Chicken Cordon Bleu Burger

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I am on a never ending quest to prove that I can turn any type of dish into a burger. So much so that I even wrote a burger cookbook with over 60 different burger creations! (Check it out – Burgers on a Weeknight). But I still have new ideas all of the time. This one came to me in a peculiar way – I had gotten some diced ham for my son to put in his mac and cheese. And I thought how else can I make with this besides adding it to eggs. And that’s when it came to me – put it in with ground chicken and make a burger called the Chicken Cordon Bleu Burger!

You are going to want to remember this Maple Dijonnasie recipe for so many other things – sandwiches, wraps, as a salad dressing and on meats. I think it would also be a great dip, although I would probably thicken it up some with more mayo. I used what some call a “country dijon” to make the sauce. It is a dijon with a stone ground mustard seeds in it. It gives it a little more texture. If you aren’t into mayo, you could replace with plain Greek yogurt. Just be sure it’s plain and not vanilla – I made that mistake in a salad dressing once and it did not taste very good.

Because this is made with ground chicken – you want to make sure it is cooked through. The best way to check that it is completely cooked with with a probe thermometer. You want to be sure that the center (halfway through the patty in the center of it) is to a temperature of at least 170deg. So adjust your cooking time as needed to make sure you are achieving this. I like to test mine at the 25 minute mark and if it’s there, I put the cheese and do the last 5 minutes. If it is not, then I will check it at 5 minute intervals.

Since this isn’t a typical burger I decided to skip the typical potato side as well. I made some crispy zucchini fries that came out so very tasty. And they were a total hit. Plus they tasted so good dipped in the sauce! This would also be really great for a pasta or potato salad.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Chicken Cordon Bleu Burger

The classic flavors of chicken cordon bleu on a bun!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Keyword burger, chicken burger, dijon, Ham, maple syrup, mayo, Swiss Cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 burgers


  • 6 Onion Buns
  • 6 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 1 cup Crispy Onions

For the Patties

  • lb Ground Chicken
  • 8 oz Ham Steak cut into ¼-in chunks
  • 1 cup Crispy Onions crushed
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced

For the Sauce

  • ¾ cup Mayo
  • ½ cup Stone Ground Dijon
  • ½ cup Maple Syrup


  • Preheat oven to 400degF.
  • Combine burger ingredients in a bowl and form into 8 equal patties. Place on a parchment paper covered baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Place slice of cheese on each patty and bake for 5 minutes more.
  • In a small bow, combine sauce ingredients. It will be a loose sauce.
  • Build the Burger: Place cheese burger on bottom bun. Ladle sauce over top (as much as you like, it will be messy). Top with a handful of crispy onions and top bun. Press down slightly to help it all stay together.

Estelle Forrest’s self-published first cookbook – Homemade on a Weeknight: A Family Cookbook – was created after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:


Estelle self-published a second cookbook – Burgers on a Weeknight – recently. It has over 60 delicious burger creations! You can purchase your own copy here:


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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

3 thoughts on “Chicken Cordon Bleu Burger

  1. the Painted Apron – Life is all about creativity for me, as long as I'm creating something I am happy! I hope I will inspire your daily life and give you ideas for your own wonderful creations!
    the Painted Apron says:

    Oh goodness. this sounds amazing! Pinning to try!

  2. Irene – Southern Ontario, Canada – Mexican born with Japanese background living in Canada who loves science, cooking and gardening
    Irene says:

    Lovely, I love chicken cordon bleu!

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