Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu


Crispy air fryer chicken Cordon Bleu stuffed with ham and melty cheese. Serve with a steamed vegetable for a complete and satisfying meal.

Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 4 slices deli Swiss cheese

  • 4 slices deli ham

  • 2 toothpicks

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • cooking spray


  1. Place a chicken breast on a flat work surface. Slice horizontally through the middle, being careful not to cut all the way through to the other side. Open the 2 sides and spread them out like an open book. Place chicken breast between 2 sheets of heavy plastic on a solid, level surface; lightly pound with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a 1/4-inch thickness. Repeat with remaining chicken breast.

  2. Season each chicken breast with salt and pepper. Spread Dijon mustard on top. Place 1 slice of cheese on each breast. Top each with 2 slices of ham and 1 slice of cheese. Roll each breast up and secure with a toothpick.

  3. Place flour in a shallow bowl. Place egg in a second bowl. Mix panko bread crumbs and grated Parmesan in a third bowl.

  4. Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Meanwhile, dredge chicken breasts in flour; shake off excess. Dip into beaten egg, allowing any excess egg to drip back into the bowl. Press into bread crumb mixture to coat both sides; place breaded chicken breasts onto a plate and spray with nonstick spray. Let sit for 5 minutes while the air fryer preheats, then arrange breaded chicken in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

  6. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 10 minutes; flip chicken breasts and spray any dry spots with nonstick spray. Cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 8 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

728 Calories
32g Fat
57g Carbs
64g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 728
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 16g 81%
Cholesterol 253mg 84%
Sodium 1664mg 72%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 64g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 637mg 49%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 466mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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