Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Are you searching for a sumptuous, low-carb meal that doesn’t skimp on flavor and elegance? Look no further, as this Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is not just keto-friendly and gluten-free—it’s an absolute crowd-pleaser that’s sure to impress at any dining table. Overflowing with savory ham and rich, melted cheese, each bite is a delicious celebration.

Elevating this Chicken Cordon Bleu to new heights is the Parmesan cheese and almond flour breading, which browns to perfection, creating a golden, crispy crust that’s hard to resist. We first brown the chicken in olive oil to attain that perfect crunch, then finish the cooking in the oven for that ideal tender and juicy interior.

chicken cordon bleu
chicken cordon bleu

But the pièce de résistance has to be the creamy mustard sauce. It’s robust, it’s creamy, it’s tangy, and it’s an exemplary complement to the chicken, adding layers of depth and flavor that transform this dish into something truly gourmet.

Serving the Chicken Cordon Bleu with seasoned cauliflower rice is an excellent way to keep things low-carb while not missing out on texture and satisfaction. If you’re looking for variety, mixed veggies add a burst of color and nutrition to your plate. And let’s not forget about those homemade biscuits — they’re a comforting side that rounds out the meal beautifully, providing a slight indulgence without overdoing it.

This meal is a culinary experience that brings people together, making it not only suitable for a quick weeknight dinner but also special enough for holidays or impressing company. Imagine the smiles and content sighs as they slice through the crisp coating into the tender stuffed chicken, the ham and cheese creating a melted medley. It’s a joyous merge of home-style cooking and restaurant-quality fare, inviting both the novice and the experienced cook to create a masterpiece in their own kitchen. Yum indeed!

What You Will Need:

Succulent Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe with a Parmesan Almond Crust

Are you ready for a dinner that fuses together the savory tastes of tender chicken, melted cheese, and the rich, nutty flavor of almonds? This Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe, coated in Parmesan and almond flour, delivers a delightful twist on a classic dish that your taste buds are longing for. Let’s dive into the culinary steps for creating this mouthwatering masterpiece.

Ingredients:

Chicken: Lean and versatile, it’s the main star of the dish. You will need 4 chicken breasts for this recipe.

Ham Slices: Adding a smoky depth of flavor. I use ham off the bone, but you can any kind of ham.

Cheese Slices: A creamy layer for that cheesy pull effect. A few recipes use Swiss, but my husband doesn’t like it, so I used regular sliced cheese.

Parmesan Cheese: a great cheese to be added to make your crust for the chicken.

Almond Flour: For that golden and nutty crust.

Eggs: Working as the perfect glue for the crust.

Seasonings: A sprinkle of salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika.

Olive Oil: For that Mediterranean kiss of health and flavor. You can use coconut oil or any of your choice.

Creamy Sauce: For dipping and adding yummy taste to each bite.

Directions:

Begin your culinary adventure by readying the oven. Preheat it to a warm and toasty 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). While the oven is heating up, grab a 9×11 inch baking dish and mist it with a sweep of nonstick cooking spray. This slick move will ensure an easy release for each golden parcel you’re about to craft.

Next, lay the chicken breast on a steady surface. With a sharp knife in hand, slice each piece horizontally with care. Imagine creating two equal-sized canvases from one piece of chicken. Now, sandwich each chicken slice between sheets of wax paper. Unleash your inner chef with a meat mallet, assuring you use the smooth side to pound the pieces to an even 1/4-inch thickness. This is where the transformation begins, as the chicken becomes the perfect pocket for the savory filling.

It’s seasoning time! Shower each flattened piece of chicken with grains of salt and flecks of pepper for that baseline flavor. Then, the stage is set for the cheesy act. Lay a slice of cheese followed by a slice of smoky ham atop each chicken cutlet. Gentle and steady, roll up each chicken piece, sealing the goodness inside, and fasten with a toothpick to secure it or keep the folded part down.

    In a quest for the perfect crust, mix Parmesan cheese with almond flour in a shallow dish. Find harmony in the blend by seasoning it with additional salt and pepper. Also add onion and garlic powder and a dash of paprika. In a separate dish, beat eggs and add 2 teaspoons of water.

    Take each chicken bundle on a two-step dance: first, a dip in the egg to make it sticky, then roll in the Parmesan-almond mixture to dress it up. Once coated, set it aside on a plate. Repeat the process.

    With the oven preheated and the chicken prepped, it’s time to bring the heat. Pour olive oil or any oil of choice into the skillet and warm it over a medium-high flame. Introduce the chicken bundles to the pan, and watch the crust turn to golden perfection, about 4 minutes on one side. Carefully flip the chicken to brown the opposite side for an additional 2 minutes.

    Transfer your browned chicken to the pre-sprayed baking dish. Slide them into the oven, where they’ll bask in the heat for about 15-20 minutes. You’ll know it’s showtime when the cheese peeks out, melted and bubbly, and then add the creamy sauce on top and bake for another 10 minutes.

    Serve up with your favorite veggie or pasta with the creamy sauce.

      Creamy Sauce:

      1 cup of heavy cream

      1 stick of butter

      1/2 cup of water or chicken broth

      1 tablespoon Xanthan Gum or Arrowroot (You can use corn starch, but it won’t be low carb/keto)

      1/2 block of cream cheese

      3 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese

      1/4 tsp pepper

      1 tbsp dried parsley

      In a small saucepan, melt the butter and sprinkle xanthan gum. Add the heavy cream and cream cheese. Stir till the cream cheese has melted, stir in 2 tablespoons of water or chicken stock (add more if the sauce is to think). Add the seasonings and mix the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer. Cook until it starts to thicken (10 minutes)

      Indulge in this Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe, and let each crunchy, cheesy bite remind you of the delights of cooking. Bon appétit!

      Chicken Cordon Bleu

      Recipe by Lucy ChesnaCourse: Lunch, DInnerCuisine: French
      Servings

      4

      servings
      Prep time

      10

      minutes
      Cooking time

      30

      minutes
      Calories

      300

      kcal
      Total time

      40

      minutes

      Indulge in this Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe, and let each crunchy, cheesy bite remind you of the delights of cooking. Bon appétit!

      Ingredients

      • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves and flatten thinly.

      • 6 to 8 slices Swiss cheese or regular sliced cheese

      • 6 to 8 slices cooked ham.

      • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

      • 1/4 cup almond flour

      • 3 eggs

      • 1/4 teaspoon salt

      • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

      • 1/4 teaspoon onion and garlic powder

      • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

      • oil to fry.

      Directions

      • Begin your culinary adventure by readying the oven. Preheat it to a warm and toasty 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). While the oven is heating up, grab a 9×11 inch baking dish and mist it with a sweep of nonstick cooking spray. This slick move will ensure an easy release for each golden parcel you’re about to craft.
      • Next, lay the chicken breast on a steady surface. With a sharp knife in hand, slice each piece horizontally with care. Imagine creating two equal-sized canvases from one piece of chicken. Now, sandwich each chicken slice between sheets of wax paper. Unleash your inner chef with a meat mallet, assuring you use the smooth side to pound the pieces to an even 1/4-inch thickness. This is where the transformation begins, as the chicken becomes the perfect pocket for the savory filling.
      • It’s seasoning time! Shower each flattened piece of chicken with grains of salt and flecks of pepper for that baseline flavor. Then, the stage is set for the cheesy act. Lay a slice of cheese followed by a slice of smoky ham atop each chicken cutlet. Gentle and steady, roll up each chicken piece, sealing the goodness inside, and fasten with a toothpick to secure it or keep the folded part down.
      • a quest for the perfect crust, mix Parmesan cheese with almond flour in a shallow dish. Find harmony in the blend by seasoning it with additional salt and pepper. Also add onion and garlic powder and a dash of paprika. In a separate dish, beat eggs and add 2 teaspoons of water.
      • Take each chicken bundle on a two-step dance: first, a dip in the egg to make it sticky, then roll in the Parmesan-almond mixture to dress it up. Once coated, set it aside on a plate. Repeat the process.
      • With the oven preheated and the chicken prepped, it’s time to bring the heat. Pour olive oil or any oil of choice into the skillet and warm it over a medium-high flame. Introduce the chicken bundles to the pan, and watch the crust turn to golden perfection, about 4 minutes on one side. Carefully flip the chicken to brown the opposite side for an additional 2 minutes.
      • Transfer your browned chicken to the pre-sprayed baking dish. Slide them into the oven, where they’ll bask in the heat for about 15-20 minutes. You’ll know it’s showtime when the cheese peeks out, melted and bubbly, and then add the creamy sauce on top and bake for another 10 minutes.
      • Serve up with your favorite veggie or pasta with the creamy sauce.

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