Puff Pastry Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Nancy Piran | The Bitter Side of Sweet

Puff Pastry Chicken Cordon Bleu captures the classic dish inside a buttery puff pastry. Each bite is heavenly!

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If you have never had Chicken Cordon Bleu in any form you must stop and make this immediately. This dish is a combination of chicken, ham and cheese. But not just any cheese, Swiss cheese.

I have to be honest, I never had chicken cordon bleu homemade until I made this. Growing up my mom always bought the frozen kind that we could just heat up in the microwave. For me it was something super amazing that only took a few minutes to cook. I also remember buying them in my early 20’s, still thinking it was the best thing since sliced bread.

But then I made this! The first time I ate something stuffed inside of puff pastry was when I made croissants, but this time I decided to go with a savory dish, that brought back lots of childhood memories.

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What I love about this dish is that it can feed a small group of people or a large crowd.

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I set out using just one sheet of the puff pastry but I then realize that my family was going to gobble this up quickly, so while the first one was cooking I set out preparing the second puff pastry.

The whole process takes about an hour and this is including allowing your pastry to thaw for a little while on the counter top.

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A few tips to get you started:

  • Make sure you allow your pastry to defrost for at least 20 minutes. I would recommend no less than that and no more than 30.
  • I would recommend slicing your chicken breast into thin slices. This just helps with the cooking process.
  • Have all of your ingredients ready to go, so once the puff pastry is thawed you can quickly add the chicken, ham and cheese.

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Puff Pastry Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 1 sheet Puff Pastry, Thawed
  • 6 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 12 slices Smoked Ham
  • 1/2 pound Thinly Sliced Chicken Breast


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Allow puff pastry to come to room temperature for 20–30 minutes.
  3. Roll out on lightly floured surface into a long rectangle. Transfer to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. In the middle with the long ends on the top and bottom, place 3 slices Swiss cheese. Top with 6 slices ham. Top with 2-3 slices chicken.
  5. Top chicken with 3 more slices cheese, then remaining ham.
  6. Fold left side over middle. Fold right side over middle.
  7. Flip puff pastry and tuck in the ends. Cut slits into the top of the puff pastry.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.


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Author: Nancy Piran
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 233
Calories 521

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g
  Saturated Fat 14g
Sodium 570mg
Total Carbohydrate 58g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 40g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Nancy Piran

About Nancy

Nancy has been writing about good food on The Bitter Side of Sweet for years now. We're pretty stoked that she's our Puff Pastry fanatic, because it's about to get deliciously epic.

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