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Close up of chicken cordon bleu showing off the cheese and ham layers inside.

Gluten-free Chicken Cordon Bleu

Sara Vaughn
Think this recipe is made only at a restaurant? Think again; you can make Chicken Cordon Bleu at home, it's way easier than you think, and it's totally gluten-free!
Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Swiss
Servings 4
Calories 429 kcal


  • 4 Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 8-12 Slices Deli Style Ham
  • 8-12 Slices Swiss Cheese
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ½ C Water or Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 TSP Onion Powder
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper


Stuff the Chicken

  • Gather all your ingredients.
  • Mix the seasonings into a small bowl and set it aside.
  • Take your chicken breast and place it between pieces of parchment paper. Using the flat side of a meat mallet pound the chicken flat until it is an even thickness. I prefer mine to be about ¼ inch thick for this dish.
  • Transfer the chicken to a piece of plastic wrap and season both sides.
  • Layer the ham slices on top of the chicken.
  • Then layer the cheese slices on top of the ham.
  • Carefully (using the plastic wrap to help) fold in the sides of the chicken and then roll it closed creating a chicken log. Wrap the plastic around tight and set them aside to assemble the remaining breasts.
  • Place the wrapped chicken into the freezer for about an hour. Do NOT THAW the chicken before continuing.

Once the Chicken is Frozen

  • Heat some light cooking oil in a shallow skillet over medium-high heat and preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Remove the plastic wrap from the chicken.
  • Prepare the breadcrumbs if needed and place them into a shallow dish and add the spices.
  • In another shallow dish place the eggs and about a ½ c water (or milk if desired) and whisk until combined and the egg wash is ready.
  • Carefully dip the chicken into the egg wash and then into the bread crumbs and set them aside.
  • Place the chicken into the skillet and let it cook for about 2-3 minutes per side just until the breading is set on the chicken.
  • Transfer the pan-fried chicken to a baking tray with a rack over it and put it into the oven until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Depending on the size of the chicken this can take about 30-45 minutes.
  • Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving.
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