Elegant Chicken Cordon Bleu: A Sophisticated Classic


Embark on a culinary journey with our Elegant Chicken Cordon Bleu, a sophisticated classic that combines tender chicken breasts with a savory filling of ham and melted cheese. Wrapped in a golden, crispy breadcrumb coating, this dish is an exquisite balance of flavors and textures, perfect for a special dinner or a refined family meal.

Elegant Chicken Cordon Bleu: A Sophisticated Classic

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 4 people. 
  • Each serving includes one chicken cordon bleu.

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 520 kcal
  • Protein: 35 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Fat: 30 g
  • Saturated Fat: 12 g
  • Cholesterol: 100 mg
  • Sodium: 890 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g


  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless: 4
  • Thinly sliced ham: 4 slices
  • Swiss cheese: 4 slices
  • All-purpose flour: 60 g (1/2 cup)
  • Eggs: 2, beaten
  • Breadcrumbs: 150 g (1.5 cups)
  • Salt and pepper: to taste
  • Olive oil: for frying
  • Fresh parsley: for garnish
  • Lemon wedges: for serving

Method of Preparation

Prepare the Chicken

  • Flatten chicken breasts to an even thickness. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place a slice of ham and cheese on each breast. Roll up tightly and secure with toothpicks.

Bread the Chicken

  • Dredge each roll in flour, dip in beaten eggs, then coat with breadcrumbs.

Cook the Chicken

  • In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Fry the chicken until golden brown on all sides.
  • Transfer to a preheated oven at 175°C (350°F) and bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.


  • Remove toothpicks and slice the chicken rolls. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Be gentle when flattening the chicken to avoid tearing.
  • Chill the breaded rolls for 15 minutes before frying for better breadcrumb adherence.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is cooked to a safe internal temperature of 74°C (165°F).


Can I make Chicken Cordon Bleu ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare and bread the chicken rolls a day in advance.

What can I serve with Chicken Cordon Bleu?

Creamy mashed potatoes or a light green salad pair well with this dish.

Can I use different types of cheese?

Absolutely! Gruyère or provolone are excellent alternatives.