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Tender Juicy skinless chicken breast stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese, in a mustard thyme sauce create this amazing Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu.

Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu

Okay that’s it! There will be no more heating up the oven in my kitchen in the afternoons and evenings!

It’s hotter than Heck on earth out there!

Oh, I know, there are actually some of you sun worshipers who get a thrill having sweat run down your back! (I personally think you may have burnt the receptors in your brain but, I love ya anyway… I just love ya from my air-conditioned house slurping my shaved ice!)

Platter of Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu

Since I’m having my own tropical heat wave 24/7, even in the winter, the thought of adding any more heat is mind-numbing!

So… it’s time to start grilling full time at this nest! The best place to start? This Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu!

Since I love to have grilled meals during these wonderful heat waves… I am always looking for new and exciting recipes for the grill.

A few years ago, I ran across this amazing recipe on Pinterest and since then, it has made a regular summer appearance on our patio dinning table!  It was originally on Cuisine Grilling.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Grilled with drizzle

So, the story goes…when the Little Red Hen and Wilbur got together…they created… Chicken Cordon Bleu! Well, maybe not but…you have to admit whoever did come up with the idea to stuff chicken with ham and Swiss cheese was a genius!

What could possibly top that? How about instead of breading it and making a rich creamy sauce we grill it and make an amazing mustard honey thyme vinaigrette (Fancy word for drizzle or sauce…lol) to go over it?

We take conventional Cordon Bleu, and we kick it up to a summer favorite with a Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu version.

There are good grilled chicken recipes and there are great grilled chicken recipes! This one is blue ribbon, Wilbur worthy, GREAT! It’s one AMAZING recipe! (Not to still Wilbur’s thunder!) I can even go so far as to say you will not miss the breading or the creamy sauce! (Say What!!!)

This is super easy to make and one that I wouldn’t even think twice about serving to company or on a special occasion. It’s so flavorful and juicy. It’s one of those recipes where you want to savor every single bite!

How To Make Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu

I purchase the black forest ham from the deli section and have them sandwich slice it. I also purchase my baby Swiss cheese there too.

Begin by cutting a slit for a pocket into the chicken breast being careful not to cut through the ends or the back side. (use a really sharp knife) Lay a piece of cheese on top of the ham, roll it together, stuff it in the slit, salt and pepper and brush with Dijon mustard.

That’s it! After the chicken breasts are prepared, make the honey thyme Dijon mustard drizzle/sauce…”vinaigrette”

Chicken Cordon Bleu cutting slit to create pouch for ham and cheese.
Chicken Cordon Bleu prep

As the chicken breast are grilling brush with the mustard thyme glaze!

After they are done cooking, plate them, and take the remaining sauce and pour it over the tops of the chicken breasts!

That is it! Isn’t that simple? Doesn’t it look amazing? It really is so yummy! (My mouth may be watering right now…it has nothing to do with the heat either…at least not this time!)

Chicken Cordon Bleu cut and stuffed with sliced ham and swiss cheese

There ya have it! One of my all-time favorite grilled chicken recipes.

We just gotta thank “Red” and “Wilbur” for getting together on this one! I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does. I’ve got a printable version below.

If you try this recipe for Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu, please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you! I live for feedback! (Well… and chocolate, Dr. Pepper, cold Arctic climates, and Tom Selleck!)

Here are a few of my other favorite Grilling Recipes

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to stop by…have a great one!

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Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu

Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu

Tender Juicy Chicken stuffed with Ham and Swiss Cheese Grilled to perfection and brushed with a Scrumptious Dijon Vinaigrette.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 4 slices of thinly slice deli ham
  • 4 slices of Swiss cheese
  • Dijon Mustard
  • salt and pepper

For the vinaigrette:

  • 2 T white wine vinegar
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1 T honey
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (optional)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Cut a pocket into each chicken breast by inserting the knife blade into the thick end of the breast. Sweep the blade back and forth, cutting the opening larger, being careful not to cut through the end, top, or bottom.
  3. Layer a slice of ham with a slice of cheese. Roll them up together and insert into the pockets. Brush each breast with Dijon mustard, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill chicken 6-9 minutes per side, with the lid down, or until cooked through. Brush each breast with the vinaigrette while cooking. When chicken is done and plated drizzle remaining vinaigrette over the chicken and serve.


  1. Whisk together the white wine vinegar, Dijon, honey, olive oil, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.


Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu is an elegant summertime dish! It's an easy classic recipe to make, yet juicy and full of flavor!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 chicken breast

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 484mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 46g

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Nicole Willard

Saturday 19th of August 2023

We had a 20 pound ham and chicken to cook up,so I had the idea of a grilled chicken cordon bleu, and found yours. I was so excited. We loved it! I will definitely be adding this to our rotation.

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Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

Hi Nicole! Thanks for stopping by and sharing! I love this recipe and I'm making it this coming week for company! I can hardly wait! I'm so glad you enjoyed it as much as I do. Hope you'll stop by again soon. Have a great weekend. Norine


Monday 31st of July 2023

Tried this tonight for dinner and my picky husband loved it! It was so good I will serve this next time we have company!

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Tuesday 1st of August 2023

Hi Sherry! This is one of my favorite grilling recipes! I'm so glad your husband loved it. I love that it is perfect for a weeknight dinner, or for company! Aren't the flavors amazing?!! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing with us. We hope you have a great week and please come back again. We love having you here. Happy Nesting! Norine


Monday 20th of March 2023

This was very good. I used rice vinegar for the white wine vinegar. And I smeared some Dijon on the inside before I put the ham and cheese in there. I loved the vinegarette, had to used dried herbs. Thank you for a wonderful recipe

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Tuesday 21st of March 2023

Hi Laurie! Thank you for sharing. Such great tips. This is one of my very favorite recipes and I can't wait for it to warm up so we can stand outside and grill without freezing to death! lol Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll visit us again soon. Norine


Saturday 1st of October 2022

This was very good!! I’m tired of bbq everything and this was a nice change. I used tavern ham and a cheddar/Gruyère cheese. I think next time I’ll smear some mustard on the ham, and my husband suggested wrapping it in bacon. Thank you so much for this recipe

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Monday 3rd of October 2022

Hi Laurie! Loving your additions and I think your husband's suggestion of adding Bacon is a great idea! Thanks for stopping by and sharing! Have a great week! Happy Nesting! Norine

Teri D

Sunday 1st of May 2022

Wondering what other kind of vinegar I could use besides white wine vinegar…i literally have 12 other options but I don’t have that one! This is currently on our grill as we speak!

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Monday 2nd of May 2022

Hi Teri! Sorry I just saw this! I hope you found one that worked for you. I'm sure out of the 12 there was one that would work. Always trust your instincts. Norine

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