Frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu in Air Fryer
Making frozen chicken Cordon Bleu in the air fryer is fun to do, and it tastes great. This allows you to enjoy a quick and easy dinner without having to heat up the entire oven.
We are going to show you exactly how to make this frozen food into your main meal and give you a few tips and tricks on what you need to look out for.
Be sure to check out the details below!
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu
Making frozen chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer is super easy and it tastes great. Cooking it in the air fryer will give the chicken cordon bleu a lovely crunchy texture on the outside but remain nice and juicy.
Plus, when you use the air fryer to cook the frozen chicken cordon bleu you don’t have to wait for the entire oven to heat up, nor pay for the electricity for it to heat.
But first, let’s explore what exactly chicken cordon bleu is, in case you are wondering.
What Is Chicken Cordon Bleu?
Chicken cordon bleu is made from chicken, ham, and cheese, and covered in a breading. This type of stuffed chicken breast can be purchased in the freezer section. The chicken breast is flattened and then rolled up with a slice of ham, and cheese in the center. The chicken is then covered in a breading.
There are other versions of this frozen food as well. Some chicken breasts are stuffed with broccoli and cheese, or other fillings.
Most of the time the frozen chicken cordon bleu will come pre-cooked, and all you must do is reheat it. But you will want to be sure to double-check the package instructions, to make sure it is in fact fully cooked.
There are some stores that sell raw frozen chicken cordon bleu, so make sure you know what you are cooking. If yours is raw, you will want to be sure it reaches the internal temperature of 165°F in the chicken section before it is safe to consume.
Although you can warm the frozen chicken cordon bleu in several different ways, our favorite is to warm it in the air fryer. Another way it can be warmed is in the oven, or if it is fully cooked, it can also be reheated in the microwave.
Let’s look at what you will need to make chicken cordon blue in the air fryer, and how to go about doing this.
Frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu in the Air Fryer
Frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu Ingredients
Frozen chicken cordon bleu. You can pick up a package of frozen chicken cordon bleu for this recipe from your local grocery store. Be sure to note if the frozen food is raw or if it is fully cooked.
How to Air Fry Frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu
First, preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190.6°C)
If desired, spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray before adding the frozen chicken cordon bleu.
Then add the frozen chicken cordon bleu into the air fryer, and air fry for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached.
Please note, it’s important to know if you are cooking a completely raw frozen chicken cordon bleu, or if it is partially cooked. If it is raw, make sure that it is fully cooked all the way through before consuming it.
We usually cook frozen Aldi chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer, and these are completely raw.
When an internal temperature of 165°F is reached in the chicken, you can remove it from the air fryer basket and allow it to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Then serve and enjoy!
How Long Do You Cook Frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu in the Air Fryer?
How long it takes to fully cook a frozen chicken Cordon Bleu in the air fryer depends on if your frozen chicken is raw or if it is fully cooked. Please know that they can be sold either way.
If yours is completely raw, it will likely take between 15 and 20 minutes to reach an internal temperature of 165°F. However, if the frozen chicken cordon bleu is fully cooked when you buy it, it may take a little bit less time to reach this internal temperature.
Please note that the amount of time it takes to fully cook your frozen chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer may vary depending upon your specific air fryer, and how many you are cooking at a time.
Air Frying Tips
Preheat Air Fryer. We have found that we get the best results in air frying this chicken when the air fryer is completely preheated before adding the food.
Monitor Internal Temperature. It is very important to check the internal temperature of the chicken to make sure it has reached an internal temperature of 165°F, to be sure that the chicken is fully cooked and is safe to eat, no matter if your chicken is raw or fully cooked.
It’s always a good idea to be safe and check the temperature before serving.
Ideas to Serve with These Stuffed Chicken Breasts
When you are sure these stuffed chicken breasts are fully cooked, we recommend that you let them rest for a few minutes before serving, then you can serve and enjoy this easy meal.
How to Store and Reheat
How to Store Leftover Chicken Cordon Bleu
At Room Temperature. Chicken cordon bleu should not be kept at room temperature any longer than two hours before it runs the risk of growing unwanted bacteria and needs to be thrown away.
For the best practices, allow the chicken to remain at room temperature for no more than two hours and then store it in the fridge for longer storage.
In The Fridge. Any leftover chicken cordon bleu can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container or sealed in a plastic storage bag. Store in the fridge at 40°F or above for up to 3 to 4 days.
How to Reheat Chicken Cordon Bleu in the Air Fryer
There are several different options when it comes to reheating leftover chicken cordon bleu, such as in the oven, microwave, or air fryer. However, the best way to do it is to reheat any leftovers in the air fryer.
To reheat leftover chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer, first preheat the air fryer to 350°F.
Once it’s preheated, add the leftovers into the air fryer basket, then air fry for approximately 10 to 15 minutes or until the leftover chicken cordon bleu is warm all the way through.
Homemade chicken cordon blue. The most common variation for frozen chicken cordon blue is to make your own and cook it in the air fryer.
To do this, you will need chicken breasts have been pounded flat, your favorite melty cheese, and a slice of ham. All these ingredients are together with cheese in the middle followed by ham and surrounded completely by the chicken.
Use a toothpick to hold the chicken together, and then roll the chicken first in eggs, and then in a breadcrumb and Parmesan cheese mixture.
Once it’s coated, add it to the air fryer basket and cook it at 375°F for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165°F is reached.
What To Serve With Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu
Frozen chicken cordon blue cooked in the air fryer makes it a super easy and delicious main meal. A few of our favorite sides to serve alongside this dish include the following:
Can you cook a frozen chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer?
Yes, cooking these in the air fryer is easy, and it makes for a quick and delicious dinner. You simply want to make sure that the frozen chicken reaches the internal temperature of 165°F before removing it from the air fryer.
Is it raw?
You will want to be sure to check the packaging of your frozen food before cooking it in the air fryer to determine if the chicken is raw or if it has been cooked.
Please note that it can be purchased either way from the grocery store, so it is important to know what you were dealing with.
Frozen Cordon Bleu in Air Fryer
Cooking frozen chicken cordon bleu in the air fryer is easy, and it allows you to make a simple and delicious meal in a matter of a few minutes. Plus, you don’t have to go to all the hassle of heating up the entire oven to make dinner.
We hope you’ll give this recipe a try, and we hope you enjoy it!
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