Air fryer frozen chicken cordon bleu is perfect for dinner on nights when you just need something delicious and filling, but don’t have time to cook from scratch. Air frying gives you perfectly crisp chicken cordon bleu with a tender succulent filling every time!
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How to cook frozen cordon bleu in an air fryer
Frozen chicken cordon bleu is a great way to make a quick and easy dinner for you and your family. Chicken cordon bleu is a crumbed chicken breast stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese.
Air frying is a great way to cook frozen cordon bleu. It is much quicker than baking in the oven, the cook time is quicker, and there’s no need to wait for your oven to heat up. Even better, when you air fryer frozen chicken cordon bleu you get the tastiest crispiest results ever!
Air frying is the best way to cook most frozen foods, because the action of the hot air gets it so crispy on the outside but without drying out the center. Ideal for frozen chicken cordon bleu.
Scroll down for the printable recipe card for these air fryer frozen chicken cordon bleu, or read on for all the details.
Frozen chicken cordon bleu are often fully precooked, but you can also get ones that are frozen raw. Check your product to see which type you have before cooking, as cook times for raw frozen cordon bleu will be longer than for ones that come pre-cooked.
You can convert the cooking instructions on the pack using my oven to air fryer conversion calculator, or read on for my method for for cooking frozen chicken cordon bleu in an air fryer.
Step 1: Preheat your air fryer to 360°F/ 180°C by setting it to the correct temperature and switching it on for 2-3 minutes.
Step 2: Place the frozen cordon bleu into the air fryer basket in a single layer. If you are cooking more than one, make sure they are not touching, so that the hot air can reach all sides and will cook them evenly.
Step 3: Air fry frozen cordon bleu at 360°F/ 180°C for 15-20 minutes for pre-cooked, and 30-35 minutes for raw cordon bleu. See section below for more details on cooking times.
Step 4: Check internal temperature. Chicken needs to reach an internal temperature of at least 165°F/ 74°C to be safely cooked. Once your chicken cordon bleu has finished air frying, check to ensure it is fully cooked with an instant read meat thermometer. If required air fry for additional 2-3 minute intervals until the safe temperature is reached.
How long to cook frozen chicken cordon bleu in an air fryer
The exact cooking time needed will depend on a few factors, including how powerful your air fryer is as well as the type and size of cordon bleu that you have.
The only way to know that your food is cooked correctly is to use a meat thermometer to check the temperature in the center of the thickest part. For chicken this needs to be 165°F/ 74°C.
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I recommend printing off the recipe card below, and making a note of how long it takes to perfectly cook frozen chicken cordon bleu in your air fryer, for future reference.
I like to serve chicken cordon bleu with a side of fries or mashed potato, and a green salad or steamed vegetables. It is also really great with a side of cauliflower cheese or macaroni cheese.
Storage and reheating
If you have any leftover chicken cordon bleu, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator within two hours of cooking, and use within three days.
If the cordon bleu you you used were the raw frozen type, then you can reheat them in the air fryer. Place them in the air fryer basket and air fry for 8-10 minutes until 165°F/ 74°C in the center.
Reheating chicken twice is not recommended, so if you used precooked frozen cordon bleu, then it is not a good idea to reheat them.
Air fryer frozen chicken cordon bleu recipe card
How to cook a frozen chicken cordon bleu in an air fryer.
- 1 frozen chicken cordon bleu [Note 1]
- Preheat air fryer to 360°F/ 180°C, for approximately 2-3 minutes.
- Place frozen chicken cordon bleu in air fryer basket. If you are cooking more than one, ensure they are not touching.
- Air fry cordon bleu for:
- 15-20 minutes for frozen pre-cooked cordon bleu, or
- 30-35 minutes for frozen raw cordon bleu
See note 2.
- When cvooking time is up, check internal temperature to make sure cordon bleu have reached at least 165°F/ 74°C in the center of the thickest part [Note 3]. If required air fry for additional 2-3 minute intervals until the correct temperature is reached.
- Frozen chicken cordon bleu can either be precooked or raw. Ensure you know which type you are cooking.
- Cooking times are an estimate only and depend on the model of air fryer used among other factors.
- Use an instant-read thermometer to check internal temperature.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 726Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 267mgSodium: 1715mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 68g
Nutrition information is an estimate and provided for informational purposes only.
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