Caribbean Cordon Bleu


Caribbean Cordon Bleu

Tropical Twist Cordon Bleu

In the vibrant and flavorful Caribbean cuisine, we have given a tropical twist to the classic Swiss dish, Cordon Bleu. This Caribbean Cordon Bleu recipe combines the richness of Swiss cheese and ham with the exotic flavors of Caribbean spices and ingredients. Get ready to indulge in a fusion of cultures and flavors!

Jan Dec

25 minutes

20 minutes

45 minutes

4 servings


Pescatarian, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free breadcrumbs), Low-carb (if omitting breadcrumbs)

Dairy (Swiss cheese), Gluten (breadcrumbs)

Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Paleo, Keto


While the original Swiss Cordon Bleu is traditionally made with veal or chicken, our Caribbean adaptation uses chicken as the main protein. Additionally, we have incorporated Caribbean spices and ingredients to infuse the dish with a burst of tropical flavors. The cooking method and concept of stuffing the meat with cheese and ham remain the same, but the seasonings and overall taste have been transformed. We alse have the original recipe for Cordon Bleu, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 380 kcal / 1590 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 18g, 8g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 17g, 1g
  • Protein: 36g
  • 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 make a horizontal cut in each breast to create a pocket.
  3. 3.
    Season the inside of each pocket with salt, pepper, Caribbean jerk seasoning, paprika, and garlic powder.
  4. 4.
    Place a slice of Swiss cheese and a slice of ham inside each pocket.
  5. 5.
    Press the edges of the chicken breasts together to seal the pockets.
  6. 6.
    In separate bowls, place the flour, beaten eggs, and breadcrumbs.
  7. 7.
    Dip each stuffed chicken breast into the flour, then the beaten eggs, and finally coat it with breadcrumbs.
  8. 8.
    Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  9. 9.
    Fry the breaded chicken breasts until golden brown on both sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  10. 10.
    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.
  11. 11.
    Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken breasts — Make sure to slice a horizontal pocket in each breast carefully, ensuring not to cut all the way through.
  • Caribbean jerk seasoning — Adjust the amount according to your spice preference. Add more for a bolder flavor or reduce for a milder taste.
  • Swiss cheese — Use a good quality Swiss cheese that melts well for a gooey and delicious filling.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a Caribbean twist, you can add a touch of pineapple salsa on top of the cooked Cordon Bleu.
  • If you prefer a spicier version, sprinkle some extra Caribbean jerk seasoning on the chicken before frying.
  • Serve the Caribbean Cordon Bleu with a side of coconut rice and a refreshing tropical salad for a complete Caribbean meal.

Serving advice

Serve the Caribbean Cordon Bleu hot, straight from the oven, to enjoy the melted cheese oozing out of the tender chicken. Garnish with fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley for a pop of color.

Presentation advice

To make the dish visually appealing, slice the Caribbean Cordon Bleu diagonally and arrange the pieces on a platter. Drizzle a vibrant sauce, such as mango or passion fruit sauce, over the top for an extra touch of Caribbean flair.