September 21st 2010
archived under: Chicken, Grain Free, Make and Freeze, Pork, Recipes

This is another meal that I made while I was pregnant, and froze for post-partum. It was really good the first night, but I venture to say that it was even better after freezing – because in my vacuum-sucked freezer bags, the breading on top got sucked to the chicken, and changed somehow. It was delicious!  IMG_1296

I’m really sad that they’re all gone now… guess I should make and freeze some more, huh?

Grain-Free Chicken Cordon Blue – Make and Freeze

You’ll need:

  • Boneless Skinless chicken breasts
  • Sliced ham
  • Sliced swiss cheese
  • Pork Rinds, crushed very finely or food-processed into crumbs
  • Butter (melted)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Meanwhile, pound out your chicken with a heavy object (I use my heavy metal measuring cup) until it’s pretty thin, but not falling apart.

On each breast, lay some ham and cheese. Roll up the breasts so the ham and cheese are inside, and lay them in a baking dish seam-side-down.

Once all the chicken is rolled up and in the dish, top each one with some more swiss cheese.

Sprinkle pork rind “dust” over the top of the swiss cheese, and drizzle with melted butter.

Bake until cooked through, about 20-25 minutes.

Freeze, fully cooked. When you want to eat one, thaw it overnight. Then you can throw it in the oven or the microwave until it’s warm (since it’s already cooked). I did about 2 minutes in the microwave to heat the middle, then finished in the oven to get the top crisp-ish again.


A really good sauce for it is some sautéed onions, chicken stock, and cream… heated until reduced and thick. Or it’s good plain too. Enjoy!


amanda (2 comments)

My daughter made this tonight for us. We had Harvarti Cheese so she subbed that for the swiss. I must say, it was AMAZING! She just turned 12 and is getting the hang of cooking much better than a couple years ago. I can’t wait to have this again. It was fabulous!

Catherine (11 comments)

Wait! An excuse to buy pork rinds? Sign me up!

Skeeter's Mom (2 comments)

Made this last night after a frustrating day… it was surprisingly easy and super delicious. I think it will be a new favorite at our house. Thanks for all the great recipes.

OMG, that is too funny!!! I visit your site frequently but haven’t been here in a while and I can’t believe we posted basically the same exact recipe!!

I guess it must have been on the brain, huh?

And yours was first so it totally looks like I stole it, I’m sorry. I promise I didn’t. I always give credit if I was inspired or used another recipe.

In any case, great minds think alike and this was deeeeeeelicious!!!

Joyful Abode (953 comments)

Definitely so crazy! :) It’s so tasty though, isn’t it?? Mmmmm.

Barbara (2 comments)

these were one of my favorite things (ever) to eat as a kid, so nice to see a delicious looking low-carb version! it looks out of this world! thanks for sharing :)

Jennifer (12 comments)

We had these for dinner tonight and they were a hit! I couldn’t find pork rinds so I used fried onions (not completely primal) instead. I’ll definitely be making more to stash in the freezer.

liz (9 comments)

this looks beautiful! what a tasty autumn treat this will be!

Annie (7 comments)

pork rinds for crumbs! Brilliant! It’s one of those things that makes so much sense…but hadn’t occurred to me at all…I love it!

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