Hungarian Cordon Bleu


Hungarian Cordon Bleu

Paprika-infused Chicken Cordon Bleu with Hungarian Twist

In Hungarian cuisine, we embrace bold flavors and rich combinations. This Hungarian Cordon Bleu recipe takes the classic Swiss dish and adds a touch of Hungarian flair. The result is a mouthwatering combination of tender chicken, smoky ham, and creamy cheese, all enveloped in a crispy breadcrumb coating. Get ready to experience a delightful fusion of Swiss and Hungarian culinary traditions!

Jan Dec

30 minutes

25 minutes

55 minutes

4 servings


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

Dairy (cheese), Gluten (breadcrumbs)

Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free


While the Swiss Cordon Bleu traditionally uses Swiss cheese and ham, the Hungarian adaptation incorporates Hungarian ingredients and flavors. We substitute the Swiss cheese with Hungarian Trappista cheese, which has a similar texture and mild flavor. Additionally, we enhance the dish with the addition of Hungarian paprika, a staple spice in Hungarian cuisine known for its vibrant color and smoky taste. 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: 12g (Sugars: 1g)
  • Protein: 40g
  • 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 about 1/4 inch thickness.
  3. 3.
    Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and Hungarian paprika.
  4. 4.
    Lay 2 slices of Hungarian smoked ham and 1 slice of Hungarian Trappista cheese on each chicken breast.
  5. 5.
    Roll up the chicken breasts tightly, tucking in the sides as you go.
  6. 6.
    Secure the rolls with toothpicks to hold their shape.
  7. 7.
    Dredge each chicken roll in flour, then dip it into the beaten eggs, and finally coat it with breadcrumbs mixed with Hungarian paprika.
  8. 8.
    Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  9. 9.
    Fry the chicken rolls until golden brown on all sides, then transfer them to a baking dish.
  10. 10.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted.
  11. 11.
    Remove the toothpicks before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Hungarian Trappista cheese — Make sure to use a mild and creamy Trappista cheese for the best flavor and melting properties.
  • Hungarian paprika — Choose a high-quality Hungarian paprika for its distinct smoky flavor and vibrant color.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra burst of flavor, add a pinch of garlic powder or dried herbs to the breadcrumb mixture.
  • If you prefer a crispier coating, you can double coat the chicken rolls by dipping them in the beaten eggs and breadcrumbs twice.
  • Serve the Hungarian Cordon Bleu with a dollop of sour cream or a side of Hungarian cucumber salad for a refreshing contrast.

Serving advice

Serve the Hungarian Cordon Bleu hot, straight from the oven, to fully enjoy the melted cheese and crispy coating. Pair it with a side of mashed potatoes or buttered noodles to complete the meal.

Presentation advice

To make the Hungarian Cordon Bleu visually appealing, slice each chicken roll diagonally before serving. This will showcase the layers of ham, cheese, and chicken, creating an enticing presentation on the plate.