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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Chicken Cordon Bleu

I had boneless chicken breasts that needed 
inspiration. I also had deli ham and Swiss cheese 
in the fridge. That's when I remembered a 
recipe I hadn't made in years.
Chicken Cordon Bleu. 
I don't know why it's been so long because this
 recipe is very easy. Plus, you can make them ahead
 of time and even freeze them in individual bundles
 to have a nice dinner anytime.
 Flatten the chicken and lay on a slice of 
ham and cheese to cover. Roll into bundles.
(I cut the breasts in half after flattening)
 Melt butter on a dinner plate and coat chicken. 
 Combine the breadcrumbs and seasoning on 
another plate and roll the bundles, pressing on
the crumbs to cover completely. 
 At this point you can refrigerate to finish cooking
 later. You can also make extra bundles and freeze
 them in individual baggies for quick dinners. 
 You can bake them just as they are or melt
 additional butter on the plate to equal about
 2 T total and add 2 T lemon juice.
 Drizzle this over the bundles and bake for 
about 30 minutes @350º, or until golden.

Chicken Cordon Bleu
4 boneless chicken breasts
4 thin slices of ham
4 thin slicers of Swiss cheese
4 T butter, (1/2 stick)
1/2 C seasoned breadcrumbs
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/4 t paprika
Flatten chicken breasts between
plastic wrap. Cut in half if they are
very large. Lay a slice of ham and  
 Swiss cheese on to cover each breast. 
Roll or fold into thirds. Melt butter on
a dinner plate. Mix breadcrumbs and 
seasonings on another plate. Roll  chicken
bundles in the butter then roll in the 
breadcrumbs coating completely and 
pressing on. At this point you can cover 
and refrigerate or put each bundle in a 
small baggie and freeze. When ready to bake
place room temperature bundles in buttered 
dish, drizzle any remaining butter (use about 
2T melted on the plate) and add 2 T lemon juice.
Bake @350º for 30-35 minutes

Enjoy!


6 comments:

  1. I haven't made this one in years - I don't know why I used to make it a lot.

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  2. This looks easy, elegant and delicious. Good enough for a sweetheart, family, friends/or company. I'll try it !

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  3. love love love chicken cordon bleu!
    Jenna

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  4. I made something similar this week, but just kind of made it up on the fly, so glad to have your recipe! Found you fromt he design by gollum blog link party!

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  5. Awesome chicken cordon bleu recipe looks so delicious. Wish I found this blog sooner.

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  6. Rita, easy and tasty is the best combination :) These look delicious and perfect for those rushed week nights!

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