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air fryer chicken cordon bleu

Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken breasts filled with ham and swiss cheese and coated in a breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese mixture, then air fried to a crispy golden brown.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 2


  • 2 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices deli-sliced ham
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs plain or Italian
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Butterfly the chicken breasts.

  • Place the chicken breast on a cutting board and press down on the long side of the chicken breast with the palm of your non-dominant hand. While pushing down on the breast with your hand, cut through lengthwise until you are ½ inch from the other side. Open the chicken breast up like a book.
  • Place a piece of plastic wrap over the chicken breast and gently pound it with a meat tenderizer, make it the same thickness throughout.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper and then spread Dijon mustard on pounded surface of each chicken breast.
  • Place one slice of cheese on top of the mustard, then top with the 2 slices of ham and the other slice of cheese.
  • Starting with the long edge of the chicken breast, roll the chicken up to the other side, tucking each layer in as you roll. Secure with toothpicks.

Set up a dredging station with three shallow dishes.

  • Place the flour in one. Place the beaten egg in the second dish. Combine the panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese together in the third one.
  • Dip the stuffed and rolled chicken breasts in the flour, then the beaten egg and then roll in the breadcrumbs-cheese mixture to cover on all sides. Press the crumbs secure against the chicken breast to make sure they don’t fall off.
  • Spray the chicken breasts with grapeseed oil and let sit for 5 minutes before transfering to the air fryer basket.
  • Air-fry at 350°F for 16 minutes, flipping the breasts over halfway through the cooking time. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.


Recipe provided by Make Your Meals
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