Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu
Crispy air fryer chicken Cordon Bleu stuffed with ham and melty cheese. Serve with a steamed vegetable for a complete and satisfying meal.
- 2boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- 1tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 4slices deli Swiss cheese
- 4slices deli ham
- ¼cup all-purpose flour
- 1egg, beaten
- 1cup panko bread crumbs
- ⅓cup grated Parmesan cheese
- cooking spray
Step 1Place a chicken breast on a flat work surface. Slice horizontally through the middle, being careful not to cut all the way through to the other side. Open the 2 sides and spread them out like an open book. Place chicken breast between 2 sheets of heavy plastic on a solid, level surface; lightly pound with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a 1/4-inch thickness. Repeat with remaining chicken breast.
Step 2Season each chicken breast with salt and pepper. Spread Dijon mustard on top. Place 1 slice of cheese on each breast. Top each with 2 slices of ham and 1 slice of cheese. Roll each breast up and secure with a toothpick.
Step 3Place flour in a shallow bowl. Place egg in a second bowl. Mix panko bread crumbs and grated Parmesan in a third bowl.
Step 4Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 5Meanwhile, dredge chicken breasts in flour; shake off excess. Dip into beaten egg, allowing any excess egg to drip back into the bowl. Press into bread crumb mixture to coat both sides; place breaded chicken breasts onto a plate and spray with nonstick spray. Let sit for 5 minutes while the air fryer preheats, then arrange breaded chicken in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
Step 6Cook in the preheated air fryer for 10 minutes; flip chicken breasts and spray any dry spots with nonstick spray. Cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 8 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).