Chicken Cordon Bleu
Chicken Cordon Bleu originated in Europe. It is perfect a perfect family dinner. It is a combination of chicken fillets, cheese, and ham – depending on the country where it is served. Pork and beef can also be substituted in place of chicken. The thing I truly love about this dish is it’s pretty much a complete meal in itself. The the ingredients complement each other nicely, as well. I simply just have my Cordon Bleu with a side dish of vegetables such as broccoli or carrots. A garden salad goes nicely with it too.
- 3 large boneless chicken breast pounded
- 3 smoked ham thinly sliced (large enough to cover the chicken)
- 3 slices Swiss cheese (enough to cover the chicken)
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 beaten egg
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- salt and pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
- olive oil or vegetable oil
- Servings: 4
- Time: 50 minutes
- Level: Moderate
- Cuisine: American, French
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- Using a flat surface, wrap the chicken with plastic. Flatten it by pounding until about 1/4 inch thick. Alternatively, you can slice it into a butterfly cut and pound it gently. Set aside.
- Top chicken with ham and cheese. Roll and secure it by inserting a toothpick into each end.
- Season beaten egg with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix until well combined.
- Dredge chicken in flour, dip in beaten egg, and roll in bread crumbs. Set aside.
- Add olive oil in a pan. Sear the chicken over medium heat until both sides are light brown, approximately 2 minutes.
- Place chicken in a baking dish and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for at least 12-15 minutes.
- Remove chicken from oven. Remove the toothpicks and slice into serving pieces.
- Serve with desired sauce or side dishes.
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