This is an easy version of cordon blue. If you have never tried to make it before because it sounds intimidating, then you are missing out! This is a really easy way to do it (as most are). I personally think this is a very inexpensive dish!
- Take chicken and place on a large cutting board. Put a piece of wax paper (or even saran wrap) over the chicken breast.
- Use a heavy pan, or mallet, and smash the chicken breast till it spreads out to about the size of 2 chicken breasts.
- Then place 2 pieces of ham on the chicken breast and then 2 pieces of cheese.
- Take chicken and roll up into a log. If it isn't holding together, place a couple toothpicks into the chicken to hold in place.
- Roll each piece in the flour, then in beaten egg, then in bread crumbs.
- Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and place in oven at 375°F and bake for 30-45 minutes (or until chicken is cooked through).
- Cut each piece in 2 pieces, and serve!
We loved this recipe! It was lovely and simple - although my partner got a little too into smashing one of the chicken breasts up, so we had one ugly one! I made it as the recipe stated. I imagine there would be lots of room for adding different seasonings to this, but for a basic cordon bleu recipe, I can't fault it!
It's a good basic recipe with lots of wiggle room for personal tweaking. I added coriander, garlic powder and Beau Monde seasoning in the egg mixture. I didn't have any ham so I substituted with cooked broccoli and used smoked gouda cheese.
i used panko instead of flour good crunch easy to make