chicken cordon bleu

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By Crystal ~
from Somewhere, IL

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.

serves 2
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken cordon bleu

  • 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

  • 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.

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