Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe (Gluten Free)

Chcken Cordon Bleu Recipe

This is one of those super-easy but really impressive chicken recipes that even kids seem to enjoy because of the hidden ingredients inside. It’s also an easy chicken recipe to adapt and make grain free.

My kids ask for “Blue Chicken” often, and I hope you’ll enjoy it too! It takes a while to cook, but the end product is definitely worth it!

Chcken Cordon Bleu Recipe

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe (Gluten Free)

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A healthy take on this delicious french favorite made with gluten free ingredients. 

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 8 slices of nitrate free ham
  • 4 large slices of provolone or swiss cheese (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons homemade mayo (optional) or this store bought kind
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon tallow, coconut oil or lard, in liquid state
  • Spices to taste: garlic, salt, pepper, etc. (I used about one teaspoon of each)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Carefully cut the chicken lengthwise to make a pocket but not all the way through.
  3. Roll the piece of cheese into a thin log, and make sure that it is shorter than the width of the chicken.
  4. Wrap the pieces of ham around the cheese and roll it up, securing the ends, so the cheese won’t ooze out. (can do this without the cheese)
  5. Spread the mustard and mayo inside the chicken (if using).
  6. Beat egg and put in a bowl.
  7. Add salt, pepper and other desired spices to the almond flour and put on a plate.
  8. Place the ham and cheese roll inside the chicken, then dredge in the egg mixture and then in the almond flour to coat, making sure the seam is especially well coated.
  9. Place in a well-greased oven safe baking dish.
  10. Put in oven for approximately 45-50 minutes or until completely cooked.
  11. When fully cooked, remove and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  12. Enjoy!

Courses Main

Cuisine French

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  1. Oh my goodness, Katie, this was sooooo good. My husband even told me to add it to his list of favorites that I cook. I will definitely be making this again. I would even use this dish to entertain with. Mmmmmm.

  2. My daughter is allergic to almonds, so could coconut flour be used for this? Would it make it taste weird? I’m new to the grain-free concept and slowly trying to phase out grain products, but I haven’t actually tried coconut flour for any recipes yet.

    • You could use coconut, it would probably just need a double dip in egg mix and coconut flour to get thick enough.

  3. What could I use instead of the egg for dipping?? I’m allergic but I really want to try this recipe. Any help will be appreciated. 🙂

  4. Also, what is the calorie count, grams of fat (total), grams of carbs, and grams of protein for the recipe?? I’m trying to eat healthier and also keep track of my intake for when I start working out with my boyfriend.

  5. I’ve probably made this a dozen times in the past 6 months. It’s so delicious! Thanks for taking the time to create and share it with us.

  6. How do you secure the ham inside the chicken and also how do you prevent the ham/cheese from falling/rolling out of the chicken? Kitchen twine?

  7. Hi Katie

    I have tried to make chicken cordon bleu for the first time in my life last night. I am also a cheese junkie and decided to use your recipe with a twist. I have decided to leave the mayo and mustard and only used salt and pepper. The twist came when I replace the Swiss cheese with chilli goats cheese. It was a bit more difficult to get the cheese rolled up as the chees is harder than Swiss cheese, but worth the effort. Thanks for the wonderful (flop free) recipe I will use it over and over again.