Latin American Cordon Bleu


Latin American Cordon Bleu

Sabor Latino Cordon Bleu - A Latin Twist on a Classic Dish

In Latin American cuisine, flavors burst with vibrant spices and bold ingredients. This Latin American Cordon Bleu recipe infuses the traditional Swiss dish with a touch of Latin flair. The result is a mouthwatering combination of tender chicken, smoky ham, and melted cheese, all enveloped in a crispy breadcrumb coating. Get ready to experience a fusion of cultures in every delicious bite.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

20 minutes

50 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free (if using gluten-free breadcrumbs), Low-carb (if omitting flour and breadcrumbs)

Dairy, Eggs, Wheat

Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-free


While the original Swiss Cordon Bleu typically uses Swiss cheese and ham, this Latin American adaptation incorporates Latin American cheeses and spices to add a unique twist. The breading is also seasoned with Latin American spices, giving it a flavorful kick. Additionally, the dish is often served with a side of tangy salsa or a zesty avocado sauce to complement the flavors. We alse have the original recipe for Cordon Bleu, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 450 kcal / 1880 KJ
  • Fat: 20g (Saturated Fat: 8g)
  • Carbohydrates: 25g (Sugars: 2g)
  • Protein: 40g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. 2.
    Lay the chicken breasts flat on a cutting board and season both sides with salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, and garlic powder.
  3. 3.
    Place 2 slices of ham and 2 slices of cheese on each chicken breast.
  4. 4.
    Roll up the chicken breasts tightly, securing them with toothpicks.
  5. 5.
    Dredge each chicken roll in flour, then dip it into the beaten eggs, and finally coat it with breadcrumbs.
  6. 6.
    Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the chicken rolls until golden brown on all sides.
  7. 7.
    Transfer the fried 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.
  8. 8.
    Remove the toothpicks before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken breasts — Pound them slightly to ensure even thickness for easier rolling.
  • Latin American cheese — Experiment with different types of Latin American cheeses to find your favorite flavor combination.
  • Breadcrumbs — For extra crunch, mix breadcrumbs with crushed tortilla chips or plantain chips.
  • Paprika — Use smoked paprika for a smoky flavor profile.
  • Avocado sauce — Serve the Cordon Bleu with a creamy avocado sauce for a refreshing twist.

Tips & Tricks

  • To prevent the cheese from oozing out during cooking, make sure the chicken rolls are tightly secured with toothpicks.
  • For a spicier version, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the flour or breadcrumb mixture.
  • Serve the Cordon Bleu with a side of rice and beans for a complete Latin American meal.
  • If you prefer a healthier option, bake the chicken rolls instead of frying them.
  • Customize the filling by adding sliced jalapeños or roasted red peppers for an extra kick.

Serving advice

Serve the Latin American Cordon Bleu hot, alongside a vibrant salsa or a zesty avocado sauce. Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley for a pop of color. Pair it with a side of rice and beans or a crisp salad to complete the meal.

Presentation advice

Arrange the Latin American Cordon Bleu on a platter, showcasing the golden brown crust and melted cheese. Drizzle the avocado sauce or salsa over the top for an appetizing presentation. Add a sprinkle of paprika or a sprig of fresh herbs as a finishing touch.