Chicken Cordon Bleu

January 14, 2008 at 12:45 am | Posted in Chicken, ham | 3 Comments

Cordon Bleu means “blue ribbon” in French, and in French culinary tradition, the Cordon Bleu is awarded to food or chefs of particularly high quality. Neat huh? : ) I have never really even thought about eating chicken cordon bleu because I am not a huge ham fan. However, I saw this on a blog a week or so ago and thought I would give it a try since I know Tommy likes it. I wasn’t so sure about it but I made sure to get really thin shaved ham so it wouldn’t freak me out too much… : ) I served this with corn and salad.

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 slices Swiss cheese
4 slices cooked ham
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 7×11 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Pound chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness.
3. Sprinkle each piece of chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Place 1 cheese slice and 1 ham slice on top of each breast. Roll up each breast, and secure with a toothpick. Place in baking dish, and sprinkle chicken evenly with bread crumbs.
4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from oven, and place 1/2 cheese slice on top of each breast. Return to oven for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove toothpicks, and serve immediately.

Pig Rating: He said, “This is good!”. I told him it makes me proud when I make something and he likes it so he said, “Then you should be proud of this!”, so he must really like it. : )

Mrs. Pig Rating: Like I said, I was kind of worried about the ham, but it gave it a really good taste. I’m glad I tried this one – a new chicken recipe to add to our collection of “save to make again” : )

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As for the picture…well…for some reason I couldn’t hold my hand steady enough tonight to take a good picture, so I just didn’t put one on here. Just trust me on this – it is good. You must try it!



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  1. L-A-M-E! sorry I don’t make the recipe if there is no picture! hrrruuummph! 😉

  2. Hm, well, that’s just too bad that you are missing out on something really good then! More for me! 🙂

  3. Clara — that is too much…..we have trust April! 🙂

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