Thursday, June 2, 2011

Chicken Cordon Bleu

This apparently topped the hubby's chart of all-time favorites this week. He told me I could make this for his birthday...(It's not until January!) Add in a couple of sides (broccoli salad and roasted rosemary potatoes...posts to follow) that he thought were delish and this was "maybe the best meal you've ever made..." Glad the hubs was happy! Now hurry and go make this for your special someone and make them happy too!

Chicken Cordon Bleu
Adapted from a recipe found on

4 boneless, skinless breasts of chicken
4 slices Swiss Cheese (or you can even sprinkle on grated...)
4 thin slices of ham
1 cup flour
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups Italian Bread crumbs
4 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup whipping cream
1 pre-packaged chicken gravy mix

Pound out chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Place one slice of cheese and one slice of ham on each breast. Roll up chicken and secure using toothpicks. (Hint: I always try to use the same number of toothpicks in each serving so that everyone knows how many to be looking for...) Dip each in flour, then in egg and finally in bread crumbs. Place in a greased baking dish (seam-down.) Place one Tbsp of butter on each piece of chicken. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until juices run clear.

Meanwhile in a saucepan, combine whipping cream, broth and gravy mix. Season with pepper, salt, oregano and garlic to taste. Simmer on low stirring until thickened. Pour over chicken when serving.

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