Nouvelle Cuisine Cordon Bleu


Nouvelle Cuisine Cordon Bleu

Elevated Swiss Delight: Nouvelle Cuisine Cordon Bleu

In the realm of Nouvelle Cuisine, we present a refined twist on the classic Swiss dish, Cordon Bleu. This elegant adaptation combines the traditional flavors of Swiss cuisine with the artistic presentation and delicate balance of flavors that define Nouvelle Cuisine. Indulge in this culinary masterpiece that harmonizes the richness of ham and cheese with a tender chicken breast, all enveloped in a crispy golden crust.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

25 minutes

45 minutes

4 servings


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

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

Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Paleo, Pescatarian


While the original Swiss Cordon Bleu is known for its hearty and rustic qualities, our Nouvelle Cuisine version focuses on lighter and more delicate flavors. The chicken breast is thinly pounded to ensure tenderness, and the ham and cheese filling is carefully selected to complement the dish without overpowering it. The presentation is also elevated, with attention to artistic plating and precise cooking techniques. 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: 15g (1g sugar)
  • Protein: 38g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. 2.
    Lay each chicken breast flat on a cutting board and season with salt and pepper.
  3. 3.
    Place a slice of prosciutto and a slice of Gruyère cheese on top of each chicken breast.
  4. 4.
    Roll up the chicken breast, tucking in the sides to enclose the filling.
  5. 5.
    Secure the rolled chicken breast with toothpicks.
  6. 6.
    Dredge each chicken roll in flour, then dip it into the beaten eggs, and finally coat it with breadcrumbs.
  7. 7.
    Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  8. 8.
    Fry the chicken rolls until golden brown on all sides.
  9. 9.
    Transfer the fried chicken rolls to a baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through.
  10. 10.
    Remove the toothpicks before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken breasts — Pound them gently to ensure even thickness for quicker and more even cooking.
  • Gruyère cheese — Opt for a high-quality Gruyère with a rich and nutty flavor for the best results.
  • Prosciutto — Use thinly sliced prosciutto for a delicate and savory taste.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a healthier version, you can bake the chicken rolls instead of frying them.
  • Experiment with different types of cheese, such as Emmental or Fontina, to add variety to the filling.
  • Serve the Cordon Bleu with a light sauce, such as a lemon butter sauce or a creamy Dijon mustard sauce.
  • Accompany the dish with a fresh green salad or steamed vegetables to balance the richness.
  • If you prefer a crispier crust, you can double coat the chicken rolls in the egg and breadcrumb mixture.

Serving advice

Serve the Nouvelle Cuisine Cordon Bleu hot, allowing the melted cheese to ooze out when cut. Pair it with a side dish and sauce of your choice for a complete and satisfying meal.

Presentation advice

Create an elegant presentation by slicing the chicken rolls diagonally and arranging them on a plate in a fan-like pattern. Drizzle the plate with a touch of sauce and garnish with fresh herbs for a pop of color.