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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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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