I’m thrilled that Jarlsberg is naturally lactose-free! You can find Jarlsberg in your supermarket deli section.
For these Quick and Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Rolls, I love how Jarlsberg melts so well and gives these lunchtime bites all that cheesy comforting goodness you want on a cold brisk day.
You are of course welcome to enjoy these Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Rolls straight-up out of the oven. That’s how my kids like them! Asheley and I like to dip them in a super simple homemade honey mustard that I whip up. And if I’m planning on serving these cordon bleu bites for a party as an appetizer and want to fancy them up a little bit, I sometimes serve them with a parmesan cream sauce (think queso but with parmesan).
- 2 (8 ounce) cans of crescent rolls
- 1/4 pound of deli chicken breast, sliced thin
- 1/4 pound of deli ham, sliced thin
- 8 ounces Jarlsberg cheese, shredded
for the Honey Mustard
- 1/4 cup dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
Unroll crescent rolls and top with one layer chicken breast and one layer of ham. Top with Jarlsberg cheese.
- Tightly roll each crescent roll, tucking the end underneath. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 12 minutes, until just golden brown. Let cool for a a couple minutes and then devour!
for the Honey Mustard
- Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.