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Chicken Cordon Bleu

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
For coating:
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.



Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...
August 17, 2009 at 1:43 AM

I'm thinking to cook this long time ago, but till now have yet to start, after see this, I think I will cook it soon. Thanks for sharing.

Bits said...
August 17, 2009 at 2:46 AM

I love bread with savory stuffs, just like chicken , ham or sausages. This is lovely.

Little Corner of Mine said...
August 17, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Quite tough for you ya, always have to cook a different dish for your hubby. But you are a good wife, always prepare something nice for him. Others might just settled for salad or sandwiches of ham or turkey they made themselves.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
August 18, 2009 at 12:55 AM

actually this dish is easy and simple to cook...I seared all the chicken and take out one by one later each day to bake whenever hubby want his dinner..hope you like this:)

Bits of Taste:
thank you:)

aiyooo not really good wifey..but thanks for your compliments..I didn't make breakfast or lunch for hubby,he just eat cold cut sandwich or pizza..only cook dinner for him .... my mom advise me to cook atleast one meal for him lor! so usually I cook larger quantity and he can eat the next lunch or breakfast..he don't mind few days food as long as it's editable..

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...
August 18, 2009 at 9:52 AM

Ahhh, you transported me back to Europe with your dish :) I loved eating this! Very nicely done ... lucky hubby! :)

daphne said...
August 18, 2009 at 8:55 PM

U did this soo well. Esp with the ham in the middle of the chicken breast- I struggle to do it sometimes!

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
August 19, 2009 at 1:48 AM

Little Teochew:
Thank you.Hope to bring fond memories for you:P

thank you..actually few pieces of ham came out,then I butterfly the chicken to max and spread the meat flat out again before tuck the ham in....

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.