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Healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu

This easy, Healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe combines the sweet and tangy flavors of honey and Dijon mustard with baked chicken, ham and melted Swiss cheese for a tasty dish!

This easy, healthy chicken cordon bleu recipe combines the sweet and tangy flavors of honey and Dijon mustard with baked chicken, ham and melted Swiss cheese for a tasty dish!

I was an adult before I ever had the pleasure of tasting chicken cordon bleu, though I always thought saying it was quite fun.

What is chicken cordon bleu? Find out in this easy, gluten free chicken cordon bleu recipe combines the sweet and tangy flavors of honey and Dijon mustard with baked chicken, ham and melted Swiss cheese for a tasty dish!

I picture myself wearing a French chapeau when I say ‘cordon bleu’, however, it is not necessary to don a beret to make this recipe.

It’s quick and easy chicken cordon bleu recipe, and I must say delicious.

Looking for chicken cordon bleu recipes? Here is a delicious one! This easy, low carb chicken cordon bleu recipe combines the sweet and tangy flavors of honey and Dijon mustard with baked chicken, ham and melted Swiss cheese for a tasty dish!

When I was a kid, I loved to eat chicken legs; I could eat them with my hands and not get in trouble for it.

But then, one Sunday after church, I bit into a chicken leg, and I saw what looked like a vein.

I asked my dad if that it really was a blood vein, hoping he would say “no”.

He said it was, and as a nine year old, that was enough to completely gross me out!

I was told that I wouldn’t find veins in the white meat pieces of chicken, and so I became a connoisseur of the chicken breast.

You’ll be glad to know that I have matured a bit since then, and so have my taste buds!

This best chicken cordon bleu recipe combines the sweet and tangy flavors of honey and Dijon mustard with baked chicken, ham and melted Swiss cheese for a tasty dish!

Finding new and delicious ways to cook chicken breasts has always been a quest of mine.

My family loves white meat chicken; it’s kind of a staple at our house and we love healthy chicken recipes.

Since we love the taste of chicken cordon bleu with the ham and Swiss cheese, I decided to experiment with making a healthy chicken cordon bleu recipe.

This simple chicken cordon bleu recipe combines the sweet and tangy flavors of honey and Dijon mustard with baked chicken, ham and melted Swiss cheese for a tasty dish!

To make my cordon blue chicken recipe more flavorful, I created a honey mustard marinade for the chicken before it is cooked and then topped the finished dish with a sweet, tangy Dijon mustard and honey drizzle.

The drizzle is so yummy, you will want to dredge each bite in the remaining drizzle on your plate. Delicious!

This easy, homemade recipe for chicken cordon bleu combines the sweet and tangy flavors of honey and Dijon mustard with baked chicken, ham and melted Swiss cheese for a tasty dish!

I try to eat gluten-free by choice, so I played around with making a non-breaded version of chicken cordon bleu.

I experimented with different marinades, then, voilà, I created this recipe of baked, healthy, gluten free chicken cordon bleu with no breading.

My family loves it, so this homemade chicken cordon bleu makes a frequent appearance at our dinner table.

This healthy chicken recipe has so much flavor in the marinade and drizzle, that you don’t miss the breading.

For those of you who choose to eat a low-carb diet, this is a great dish to add to your meal plan.

This easy, non breaded chicken cordon bleu recipe combines the sweet and tangy flavors of honey and Dijon mustard with baked chicken, ham and melted Swiss cheese for a tasty dish!

It’s easy to make, and goes well with roasted vegetables. I know you’ll enjoy this healthy, low carb chicken cordon bleu recipe.

Bon Appétit!

For another great French recipe, learn How to Make Chicken Florentine!

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Healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

This easy, healthy chicken cordon bleu recipe combines the sweet and tangy flavors of honey and Dijon mustard with baked chicken, ham and melted Swiss cheese for a tasty dish!
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Additional Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 541kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

Chicken:
  • 4 Thin-sliced chicken breast
  • 6 oz shaved ham
  • I cup grated Swiss cheese
Marinade:
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp gluten free Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp honey
Drizzle:
  • 2 Tbsp gluten free Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Whisk the olive oil, mustard and honey together to make the marinade. 
  • Rinse the chicken breast with water and place them in a bowl. 
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken, making sure to get each breast completely coated.  Let it sit for 2 or more hours, or overnight, in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
  • Place the marinated chicken breasts in a baking dish, and bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • While the chicken is cooking, whisk together the mustard and honey drizzle. Set aside for now.
  • Remove the dish from the oven, and drain the liquid from the dish.  You can siphon it out with a turkey baster or take the chicken out of the dish and pour off the excess liquid and return the chicken to the baking dish.
  • Brush a small amount of the drizzle over each chicken breast.
  • Arrange the shaved ham over each individual chicken breast, using ¼ of the ham on each chicken breast.
  • Return the dish to the oven to bake for 7 more minutes.
  • Remove the dish from the oven, and sprinkle ¼ cup of the grated Swiss cheese over each chicken breast topped with ham.
  • Return the dish to the oven and bake for 2-3 more minutes, just to melt the cheese.
  • Remove the dish from the oven, and place the chicken on a serving platter or directly on your plate.
  • Pour in a zig-zag motion ¼ of the remaining drizzle over each plated chicken breast, and eat! Bon Appétit!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
541
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
25
g
38
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
15
g
Cholesterol
 
154
mg
51
%
Sodium
 
1031
mg
45
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
23
g
26
%
Protein
 
55
g
110
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Linda

Hi, I'm Linda! Welcome to The Wanderlust Kitchen, where I share recipes and travel adventures from all around the world. Here you'll find a world of recipes you can have confidence in. These recipes celebrate authentic food heritage as well as modern techniques and ingredients. Be adventurous and try a new recipe and travel somewhere you have never been before.  Bon Appétit! Bon Voyage!  

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  1. When I was a kid in the early 70s I remember watching the Galloping Gourmet making chicken cordon bleu on his tv show. My mother made the recipe, I remember not being crazy about the gruyere cheese.
    This recipe is a great twist….

  2. Made this last night and it was really delicious. For lunch today I warmed up the leftovers for a sandwwich in a focaccia roll. So good!

  3. Wonderful. I made this for a dinner party and there were absolutely no negative comments. My family loved it. I followed the directions exactly as written.

  4. This was a very tasty treat!! My husband had been wanting me to make this for a long time and this recipe was a BIG hit at my house!!! Thanks alot Kiersten