Cuban Cordon Bleu


Cuban Cordon Bleu

Havana Ham and Cheese Delight

In the vibrant Cuban cuisine, we have adapted the classic Swiss dish, Cordon Bleu, to create a mouthwatering Cuban Cordon Bleu. This delightful dish combines the flavors of Cuban ham and cheese with a crispy breaded exterior. It is a perfect fusion of Swiss and Cuban culinary traditions, bringing a taste of Havana to your table.

Jan Dec

25 minutes

20 minutes

45 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Low-carb, High-protein, Keto-friendly, Dairy-free (if using dairy-free cheese)

Dairy (if using cheese), Eggs, Wheat

Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Nut-free, Soy-free


While the Swiss Cordon Bleu traditionally uses Swiss cheese and ham, the Cuban Cordon Bleu incorporates Cuban ingredients to infuse it with the flavors of the Caribbean. The breading is also seasoned with Cuban spices to add a touch of Cuban flair. This adaptation brings a unique twist to the classic dish, making it a true Cuban culinary delight. We alse have the original recipe for Cordon Bleu, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 380 kcal / 1590 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (9g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 16g (1g sugars)
  • Protein: 38g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. 2.
    Place each chicken breast between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound them to an even thickness of about 1/4 inch.
  3. 3.
    Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, paprika, and cumin.
  4. 4.
    Lay a slice of Cuban ham and a slice of Swiss cheese on each chicken breast.
  5. 5.
    Roll up the chicken breasts tightly, securing them with toothpicks.
  6. 6.
    Dredge each chicken roll in flour, dip it in beaten eggs, and then coat it with breadcrumbs.
  7. 7.
    Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  8. 8.
    Fry the chicken rolls until golden brown on all sides, then transfer them to a baking dish.
  9. 9.
    Bake the chicken rolls in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through.
  10. 10.
    Remove the toothpicks before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken breasts — Pound them evenly to ensure they cook uniformly.
  • Cuban ham — Use thinly sliced ham for easy rolling.
  • Swiss cheese — Opt for a high-quality Swiss cheese that melts well.
  • Breadcrumbs — You can use panko breadcrumbs for extra crunch.
  • Vegetable oil — Use a neutral-flavored oil with a high smoke point for frying.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a spicier twist, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the breading mixture.
  • Serve the Cuban Cordon Bleu with a squeeze of lime for a refreshing citrus kick.
  • If you prefer a healthier version, you can bake the chicken rolls without frying them.
  • Experiment with different types of Cuban cheese for a unique flavor profile.
  • Pair the Cuban Cordon Bleu with a side of black beans and rice for a complete Cuban meal.

Serving advice

Serve the Cuban Cordon Bleu hot, alongside a fresh salad or with a side of black beans and rice. Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley for added freshness.

Presentation advice

To present the Cuban Cordon Bleu, slice each chicken roll diagonally and arrange them on a plate. Drizzle a homemade Cuban mojo sauce over the rolls for an extra burst of flavor. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or a lime wedge for an appealing presentation.