Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe is a great way to jazz up a chicken breast. The chicken has layers of ham and swiss cheese and is air fried to perfection.

Close up image Chicken Cordon Bleu with a side salad on a plate.

Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe:

Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe is a family favorite. It is a great way to take thinly sliced chicken and turn it into an amazing meal. This Blue Ribbon meal is stuffed chicken breast with thinly sliced ham, swiss cheese and topped with bread crumbs.

Chicken Cordon Bleu can be made in the Crock Pot, Instant Pot and even baked. But we love cooking in the air fryer. The breaded chicken comes out with an extra crispy texture but juicy and flavorful on the inside.

We love that this meal can be served for as a fancy meal or just a weeknight dinner. My kids love it and served with a side salad makes this meal complete.

Close up image Chicken Cordon Bleu with a side salad on a plate.

What is Chicken Cordon Bleu?

The reason that we call Chicken Cordon Bleu because Cordon bleu translate to Blue Ribbon Chicken. We couldn’t agree more. Air Fryer chicken is so tender and come out so flavorful and juicy.

We love that this chicken can be made into your own recipe. It is traditionally made with slice of ham and swiss cheese, but we have gotten creative with this recipe and used different cheeses and seasoning.

Ingredients needed - chicken breast, ham, swiss cheese, salt and pepper, breadcrumbs, panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, eggs

Ingredients: 

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 
  • Slices of Ham 
  • Slices of Swiss cheese
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Breadcrumbs 
  • Panko Breadcrumbs 
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese 
  • Large eggs 

How to make Chicken Cordon Bleu in the Air Fryer: 

  • Prepare Chicken – Gently pound the chicken breast until it’s 1/4-1/2” thick.  I place plastic wrap on top of the chicken and beat with a wooden meat mallet or rolling pin.  Be careful not to over beat as the chicken will tear. 
  • Season Chicken – Then lay the chicken on a cutting board and season it with salt and pepper.  As an option, spread Dijon Mustard on the chicken.
  • Add Ham and Cheese – Top each chicken with a slice of the ham and a slice of the cheese.  Roll the chicken and sit them aside seam down. 
  • Whisk Eggs – Then place the eggs in a shallow bowl and whisk them. 
  • Stir Bread Crumbs – Then stir together the breadcrumbs and Parmesan Cheese together in a separate shallow bowl.  
The process of making air fryer chicken cordon bleu.
  • Dip Chicken into mixed eggs – Dip each piece of chicken into the eggs to coat.
  • Cover in Bread Crumbs – Then dip the chicken into the breadcrumbs mixture to fully coat it.  Pat the breadcrumbs into the chicken to make sure that it sticks to all the sides of the chicken. 
  • Place in Baking Pan – Then place the chicken in the baking pan. 
  • Spray with Oil – Spray all sides of the chicken with oil.   
  • Prepare Air Fryer Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.  If your air fryer does not have a preheat option, then let it run at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes to warm it up.  Then place chicken in air fryer basket.
Chicken Cordon Bleu in a air fryer basket.
  • Air Fry the Chicken – Let the chicken cook for 12-15 minutes, flipping it halfway through until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.  Cooking time could vary based on your air fryer. It could take up to 20 minutes to cook.
  • Check chicken internal temperature – Make sure to only check the chicken layer when checking for the doneness of the chicken. You will likely need to cook the chicken in batches as you do not want them to overlap or touch in the air fryer. 
  • Serve and Enjoy – Then let the chicken rest for 5 minutes and then it’s ready to enjoy! 
Close up image Chicken Cordon Bleu with a side salad on a plate.

How to know when Chicken is done?

When we cook meat we always rely on a meat thermometer to ensure that it is cook thoroughly. Because chicken cordon bleu has layers of ingredients, be sure that you are just checking the internal temperature of the chicken.

The reading of the meat thermometer should have a reading of 160 degrees to 165 degrees. Using a meat thermometer allows you to check for doneness without slicing into the chicken.

Close up image Chicken Cordon Bleu with a side salad on a plate.

What to serve with Chicken Cordon Bleu:

When we serve Chicken Cordon Bleu since it is a hearty full meal, we tried to stick to sides that are light. Here are some of our favorites.

Close up image Chicken Cordon Bleu with a side salad on a plate.

Can Chicken Cordon Bleu be Frozen?

This recipe is great to prepare and freeze. Prepare chicken by placing the ham and cheese and rolling into breadcrumbs. Then place chicken in a freezer bag or air tight container. You can freeze chicken up to 3 months.

Then once you are ready to prepare, thaw frozen chicken cordon bleu in the refrigerator overnight. Then bake the next day.

Close up image Chicken Cordon Bleu with a side salad on a plate.

Print Recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu:

Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu

5 from 2 votes
Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu is a great way to jazz up a chicken. It has layers of ham and swiss cheese and is air fried to perfection.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Let Rest 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 356
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 6 thin Slices of Ham
  • 6 Slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and spray a 9X13 baking pan or large baking sheet with a non stick cooking spray.
  • Gently pound the chicken breast until it’s 1/4-1/2” thick.  I place plastic wrap on top of the chicken and beat with a wooden mallet or rolling pin.  Be careful not to over beat as the chicken will tear.
  • Then lay the chicken on a work surface and season it with salt and pepper.
  • Top each chicken with a slice of the ham and a slice of the cheese.  Roll the chicken and sit them aside seam down.
  • Then place the eggs in a shallow bowl and whisk them.
  • Then stir together the breadcrumbs and Parmesan Cheese together in a separate shallow bowl.
  • Dip each piece of chicken into the eggs to coat. Then dip the chicken into the breadcrumbs mixture to fully coat it.  Pat the breadcrumbs into the chicken to make sure that it sticks to all the sides of the chicken.  Then place the chicken in the baking pan.
  • Spray all sides of the chicken with oil.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.  If your air fryer does not have a preheat option, then let it run at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes to warm it up.
  • Cook the chicken for 12-15 minutes, flipping it halfway through until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.  Make sure to only check the chicken layer when checking for the doneness of the chicken. You will likely need to cook the chicken in batches as you do not want them to overlap or touch in the air fryer.
  • Then let the chicken rest for 5 minutes and then it’s ready to enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 356kcal, Carbohydrates 11g, Protein 40g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 164mg, Sodium 877mg, Potassium 566mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 291IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 223mg, Iron 2mg

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