French Cordon Bleu


French Cordon Bleu

Savory French Cordon Bleu: A Gourmet Delight

In the realm of French cuisine, the Cordon Bleu holds a special place as a classic dish. This adaptation of the Swiss original brings together the elegance of French flavors with the beloved combination of tender chicken, ham, and cheese. Indulge in the rich textures and delightful flavors of this French Cordon Bleu.

Jan Dec

25 minutes

20 minutes

45 minutes

4 servings


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

Dairy (cheese), Gluten (breadcrumbs), Pork (prosciutto)

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


While the Swiss Cordon Bleu traditionally uses Swiss cheese and ham, the French adaptation incorporates ingredients like Gruyère cheese and prosciutto. The French version also tends to be more refined, with a lighter breading and a touch of herbs for added flavor. These adaptations give the dish a distinct French flair. We alse have the original recipe for Cordon Bleu, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 380 kcal / 1590 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (Saturated Fat: 8g)
  • Carbohydrates: 16g (Sugars: 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 gently pound them to an even thickness of about 1/4 inch.
  3. 3.
    Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  4. 4.
    Lay two slices of prosciutto on each chicken breast, followed by a slice of Gruyère cheese.
  5. 5.
    Roll up the chicken breasts tightly, tucking in the sides as you go.
  6. 6.
    In three separate shallow bowls, place the flour, beaten eggs, and breadcrumbs mixed with chopped parsley.
  7. 7.
    Dip each chicken roll first in the flour, then in the beaten eggs, and finally coat it with the breadcrumb mixture.
  8. 8.
    Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the chicken rolls until golden brown on all sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  9. 9.
    Transfer the browned chicken rolls 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.
  10. 10.
    Serve the French Cordon Bleu warm and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken breasts — Pound them gently to ensure even cooking.
  • Gruyère cheese — Use a good quality Gruyère for its distinct flavor.
  • Prosciutto — Choose thin slices to wrap the chicken easily.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a crispy crust, refrigerate the breaded chicken rolls for 30 minutes before frying.
  • Experiment with different cheeses like Emmental or Comté for a unique twist.
  • Serve with a creamy mushroom sauce for an extra touch of French indulgence.
  • If you prefer a healthier version, bake the breaded chicken rolls without frying.
  • Pair with a crisp white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, to complement the flavors.

Serving advice

Serve the French Cordon Bleu with a side of roasted potatoes or a fresh green salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, slice the French Cordon Bleu diagonally and arrange the pieces on a platter. Garnish with fresh parsley or a lemon wedge for a pop of color.