Chicken Cordon Bleu

Crystal ~

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@crystal7

This is a delicious and easy chicken cordon blue recipe. This can be easily prepared in advance by keeping the prepared chicken log(without the toothpicks)rolled up in plastic wrap. I use shredded cheese instead of the traditional slice cheese because it doesn’t run out of the roll while baking.


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Serves:

2

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 skinless boneless chicken breast, butterflied
¼ cup of finely shredded white cheese of your choce (swiss, provolone, mozzarella, etc)
2 very thin slices of cooked brown sugar deli ham
¼ cup butter, melted
½ cup bread crumbs, seasoned or plain
¼ teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons of mustard
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place each piece of chicken between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Using the smooth side of a meat mallet, pound and flatten out to a 1/4-inch thickness.
2
Remove plastic and top each piece of chicken with a slice of ham. Add 1/8 cup shredded cheese in the center each piece of ham. Fold edges of ham horizontally over cheese. (This helps keep the cheese enclosed in the rollup).
3
Roll up the chicken, starting at the narrow end, over the filling. Secure with tooth picks.
4
Melt butter in a shallow bowl or pie plate.
5
In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, thyme, and garlic powder.
6
Lightly brush a little mustard on the top of chicken.
7
Remove toothpicks and gently dip the rolled chicken in melted butter, then coat gently in the crumb mixture covering completely.
8
Butter a small baking dish and place chicken logs seam side down. Secure ends with toothpicks if necessary.
9
Bake uncovered at 350° for30-40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
10
Serve with gravy, hollandaise sauce, or leave plain.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American