Moroccan-style Cordon Bleu


Moroccan-style Cordon Bleu

Spiced Chicken Rolls with a Moroccan Twist

In Moroccan cuisine, flavors are rich and aromatic, with a perfect balance of spices. This Moroccan-style Cordon Bleu takes the classic Swiss dish and infuses it with the vibrant flavors of Morocco. Tender chicken breasts are filled with a blend of spices, cheese, and herbs, then breaded and pan-fried to perfection. Get ready to experience a fusion of Swiss and Moroccan culinary delights!

Jan Dec

25 minutes

25 minutes

50 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Low-carb, High-protein, Keto-friendly, Dairy-free (if using dairy-free cheese)

Dairy (can be substituted with dairy-free cheese), Eggs, Gluten (can be substituted with gluten-free breadcrumbs)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Nut-free, Soy-free


While the original Swiss Cordon Bleu is typically made with ham and Swiss cheese, this Moroccan adaptation replaces the ham with a flavorful blend of Moroccan spices. The traditional breading is also enhanced with Moroccan spices, giving the dish a unique twist. Additionally, the cooking method is modified to pan-frying instead of baking, resulting in a crispy exterior and juicy interior. We alse have the original recipe for Cordon Bleu, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat: 12g (6g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 12g (1g sugars)
  • Protein: 40g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • 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.
    In a small bowl, combine the cumin, coriander, turmeric, paprika, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
  4. 4.
    Sprinkle the spice mixture evenly over both sides of the chicken breasts.
  5. 5.
    Place a slice of Swiss cheese on each chicken breast, followed by a tablespoon of chopped parsley and cilantro.
  6. 6.
    Roll up the chicken breasts tightly, tucking in the sides as you go.
  7. 7.
    Dip each chicken roll into the beaten eggs, then coat them thoroughly with breadcrumbs.
  8. 8.
    Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  9. 9.
    Fry the chicken rolls until golden brown on all sides, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  10. 10.
    Transfer the chicken rolls to a baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through.
  11. 11.
    Remove from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken breasts — Pound them evenly to ensure even cooking.
  • Moroccan spices — Adjust the spice levels according to your preference for a milder or spicier flavor.
  • Fresh herbs — Use fresh parsley and cilantro for the best flavor.
  • Breadcrumbs — For a gluten-free version, use gluten-free breadcrumbs or crushed cornflakes as a substitute.
  • Vegetable oil — Use a neutral-flavored oil with a high smoke point, such as canola or sunflower oil, for frying.

Tips & Tricks

  • To add an extra layer of flavor, marinate the chicken breasts in Moroccan spices and olive oil for a few hours before cooking.
  • Serve the Moroccan-style Cordon Bleu with a side of couscous or Moroccan spiced rice for a complete meal.
  • Experiment with different types of cheese, such as goat cheese or feta, for a unique twist on the traditional Swiss Cordon Bleu.
  • If you prefer a healthier version, you can bake the chicken rolls instead of frying them. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 200°C (400°F) for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Garnish the dish with a sprinkle of chopped fresh mint for a refreshing touch.

Serving advice

Serve the Moroccan-style Cordon Bleu hot, accompanied by a fresh salad or steamed vegetables. Drizzle some lemon juice over the chicken rolls for a tangy burst of flavor. This dish pairs well with a side of Moroccan mint tea or a glass of crisp white wine.

Presentation advice

Arrange the Moroccan-style Cordon Bleu on a platter, garnished with fresh herbs and lemon wedges. The golden-brown chicken rolls will be visually appealing, especially when sliced to reveal the melted cheese and aromatic herbs inside. Serve with a side of couscous or rice, and let the vibrant colors and enticing aromas impress your guests.