Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu

This air fryer chicken cordon bleu is a mess-free, weeknight friendly version of a classic chicken dinner. Juicy, breaded chicken breasts stuffed with smokey ham and melty Swiss cheese, all ready in the air fryer in under 30 minutes!


Butterfly the chicken: Using a sharp knife, butterfly the chicken breast. To do this, lay the chicken breast on a flat surface. Make a cut in the side of the chicken, horizontally. Stop short of cutting all the way through.

Pound the chicken: Cover the chicken breasts with plastic wrap or parchment paper, and pound flat with a meat mallet or a heavy skillet/rolling pin.

Season the chicken: Mix together all the spices. Sprinkle the seasoning onto both sides of the chicken breast liberally, and rub in.

Stuff and roll: Lay down two slices of ham, and equal parts of the cheese onto the butterflied chicken breast. Roll the chicken tightly, folding the cheese into the roll.

Bread the chicken: Brush the top of the rolled chicken breasts with dijon mustard. Next, place the chicken rolls in the breadcrumbs in a shallow dish.