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A Blue-Ribbon Meal in Record Time
Most throwback dishes—think tuna noodle casserole, meatloaf—can take at least an hour to make, but not chicken cordon bleu. The 25-minute ham-and-cheese-stuffed chicken dish is surprisingly uncomplicated, with an indulgent taste that belies its fast cooking time. This recipe, from Addie Gundry's new Everyday Dinner Ideas, breaks it into three steps. First, you top chicken cutlets with a slice each of deli ham and provolone cheese, fold them in half and secure with toothpicks. Next, you dredge the chicken cutlets in flour and brown them in a skillet. Finally, you simmer chicken broth, white wine, lemon juice and mustard for a two-minute pan sauce to pour over the chicken.

Get the recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu