Chicken Cordon Bleu Appetizers

Chicken Cordon Bleu Appetizers

Assemble these savory treats up to 6 hours in advance and keep in the fridge; just before your guests arrive, pop them in the oven to serve hot. Not only will they be bubbly in all the right ways, they will perfume your entire kitchen with buttery pastry rising. Offer them to all your guests knowing they are lactose intolerant-friendly and National Dairy Council-approved.


For a vegetarian option, omit the deli meat and substitute thinly sliced asparagus, fresh spinach, or roasted peppers.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Appetizers

  • Yield: 24 pieces, 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes

lactose intolerant-friendly ingredients

  • 1 box frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4 lb. reduced-sodium sliced deli chicken breast
  • 1/4 lb. reduced-sodium sliced deli black forest ham
  • 10 slices reduced-fat natural Swiss cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard

chicken appetizer recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spread out the two sheets of puff pastry and smear both of them with the mustard.
  3. Across each sheet, layer the chicken breast, ham, and Swiss cheese. Now place one of the layered squares of puff pastry onto the other. Fold the stack in half, on top of itself. Using a sharp knife, cut into 24 equal squares.
  4. Nestle each square into a cupcake tin with liners. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until brown and bubbly.
  5. Serve warm.

puff pastry appetizer tips and tricks

  • For a lighter option you can substitute phyllo dough for puff pastry. Brush the dough with melted butter and layer 3 sheets together. Assemble exactly the same way this recipe has directed and bake according to package directions.
  • Read on for the nutritional facts for this recipe. (An extra bonus of being tangled up with National Dairy Council.) **Please note that any alterations to this recipe will affect the nutritional values, including lactose content.**

Nutritional Facts (per serving)

  • Lactose:
  • Calories: 280
  • Total Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 30 mg
  • Sodium: 350 mg
  • Calcium: 25 % Daily Value
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g

Lactose Intolerant-Friendly Menu

Tap into the whole menu here for entertaining guests throughout the year. Or, break it down into bits and pieces for everyday meals at your family’s dairy-lovin’ dinner table. Crafted in partnership with National Dairy Council, each bite below is chock full of the nutrition and deliciousness dairy delivers. Even better, every morsel is absolutely friendly to foodies of all levels of lactose tolerance. Serve it up, eat it up, ENJOY some dairy:

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