Brown, white or blended rice is an ideal side dish for chicken Cordon Bleu. In general, side dishes that are mild in flavor pair well with this recipe.
Steamed vegetables, including asparagus, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and green beans, go well with Chicken Cordon Bleu. Spinach salad also compliments this dish.
Chicken Cordon Bleu is made using ham and Swiss cheese. Other varieties of cheese may be used, but hard cheese works best in this recipe. Prosciutto and bacon are also used in variations of Cordon Bleu.
Cordon Bleu is sliced into pinwheel shaped servings and is often lightly breaded. This dish is French and Swiss in its origin.