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Chicken Cordon Bleu

This quick and delicious keto chicken cordon bleu recipe gets a healthier-for-you upgrade with a gluten-free crust and a dairy-free cashew cheese sauce. Paleo and Whole30 friendly, too!

Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword Dairy-Free, Keto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 452 kcal
Author Amy Rains


For the Chicken:

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast or chicken cutlets
  • 6 slices prosciutto or thinly sliced ham
  • 3/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch or tapioca starch (flour)
  • 3 tbsp finely diced pecans
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil

For the Cashew Cheese Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup raw cashews*
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Heat a large oven proof skillet to medium high heat.

  2. Pound your chicken breast thin to 1/4-1/2 inch, or use chicken cutlets. Place a slice of prosciutto on top of each chicken breast, and fold over. Set aside.

  3. In a shallow bowl, combine almond flour, arrowroot starch, pecans, thyme, basil, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg. 

  4. Place each chicken breast in the egg first, then the flour mixture ensuring that you coat all sides. 

  5. Once skillet is hot, coat the bottom with oil. Place each chicken breast in the pan and sear for a few minutes (2-3) on each side, or until there was a golden crust. Transfer the pan to the oven.

  6. Cook for an additional 10-12 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

  7. Meanwhile, make the cashew sauce. Combine drained cashews, chicken broth, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, and salt into a food processor or high powered blender. Pulse or blend until smooth, pausing as many times as needed to scrape the sides. This could take 4-5 minutes. 

  8. Once chicken is ready, remove from oven. Pour the cashew sauce into the pan so it can heat up. Alternatively, spoon some cashew sauce over each chicken breast. Serve hot!

Recipe Notes

*ensure the cashews are soaked in hot water to soften for at least 15 minutes up to overnight prior to making the sauce. 

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 482mg21%
Potassium 638mg18%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.