I run out of ideas cooking chicken dish(western dish) for hubby..He get tired of having steak all the time ,so I must crank up my head think hard what to do with the family package chicken boneless breast I bought..Suddenly I remember I saw somewhere long time ago about Chicken Cordon Bleu.'Cordon Bleu' is a French term, literally translated as 'blue ribbon', that originally referred to an award for culinary excellence given to women cooks. Well,I'm a woman but not qualified for an culinary excellence award yet!!Anyway,here is my simple "Chicken Cordon Bleu" without sauce.
4 pieces skinless boneless chicken breast,butterfly and pounded
1 lb ham,cold cut
8 pieces Swiss cheese
2 tbsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp salt
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 corn flour
1 tsp salt
1 large egg
1 cup milk
1/2 cup cooking oil
1:Season pounded chicken with salt and ground black pepper for 1 hour or longer.Combine corn flour, all purpose flour and salt in a flat tray.Beat egg and add in milk in a deep container,set aside.
2:Placed 4 thin slices ham (you can use lesser if the cut is thick) and 2 pieces Swiss cheese in the center of the boneless chicken breast within 1 inch of the edges.Carefully fold the chicken to cover the ham and cheese.
3:Heat skillet at medium low heat with 2-4 tbsp oil.Dip wrapped boneless with egg mixture then coat with flour mixture thoroughly.Slowly place coated chicken into the skillet,cook the chicken till lightly golden brown on each side,about 3-5 minutes.
4:Preheat oven to 375 F.Place cooked boneless chicken in a oven safe baking dish,bake for 30-35 minutes or until juices run clear.
5:Remove chicken from oven,cut and serve warm I also used some cold cut turkey meat with cold cut ham.