Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe (Gluten Free)

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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

Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe (Gluten Free)

A healthy take on this delicious French favorite made with gluten free ingredients. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories 391kcal
Author Katie Wells





  • 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.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe (Gluten Free)
Amount Per Serving (1 breast)
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7.9g49%
Cholesterol 173mg58%
Sodium 1486mg65%
Carbohydrates 5.8g2%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 0.8g1%
Protein 46.8g94%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


9 responses to “Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe (Gluten Free)”

  1. Heather S Avatar
    Heather S

    Thank you for getting to the recipe without tons of scrolling! Great recipes!

  2. Alta Avatar

    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.

  3. Katerina Avatar

    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?

  4. Christina Avatar

    5 stars
    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.

  5. Hailey Avatar

    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.

  6. Hailey Avatar

    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. 🙂

  7. Amy Knecht Avatar
    Amy Knecht

    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.

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar
      Wellness Mama

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

  8. Erica M Avatar
    Erica M

    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.

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