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Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake

Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake is so delicious that you definitely won’t miss the breaded coating that’s usually found on Chicken Cordon Bleu. And this recipe is also Keto, low-glycemic, and gluten-free! Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one!

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Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake found on KalynsKitchen.com

I usually have fun coming up with low-carb recipe ideas for the blog and testing the recipes with my nephew Jake and my niece Kara. But I’m not going to lie, it can be frustrating sometimes. Recently this idea for Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake popped into my head, and both Kara and I loved the concept of layers of thinly sliced and barely-cooked chicken, ham, and cheese baked with a creamy sauce.

But when we made the recipe the way we had planned it (with a sauce that was mostly sour cream, with mayo, a little Dijon, and Parmesan) the sauce curdled and there was water in the bottom of the dish when we lifted up the pieces of chicken. Luckily it was so delicious that Kara and I were happy to work on the recipe again to get a sauce that wouldn’t cause you problems. (And we happily gobbled up the “failed” version too, and Kara’s kids loved it when she fed them the leftovers for dinner.)

For the keeper version you’re getting in this recipe, we whisked a little chicken stock into softened cream cheese and then mixed in mayo, sour cream, Dijon, and Parmesan for a slightly thicker sauce. We barely cooked the thin pieces of chicken, layered the chicken, ham, and cheese like before, and spread the sauce over. Then we held our breath while it baked, praying the new sauce wouldn’t separate. And it was a winner! And this is so, so, so delicious that if you like the idea of a Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake that has un-breaded chicken, ham, and cheese with a creamy sauce this just might become your favorite new dinner!


Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake found on KalynsKitchen.com

Cut up the cream cheese into cubes and let it soften in a bowl or an extra-large measuring cup while you slice chicken in half lengthwise and cut the ham and Swiss cheese into pieces the right size to fit over a chicken breast. Rub each thin chicken cutlet with poultry seasoning, then heat olive oil and cook each piece of chicken just two minutes on each side. Check your cream cheese (microwave for a few seconds if it’s not soft enough to whisk), and whisk in the chicken stock, sour cream, mayo, Dijon, and Parmesan.

Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake found on KalynsKitchen.com

Lay the barely-cooked pieces of chicken out on paper towels, put another paper towel on top, and press to absorb any liquid. Put chicken pieces into a large baking dish. (I used a dish that was 10″ x 14″.) Top each piece of chicken with a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss cheese. Spread sauce over with a rubber scraper and top with freshly-grated Parmesan. Bake at 375F/190C for 35-40 minutes, or until the dish is bubbling hot and starting to brown on top.

Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake found on KalynsKitchen.com

Serve hot, and wait for compliments. This makes 8 servings, although hearty eaters might eat a whole chicken breast (2 pieces.) You could cut the recipe in half and only use 2 large chicken breasts, but I encourage you to make the whole amount because leftovers were great!

More Tasty Ideas with Low-Carb Baked Chicken:

Low-Carb Baked Chicken Stuffed with Pesto and Cheese ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Baked Margherita Chicken ~ Shugary Sweets
Low-Carb Baked Chicken Nuggets with Mustard, Almond, and Parmesan ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Crispy Italian Oven Chicken ~ Barefeet in the Kitchen
Easy Baked Pesto Chicken ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
One Pan Baked Italian Chicken and Tomatoes ~ Real Housemoms

Weekend Food Prep:

This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep  to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!

Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake

Ingredients:

Chicken Ingredients:

  • 4 large, thick boneless, skinless chicken breasts (Each breast needs to be thick enough to slice lengthwise into two thin chicken cutlets.)
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • salt to taste
  • 4 slices ham, cut in half lengthwise to make 8 pieces to lay on top of a chicken breast
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese, cut in half lengthwise to make 8 pieces to lay on top of each slice of ham
  • 1/2 cup freshly-grated Parmesan

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, cut into cubes and softened at room temperature until it can be beaten with a whisk
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup freshly-grated Parmesan

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F/190C.
  2. Cut the cream cheese into cubes and place in a bowl or an oversize measuring cup and let it soften while you prepare the chicken.
  3. Trim fat and any undesirable parts from each chicken breast, then cut each breast in half lengthwise so each one makes two thin chicken cutlets.
  4. Rub a pinch of poultry seasoning on one side of each chicken cutlet.
  5. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan, add chicken, and cook 2 minutes on each side. Remove chicken to paper towels spread out on the counter. (If you have a giant pan you might be able to cook all 8 pieces at once, but most people will need to cook it in two batches.)
  6. Put another layer of paper towels on top of the chicken and press down so you can absorb any extra water from the chicken.
  7. While chicken cooks, cut the slices of ham and cheese lengthwise so you have 8 pieces each.
  8. Lay chicken pieces out in a large baking dish. (I used a dish that was 10″ x 14″. You might need two dishes if you don’t have one that’s big enough.)
  9. Put a slice of ham and then a slice of cheese on top of each chicken breast.
  10. Test the cream cheese and see if it’s soft enough to whisk. If not you can microwave it for 20-30 seconds to soften. Then whisk the chicken stock into the cream cheese, followed by the sour cream, the mayo, the Dijon, and finally the Parmesan. The sauce will be thick.
  11. Use a rubber scraper to spread the sauce over the top of the chicken. Sprinkle with the other 1/2 cup grated Parmesan.
  12. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until the dish is bubbling hot and starting to brown on top.
  13. Serve hot, and wait for compliments!
  14. Leftovers will keep several days in the fridge and can be reheated in the microwave or in a covered dish in the oven or a toaster oven.

This recipe was created by Kalyn, with help from Kara in perfecting a sauce that worked!

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Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This is a good side dish for any low-glycemic or low-carb diet. If you’re making this for the South Beach Diet you’d need to use reduced fat cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream, but I’m guessing it would still be an occasional treat if you’re strictly following South Beach.

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37 comments on “Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake”

  1. This sounds great and I will try this recipe. I’m trying the keto brand if eating and this will fit because I have to work on the glycemic index area for Type 2 diabetes. This layered recipe is an easy way to approach that goal.

  2. Chicken ingredients list 1/2 cup Parmesan.  I don’t see it used in the instructions.

  3. I made this last night and could not stop eating it. So so so good. Bravo! Awesome space too!

  4. FYI, the printed version of this recipe (CHEESY CREAMY LOW-CARB CHICKEN CORDON BLEU BAKE) doesn’t have the oven temperature.

  5. thank you for this recipe, have even forgotten about cordon bleu, so at least a wonderful reminder so much appreciated!

  6. Looks and sounds delish.. I usually always have frozen chicken breast or tenderloins on hand. But sometimes not enough same size or thick. Do you think pounding chicken thin would work the same? Will be pinning this and making it this weekend. Ty.

    • I wouldn’t pound the chicken too thin. But I think having pieces that are close to the same size/thickness is the important thing so you can probably get it work if you’re careful with that. Hope you enjoy!

  7. I have a pack of chicken breast tenderloins in the fridge that I’m not sure what to do with… could those work in this recipe?  Trying low-carb again after a many (many!) year break, so I’m very much enjoying your great website and mouth-watering recipes!

    • So glad you are enjoying the recipes! I think chicken tenderloins might work if you lay two of them side-by-side as if it was a thin piece of chicken breast. Be careful not to cook them too much. It won’t give you nice individual serving-size pieces like a slice of chicken breast will but will probably still taste great!

  8. I HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETIES WHAT CATERGORY SHOULD I US

    • I am not qualified to give medical advice, but I’m guessing most diabetics would use the category for Low-Carb. You might want to check with your doctor; I know type 2 Diabetics do eat some carbs.

  9. Do you think Cheddar or Mozzarella are too mild for this dish? We aren’t big fans of Swiss cheese.

    • It won’t have the authentic Chicken Cordon Bleu taste without Swiss, but I think any mild white cheese will work. I would’t use cheddar but something like Havarti or Muenster cheese would be good.

  10. Nutrition or Macros please?

    • I’m not able to provide nutritional information for the recipes for several reasons, including the additional time it takes, the difficulty in doing it accurately, and the sheer number of recipes on my site. If you look after the recipe itself, I give two links (where it says “Nutritional Information”) for suggestions of two ways to get that information.

      I have over 2000 recipes on the site and spend 6-8 hours most days working on the blog. I just can’t edit over 2,000 recipes to add that info, and I know once I do it on one recipe people will expect to see it on every recipe.

  11. Made this yesterday and it is fantastic! I had 3 large Trader Joe’s chicken breasts (1.75 lbs), but kept the sauce amount the same. Had it for lunch again today and it’s just as good as yesterday. Didn’t change a thing. 

  12. Delicious. Can’t describe how good this is, but it’s beyond restaurant quality. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

  13. Looks delicious. I love Swiss cheese and the addition of a sharp parmesan cheese combo sound great.

  14. I usually don’t comment on recipes, but this was really great! I’m doing keto and the cheesiness was just what I needed.

  15. This was wonderful! Thank you!

  16. I thought this was so delicious!! They whole family (including my dad who hates cheese) loved it. The only thing I was concerned about was my sauce was so very runny. I followed all the directions to a T so I’m not sure how I can make the sauce thicker or if that’s how it is supposed to be. 

    • So glad you enjoyed it. I’d say my sauce wasn’t super thick, but not thin either. I can’t say for sure but my guess would be the difference in ingredients. Chicken and ham can both be much more watery with some brands than others. You could try using a little less chicken stock next time if you wanted. But if you have chicken or ham with a higher water content than what I used the sauce will probably be thinner. Personally I wouldn’t worry about it too much.

  17. I made the CHEESY CREAMY LOW-CARB CHICKEN CORDON BLEU BAKE last night and all my husband kept saying was “this is really, really good”. Another successful and delicious recipe from Kalyn! Thank you so much for all your delicious recipes 🙂

  18. I was very excited to try this dish. Unfortunately, my husband not I could eat more than a few bites. Although it looked and smelled delicious, it was BEYOND RICH. I’m not sure who could eat this. I followed your recipe step by step and I used the one where you added the chicken broth. I’m going to attempt to add some tomatoes from my garden tonight to try and take down the richness of this do I don’t waste it. I was really disappointed 😖

    • I’m sorry it didn’t appeal to you; everyone has different food preferences and as you can see from the comments many people have enjoyed it. This recipe was created to appeal to people following a low-carb high-fat diet or Keto, so if you are not into that kind of food you might want to use reduced-fat dairy products in some of my recipes. (I mention that under diet suggestions.)

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