Italian-style Chicken Cordon Bleu


Italian-style Chicken Cordon Bleu

Mozzarella-Stuffed Chicken Rolls with Prosciutto

In Italian cuisine, we have put an Italian twist on the classic Swiss dish, Cordon Bleu. This Italian-style Chicken Cordon Bleu features tender chicken breasts stuffed with creamy mozzarella cheese and wrapped in savory prosciutto. It's a delicious and elegant dish that will transport you to the flavors of Italy.

Jan Dec

25 minutes

20 minutes

45 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Low carb, High protein, Keto-friendly, Nut-free

Dairy (mozzarella cheese), Wheat (breadcrumbs)

Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Paleo, Pescatarian


While the Swiss version of Cordon Bleu typically uses Swiss cheese and ham, our Italian adaptation swaps them out for mozzarella cheese and prosciutto. This gives the dish a distinct Italian flavor profile, with the rich and creamy mozzarella complementing the saltiness of the prosciutto. We alse have the original recipe for Cordon Bleu, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 380 kcal / 1590 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (7g 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 and pepper.
  4. 4.
    Lay a slice of mozzarella cheese on top of each chicken breast.
  5. 5.
    Roll up the chicken breasts tightly, tucking in the sides as you go.
  6. 6.
    Wrap each rolled chicken breast with two slices of prosciutto, ensuring they are fully covered.
  7. 7.
    In separate bowls, place the flour, beaten eggs, and breadcrumbs mixed with grated Parmesan cheese.
  8. 8.
    Dip each chicken roll first in the flour, then in the beaten eggs, and finally coat it with the breadcrumb mixture.
  9. 9.
    Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  10. 10.
    Fry the chicken rolls until golden brown on all sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  11. 11.
    Transfer the 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 and bubbly.
  12. 12.
    Remove from the oven and let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Mozzarella cheese — Use fresh mozzarella for the best melting and flavor.
  • Prosciutto — Look for thinly sliced prosciutto for easy wrapping.

Tips & Tricks

  • To ensure the chicken rolls stay together during cooking, you can secure them with toothpicks.
  • For a crispy breadcrumb coating, lightly toast the breadcrumbs in a dry skillet before using.
  • Serve with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.

Serving advice

Serve the Italian-style Chicken Cordon Bleu hot, alongside a fresh green salad or roasted vegetables.

Presentation advice

Arrange the chicken rolls on a platter, garnished with fresh basil leaves for a pop of color.