CHICKEN CORDON BLEU
First, some business. I'm starting a new feature on my blog on SATURDAY the 25th!! It's going to be called Saturday's Party. It will have a link-up tool so we can all party together! You can link up party foods, party themes, party games, anything to do with a party. So get ready, cause it's going to be awesome!
Once a month, a few of our friends get together for dinner at someone's house. It's quite nice, since we don't get much of a chance to see each other otherwise. This past month, we hosted. It was quite a feat that I'm impressed we pulled off. Baby M had been home for just a few weeks, and we were still adjusting to everything that he involves (which is a LOT).
But we managed it, and had a great evening with our friends!
This dish was rather time-consuming. Not difficult really, but it just took time. I wish I had some rage to get out while I was making it, because pounding out 8 chicken breasts could have been very therapeutic.
In the end though, it was wonderful. Even though i forgot to make the sauce. I imagine with the
sauce, it would have been even better! next time, next time.
CHICKEN CORDON BLEU
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 slices swiss cheese
8 slices smoked ham
1/4 cup flour
1 egg; beaten
1 cup italian seasoned bread crumbs
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1 cup milk
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1cup grated swiss cheese
Pound chicken to 1/4" thickness. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Place 1 cheese slice, and 1 ham slice on each piece. ROll up each breast, using toothpicks to secure. Dredge each in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs. Place seam side down in a baking dish that has been greased. Bake at 350degs for 35 minutes until juices run clear. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt the 2 Tbsp of butter. Once melted, add the flour and mix together. Slowly whisk in the milk, making sure there are no lumps, and bring to a boil. Add the grated cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer until thickened. Pour over cooked chicken.