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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Chicken Cordon Bleu

This gorgeous dish is really not that hard to prepare, it's so worth the effort not only because it's so beautiful and it is out of this world delicious!! 
So grab your meat mallet and let's turn those chicken breasts into this beautiful swirl of totally awesome flavors!  

Cordon Bleu
  • 2-skinless, boneless Chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons Pesto
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices of deli ham
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
1. Place each chicken breast between two pieces of clear wrap.
2. Pound each breast to about 1/4 inch thick.
3. After the breasts are about 1/4 inch thick, peel back the top piece of clear wrap and spread about 1 tablespoon of pesto on the chicken breast.
4. Lay one slice of cheese over the pesto, add two slices of ham and cover with another slice of cheese.
5. Using the bottom piece of clear wrap, roll up the chicken breast up tight tucking in the ends very securely to keep the cheese from pouring out when cooking. Wrap up and place in fridge for an hour.
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
7. Set out three plates or pie tins.
8. Season flour with salt and pepper and place in first plate (or pie tin)
9. Beat egg and pour into second plate or pie tin.
10. Combine panko crumbs with thyme, garlic, salt and pepper and place in third plate or pie tin, add melted butter to panko mixture and stir to combine. 
11. Remove chicken from the fridge and unwrap.
12. Carefully dredge the chicken cordon bleu in flour mixture, then roll in beaten egg and finally roll in the panko mixture until well coated.
13. Place on greased baking sheet.
14. Bake for in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until chicken is cooked and browned.
15. Cut each Chicken Breast into pinwheels prior to serving
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  1. Oh my! Now that looks good!!!

  2. My husband LOVES Chicken Cordon Bleu. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'll have to try it out. ;)

  3. Always looking for a new chicken recipe. My hubby will appreciate the ham and cheese addition to the chicken. lol. Can't wait to make these. Thanks for linking up again this week. It's always a pleasure Evelyn :)

  4. That looks YUMMY!!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

  5. Building something...ha! I've never made chicken cordon bleu, but I sure do like it. Thanks for linking up with See Ya In the Gumbo.

  6. I cook a lot of chicken and will be trying this. It looks really good! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. You know...I've never had chicken cordon bleu..I think I might have to try it. Looks great! Thanks for sharing it at the All Star Block Party!


  8. I have not had chicken cordon bleu in forever and have NEVER tried making it. You make me want to try! Pinning.

  9. This looks so tasty,I could eat some now :)Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays...

  10. thanks for sharing the recipe. I love chicken and I'm always looking for different ways to prepare it. :-)

  11. Very nice, please link it up with me today at Wow Us Wednesday. followed you on LF :)

  12. I love pesto .... and love the idea of using it in Chicken Cordon Bleu!

  13. Yum! The pesto is a great idea! :)

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  16. Looks fantastic! I can't find an option to follow you through GFC!

  17. Love pesto with chicken! What a great twist on the regular dish!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Hope to see you again next week!


  18. Ooh yum, this looks great! Thanks for sharing this at The Fun In Functional!

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  20. Thanks for sharing your recipe at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! I LOVE Chicken Cordon Bleu and this looks FAB!

    Also - Congratulations! You are this week's Featured Friend at Friendship Friday! :-)

    Create With Joy

  21. I am a big fan of chicken and this recipe certainly looks delicious Evelyn! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Wow. that looks delish! Can't wait to try this for my honeybear. He would love it. Found you via the blog hop and am now a new follower.

  23. Evelyn,
    I just LOVE chicken cordon bleu... I'm trying this recipe this weekend .... thanks so much for sharing it... I just love what you do! =)


  24. Oh goodness, this looks so good! I've always thought this would be such a difficult recipe, but I might could actually do this! Thanks for sharing.

  25. This looks SOO good. I really need to try it sometime.

  26. Pinning this. I have always loved Chicken Cordon Bleu! Thanks for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

  27. I love that you added the pesto. I think I would add that to everything if I could. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  28. Love chicken cordon bleu...thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays! Hope to see you again.

  29. Hi Evelyn, I use to make Cordon Bleu just like this. It is so yummy. I have not made it in a long time. I think I need to do it again. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  30. Love that you add Pesto into your Cordon Bleu, yum! I'm featuring you tomorrow on Thursday's Treasures, thanks so much for sharing this!

  31. I am totally sold on adding pesto to chicken cordon bleu! Great idea .. thanks for sharing with us at the {what's shakin' link party}!!

  32. This looks so good. I really like Chicken Cordon Bleu, thanks for the recipe and thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

  33. Looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  34. Your cordon bleu looks so yummy! We love chicken recipes. Thanks for sharing. We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you'll come back soon! -The Sisters

  35. I'll be honest, touching raw chicken sorta freaks me out. But I'll totally make the guy cook this for me! Thanks for joining us at What's Cluckin! Hope to see you back soon


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