10 minutes

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sauce (Dijon Cream Sauce)

This creamy chicken cordon bleu sauce is the perfect topping to your favorite comfort food chicken dish. With only a handful of simple ingredients, this rich and delicious dijon cream sauce is worthy of its own blue ribbon.

Chicken cordon bleu is comfort food perfection. With tender chicken breasts stuffed with salty slices of ham and creamy cheese, and coated in crispy panko breadcrumbs, it’s hard to imagine a more classic dish. Whether you are making a traditional chicken cordon bleu recipe from scratch, throwing together my easy version of homemade chicken cordon bleu, or reheating a meal from the store, this creamy dijon sauce will take your dinner to the next level. Chicken cordon bleu just isn’t complete without a rich and creamy sauce, and this simple recipe will not disappoint.

This easy cordon bleu sauce recipe is perfect over your chicken, but don’t stop there! It’s amazing on grilled salmon, pork tenderloin, green beans, broccoli, and mashed potatoes. It has so much flavor, you will want to put this classic sauce on everything. In fact, you might want to just go ahead and make a double batch, because I’m pretty sure it will be delicious on just about all the best side dishes for chicken cordon bleu.

A breast of chicken cordon bleu on a grey plate, being drizzled with with thick creamy dijon sauce.

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  • This easy white sauce is a perfect complement to classic chicken cordon bleu, and is also a great option for topping salmon, pork, roasted veggies or potatoes. 
  • This sauce is made with a cornstarch slurry, rather than the butter and flour roux in a traditional bechamel sauce. This means the sauce is gluten free, so it’s great for all your dinner guests!
  • Serve this sauce over my easy chicken cordon bleu recipe for a delicious meal that is simple enough for the weeknights, and tasty enough for company.

Ingredients 

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To make the perfect chicken cordon bleu sauce, you only need a handful of simple ingredients (exact measurements are in the recipe card below):

  • Butter: I used unsalted butter, but salted butter will work just fine too. Just taste and sauce at the end and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Clove of garlic: Fresh garlic is best for this recipe, but you could substitute a pinch of garlic powder if you don’t have any on hand.
  • Chicken broth
  • Dijon mustard: Use a high quality dijon mustard, as this gives the sauce all its flavor!
  • Heavy cream
  • Cornstarch
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

Instructions

Step One: Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1-2 minutes, just until fragrant. Don’t burn the garlic!

A grey skillet on a concrete background. The skillet contains melted butter and minced garlic.

Step Two: Add the chicken broth and dijon mustard, and whisk to incorporate. Bring the chicken stock to a low simmer.

A grey skillet on a concrete background. The skillet contains garlic, chicken stock and dijon mustard, not yet whisked together.
A grey skillet on a concrete background. The skillet contains a light yellow mustard sauce.

Step Three: In a small bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and cornstarch to form a slurry. Turn the heat down to low, and slowly pour the slurry into the lightly simmering chicken stock. Stir constantly until the sauce is creamy and smooth, and thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 3-4 minutes). Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve immediately!

A grey skillet on a concrete background. The skillet contains a creamy dijon sauce, being stirred with a wooden spoon.
A breast of chicken cordon bleu on a grey plate, drizzled with creamy dijon sauce. Another plate of chicken and a plate of broccoli are in the background.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sauce (Dijon Cream Sauce)

This creamy chicken cordon blue sauce is the perfect topping to your favorite comfort food chicken dish. With only a handful of simple ingredients, this rich and delicious dijon cream sauce is worthy of its own blue ribbon.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 148 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • kosher salt to taste (about 1/4 teaspoon)
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1-2 minutes, just until fragrant. Don't burn the garlic!
  • Add the chicken broth and dijon mustard, and whisk to incorporate. Bring the chicken stock to a low simmer.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and cornstarch to form a slurry. Turn the heat down to low, and slowly whisk the slurry into the lightly simmering chicken stock. Stir until the sauce is creamy and smooth, and thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (about 3-4 minutes). Season with salt and pepper to taste, and serve immediately!

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 93mgPotassium: 69mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 528IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword chicken cordon bleu sauce, chicken cordon bleu with dijon cream sauce
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  1. 5 stars
    This was a perfect addition to some store bought chicken cordon bleu from the grocery store. Really elevated dinner. Had a drizzle a bunch over my veggies too because it was soo good

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