Dutch-style Cordon Bleu


Dutch-style Cordon Bleu

Delectable Dutch Cordon Bleu: A Twist on a Classic Swiss Dish

In the context of Dutch cuisine, this Dutch-style Cordon Bleu recipe combines the flavors of the traditional Swiss dish with a touch of Dutch influence. The dish features tender chicken breasts stuffed with ham and cheese, coated in breadcrumbs, and pan-fried to perfection. It is a delightful fusion of flavors that will surely satisfy your taste buds.

Jan Dec

25 minutes

20 minutes

45 minutes

4 servings


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

Dairy, Gluten, Eggs

Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Egg-free


While the original Swiss Cordon Bleu uses veal, this Dutch adaptation replaces it with chicken, which is more commonly used in Dutch cuisine. Additionally, Dutch-style Cordon Bleu incorporates Dutch cheese, such as Gouda or Edam, to add a distinct flavor. The dish is also pan-fried instead of being deep-fried, as is often done in Swiss cuisine. 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): 15g, 1g
  • 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 gently to flatten to an even thickness.
  3. 3.
    Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  4. 4.
    Lay a slice of ham and a slice of 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 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 — Ensure the chicken breasts are evenly pounded to ensure even cooking.
  • Gouda or Edam cheese — Use a good quality cheese for the best flavor and melting properties.
  • Breadcrumbs — You can use store-bought breadcrumbs or make your own by processing stale bread in a food processor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a crispier coating, you can double-coat the chicken rolls by dipping them in egg and breadcrumbs twice.
  • Serve the Dutch-style Cordon Bleu with a side of tangy Dutch mustard for an extra burst of flavor.
  • If you prefer a healthier version, you can bake the chicken rolls instead of frying them.
  • Experiment with different types of Dutch cheese to find your favorite flavor combination.
  • Make sure to let the chicken rolls rest for a few minutes before slicing to retain their juiciness.

Serving advice

Serve the Dutch-style Cordon Bleu hot, accompanied by a generous portion of creamy mashed potatoes and a side of seasonal vegetables. Garnish with fresh herbs, such as parsley or chives, for an added touch of freshness.

Presentation advice

Arrange the sliced Dutch-style Cordon Bleu on a platter, slightly overlapping each piece. Drizzle a light gravy or sauce over the top and sprinkle with chopped herbs for an elegant presentation. Serve with a colorful salad to add vibrancy to the plate.