Chicken with ham and cheese, breaded and fried—how glorious does that sound? Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of those recipes that add a little pizazz to the humdrum baked chicken recipes. Whenever my family gets tired of baked or grilled chicken, I make chicken cordon bleu. The ingredients make this an easy choice to incorporate in any keto meal plan. Substitutions for non-keto ingredients are simple and the end product is just as tasty, if not even more so.
The cheese traditionally used in a cordon bleu is swiss cheese, but lately I’ve been partial to gouda and let me tell you, the flavors are perfect. If you’re neither a swiss cheese nor gouda fan, don’t fret, any cheese will do really though I’d suggest provolone or a mild cheddar. Sub any cheese but don’t omit it. The cheese is actually what helps keep the chicken breast moist during the cooking process. So choose you favorite and get cooking!
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (you can use chicken breasts too)
6-8 slices deli ham
6-8 slices gouda cheese
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup almond flour
1/2 cup panko pork crumbs
Salt, pepper, garlic powder
Avocado oil spray
If you do not have an air fryer you can pan fry the chicken in avocado oil and finish the cooking process in the oven 350º until you reach an internal temperature of 160º. Note using the oven will not make your outer coating as crispy, but it will still be delicious! Enjoy.
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Hi! I'm Arlene – wife, mother of 3, entrepreneur and keto foodie. I love to make, share and try different, delicious keto food recipes that are easy to make and most-importantly kid-friendly. Life is hard as it is, feeding our families should be easy, fun and nutritious.