Russian-style Chicken Cordon Bleu


Russian-style Chicken Cordon Bleu

Borscht-inspired Chicken Cordon Bleu: A Russian Twist on a Classic Dish

In Russian cuisine, hearty and comforting dishes are highly valued. This Russian-style Chicken Cordon Bleu takes inspiration from the traditional Russian soup, Borscht, and infuses it into a beloved Swiss classic. The result is a flavorful and satisfying dish that combines the best of both culinary worlds.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

25 minutes

55 minutes

4 servings


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

Dairy (Swiss cheese), Gluten (breadcrumbs), Pork (bacon)

Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Paleo, Nut-free


While the original Swiss Cordon Bleu is typically made with ham and Swiss cheese, this Russian adaptation replaces the ham with smoky bacon and incorporates tangy Russian-style pickles for a unique twist. The chicken is still breaded and pan-fried to perfection, but the flavors are enhanced with a Russian-inspired seasoning blend. We alse have the original recipe for Cordon Bleu, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 420 kcal / 1760 kJ
  • Fat: 22g (Total), 9g (Saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 18g (Total), 2g (Sugars)
  • Protein: 38g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • 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 use a meat mallet to pound them to an even thickness of about 1/4 inch.
  3. 3.
    Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, paprika, and dried dill on both sides.
  4. 4.
    Place a slice of Swiss cheese, a pickle, and two slices of bacon on each chicken breast.
  5. 5.
    Roll up the chicken breasts tightly, securing them with toothpicks if needed.
  6. 6.
    In three separate bowls, place the flour, beaten eggs, and breadcrumbs.
  7. 7.
    Dip each chicken roll first in the flour, then in the beaten eggs, and finally in the breadcrumbs, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  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 the chicken is cooked through and the cheese is melted.
  11. 11.
    Remove the toothpicks before serving.
  12. 12.
    Serve hot and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Bacon — Choose thick-cut bacon for a smokier flavor and crispier texture.
  • Russian-style pickles — Look for pickles with a tangy and slightly sour taste to add a unique Russian touch to the dish.
  • Swiss cheese — Opt for a high-quality Swiss cheese with a good melting capability for a creamy and flavorful filling.

Tips & Tricks

  • To ensure the chicken rolls cook evenly, make sure they are rolled tightly and secured with toothpicks if necessary.
  • For a healthier version, you can bake the breaded chicken rolls instead of frying them.
  • Serve the Russian-style Chicken Cordon Bleu with a dollop of sour cream or a side of mashed potatoes for a complete Russian-inspired meal.

Serving advice

Serve the Russian-style Chicken Cordon Bleu hot, accompanied by a generous portion of creamy mashed potatoes and a side of tangy sauerkraut for a traditional Russian dining experience.

Presentation advice

Arrange the sliced Russian-style Chicken Cordon Bleu on a platter, garnished with fresh dill sprigs and a drizzle of sour cream. The vibrant colors of the dish will make it visually appealing and appetizing.