Chicken Cordon Bleu Panini

Everything wonderful about Chicken Cordon Bleu but pressed into a crispy panini, this sandwich makes for a great lunch or dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken cordon bleu sandwich, chicken panini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 565kcal


  • 1 batch chicken milanese *
  • 4 ciabatta rolls or other bread
  • butter for spreading
  • coarse dijon mustard for spreading
  • 1/4 lb thinly sliced swiss cheese
  • 1/4 lb sliced deli ham


  • Preheat panini press to high.
  • Slice the ciabatta rolls in half lengthwise. Butter the top and bottom of each roll.
  • Spread a little mustard on the bottom half of each roll. Layer on the cheese and ham by placing a slice of cheese on both the bottom and top pieces, and a piece of ham on just the bottom.
  • Place a piece of chicken on the bottom half of each sandwich. Top the sandwiches and move to the panini press.
  • Pressing down on the panini press, grill until the sandwiches are golden brown and the cheese is melted, about five minutes. The sandwiches are now ready to enjoy!


*I recommend a batch of Chicken Milanese or Parmesan Crusted Chicken here. There are detailed instructions, recipe amounts, and step-by-step photos in both of those posts, so I recommend following those. But if you want a quick summary of what you need, here it is:
  • 1 lb chicken cutlets
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
Place the flour, egg, and panko each in a separate dish. Whisk to blend the egg. Take each chicken cutlet, season it with salt and pepper, then coat it in flour, egg, and panko, in that order. Pan-fry in a skillet filled with enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan, for 4 minutes over medium, until golden and crispy.


Calories: 565kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 922mg | Potassium: 583mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 2.4mg