Chicken Cordon Bleu Meatballs

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | January 28th, 2009 | Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tapas Monday

With almost every Monday night being a tapas night for my husband and me, we have tried many different menus.  Sometimes it is nice to return to a menu or dish that we liked, but other weeks we like to try a new set of recipes.  This Monday was one of those nights.

To make planning easier, both of us usually like to start with a theme, whether it be choosing an ethnicity, region, or style of cooking.  I suggested a French theme, which has had little representation in our dinners.  My husband questioned whether we could make a meatball that mimicked chicken cordon bleu.  I decided this would be a good challenge for my cooking skills.

I knew that I could incorporate the swiss cheese portion of the cordon bleu easily by placing a small cube of cheese inside each meatball.  However, it seemed a little more daunting as to how ham would be added.  I debated wrapping each meatball in a thin strip of ham, but that seemed unappealing both in texture and look.  I decided that dicing the ham and mixing it into the meatball mixture would be my best option.

I am pleased to say that these meatballs were tasty.  To make a richer recipe, a creamy white wine sauce could be used as an accompaniment.  These meatballs could be used as either a main course or an appetizer.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Meatballs
Serves 4


Prep Time
15 min

Cook Time
25 min

Total Time
40 min

Prep Time
15 min

Cook Time
25 min

Total Time
40 min

  1. 1/4 pound swiss cheese
  2. 1 pound ground chicken
  3. 1/4 pound baked deli ham
  4. 1 egg
  5. 2 pieces of bread, blended into breadcrumbs
  6. 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  7. 1 teaspoon paprika
  8. Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cut swiss cheese into 1/2 inch cubes, and set aside.
  3. Dice ham.
  4. In a large bowl combine chicken, ham, egg, breadcrumbs, both seasonings, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  5. Mix until well combined, using hands preferably.
  6. Take 1 piece of cheese and a small amount of meat mixture (about 2-3 Tb.), and form a meatball around the cheese.
  7. Place on rimmed baking sheet.
  8. Repeat with remaining cheese and meat.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately.
Think Tasty

  1. Hi
    This recipe sounds really good, i will for sure give this recipe a try 🙂

  2. Mom and Dad says:

    This sounds good to us.

    Dad and Mom

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