Healthy chicken cordon bleu with tender juicy chicken, warm, salty ham and melty Swiss Cheese is a quick and tasty one pan main dish!
I grew up eating chicken cordon bleu but to be honest, it was the kind delivered by the Schwans delivery driver. I think his name was Dave, in case you're wondering.
You've seen the versions of chicken cordon bleu I'm talking about right?
They're the little individual packets of stuffed chicken you can get in the grocery store. You know, the ones stuffed with butter or ham and cheese.
As a kid we freakin' loved these and in our minds it was the best chicken cordon bleu recipe EVER!
And while I'm sure that breaded traditional chicken cordon bleu was delicious, even more delicious is this low-carb recipe with all the traditional flavors.
I love taking regular recipes and turning them into weeknight do-able, family friendly recipes!
Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu
Easy chicken cordon bleu is almost as easy to make as the mass produced baked chicken version but it is waaaaaay tastier, it's healthier and it's low carb and gluten free, too.
So really, what's not to love?
As I always try to do, this recipe is made with simple ingredients!
boneless chicken breasts - if thick slice in half lengthwise
salt and pepper
ham - you can use black forest ham or whatever kind you like from the deli
Swiss cheese slices
low sodium chicken broth
How to Make Healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu
The full recipe card is below, but here's a quick rundown of how we make this delicious meal.
Boneless skinless chicken breasts get pan seared over medium-high heat in a little olive oil, seasoned with simple salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
No bread crumbs here, we're keeping things super simple and lowering the saturated fat, too. Plus, it's making this recipe gluten free!
When your chicken is done cooking, the top of each breast is covered sliced Swiss cheese and sliced ham. The cheese melts getting perfectly gooey, and the salty ham hugs the chicken breasts.
It's a beautiful think and the best part is this is a super easy recipe!
Now, it's time to make the Dijon sauce which is downright delicious!
Add the chicken broth to the pan, scraping up and little browned bits of yumminess. Cook the chicken broth until it reduces by half. This takes about 1-2 minutes. then remove from the heat.
To make the creamy sauce
Add the Dijon mustard and the butter, stirring to combine.
Top the cooked chicken, ham and cheese with the creamy Dijon sauce. Yum!!!
Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container
What to serve with low carb chicken cordon bleu:
I love to serve this recipe up at the dinner table with a simple side of green beans! You could also serve this with Low Carb Cauliflower Mash and oven roasted broccoli or whatever sides you prefer!
Other healthy chicken recipes you'll love:
I'd hope you'll try this amazing recipe and give a comment or recipe rating below!
Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu
This low carb chicken cordon bleu is made with tender juicy chicken, warm, salty ham and melty Swiss Cheese. It's a quick and delicious recipe your entire family will love!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound chicken breasts, if thick slice in half lengthwise
- salt and pepper
- 4 slices ham
- 4 Swiss cheese slices
- ¼ cup low sodium chicken broth
- 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon butter
TO MAKE THE CHICKEN
- Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil to heated pan.
- Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Add chicken breasts to the pan, cooking on both sides until cooked through.
- Once the chicken is cooked, top each chicken breast with a slice of Swiss cheese and a slice of ham. Cover with the lid and continue to cook until cheese is melted. Remove the chicken from pan and set aside to keep warm.
TO MAKE THE DIJON SAUCE
- Over medium high heat, add the chicken broth to the pan, scraping up and little browned bits. Cook until the broth is reduced by half, about 1-2 minutes, then remove from the heat.
- Add Dijon mustard and the butter, stirring to combine.
- Top the cooked chicken, ham and cheese with the creamy Dijon sauce. Serve immediately.
Use thinly sliced chicken breasts or cut large chicken breasts in half horizontally to make your own, thiner chicken cutlets.
P.S. I categorized this recipe cheekily. I know it's not authentically French, but it does sound fancy!
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 566mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 37g
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That sauce is such a great idea! I always find Chicken Cordon Bleu way too dry! Delish!
This looks absolutely incredible. What a delicious dish to make at home.
I'm glad my family loved it! Can't wait to make it again!
We love chicken cordon bleu and adding a Dijon sauce sounds divine! I can't wait to try your recipe!
Great flavor combinations! Makes for a hearty dinner!