gourmet chicken cordon bleu recipe

Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Enjoy Gourmet French Chicken Cordon Bleu

The Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe has now developed a few variations but this classic french recipe is still a favourite. It literally means blue ribbon chicken and it is certainly a gourmet dish to cook.

"I love to serve gourmet Cordon Bleu Chicken breasts with baby potatoes, glazed carrots and peas."

The crumbed chicken breasts rolled around ham and cheese are a wonderful gourmet meal idea and can be easily prepared ahead of time for a memorable dinner party or special occassion.

For a variation try the Chicken Kiev Recipe

chicken cordon bleu recipe

Gourmet Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe Ingredients

If you like sauces then try the Cordon Bleu sauce recipe below the Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe as an accompaniment.

If you estimate that each person will eat two Chicken breasts then to serve 4 people you will need:

  • 8 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 8 slices of Swiss cheese

  • 8 slices of smoked ham

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 cup of seasoned flour

  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs or cornflake crumbs

How to Make Chicken Cordon Bleu

To prepare the chicken breasts, you can either cut into the thickest part of each fillet (notright through) and then open it out in a butterflyor you can cover them in plastic wrap and pound themflat with a meat mallet.

Season the open fillets with salt and blackpepper. Place a cheese and ham slice on each fillet.fold the fillet in half to enlcose the filling. You canalso roll them and secure with toothpicks.

Coat each of the fillets in the flour, shaking off excess.Dip them in the egg and then roll in the dry crumbs,turning to get an even coat.

Either bake them in a lightly greased oven dishat 200 degrees C (400 degrees F) for about 40 minutesor fry in vegetable oil in a heavy based pan for 4 minuteson each side.

Cordon Bleu Sauce Recipe

1 can condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

half a cup of sour cream

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and heat through.Serve over the chicken breasts.

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You could also try our Classic Chicken Kiev Recipe

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