Now you can enjoy cordon bleu in pressure cooker in just minutes. Try this Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe that takes all the work out of traditional cordon blue recipes.

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Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe:

Your family can enjoy this delicious chicken cordon bleu instant pot recipe with very little work.  This seems like such a fancy dish but really it is very simple thanks to the pressure cooker.

Enjoy tender chicken stuffed with ham and cheese for the best meal. Literally this can all be put together in just minutes. The ingredients combined makes this juicy chicken so full of flavor.

You can serve this during busy weeknights without any complicated prep work. It is that easy. This instapot chicken cordon bleu is not hard to prepare. With these easy step by step instructions, your family will be so impressed.

Chicken Cordon Bleu on a plate with a side of broccoli

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. This instant pot 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.

Chicken Cordon Bleu on a plate with a side of broccoli with an instant pot in the background

Instant Pot Recommendation:

I am using an 8 quart Instant pot but you can use a 6 quart. I personally have an Instant Pot and so far I am loving it. You can find the Instant pot on sale here.  It’s really changed dinner time around here.

I can take a frozen meal that I have prepared and place it in the instant pot. Within about 25 minutes or less dinner will be ready.

Ingredients for Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Fillet
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Milk
  • Water
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Minced Garlic
  • Ham Slices
  • Sliced Swiss Cheese
  • Cornbread Stove-Top® Stuffing
  • Butter, melted

How to Make Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu:

  • Combine Ingredients – In a small bowl, whisk together the cream of chicken soup, water, milk, salt, pepper and garlic until smooth. Set aside.
  • Add Chicken to Instant Pot – Place the chicken breasts at the bottom of the instant pot.
  • Place Ham over Chicken – Add the ham over the chicken in an even layer.
  • Add the Cheese – Top with the cheese.
  • Pour the Soup Ingredients in the Instant Pot – Pour over the soup mixture and use a spatula to spread it out evenly.
  • Add Cornbread Mixture – Sprinkle over the cornbread stuffing mix.
  • Top with Melted Butter – Pour over the butter evenly over the stuffing.
  • Close the Instant Pot and seal – Add the lid and set the valve to sealing.
  • Pressure Cook – Set the pressure for 25 minutes.
  • Quick Release – Do a quick release to release the pressure.

Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Tips:

  • Crispy Breading – If you prefer to have crispy breading, you can sear the chicken on each side in the instant pot if you prefer. You may need to reduce the cooking time about 2 minutes if you plan on searing the chicken.
  • High Pressure – With any type of instant pot you use, cook on high pressure for about 25 minutes.
  • Use other cheeses – Use provolone cheese instead of swiss cheese. We have also used sliced of cheddar cheese or grated cheese. The slice cheese provides a thicker layer but the grated cheese melts into the chicken.
  • Gluten Free – To make this recipe gluten free, you can use gluten free bread crumbs.
  • Liquid – If you prefer a gravy to go over the top of the chicken cordon bleu, you can saute the remaining liquid with some cornstarch. If there is any much liquid left, add a little.

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.

Chicken Cordon Bleu on a plate with a side of broccoli with an instant pot in the background

What is the Bleu in Chicken Cordon Bleu?

The Bleu in Chicken Cordon Bleu originates from Blue Ribbon Chicken. Means that chicken, pork or veal is pounded thin. This meat is then topped with slices of ham and cheese and then cooked in the instant pot.

The process of making this recipe is easy by layering everything in the instant pot. With these simple ingredients and cooking the chicken instant pot instead frying makes this recipe so much easier.

How long does it take to Cook Chicken in the Instant Pot:

Cooking chicken in the Instant Pot doesn’t take long. That is why we make chicken recipes a lot in the instant pot. Cooking thaw chicken in the instant pot takes about 8 to 10 minutes. If your chicken is frozen, it takes 10 to 12 minutes.

The chicken is perfectly cooked to be shredded for many different meals.

What to Serve with Chicken Cordon Bleu:

This chicken cordon bleu recipe is a hearty, rich recipe that is perfectly served with a light side. These are are favorite sides that we have served with this recipe.

Chicken Cordon Bleu on a plate with a side of broccoli with an instant pot in the background

Variation Ideas:

  • Use other cheeses – Use provolone cheese instead of swiss cheese. We have also used sliced of cheddar cheese or grated cheese. The slice cheese provides a thicker layer but the grated cheese melts into the chicken.
  • Change the Meat – Instead of Ham use prosciutto in this recipe. You can also use black forest ham or smoked ham. We have used smoked bacon as alternative.
  • Chicken – We usually filet our chicken to make thinner, evenly pieces. But they also have thin slices of chicken that you can get at the store. This might save you time from pounding your chicken thin.
  • Cornbread Options – We like using cornbread as the breading for this recipe. Instead of cornbread mix, use a season blend of oregano, garlic powder and onion powder.
  • Add a Sauce – Some recipes call for a sauce to top with the chicken cordon bleu. This is optional but it would be great for dipping. Dijon Mustard mixed with mayonnaise makes a great sauce.
  • Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta – Serve this easy cordon bleu over pasta for an easy weeknight meal. Cut in bite size pieces for easy serving.
  • Chicken Broth – Instead of using water, you can use chicken broth.
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu CasseroleMake Cordon Bleu in the crock pot as a casserole with easy ingredients.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an air tight container. The leftovers will last about 4 days. This recipe is great leftover and easy to reheat. You can reheat in the microwave.

The ingredients really marinate together overnight to make it even better the next day.

Print this Chicken Cordon Bleu Pressure Cooker recipe below:

Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Now you can enjoy cordon bleu in pressure cooker in minutes. Try Instant Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe that takes the work out of traditional cordon bleu.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 640
Author Carrie Barnard

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts fillet
  • 1 10.5-oz. can cream of chicken soup
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ pound ham slices
  • 1 6-oz. pkg. sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1 6-oz. pkg. cornbread Stove-Top®? stuffing
  • 1 cup butter melted

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cream of chicken soup, water, milk, salt, pepper and garlic until smooth. Set aside.
  • Place the chicken breasts at the bottom of the instant pot.
  • Add the ham over the chicken in an even layer.
  • Top with the cheese.
  • Pour over the soup mixture and use a spatula to spread it out evenly.
  • Sprinkle over the cornbread stuffing mix.
  • Pour over the butter evenly over the stuffing.
  • Ad the lid and set the valve to sealing.
  • Set the pressure for 25 minutes.
  • Do a quick release to release the pressure.

Recipe Notes

Serve along side steamed broccoli.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 640kcal, Carbohydrates 12g, Protein 31g, Fat 52g, Saturated Fat 29g, Cholesterol 172mg, Sodium 1346mg, Potassium 408mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 1395IU, Vitamin C 0.7mg, Calcium 267mg, Iron 1.5mg

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  1. I love this recipe but I keep getting a burn notice every time I try to bring it up to pressure and I don’t know what I am doing wrong, any ideas would help.

  2. I followed the recipe to the letter but still got a burn notice and everything was stuck to the bottom of the pot. Did I miss a step?

  3. My instant pot keept saying burn when I tried to make this. Do I need to put something under the chicken?

  4. Make sure you put the liquid at the bottom of the Instant pot. That will prevent the burn notice.

  5. The milk, water and cream of soup mixture was enough liquid for my pressure cooker to come to pressure. If yours is not coming to pressure, I would add another cup of water or chicken broth to the pressure cooker. Thank you!

  6. 25mins send an awfully long time for chicken breasts. Should this be done on low pressure? Or maybe use frozen chicken? Also, the directions mention salt but salt isn’t listed in the ingredients

  7. I cook this on high pressure for 25 minutes with a quick release. You can use frozen chicken breasts but that might take longer to cook through. I correct the salt amount in the recipe – thanks for letting me know.