Chicken Cordon Bleu using Frozen Chicken Breasts

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Learn how to make Chicken Cordon Bleu from frozen chicken breasts. It’s a perfect quick and easy weeknight dinner idea.


  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable or olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 4 frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts that have been frozen individually
  • 4 tsp. mustard (yellow or dijon)
  • 4 slices black forest ham
  • 4 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 2 tsp. chopped chives for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Lightly oil a baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl combine the breadcrumbs, oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme.
  3. Put the chicken breasts on the prepared baking sheet. Spread or brush 1 teaspoon of mustard onto each breast. Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs, pushing down to help them adhere to the mustard.
  4. Bake until chicken is 165ºF according to an instant read thermometer, 30-40 minutes. (If using thawed chicken breasts, cook until 165F, about 20-25 minutes).
  5. Remove chicken from oven. Top each breast with a slice of the ham, folded in half, and then a slice of the cheese, also folded in half. Return to the oven and bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Transfer to plates and top with chives if desired.