Cordon Bleu on a Kamado Grill

Elevate your grilling journey with the Char-Griller AKORN Auto-Kamado Grill, unlocking a world of flavor for recipes like this Smoked Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe. The unique features of the AKORN Auto-Kamado redefine the art of grilling, ensuring a juicy, flavorful outcome every time. As you embark on this delicious adventure, discover why smoking Chicken Cordon Bleu is a game-changer on the AKORN Kamado Grill.

Experience the perfect blend of cheesy chicken goodness!

Why is Grilling a Cordon Bleu so Great?

Smoking chicken cordon bleu can add a unique and delicious flavor profile to the dish, combining the savory taste of smoked meat with the classic flavors of chicken cordon bleu. Here are some reasons why some people might prefer grilling over baking for chicken cordon bleu:

  • Flavor and Smokiness: Grilling imparts a unique smoky flavor to the chicken, enhancing its taste. The open flame and smoke from the grill can add depth and complexity to the dish that you may not get from baking alone.
  • Texture: Grilling can create a crispier outer layer while maintaining a juicy interior. The direct heat from the grill helps to achieve a caramelized and slightly charred surface, adding a desirable crunch to the chicken cordon bleu.

Plus, let's face it - grilling is more fun!

Char-Griller Ambassador, Kyle Casper, chose this recipe because it was something his mother used to bake growing up! Smoking the chicken creates an amazing flavor.
3 cordon bleu rolls on a foil-lined baking sheet on the cooking grate of an Auto-Kamado grill. Melted cheese oozes from the rolls.Finished chicken cordon bleu resting on a wooden cutting board. 2 rolls are whole. The third roll is in front of them, sliced across the short way to show the ham and cheese in the center.

About the AKORN Auto Kamado

The Char-Griller AKORN Auto-Kamado Grill stands as a testament to innovation in grilling technology. With WiFi connectivity and a digital control panel, the AKORN Auto-Kamado offers hands-off convenience, making charcoal grilling and smoking a seamless experience. Boasting a generous cooking space, adjustable temperature controls, and triple-walled insulation, this grill is a culinary powerhouse. Whether you're searing, smoking, baking, grilling, or roasting, the AKORN Kamado Grill ensures precision and perfection with every dish.

Smoked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Cook Time:
1 - 2 hours


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I practically grew up on the chicken cordon bleu from the freezer section at the store. My mom always had to buy more than one box because I ate these up! So I decided, about 20 years later, to make it for myself! Now I can truly remember why I loved these. Cheesy chicken goodness!


  1. 01

    Prepare the chicken by butterflying open and then flattening out.



    • 3 Chicken breasts, butterflied and flattened
  3. 02

    Fill the center with Swiss cheese and ham slices.



    • 1 pound Ham slices
    • 1/2 pound Swiss cheese slices
  5. 03

    Roll up tightly and secure with plastic wrap.

  6. 04

    Freeze the chicken for about 45 minutes. This helps hold it together while breading and cooking.

  7. 05

    While waiting, get your smoker preheated to 325˚F.

  8. 06

    Begin the breading process by removing the plastic wrap. Coat the chicken in seasoned flour, dip it into an egg wash, and finish by rolling it in seasoned panko bread crumbs.



    • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
    • 1 cup All purpose flour
    • 4 Eggs
    • Your favorite BBQ Rub for chicken, to taste
  10. 07

    Place on a baking sheet and smoker for about an 1 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature in the center reaches 145˚F.