The first time I have ever had chicken cordon bleu was like a month ago... and I made it. My boyfriend was complaining about something we ate (aka something I made) so I threw a fit and said " well if you don't like it... find some other F-ING recipes that we can have" like I said before yes... I am a brat... but. coming from someone who just eats the food and doesn't prepare it he was crossing the line... besides he normally loves everything I make so I was mad at him... you know... since I literally sweat my ass off every time the oven goes on.... in his tiny apartment that isn't up to code and doesn't have a stove vent... so if you could imagine... it gets hotter then a popcorn FART! So he was on a mission to find something better then what we ate... and he did... WAY BETTER.... Swiss cheese and ham make me feel like vomiting... like literally... but with this combo it is DIVINE... and pretty much orgasmically good... (judging by the face my bf makes while eating it...) So I read over the recipe and I sort of.... um... don't follow the rules... plus I cut everything in half since its just me and ding dong eating it. and yeah... its pretty easy... I get the ham and cheese from the deli at the grocery store, I get baby swiss cheese because... its not as... um swiss-EY I guess...I roll the ham and cheese inside the chicken and then put a piece on top, depending if Juan has decided to eat the cheese even though I told him 3 freakin' times " I only got enough swiss to make that dinner YOU picked out"... I buy the chicken already filleted ... but sometimes its still not as thin as I want it to be.... so I beat it with a tuna can in a plastic bag, hey girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! Another thing I don't "sprinkle" anything... I put the bread crumbs on a plate and put the chicken in the plate coating both sides with bread crumbs (no I don't use egg just the chickens own juiciness). Plus I don't wait to put the cheese on top... Actually I just realized that was on there when I copied the recipe to my blog... ooopppss... so do it however you would like!
See what I mean... the last little baby one is missing cheese! My favorite part is he acts like he has no clue... um... who ate it then? the only mouse I see in here is YOU!!!
Chicken Cordon Bleu I 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 6 slices Swiss cheese 4 slices cooked ham 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1)Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 7x11 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2)Pound chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness.
3)Sprinkle each piece of chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Place 1 cheese slice and 1 ham slice on top of each breast.
4)Roll up each breast, and secure with a toothpick. Place in baking dish, and sprinkle chicken evenly with bread crumbs.
5)Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from oven, and place 1/2 cheese slice on top of each breast. Return to oven for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove toothpicks, and serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings
This is rice-a-roni the San Fransisco treat and the salad is the bagged "Caesar salad" mmmmm.... I love that salad....