CHICKEN CORDON BLEU (watch video) Crusty herb coating, smoky ham, juicy chicken with melting cheese Traditionally made with veal, but this one is made using chicken breast. The term "Cordon Bleu" is a French term meaning "Blue Ribbon". This blue ribbon was once worn by the highest members of knighthood instituted by Henry the third of France in the 1500's. You too can now be Blue Ribbon worthy by cooking this tasty chicken recipe, a feast fit for a King. Vive la France!