National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a dish made by pounding out a chicken breast, layering it with cheese and ham, and then rolling it into a log. This log is then dredged in flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs before being deep-fried or pan-fried in oil. The result is one of the most iconic and delicious dishes a person could ever want to enjoy.

This is literally a blue-ribbon-winning dish, which accounts for it being called Cordon Bleu—two French words that mean “Blue Ribbon.” This dish has been made since the mid-1960s and has now earned its own holiday, known as National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day, celebrated on April 4th.

Interesting Facts About Chicken Cordon Bleu

Below are some of the fun facts we’ve uncovered about Chicken Cordon Bleu that we would like to share with everyone getting ready to celebrate this holiday.

  • This dish did not originate from any of the Cordon Bleu cooking schools in Europe.
  • Veal Cordon Bleu was first mentioned in the late 1950s, and Chicken Cordon Bleu was mentioned in 1967.
  • Cordon Bleu can be made with virtually any type of cheese.

Observing National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day

This holiday is easily celebrated by making one of the many recipes for Chicken Cordon Bleu that can be found on the internet. Although there is one classic recipe for this dish, over the years, people have created many different variations on the theme.

So, everyone should find a version they like, make it, and then snap a photo of it. Once that’s done, they can post it on social media using the hashtag #ChickenCordonBleuDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
April 4 Thursday
Next year (2025)
April 4 Friday
Last year (2023)
April 4 Tuesday
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