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Lazy air fryer chicken cordon bleu on a white plate.
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Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu (Lazy Man style)

Forget pounding, stuffing, and frying chicken to make chicken cordon bleu and make it lazy man style instead! This Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu is so super quick and easy, AND it has all the flavors of the classic without the fuss!
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, air fryer chicken, air fryer chicken cordon bleu, chicken, chicken cordon bleu
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Chef Jenn


  • 4 frozen chicken patties or cutlets
  • 8 slices deli ham
  • 1/2 cup swiss cheese shredded


  • Preheat your air fryer to 380-F.
  • Add the frozen breaded chicken patties to the air fryer and cook for about 7 minutes. Flip them over and cook for 3-4 minutes or until they reach 160-F with a digital meat thermometer.
  • Open the basket and layer each chicken cutlet with the sliced ham and then the cheese.
  • Put them back into the air fryer for another minute or until the cheese has melted.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Chef Jenn's Tips

  • Heating times are approximate and will vary based on the thickness of your chicken cutlets and air fryer model.
  • Always check that the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165-F with a digital meat thermometer before eating.
  • Switch up the cheese! Don't like swiss cheese? Try Monterey Jack, cheddar, or whatever you have on hand.
  • This is a great use of leftover ham. Slice it thinly and use it in place of deli slices.


Serving: 1cutlet | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 790mg | Potassium: 170mg | Vitamin A: 112IU | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg