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!
Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe (Gluten Free)
- 4 chicken breasts
- 8 slices ham
- 4 slices Swiss cheese (or provolone, optional)
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard (optional)
- 2 tsp mayo (optional)
- 1 egg
- ½ cup almond flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Carefully make a cut the chicken lengthwise to make a pocket, but do not all the way through.
- Roll each piece of cheese into a thin log, and make sure that it is shorter than the length of the chicken.
- Wrap each piece of ham around the cheese and roll it up, securing the ends so the cheese won’t ooze out.
- Spread the mustard and mayo inside the chicken.
- Place the ham and cheese roll inside the chicken.
- In a small bowl, beat the egg.
- On a plate, mix together the almond flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Dredge the chicken first in the egg mixture and then in the almond flour to coat, making sure the seam is especially well coated.
- Place in a well greased oven safe baking dish.
- Put it in the oven for approximately 45-50 minutes or until completely cooked.
- When fully cooked, remove and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
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Discussion (9 Comments)
Thank you for getting to the recipe without tons of scrolling! Great recipes!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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. 🙂
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.
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.