Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cordon Bleu -- Tres Magnifique!

Is chicken cordon bleu really a French dish? Because if so, then I am just all over the place, aren't I? Truth be told, I'm easily bored when it comes to food so am always jumping all over the place, in case that isn't obvious yet. And chicken cordon bleu is also one of Robert's favorite dishes. It's actually a relatively easy dish to pull together. I served it with a side of couscous (it's an east meets west meal :-P) which turns out is not Robert's favorite. In fact, to put it lightly, he's pretty much stated that he "will never eat couscous again." Which I don't understand, everyone else liked it. But anyway, the great thing about the chicken cordon bleu is that even though it sounds like such a fancy dish, it's actually really kid friendly, and the girls just went to town! I've been getting some requests for recipes. So here it is. This is a really good one, it's really easy to make.

4 boneless chicken breasts

1/2 lb high quality ham, thinly sliced

1/2 lb swiss cheese, thinly sliced

flour for dusting

2 eggs, beaten

1 c. Panko bread crumbs, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, & parsley

oil for frying

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place each chicken breast in between two layers of plastic wrap. Pound until 1/4 inch thick. Layer chicken breast with ham and cheese, and roll up like an eggroll. Heat oil over high heat in heavy skillet. Dust each roll in flour, dip in eggs, roll in panko crumbs to cover, and place in hot oil. Fry each piece on all sides until each side is brown. Then place entire pan in oven for 25 - 30 min. Enjoy!

P.S. -- Thanks to my honey for this super great picture. I'd eat it! Hee hee hee!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Looks delicious! I like to make this with spinach in it too- yummy.