Chicken Cordon Bleu

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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

How to Make Chicken Cordon Bleu

Step-by-Step

  • 1Place 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.
  • 2Remove 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).
  • 3Roll up the chicken, starting at the narrow end, over the filling. Secure with tooth picks.
  • 4Melt butter in a shallow bowl or pie plate.
  • 5In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, thyme, and garlic powder.
  • 6Lightly brush a little mustard on the top of chicken.
  • 7Remove toothpicks and gently dip the rolled chicken in melted butter, then coat gently in the crumb mixture covering completely.
  • 8Butter a small baking dish and place chicken logs seam side down. Secure ends with toothpicks if necessary.
  • 9Bake uncovered at 350° for30-40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • 10Serve with gravy, hollandaise sauce, or leave plain.

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About Chicken Cordon Bleu

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