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Frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu in the Air Fryer

Making frozen chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer is my busy weeknight lifesaver. It’s an irresistible dinner the whole family will devour that requires zero prep work!

Delicious and breaded chicken cordon bleu in air fryer

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I’ll admit that some of my favorite recipes are the ones that can go from freezer to table in less than 30 minutes. When I’m short on time, being able to make something like frozen chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer is a lifesaver!

Barber Food’s chicken cordon bleu comes pre-breaded and stuffed with ham and cheese, which means you don’t have to prep anything. Just throw them in the air fryer and let the machine work its magic! Best of all, it’s the kind of meal the whole family is sure to devour.

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • How to cook store-bought frozen chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer
  • Tips for making the best cordon bleu
  • How to store and reheat leftovers
  • Ideas for what to serve with this tasty dish

Love cooking frozen food in the air fryer? Check out this great list of ideas here!

frozen chicken cordon bleu in air fryer

Cooking Barber Food’s frozen chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer is perfect for busy weeknights where you still want to be able to enjoy a nice dinner with the family. No matter how much you have going on, this irresistible, quick, and easy meal is guaranteed to bring everyone together.

I made this recipe using the 5.8 QT Cosori Air Fryer. Its square basket makes it the perfect size for our family of 4.

How to Make Barber Food’s Chicken Cordon Bleu in the Air Fryer

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F. 

STEP TWO: Place your chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer in a single layer. My air fryer can cook up to 4 at a time.

frozen chicken cordon bleu in air fryer

STEP THREE: Cook for 18-20 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

I recommend using an Instant-Read Thermometer to check the inside of the chicken to make sure everything has heated up fully before pulling it out of the air fryer.

frozen chicken cordon bleu in air fryer

STEP FOUR: Remove from the air fryer and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving. 

frozen chicken cordon bleu in air fryer served on plate

What is Chicken Cordon Bleu?

If you enjoy bacon-wrapped chicken, you’ll love this dish! Chicken cordon bleu refers to breaded chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese. They are usually fried to crispy, golden perfection, although some recipes call for baking instead.

I love using the air fryer because you can skip all the hassle of traditional frying while still getting that beautiful crust on the outside! Plus, you can go from frozen stuffed chicken breast to crispy, juicy, melty deliciousness in less than half an hour.

Tips for Making the Best Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • Add the frozen chicken directly to the air fryer basket. The breading already contains oil, so you don’t need any spray.
  • If you’re cooking 2 or more at a time, make sure to leave space between each one so the hot air can properly circulate.
  • Always give your cordon bleu time to rest before slicing into the meat. This will keep the chicken tender and juicy!
  • Use an Instant Read thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F and the chicken is cooked all the way through.
frozen chicken cordon bleu in air fryer

How Long Do You Cook Frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu in the Air Fryer?

Because brands like Barber Food’s chicken cordon bleu are made with raw chicken, it’s very important to make sure the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. For accuracy, I always recommend using an Instant Read thermometer

For me, the cooking time usually takes between 18 and 20 minutes. Some cheese may begin to come out, but that’s okay. That means the cheese is perfectly melted!

I suggest using a silicone liner or parchment round to help with clean up.

Ideas to Serve with These Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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frozen chicken cordon bleu in air fryer

How to Store Leftover Chicken Cordon Bleu

If you find yourself with leftovers, they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I recommend enjoying within 3 or 4 days.

See below for my tips to reheat chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer!

How to Reheat Chicken Cordon Bleu in the Air Fryer

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place your leftover chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer basket.
  3. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until warmed through.

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Yield: 2 to 4 servings

Frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu in the Air Fryer

Delicious and breaded chicken cordon bleu in air fryer

This frozen chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer is easy, pre-breaded, stuffed with ham and melty cheese, and it’s heavenly!

Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 to 4 Frozen chicken cordon bleu

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer at 380 degrees F. 
  2. Place chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer
  3. Cook for 18-20 minutes. Since these are made with raw chicken it is very important that the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Some cheese may begin to come out, but that is okay. 
  4. Allow to sit for a few minutes and then serve!

Notes

How to Reheat Chicken Cordon Bleu in the Air Fryer:

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place your leftover chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer basket.
  3. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes until warmed through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 726Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 267mgSodium: 1715mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 68g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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