Enjoy a Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich for an easy, and absolutely delicious meal! This 6 ingredient recipe is perfect for potlucks and meal prepping.
Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu
This creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe is made easy in the crock pot! Make delicious sandwiches with buttery, toasted croissants, or you can keep it low carb by piling it high between two keto chaffles. The juicy chicken and tender chunks of ham are covered in creamy Swiss for a super flavorful kid-friendly meal.
This chicken recipe is also great with crackers or inside a crunchy lettuce wrap! To be honest, I could just eat it with a spoon. This freezer-friendly, low-carb chicken sandwich makes great leftover lunches, too! This is like Crack Chicken‘s more mature (but still lazy and delicious) best friend–Simple, creamy, and so tasty.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich Ingredients
Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll need for this recipe. For exact measurements, keep scrolling down to the printable recipe card near the bottom of the page.
- Chicken – I used chicken breasts because they’re lean and easily available. Chicken thighs or tenders will also work if you prefer. Boneless, skinless cuts keep this simple and lower in fat.
- Ham – Cooked and diced. You can buy the packaged diced ham, cut your own from a ham steak, or even slice up some lunch meat if it’s all you have. I prefer thick chunks, but you can change that for your own preferences.
- Swiss cheese – Shredded. If you want to save a tiny amount of carbs, shred it yourself from a block.
- Cream cheese – Full fat melts a little better, but the difference is negligible. You can use low fat cream cheese if you prefer.
- Italian Dressing Mix – This is the small 0.6 ounce packets, not the actual dressing. This seasoning mix makes the recipe SO easy (no measuring spices!) and thickens the filling up so it’s nice and creamy.
- Dijon mustard – Brown, spicy, or other type of mustard you prefer can work as well. If you only have ground mustard, you can use 1 tablespoon of that.
- Parsley: freshly chopped parsley adds a nice bit of color and flavor.
- Croissants – We love a good toasted croissant sandwich! You could use Texas toast or even keto chaffles if you prefer. For appetizers or kid-sized sandwiches, use dinner rolls instead.
How to make chicken cordon bleu in a crock pot
In addition to the ingredients listed above you will need a slow cooker. This is such a simple recipe you’ll want to make again and again! Here’s a step-by-step guide for making these creamy chicken sandwiches.
Add chicken breasts, cream cheese, mustard, and Italian dressing mix to a slow cooker. It’s perfectly fine to leave the cream cheese in the brick form to save time; it won’t make any difference. Cook on high for about 3 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
Shred Chicken and Mix
Once the chicken reaches 165 degrees F in the center, remove just the chicken and place it on a plate. Shred the chicken with two forks (or toss it in a Kitchenaid mixer with a paddle and let it do the work). Next, stir together the liquid in the slow cooker until the cream cheese is smooth. Add the shredded chicken back to the crock pot and stir to coat.
Add Ham and Cheese
Next, add the chopped ham, shredded Swiss cheese, and parsley to the slow cooker, and stir the mixture until it is fully incorporated. Wait 10 minutes to allow the ham to warm up. You can have the slow cooker on “warm” or even turned off completely at this point as the residual heat will likely be enough to do the job.
This cheesy chicken filling is excellent on croissants, brioche buns, or wraps! To make a tasty sandwich slice the bread, add lettuce, Chicken Cordon Bleu filling and a pickle if you desire! These would be excellent with Ranch Zucchini Chips or Air Fryer Potato Wedges! A Rosemary Gin Fizz perfectly compliments the Italian seasoning in the sandwiches while only adding 1 single carb, too.
Low-Carb Serving Options
This recipe is naturally low-carb and keto-friendly. Serve this on fresh, crisp lettuce wraps, in a low-carb tortilla, or on a chaffle bun! This is my favorite basic chaffle recipe that makes the best low-carb bread. It is soft on the inside and crispy on the outside and withstands this heavy filling perfectly.
storage & reheating
- FRIDGE – Store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days. It’s best to store the filling on its own, not in a croissant or sandwich as bread will get soggy.
- FREEZER – In a freezer bag, this crockpot chicken cordon bleu will last up to 6 months. For the best texture, allow to thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.
- REHEATING – Reheat individual servings with 30-second blasts in the microwave, stirring between each session until warmed throughout. To reheat the entire batch, place in a baking dish, cover with foil, and reheat on 350 degrees F in the oven until warmed through. If it’s too thick, stir in a splash or two of chicken broth.
If you like this crockpot chicken recipe, you’ll love these great ideas:
- Green Chili Chicken – Creamy chicken with taco seasoning and green chilis? Yes please! This is great for nachos, tacos, and so much more.
- Crock Pot Taco Soup – This is a classic recipe made using pantry staples, so it’s inexpensive, easy, and a major crowd pleaser!
- Crockpot Buffalo Chicken – A little spicy but super easy! This is great for lettuce wraps, stuffed peppers, sandwiches… The opportunities are endless!
- Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken & Potatoes – This is a FULL meal with loads of flavor — whole chicken, baby potatoes, sliced onions and bell peppers!
- Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken – This is such a versatile, kid-friendly recipe that can be used for so many things. It’s definitely one to bookmark.
Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches
- 1 Slow Cooker
- 2 pounds chicken breast
- 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese
- 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 ounce packet Italian dressing mix
- 1 1/2 cup ham cooked, cubed
- 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
- 8 croissants or keto chaffles if low carb
- In a slow cooker, add chicken and top with cream cheese, mustard, and Italian dressing mix. Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
- Once chicken reaches 165 degrees F in the center, remove from slow cooker and place on a plate. Shred.
- Stir the cream cheese mixture until smooth, then add in shredded cheese and stir again.
- Mix in shredded chicken and cubed ham, stirring until well coated in the cheesy sauce. Place lid back on, reduce heat to “warm” (if possible) and let the ham warm up for 10-20 minutes.
- While chicken cordon bleu is warming up, slice your croissants in half and toast until golden. Spoon chicken mixture into the croissants and serve immediately.