Grain Free Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

This grain free chicken cordon bleu recipe is super quick to make without the breading steps! Your entire family will love it.

I love chicken cordon bleu. It brings back memories of my grandmother’s perfectly crispy, perfectly salty, perfectly cheesy dish she used to make. Yesterday, I was feeling a little melancholic for her fabulous recipe; and since I eat mostly grain free, I created my own quick and easy grain free version of her delicious chicken cordon bleu.

Easy grain free chicken cordon bleu recipe - so good you'll never want to bread it again!My recipe doesn’t require you to bread the chicken breast either, saving you precious time in the kitchen. Breading isn’t my favorite thing to do… there is the flour, the egg wash, the crumbs…. who has time for that! Instead, I decided to place the chicken breasts directly on the pan and create a “cordon bleu crust of sorts.

Easy grain free chicken cordon bleu recipe - so good you'll never want to bread it again!

Baking them is easy to do and it saves the grease cleanup that comes with frying. That is another thing I am very lazy about… frying. It’s not the “fat” factor, it’s the cleanup. Even though I have a few batches of our favorite Homemade Chick Fil A nuggets in our freezer, I dread having to pan fry them. Think whatever you like, but the kitchen cleanup fairies forgot to show up last time –and the time before, and before…. Luckily, this recipe is as easy cleanup as it gets! Everything is baked right on the parchment paper… everything is dumped right off the parchment paper.

Easy grain free chicken cordon bleu recipe - so good you'll never want to bread it again!

This week has been hectic and crazy, so I am all about easy family meals. One pot, one baking tray, on bowl… ONE everything. Right now I have this Beef Bourgignon in the oven and the house smells magical. I made a couple of tweaks to the recipe to make it the way my kids like it (isn’t that the norm?) and if things aren’t too crazy and the daylight is gone… I’ll photograph.

Where was I. Oh yes, the chicken. What’s funny about today’s post is that I didn’t cook the recipe to share. I wasn’t even going to take a picture, but my husband insisted that I might regret not taking a picture later. Maybe I should tell you that I don’t like taking pictures when my stomach is growling. I get impatient, I don’t style the photos… I basically point and shoot.

Easy grain free chicken cordon bleu recipe - so good you'll never want to bread it again!

But… this recipe happened. I had these organic chicken breasts in the fridge and was going to grill them –plain. Plain = boring! So the idea of using what I had in the fridge hit me. I used prosciutto instead of ham because a) I had it on hand and b) that is what my grandmother used. It’s extra salty, cured, and delicious.

If you are wondering why I didn’t “roll” or “encase” the cheese etc inside the chicken, the answer is simple: I didn’t have time for that. If you want to do the more traditional version I love Tyler’s recipe.

Whether or not you eat grain free… it doesn’t matter. This easy recipe will be one you’ll make often.

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • Author: Laura Fuentes - SuperGlueMom
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto di parma*
  • 8 ounces grated Fontina, Jarlsberg, or Gruyere*
  • 1/3 cup almond flour*
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flour*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place chicken breasts on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, mix grated cheese, almond flour, coconut flour, dried thyme, garlic powder, and melted butter.
  4. Sprinkle a pinch of the cheese mixture over the center of the chicken breast, top with one folded slice of prosciutto, and top with evenly distributed cheese mixture. The reason for the cheese under the prosciutto is so it can act as a “glue” between the chicken and the prosciutto. All you need is a pinch.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes until browned and chicken is between 165F-170F.
  6. Remove from oven and serve.


*You can use deli ham if you can’t find prosciutto. I suggest you season your chicken with a little salt if you use the ham route. It’s not as salty. I used Jarlsberg because that is what I had on hand.

If you don’t eat grain free, you can omit the almond flour + coconut flour and substitute with 1/2 cup bread crumbs.


12 thoughts on “Grain Free Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe”

  1. Liz says:

    Looks really good. Thanks Laura. Enjoy your time! You have lots of energy and good for you. Have a Wonderful Week!

  2. Magee says:

    What can i use instead of ham because i do not eat pork.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      you could omit it but then it’s not chicken cordon bleu

  3. Becky says:

    This looks amazing…I’m trying it tonight. Can I just omit the almond flour because of allergies?

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Yes you could Becky! Let me know how you enjoyed them.

      1. Becky says:

        It was amazing! Everyone loved it.

  4. Michelle says:

    Such an easy and yummy recipe! The whole family enjoyed it! My 6 year old loved it, but she did ask for more cheese next time 🙂

  5. Jennifer says:

    Hi Laura! Made these tonight and man it was a hit! Few changes though. I only had chicken thighs. If I had thought earlier about it, I also had chicken strips but I used the leftover breading from the Healthy Bakes Salmon Nuggets from last night so I wouldn’t waste it and I threw those in the freezer last night. I didn’t use some of the ingredients like I replaced Basil for the Thyme which I didn’t have, and coconut flour I didn’t have. Other than that, it did not look at all like your picture, but it still tasted pretty amazing! It was so juicy! I didn’t have parchment paper and lined my try with foil and sprayed on coconut spray and i think that’s what made it so slippery. Didn’t realize it being a thigh would yield juice and the butter that it called for. I also used mozarella string cheese cuz I didn’t have any other on hand. It was sooo good though. I also used a trader joes uncured bacon. my son ate it with brocolli and my daughter ate alright too. But it was a winner with hubby. I placed it over a bed of romaine lettuce and spinach. Thinking of serving this for Father’s day if we have family over!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      heck, even though you modified the ingredients it was a success! This recipe stemmed from me modifying someone else’s ingredients. It’s how we make our own recipes! glad it was a success.

  6. Anne says:

    This was fantastic! Both my 4 yr old and 18 month old gobbled it up. We used deli ham and bread crumbs though. I also used cheddar cheese infused with herbs and garlic instead of adding the spices as that what was in my fridge. Delish!

  7. I love this idea SO MUCH. You’re brilliant! I write a lunchbox blog and sometimes I pop over and have a peak at what you’re creating – and it makes me so happy. I need to start sharing the love with my readers 🙂

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Thank you so much Sara!

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