Take-out Tuesday, Chicken Cordon Bleu Cupcakes

Here’s a fun and tasty appetizer bite that makes a great presentation

and is very easy to make

These savory little “cupcakes” are actually made with a biscuit bottom

They are filled with chive cream cheese,

topped with a chicken nugget wrapped in ham

and covered with Swiss cheese

Yes, please!

Swiss cheese, deli ham, regular size canned biscuits,

whipped chive cream cheese, and chicken nuggets

Separate the biscuit in half horizontally

Hold the biscuit and gently pull it apart with your fingers

and place each half into a sprayed mini muffin pan,

pushing down the center forming a mini pie shell

Place chive cream cheese into the bottom of the biscuit

Wrap each chicken nugget with a strip of ham

and place them on top of the cream cheese

Place a square of cheese on top

Bake at 375 degrees for 12-17 minutes, until dough is golden

Pop the cupcakes out of the pan, and serve immediately

with Honey Mustard dressing for dipping


You can use leftover cooked chicken pieces,

rotisserie chicken pieces, grilled chicken nuggets

You can substitute mayonnaise, honey mustard,

or a little Alfredo sauce for the cream cheese

You can substitute cooked bacon for ham

You can use Gruyère, Manchego instead of Swiss

Chicken Cordon Bleu Cupcakes

These savory cocktail cupcakes go together in minutes using canned biscuit dough, chicken nuggets, deli ham, Swiss cheese and cream cheese and bake up into tasty bites. Perfect for appetizers and tailgate parties
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10 cupcakes


  • mini muffin pan


  • 1 can 5 count, refrigerated biscuit dough*
  • 10 chicken nuggets* I used Chick Fil-A nuggets
  • 3-4 slices deli ham, cut into wide strips*
  • 3 slices Swiss cheese*
  • 1/4 cup whipped chive cream cheese*
  • Honey Mustard dressing I used Ken's Honey Mustard salad dressing


  • Gently separate each biscuit into 2 halves
  • Place halves in a sprayed mini muffin pan, pushing down the center
  • Fill center with 2 tsps cream cheese
  • Wrap each nugget with a strip of ham and place on top of cream cheese
  • Top each cupcake with a square of Swiss cheese
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes, check and continue baking until dough is golden 3-5 more minutes
  • Serve immediately with honey mustard dressing for dipping


*Variations and substitutions:
cooked chicken, rotisserie chicken, grilled chicken nuggets
cooked bacon for ham
Gruyère or Manchego for Swiss
mayonnaise, honey mustard, or Alfredo for cream cheese
Puff pastry or pie dough for biscuits {cooking time will be longer}
Keyword appetizer bites, chicken biscuits, chicken Cordon Bleu, cocktail cupcakes


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37 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Chicken Cordon Bleu Cupcakes”
  1. Charlotte Hall says:

    This looks so tasty – and I can see making it for us as a light supper with a salad! Thanks for sharing another stand-out recipe.

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    My granddaughter will love these. You probably could make them with leftover turkey.

  3. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, these look yummy and would make a perfect appetizer, light supper, or fun snack while watching Christmas movies. Thanks for sharing! Happy Tuesday!

  4. Rita C. says:

    What a great idea, Jenna! I love chicken cordon bleu. Pinned!

  5. Jenna, my girls would love this! This is a wonderful idea that is quick and easy. Thanks so much and Happy Tuesday!

  6. I love little tarts like this! Very creative.

  7. This may be my favorite recipe idea you’ve ever shared! I love it and I’ll be making lots of these little cupcakes over the holidays. Thanks so much!

  8. Hi Jenna…. these look so darn good! I sent your link to the Mister and asked him to make them this weekend. He doesn’t allow me in the kitchen!! xx

  9. thefrenchhutch says:

    This is such a delish and easy to prepare appetizer Jenna. You create such yummy nibbles…….

  10. I know I’d love these treats!

  11. Ricki Treleaven says:

    These look tasty, and I love all things honey mustard! Thanks for posting, Jenna!

  12. Kitty says:

    Oh my, Jenna, another great appetizer to try!! You’re the best!

  13. lghiggins says:

    What a fun little appetizer and easy too!

  14. What a fun and fancy idea to make savoury cupcakes like this! Thank you for this inspiring recipe, Jenna.

  15. creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com says:

    What a great and simple dish! Love this! Would make an awesome appetizer. Saving the recipe. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  16. lulu says:

    What a tasty appetizer that doesn’t seem difficult to make. I like it!

  17. Nancy says:

    What a delightful treat and how about leftover Turkey ones! Yum!

  18. Cyndi Raines says:

    Yum! Sounds delish! Pinning!

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