Bacon Wrapped Chicken Cordon Bleu

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

This was the main entrée for my Valentine's Dinner. My husband really loved it.

I had never made Cordon Bleu before, so I studied several recipes from various cookbooks & came up with my own version. It is much easier if you buy the chicken breast already boned, but because these were on sale, I could not pass up such a great deal. I bought about 8 packages on sale.

This is the first recipe I made from that sale, & even with my inexperience of never making this before, it really turned out great. Sanderson Chicken parts are much larger than most, so they can be cut in half once cooked.


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Serves:

4-8 depending on portion size

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4
chicken breasts (boneless)pounded flat
4 slice
thick sliced swiss cheese (or cheese of choice)
4 slice
thick sliced ham ( i used polish ham)
1 1/2 Tbsp
steak seasonig
1 1/2 Tbsp
paprika & granulated garlic
1 1/2 c
panko bread crumbs
8 slice
bacon
non stick cooking spray
grape tomatoes & fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. I used Sanderson Chicken Breast, & after removing the bone it weighed just over one pound each. Which is why they could easily be cut in half after baking to make 2 servings each piece if desired.
2
Remove Bone from chicken breast if they are not boneless. Add the panko bread crumbs to a large zip lock bag, then add garlic powder and paprika, shake and set aside till needed.
3
Place each breast between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and pound each breast with meat mallet until they are flat.
4
Breasts should look like this. Season chicken breast lightly on both the inside and out side with steak seasoning.
5
Now lay a slice of ham towards the outer edge of breast, and then top with a slice of Swiss cheese.
Begin at outer edge of chicken breast, and roll towards other end of breast, tucking in the outer edges as much as possible to keep the cheese inside breast as it cooks. With seam side down carefully wrap two slices of bacon around breast to hold the seams in place. Sprinkle lightly with additional paprika if desired.
6
Repeat until all 4 breast are done.
7
Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil & Spray with non stick cooking spray. Now carefully place each breast on baking pan leaving space between each breast. Then spray each breast generously with butter flavored cooking spray, then top each breast with a generous amount of the bread crumbs dividing equally between the four breast. Then spray top of bread crumbs with additional cooking spray. Now place in preheated 350 degrees F. oven and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until juices run clear.
8
Remove Breasts from baking pan to a serving platter, and garnish with fresh parsley and grape or cherry tomatoes if desired, or use garnishes of your choice. Serve and enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pork
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: French