Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 5 reviews

Chicken Cordon Bleu is crispy and delicious, filled with cheese and ham. This easy version of the famous French meal is ready in about one hour and the perfect dinner option. 

Any crispy food is considered delicious if you would like to explore more crunchy options be sure to try Easy Crab Cakes or Fried Cheese Sticks. They are all great served with a creamy dipping sauce on the side.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe with Creamy Sauce

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu is my favorite way to eat chicken. Gather your friends and your ingredients so that you will be able to make this dish for dinner tonight. Are some of your friend’s gluten-free? Don’t fret, because this is easily made with gluten-free ingredients as well.

we like to use panko bread crumbs to make this dish extra special and the outer layer golden-brown and crispy. You can easily find gluten-free panko breadcrumbs for a GF version of this recipe. To make it healthier, we like to bake it instead of frying it.

This dish is excellent with red wine and a side of asparagus, broccoli or any steamed vegetable. An additional way to enjoy it is by adding a side of rice or mashed potatoes. Also, this meal takes classy to a whole new level especially with the amount of saved time.

What is chicken cordon bleu?

The classic dish is a fried ball of chicken that has been stuffed with ham and cheese. The outside contains a thin layer of bread crumbs while the inside contains melted cheese engulfed by ham. However, to save time, instead of rolling the meat, you can just simply stuff it.

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Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

How to roll up chicken?

There are many versions to make this recipe, the one that we prefer is to just easily stuff the meat with the ham and cheese. If you want to go all out and make the classic recipe, you can roll the meat with the cheese and ham. Here is how you can roll it up:

  • Wrap the chicken in some plastic
  • Next, beat it with a mallet until it is flat
  • Take the plastic wrap off
  • Then, put the cheese and the ham on top it
  • Roll slowly and place it on a baking sheet

Is chicken cordon bleu gluten free?

It all depends on what ingredients you use, especially you have to pay attention to the breadcrumbs. If you use Gluten-Free panko breadcrumbs, then the dish will be without gluten.

What is the temperature to cook this recipe?

We like to cook this recipe at 375 degrees F, which helps make the top crunchy and keep a cheesy and tender interior. A chicken’s internal temperature needs to be 165 degrees F. Check the temperature of it by getting a kitchen thermometer.

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Homemade Chicken Cordon Bleu made healthier

Can you freeze chicken cordon bleu?

  • In order to freeze it, cover it in plastic wrap and after in aluminum foil and then place it in the freezer. This will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.
  • Also, before serving it, thaw the chicken in the fridge overnight and after that bake it in a preheated oven (350 degrees F) for 10 minutes.
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5 from 5 reviews
Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 50 mins



  • 4  boneless/skinless chicken breasts  (about 6oz each)
  • 8 slices  swiss cheese 
  • 8 slices  ham 
  •  salt and pepper 
  •  baking spray 

Breadcrumbs Mixture:

  • 1 cup  Panko breadcrumbs 
  • 1 teaspoon  ground paprika  (optional - used to add color)
  • 1 teaspoon  garlic powder 

Egg Mixture:

  • 2  large eggs 
  • 2 tablespoons  all-purpose flour 

Lemon Aioli:

  • 1/2 cup  mayonnaise 
  • 1/2 cup  full-fat Greek yogurt 
  • 1 tablespoon  lemon juice 
  • 1 teaspoon  lemon zest 
  •  salt and pepper to taste 


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Spray a baking dish with oil and set it aside.

Breadcrumbs Mixture:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium shallow bowl, stir to combine and set aside.

Egg Mixture:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium shallow bowl, stir to combine and set aside.

Prepare the Chicken:

  1. Take each breast and butterfly it, by cutting it horizontally across the center, but not all the way through, so you can flip it open.

  2. Season the meat with salt and pepper on both sides.

  3. Place two pieces of cheese on a cutting board, one above the other, the sides should slightly overlap. Same way, top with two pieces of ham, and roll together.
  4. Place the roll-up onto the butterflied chicken and top it with the other side. Now the chicken is stuffed with the cheese and ham roll-up. Secure it inside by placing a few toothpicks on the cut/opening side of it.

  5. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes if you have time.
  6. Dip chicken in the egg and flour mixture, after that toss into the breadcrumbs mixture.
  7. Place into the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining chicken breasts.
  8. Spray the top with cooking spray and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165F.

Lemon Aioli:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and stir until fully combined.
  2. Serve over chicken. garnished with fresh chopped parsley.
Calories: 782 Carbohydrates: 19 Protein: 56 Fat: 52 Saturated Fat: 18 Cholesterol: 252 Sodium: 1223 Potassium: 714 Fiber: 1 Sugar: 2 Vitamin A: 880 Vitamin C: 3.5 Calcium: 499 Iron: 2.7
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Brianne Tursi Manz

I love chicken cordon-bleu, but have never made it homemade. This changes now with this recipe! Very delicious!


Amy Desrosiers

This recipe looks so delicious! It is totally on my to-make menu! I usually buy the frozen kind!


Marcie W.

Chicken cordon bleu is such a classic and we haven't had it in a long time. I think I'll add this to next week's meal plan.Thanks!



One of my favorite meal ideas. Looks so good and easy too!



I don't think I've ever tried chicken cordon bleu before. I will definitely have to try out your recipe soon.


Tara Pittman

This would be a great item to make for my husband. His birthday is coming up so it would be so special



I need to make this for dinner one night soon. We are all chicken fans in this house.



So easy! This would be a great meal any night of the week!


Ruth I

This is one of my favorites but I still can't perfect this dish. I will be trying this recipe. Looks so good!


Lisa Joy Thompson

I love how easy this is. I've always rolled Chicken Cordon Bleu when making it, but I like your idea of stuffing it even better!



OH wow. This sounds easy to make, yet soo very delicious! I need this in my life. YUM!


Lisa Favre

My husband absolutely adores cordon bleu. He grew up eating it so I'll definitely have to try your recipe out and treat him one of these nights with his favorite dish!



I can't wait to try this recipe. I need a healthier version than the premade frozen things.


Celebrate Woman Today

It is an easy recipe with a classy sophisticated look. Love the food you cook!


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