Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

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This healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is a family favorite! Stuffed with ham and cheese then breaded and baked in the oven or made in the air fryer.

This healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is a family favorite! Stuffed with ham and cheese then breaded and baked in the oven or made in the air fryer.
Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu is usually stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese, but you can use any cheese your family likes such as mozzarella or Gruyere. For a quicker version, you may also like this Skillet Chicken Cordon Bleu which doesn’t require rolling or breading.

This healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is a family favorite! Stuffed with ham and cheese then breaded and baked or made in the air fryer.

When I was a kid, my mom took culinary classes in college and learned to make this dish. When she made it for dinner, I loved it so much I asked her to make it every week. She was taught to deep fry them, but to be honest, you don’t need to. If you bake them in the oven or in the air fryer, they come out golden on the outside, and juicy on the inside, without all the mess and fat.

Previously my instructions for this recipe called for cutting the chicken breasts into thin cutlets. I re-worked this recipe using thin pre-sliced chicken cutlets instead. If you’re a pro at slicing your own chicken cutlets, feel free to do it yourself, you will cut the cost in half.

Toothpicks to hold the chicken closed on the ends are not required to make this, I personally prefer not to use them. A little cheese may ooze out, but that’s OK! If you want to use the toothpicks, totally up to you but it’s so much quicker and easier without.

How To Make Chicken Cordon Bleu

This healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is a family favorite! Stuffed with ham and cheese then breaded and baked or made in the air fryer.
This healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is a family favorite! Stuffed with ham and cheese then breaded and baked in the oven or made in the air fryer.
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Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

378 Cals 55 Protein 8 Carbs 10 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
This healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is a family favorite! Stuffed with ham and cheese then breaded and baked in the oven or made in the air fryer.

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 12 thin sliced, 36 oz total skinless boneless chicken breasts, 3 oz each
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 5 oz 6 slices thinly sliced lean deli ham, sliced in half
  • 6 slices 4.4 oz Sargento reduced fat Swiss cheese, cut in half

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Spray a large non-stick baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Wash and dry the chicken cutlets; lightly pound the chicken to make thinner and lightly season with salt and black pepper.
  • Lay the chicken on a working surface and place a slice of ham on top of the chicken, then the cheese and roll, setting them aside seam side down.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk eggs and egg whites along with water to make an egg wash.
  • In another medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.
  • Dip the chicken into the egg wash, then into the breadcrumbs.
  • Place chicken onto the baking sheet seem side down. Spray the top of the chicken with more cooking spray and bake about 25 minutes, or until until cooked.

Air Fryer Directions

  • Follow steps above 1 through 6.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F. Spray both sides of the chicken with oil. Cook, in two batches 12 minutes turning halfway.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2pieces, Calories: 378kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 55g, Fat: 10g, Sodium: 813mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 1g
WW Points Plus: 8
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  1. This is one of our favourites. I make the ST Spring Asparagus Risotto with it with grilled vegetable. Makes a yummy meal for family and friends.

  2. This was so good!! I used thigh instead of breast and mozzarella, cooked in the air fryer and it turned out fantastic! Hubby made me promise to make it again next week, quick and easy too!

  3. Very good.  I made w Prosciutto and would add more cheese

  4. There is nothing “unhealthy” about this meal… I don’t see why people would think that.

  5. Can’t wait go try these cordon. bleu chicken breasts.

  6. The recipe worked out perfectly. Thank you for the hard work to put these out there. I especially appreciate this resource since I’m on WW. It was delicious and the chicken was juicy and yummy!

  7. These were great. I was worried about them falling apart without a toothpick but they held together just fine.

  8. Super yummy! Me & my husband made this dish tonight on Valentine’s day. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. HI, what kind of cooking spray do you normally use in your air fryer? Thanks

  10. This was a hit!  Will definitely make again, chicken was tender and juicy. 

  11. Can this be put together and then frozen?

  12. Great recipe. My boyfriend just got me the ninja air fryer. I should have cooked the chicken 12 minutes total and flipped it, but misread and cooked it for 16 minutes on one side. 

    Super impressed with how quickly it cooks things.

    To add some flavor, I got a ranch packet and sprinkled it on the chicken beforehand and into the panko mix. 

  13. My family absolutely LOVES this. But when I create this in the Recipe Maker in WW, it brings it up to 5 on Blue, not 3. What am I doing wrong? I put this exact recipe in.

    • Hi Sam. Are you using the recipe builder? The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  14. The recipe is good, but cooking the chicken at 450 left it dry and some of it burnt.  I will try this recipe again at the normal 375 temp for a longer period of time