Brazilian Cordon Bleu


Brazilian Cordon Bleu

Saboroso Cordon Bleu: A Brazilian Twist on a Swiss Classic

In Brazilian cuisine, flavors are vibrant and diverse, and this adaptation of the classic Swiss dish, Cordon Bleu, embraces the spirit of Brazilian cooking. The combination of tender chicken, ham, and cheese, coated in a crispy breadcrumb crust, is sure to delight your taste buds. Get ready to experience the fusion of Swiss tradition with Brazilian flair!

Jan Dec

20 minutes

25 minutes

45 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, High protein, Low carb, Keto-friendly, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free breadcrumbs)

Dairy (cheese), Gluten (breadcrumbs), Eggs

Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Paleo, Nut-free


While the Swiss Cordon Bleu traditionally uses veal, this Brazilian adaptation replaces it with chicken, a popular protein in Brazilian cuisine. Additionally, the choice of cheese and ham may vary, with Brazilian cheeses like queijo coalho and ham such as presunto being used to infuse the dish with local flavors. The cooking method and breadcrumb coating remain similar, ensuring a crispy exterior and a deliciously melty interior. We alse have the original recipe for Cordon Bleu, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 450 kcal / 1880 KJ
  • Fat: 22g (10g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 20g (2g sugars)
  • Protein: 42g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. 2.
    Lay the chicken breasts flat on a cutting board and season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. 3.
    Place 2 slices of queijo coalho or Swiss cheese and 2 slices of presunto or prosciutto on each chicken breast.
  4. 4.
    Fold the chicken breasts in half, enclosing the cheese and ham, and secure with toothpicks.
  5. 5.
    Dredge each chicken breast in flour, dip it in beaten eggs, and coat it with breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere.
  6. 6.
    Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the chicken breasts until golden brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  7. 7.
    Transfer the fried chicken breasts to a baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted.
  8. 8.
    Remove the toothpicks before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Queijo coalho — Make sure to use a firm cheese that melts well, such as queijo coalho or Swiss cheese, to achieve the desired gooey texture.
  • Presunto — Opt for thinly sliced presunto or prosciutto for a delicate flavor that complements the chicken.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra burst of flavor, add a sprinkle of dried oregano or paprika to the breadcrumb coating.
  • If you prefer a healthier version, you can bake the chicken breasts without frying them. Simply brush them with a little oil and bake at 180°C (350°F) for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Serve the Brazilian Cordon Bleu with a squeeze of fresh lime juice for a tangy twist.

Serving advice

Serve the Brazilian Cordon Bleu hot, accompanied by a side dish and a fresh salad. It pairs well with rice, black beans, and a refreshing tomato and cucumber salad.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, garnish the plate with a sprig of fresh parsley or cilantro. The vibrant green color will add a pop of freshness to the dish.