Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chicken Cordon Bleu

I have been thinking about making Chicken Cordon Bleu for quite some time, my husband has made it many times but I had not. I realized yesterday I had everything I needed to make it and decided to give it a try.

This is not the traditional way of making it, more of a cheater Cordon Bleu, but it tasted fantastic and exactly like any other I had tried!

Making Chicken Cordon Bleu sounds complex but this recipe is a very easy one, try it! You will impress your guests!

3-4 chicken breasts, rinsed and patted dry
6-8 slices of Swiss Cheese (cut into 2 inch lengths)
Deli Ham slices or Canadian Bacon (cut into 2 inch lengths)
Sage (you could use fresh sage leaves as well)
salt and pepper to taste
1 box Shake and Bake for Chicken

Carefully slice your chicken breasts in half, leaving one side attached, so it opens like a book.

Shake your ground Sage onto the open chicken breast

Place your cheese slices on the chicken breast off to one side or the other (you will eventually fold it over)

Place your ham slices on top of the cheese

Salt and pepper, fold your chicken breast over and secure with toothpicks or a skewer (to keep the filling inside)

Spray each breast with pan spray

Assemble your bag of Shake and Bake and coat the breasts evenly

Bake on a sheet pan using a cookie cooling rack or some type of rack to keep it from lying directly on the baking sheet (this will help it crisp up)

Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes


Katherine Aucoin said...

I've always wanted to try to make Cordon Bleu. You are so brave and talented. Cheryl your Cordon Bleu looks and sounds amazing!

Debbie said...

I have not made this in years. Your recipe makes me want to try it again soon!

Donna-FFW said...

Cheryl- This is one of my faves. Your version looks and sounds great. I love how you make it look so easy. I am going to have to make this now I am craving it.

Elra said...

It's a favorite way so serve chicken breast. Delicious.

Preppy Pettit said...

I am never good at butterflying chicken breasts! You do it beautifully!

Pam said...

Looks and sounds really tasty! I haven't had this dish in years - now I am craving it.

Jan said...

This looks great, Cheryl. My recipe for cordon bleu is a little different to yours, but equally easy to make.

Heather said...

yummmm! sounds great. i haven't had chicken cordon bleu since college, but i always liked it! yours looks so lovely and golden!

MaryBeth said...

Looks fabulous Cheryl! Great Job.

Paula said...

Bravo, Cheryl! These look terrific! I love that photo with the melting cheese. Your instruction photo is great, too. I want some. I'm really hungry. Hint. Hint.

Sophie said...

Personally, I like your way of making it! It looks crispy and delicious on the outside, and warm/tasty on the inside. Flawless dish!

Netts Nook said...

I have always wanted to make my own but never had a good recipe sounds great thanks for sharing. I love your puppy.

Amy said...

I've never tried making chicken cordon bleu but upir recipe makes me want to try! That looks delicious!

Kevin said...

That cordon blue looks perfectly golden brown and crispy on the outside and the cheese is nice and melted on the inside!

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