This week, I’ve got a recipe for a dish that looks and sounds chichi but is easy to make from stuff you probably already have in your fridge. It’s chicken cordon bleu. Wooooo – fancy!
Actually… I found this recipe while searching for something to make one Sunday when, as usual, we had neglected to go to the grocery store. I had some chicken breasts. I had some deli ham and swiss cheese that my husband had bought for sandwiches. I had a bit of bread going stale. Turns out I had all I needed to whip up a nice dinner! I went online and – again as usual – I created a hybrid from several chicken cordon bleu recipes I found. I couldn’t believe how easy this dish was to make!
Chicken Cordon Bleu
- Chicken breasts
- Deli ham
- Swiss cheese slices (or you could use shredded)
- Bread crumbs (You can make your own by putting bread into a warm oven until it gets toasty, then crushing it.)
- Two eggs, scrambled with a bit of water
- Pound the chicken breasts flat between two sheets of cling wrap or waxed paper.
- Lay a couple of slices of ham on each flattened breast.
- Lay a slice of cheese on top of each flattened breast.
- Roll the breasts up.
- Dip the rolls into the eggs.
- Dip the rolls into the breadcrumbs to coat.
- Bake for 40 minutes in a 325-degree oven.