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Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake (Video)

Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake is an amazing dinner idea with cheesy sauce and none of the usual breaded coating!

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If you’re looking for a special dinner idea that’s also family-friendly and delicious, I’m highly recommending this Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake as my Friday Favorite’s post for this week. This lower-carb version of Chicken Cordon Bleu has chicken, ham, and cheese with a creamy sauce but none of the breaded coating on the chicken that’s often used for this dish. This is amazing, and its been popular on the blog, and I bet it will be a hit whether you make it for you and your Valentine or for the whole family!

When this idea first popped into my head, I loved the concept of layers of thinly sliced and barely-cooked chicken, ham, and cheese baked with a creamy sauce. But Kara and I had to work on the recipe again and again to get a sauce that wouldn’t cause you problems.

For the keeper version, we whisked a little chicken stock into softened cream cheese and then mixed in mayo, sour cream, Dijon, and Parmesan for a slightly thick sauce. We barely cooked the thin pieces of chicken, layered the chicken, ham, and cheese, and spread the sauce over. And it was a winner! If you like the idea of a Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake that has un-breaded chicken, ham, and cheese with a delicious creamy sauce this might become your favorite new dinner!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • large, thick boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • olive oil
  • Poultry Seasoning (affiliate link)
  • salt to taste
  • sliced ham
  • sliced Swiss cheese
  • freshly-grated Parmesan cheese
  • cream cheese
  • chicken stock or canned chicken broth (affiliate link)
  • sour cream
  • mayo
  • Dijon mustard

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Preparing Ingredients for the Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Cut up the cream cheese into cubes and let it soften in a bowl or an extra-large measuring cup.
  2. Slice chicken in half lengthwise and cut the ham and Swiss cheese into pieces the right size to fit over a chicken breast.
  3. Rub each thin chicken cutlet with Poultry Seasoning (affiliate link), then heat olive oil and cook each piece of chicken just two minutes on each side.
  4. 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

Assembling and Baking the Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake:

  1. Lay the barely-cooked pieces of chicken out on paper towels, put another paper towel on top, and press to absorb any liquid.
  2. Put chicken pieces into a large baking dish. (I used a dish that was 10″ x 14″.)
  3. Top each piece of chicken with a slice of ham and a slice of Swiss cheese.
  4. Spread sauce over with a rubber scraper and top with freshly-grated Parmesan.
  5. Bake at 375F/190C for 35-40 minutes, or until the dish is bubbling hot and starting to brown on top.
  6. Serve hot, and wait for compliments.
  7. 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!

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

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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 found on KalynsKitchen.com

Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake

Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake is so delicious that you definitely won't miss the breaded coating.


Chicken Ingredients

  • 4 large, thick boneless, skinless chicken breasts (see notes)
  • 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


  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 (affiliate link) 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.


Each chicken breast needs to be thick enough to slice lengthwise into two thin chicken cutlets.

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

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 480Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 13gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 1037mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 44g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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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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    117 Comments on “Cheesy Creamy Low-Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake (Video)”

  1. I was hesitant on making this as my husbands least favorite foods are mayo, cream cheese And sour cream. That being said, i gambled and im so glad i did! It was amazing AND my husband loved it!

  2. Have you tried making this ahead and freezing?

    • No I haven’t done that and truthfully I am skeptical about how well it will freeze before it’s cooked. I have frozen the leftovers though. It might work to partially cook it, freeze, then thaw and finish cooking. I’d love to hear how it goes if you try that.

  3. 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.)

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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.

  6. This was wonderful! Thank you!

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

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

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

  10. 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. 

  11. Nutrition or Macros please?

  12. 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.


    • 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.

  14. 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!

    • This was fantastic! I served it over zucchini noodles. Such a treat! Thank you!

  15. 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!

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

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

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

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

    • I edited the directions a bit to clarify that the extra Parmesan is sprinkled on at the end. Thanks for catching that!

    • I edited the instructions to make it more clear that the extra Parmesan is sprinkled over the sauce. Thanks for catching that!

  20. 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.